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Nearly every professional who helps people intimately or mentally has to undergo certain tests or temptations or ordeals. When he deals with a neurotic patient of the opposite sex, the psychoanalyst, the physician, or the schoolteacher may pass through the same experience as the spiritual guide. If she is too emotionally affectionate or too physically sensual, or if she is starved of affection or sensuality, she may naturally fall in love with him for a time. I say "for a time" advisedly because the succeeding phase--equally known to the spiritual guide--is to become antagonistic to him. Psychology has identified this first phase and calls it "transference."


-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 270






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