A mirror image can’t lie and a son can’t live up to his mother’s expectations? And are we really all individuals or do we not constantly reproduce the trends and specifications of others? And is there an origin at all, which beats shoots like a root, just as a trauma was deeply anchored in us? Is it possible to grab this root and fling it away like a handbag in which we carry around our lives in a felt and symbolic way? In six contributions we come closer to the answers.