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Unformatted text preview: Mirroring is a basic function of a good parent. A child needs mirroring as much as it needs food. Mirroring is like sunlight to a plant. Growth is impossible without mirroring. Remember: Mirroring affirms the child not the parent. All religious founders, Jesus Christ, Buddha, Moses, Lao Tsu, etc. begin their religious life by going first into the desert. The desert represents the place where there are no social laws, no rules, - i.e., no false self. The desert represents true self . In the desert, the religious founder has one task: Facing the internal object relations. These are described as demons, etc. Religion Lecture 24 Monday, December 07, 2009 4:39 PM Gen Psych Page 1...
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