Becoming the Wolfpack

We wish to make a simple point about psychoanalysis: from the beginning, it has often encountered the question of the becomings-animal of the human being: in children, who continually undergo becomings of this kind; in fetishism and in particular masochism, which continually confront this problem. The least that can be said is that the psychoanalysts, even Jung, did not understand, or did not want to understand. They killed becoming-animal, in the adult as in the child. They saw nothing. They see the animal as a representation of drives, or a representation of the parents. They do not see the reality of a becoming-animal, that it is affect in itself, the drive in a person, and represents nothing.

Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, 1730: Becoming-Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Imperceptible…, A Thousand Plateaus, 286


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