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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Cordovero developed a system of ordering the sefirot , values or archetypes , and
posited that the sefirot were not only attributes of God , but were also aspects of
the human soul , which was , in the words of the Bible , “ fashioned in God ' s ...
Luria uses similar imagery in his formulation of the sefirot , the divine values , as
vessels , containers for the divine light . Not strong enough to contain the light ,
the vessels shattered , creating broken shards that tumbled through the void ...
Within this value system , the original perfection and self - sufficiency of Paradise
is deemed to be less holy than an imperfect world elevated by human efforts .
Relevant to the psychoanalytic endeavor , the Kabbalah similarly values the ...
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