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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Based on his experience with psychotic patients , he drew upon the motherinfant
relationship in establishing his criteria of a good psychoanalytic session . Bion
believed that the mother nourishes her infant not only by feeding but also by her ...
She was right : Stan came on time for his initial session and for all of his
subsequent sessions . He was narcissistic and grandiose , regaling me with tales
of his glory days of drug dealing , when he had an abundance of power , money ,
Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Pyschoanalysis Karen E.
Starr. When Stan appeared for our next session , he told me what had happened
. As he left his house the previous week , he found a truck blocking his driveway .
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