Story of Metalogos

Metalogos has been the first systemic journal published in Greece by the Systemic Association of Northern Greece in 2002.
The beginning of it all was an idea of Effrosini Moureli, which was materialized by the staff of The Mental Health Centre of W. Thessaloniki – the so called since then, “the systemic”, public MHC - (Violeta Kaftantzi-Chasta, Ingeborg Schlaucher-Nikolaidou, Aikaterini Papaminou, Maria Pantelaki, Theodor Sfikas, Andreas Tsafos, Fany Triantafillou) together with quite a few of the founding members of SANG: Tasos Zisis, Virginia Ioannidou, Odysseas Mouzas, Alexandra Tsoukatou, Sofia Chatzigeleki).

Metalogos was named to honour Gregory Bateson and his homonym notion “metalogue”, which he defines as a dialectic discussion about problematic issues.
Metalogos then, as a sort of reflective dialogue, a continuous experiment attempting to reach the limits of language/discourse/logos – since logos does not only mean, introduce or reveal, but it conceals too…

Celebrating the 10 years of a successful printed circulation with a Two-Day Event (2012), honoured by the presence of Mary Catherine Bateson and Wendel Ray, the idea of Metalogos to go on in electronic form "emerged and was adopted..."
So, in 2013 Metalogos went online with issue 23.

Having “Sciences of Psyche” – especially Psychotherapy – as a basic frame of reference, this journal has been attempting to support the Systemic Paradigm within the wider community of knowledge.
The journal Metalogos has been a collegial co-creation. It is hoped that it will go on contributing in shaping of Systemic Field in collaboration with readers, authors and creators.
It has been honoured by the friendly support of the Heads of the major Greek Systemic Societies, University Departments, and by great friends from abroad.