Sapere Aude Magazine
Who we are
We created this magazine because we want to share our interest and passion for brain/behavioral sciences, philosophy, psychology, culture, politics, arts, mental health, and many other topics.
However, our main goal is to use psychoanalysis as a tool or lens, which will help us understand arts and as a result - ourselves and the world around us.
We hope to be an inspiring space full of stimulating ideas for self-analysis.
IF WE MANAGED TO INTEREST YOU, YOU’RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY, BOTH TO READ US AND ALSO TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Our goal is to raise awareness around the topics of mental health but also to use psychoanalysis as the main tool or lens to understand different issues.
We strongly believe psychoanalysis should not only be accessible through therapy or within academia, but it should be easily availabe, at least through projects like ours. In his book "On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored" psychoanalyst Adam Philips mentions that "any psychoanalytic theory that is of interest only to members of the profession is unlikely to be worth reading" and that "psychoanalysis, as a form of conversation - is worth having only if it makes our lives more interesting, or funnier, or sadder, or more tormented, or whatever it is about ourselves that we value and want to promote; and especially if it helps us find new things about ourselves that we didn't know we could value. New virtues are surprisingly rare."
He argues that "psychoanalysis is a story - and a way of telling stories - that makes some people feel better".
People should be able to find a space filled with attempts to answer complicated questions and be able to self-reflect, to educate themselves and also feel included, to find relatable, honest texts. We are passionate about opening and liberating the discussion around uncomfortable subjects, human struggles and pain in general. Philosophy, arts and psychoanalysis, any discipline about humans and the world around us, should not be locked within academia and clinical practice. They should be integrated into our lives. These are the disciplines about people, so they should be accessible and made widely helpful- for people.
We are dedicated to becoming a space where talking about pain and suffering, about ambivalence and the struggles of human existence, will be explored in a liberating, non-judgmental, raw and honest way.
One of the principles of psychoanalysis is to try ease an individuals pain by helping him/her understand, overcome or accept it. We want to adapt this principle and try to do the same but in another way, meaning for as many people as possible and for free.
As Sigmund Freud once said "psychoanalysis, in essence is a cure through love".
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