Freud is really astounded by Cecil Murray’s set of telekinetic experiments in the Society for Psychical Research that he’s prepared to stop his resistances to the presence of thought transference.
While you remember I already expressed a good bias toward telepathy during our visit to the Harz. But there wasn’t any have to do so openly my conviction wasn’t quite strong, and also the diplomatic facet of stopping psychoanalysis from drawing too near to occultism effortlessly retained top of the hands. Now, the revision of Traumdeutung for that collected edition provided the impetus to reconsider the issue of telepathy. Meanwhile, however, my own experience through tests, that we undertood with Ferenczi and my daughter, have achieved such convincing control of me that diplomatic factors needed to be relinquished.
Again I had been given a case where, on the greatly reduced scale, I needed to repeat the truly amazing experiment of my existence namely, to confess to some conviction without thinking about the resonance around the globe around me. Therefore it ended up being inevitable. If anybody should mention along with you my Fall from elegance. just answer comfortably that my acceptance of telepathy is my very own affair, like my Judaism and my desire for smoking, etc. which the topic of telepathy isn’t associated with psychoanalysis. [SF-Johnson 7.3.1926]
Freud protests to Julius Tandler from the decision from the Vienna court that forbids Theodor Reik from practising psychoanalysis.
The Reik situation instigates Freud to create an uncompromising defence of lay analysis, although far away such as the USA non-medical practicioners are now being more and more excluded in the psychoanalytical societies.
Following a discussion with Tandler Freud writes to him:
You made an appearance to agree to my statement that ‘in psychoanalysis everybody will be considered like a layman who cannot prove they have were built with a acceptable learning its theory and technique,’ regardless when they have been a clinical diploma or otherwise. The reasoning within the document in the Vienna court seems in my experience to provide ground for serious objections. Most importantly they haven’t yet considered two indisputable details, first of all that psychoanalysis, whether like a science or like a technique, isn’t a purely medical matter next, that it’s not trained to students of drugs in the college. [SF-Tandler 8.3.1925]
Freudian theory is filmed. The German film company UFA attempts to gain Freud’s collaboration on the film about psychoanalysis. As the two Berlin analysts Hanns Sachs and Karl Abraham are ready to collaborate around the scenario of Strategies of a Soul (directed by G.W. Pabst), Freud will not have anything related to the video