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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Winnicott extended the idea of a transitional space for creative play to include the
analytic situation , in which the analyst might use the transference to understand
what she is being used to do as well as whom she represents , and the analytic ...
Zornberg ( 2002 ) writes of the Torah as a plaything bestowed by God , referring
to Winnicott ' s concept of play as allowing for the experiences of union and
difference with the other , in the space that lies between them . God depends on
392 ) The Kabbalah also plays in the literal space between the Torah ' s letters .
Some kabbalistic writings associate the white parts of the Torah text ( traditionally
written by hand , using a quill pen and black ink on parchment ) with the higher ...
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