System Archetypes? LO6287

Andrew Moreno (
Fri, 29 Mar 1996 04:00:53 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO6207 --

On 24 Mar 1996, Alan Mossman wrote:
> Does this bear any relation to your interests in archetypes ?
> Do you agree, disagree, feel indifferent ?

I think system archetypes are similar to "double-binds".

Gregory Bateson described how some researchers would count the double
binds in a patient's transcripts.

I think a solution is to shift logical levels in several places.
Unfortunately, this solution involves several system archetypes and
requires figuring out how to get out of a lot of double binds.

[Basically, when Alexander cut the Gordian knot, he shifted logical
levels. (This is only one example and it isn't a very good one.)]

Andrew Moreno


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