Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Pyschoanalysis
Routledge, 2008 - 134
Repair of the Soul examines transformation from the perspective of Jewish mysticism and psychoanalysis, addressing the question of how one achieves self-understanding that leads not only to insight but also to meaningful change. In this beautifully written and thought-provoking book, Karen Starr draws upon a contemporary relational approach to psychoanalysis to explore the spiritual dimension of psychic change within the context of the psychoanalytic relationship. Influenced by the work of Lewis Aron, Steven Mitchell and other relational theorists, and drawing upon contemporary scholarship in the field of Jewish studies, Starr brings the ideas of the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical tradition, into dialogue with modern psychoanalytic thought. Repair of the Soul provides a scholarly integration of several kabbalistic and psychoanalytic themes relating to transformation, including faith, surrender, authenticity, and mutuality, as well as a unique exploration of the relationship of the individual to the universal. Starr uses the Kabbalah¿s metaphors as a vivid framework with which to illuminate the experience of transformation in psychoanalytic process, and to explore the evolving view of the psychoanalytic relationship as one in which both parties - the analyst as well as the patient - are transformed.
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A strong voice from the HlHeavens called out just when I felt a desperate need
and under special , magical , emotionally loaded , transitional , luminal , even
Holy circumstances . Not imaginary , not just in my head , but a real voice , a
Perhaps the so - called fully developed , mature ego is not one that has become
fixated at the presumably highest or latest stage of development , having left the
others behind it , but is an ego that integrates its reality in such a way that the ...
The process of interpretation , not its result , is called sod , secret . There is not
one secret to be uncovered but , rather , a method of reading that makes endless
discoveries possible . Unlike most spiritual or cosmic systems , in which it is ...
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