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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163 ) and maintaining that psychic processes comprise dynamic transformations
in energy from one form to another . Freud defined the goal of analysis as being
to “ transform what has become unconscious and repressed into preconscious ...
Faith as the Fulcrum of Psychic Change To a student who found himself tangled
in doubts , Rabbi Baruch said , “ You begin with a question and think , and think
up an answer - and the first gate opens , and to a new question ! And again you ...
... discussion of faith away from being grounded solely in the analyst ' s efforts to “
cure ” the patient , and to realign it as a mutual yet asymmetrical ( Aron , 1996 )
stance on the part of both patient and analyst that is intrinsic to psychic change .
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