This may be an important quality that is ruined by being processed through a Large Group Awareness Training such as Landmark.
In fact, reverie is what is lost in any controlling relationship
The psychoanalytic take on reverie is more fascinating still, as it is elaborated by Thomas Ogden, not as an individual state of being but as a shared one. It ‘invokes (a partial) giving over of one’s separate individuality to a third subject, a subject that is neither analyst or analysand, but a third subjectivity unconsciously generated by the analytic pair’. The sense of reverie as a ‘third subjectivity’ or intersubjective state is intriguingly suggestive.
Through brutal verbal, social and subtle physical pressure induced by the too close separation of chairs and lack of sleep, Landmark imposes a counterfeit
intersubjective state upon the group.
This state has to be preserved from outside influences because the Landmark group mind is an artificial creation and thus fragile. Its ecstacy is fragile and craves affirmation by recruitment.
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