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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But although the paradigm is new , it is born out of a potentiality sparked by
Abraham ' s own desire ( Zornberg , 1995 ) . Commentary on this passage in the
Zohar cites kabbalist Chaim Vital : “ Every person must search and discover the
to the desire in the analyst to see farther than the patient ( the diameter is too
large ) . An interpretation is ripe for the making when it is apparent to the analyst
that resistance is operating not only in the patient but also in himself — the
She sends signals of her interest to her lover , she intensifies his passionate
desire for her by games of revealing and hiding . She discloses secrets that stir
his curiosity . She desires to be loved . The beloved is disclosed in an erotic ...
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