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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It can be understood as a radical formulation of a metaphor of creation and the
workings of the universe , rooted in traditional Judaism and derived
hermeneutically . The kabbalists graphically articulated the view of a mutual
The Talmud ( B . Rosh Hashanah 16b ) discusses transformation in connection
with Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish New Year , the day that marks the anniversary
of the creation of the world and that begins a 10 - day period of introspection and
All that remains is self - created false reality , leading to real ( rather than
fantasized ) destructiveness and the need for omnipotent control . In her analysis
of the perverse temptation , Chasseguet - Smirgel ( 1983 ) links perversion with
man ' s ...
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