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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an arguing that calling something evil by definition places it outside the realm of
comprehension . Twemlow ( 2000 ) writes , “ the very idea of evil is beyond the
pale of human understanding and thus beyond a possibility of resolution without
278 ) If , as Fromm envisioned , psychoanalysis encompasses hopeful human
action , then it cannot in good conscience turn away from the totality of the human
condition , including the reality of evil . But what is evil ? Is it , as Freud suggested
The Roots of Evil Although it is difficult if not impossible to reduce the Kabbalah '
s ideas about evil to a simple formula — several theories are advanced and exist
side by side with one another - it will be instructive to return once again to the ...
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