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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O is not attainable through K ( represented by Bion as K + O ) ; but in
transformation O K , at - one - ment with O is made possible by ridding K of
memory and desire . The state of mind required to apprehend O is what Bion
calls “ faith , ” faith in ...
The analyst , by freeing himself of memory and desire , will be able to
approximate the state of being left only with his invariants , the functions that
make up his “ irreducible , ultimate man . . . . Upon his ability to approximate to
this will depend ...
... 105 shying away from clinical consideration of evil , 88 spiritual and
transformational aspects , II and suppression of memory and desire , 39
transformation as aim of , 21 - 23 Psychoanalytic dyad , 10 actualization within
context of , 73 faith in ...
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