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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Every day in our practice we pay homage to , and stand back in awe of , the
marvels of the human mind caught up in the ... Faith is also a necessary
component of the psychoanalytic endeavor : true psychic change inevitably
requires a leap ...
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 ... You will be standing beyond the last gate : you will stand in faith .
The patient , not only the analyst , must at some crucial juncture stand in faith , in
order for transformation to be possible . Like the analyst , the patient must be
willing to shed the striving for mastery through reason in favor of the doubt and ...
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