An attempt at an autobiography which Barfield began to write but never finished. Its final words (in Latin) are "cetera desunt" ("abandoned").

Less than 5,000 words in length, it is largely in third person, for reasons that Barfield explains early on:

Thus although I shall do my best to set down nothing but the truth in these pages, yet as history it will be so colored by the light of memory and it will cover such a quantitatively tiny and so tenuously selected portion of the whole experience which has gone to make up my life, that the person to whom it must constantly refer as the subject of that experience is to some extent artificial. So far as these pages are a biography, they are that person's biography rather than mine, and I propose henceforth to use the appropriate pronoun.

The few pages of "Psychography" Barfield did complete certainly make the reader wish it had become a book. With the usual humor and brilliant insight, Barfield recollects moments from his childhood (battling "night-fears"; debating the development of consciousness out of matter with his siblings), school experiences (for example, the delightful irony of winning a theology prize at Highgate even though he was himself a non-believer) and military service (his dubious patriotism; the uneventfulness of his war experiences) and offers some telling speculations about such subjects as his early agnosticism and its later effect on his developing thought and the true nature of spiritual experience.