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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Stan confessed that he had never believed this would be possible for him . His
deepest fear was of being alone , and he was living it . He had no friends , no
intimate relationships , and no hope of having a family . Experiencing these
Furious , Stan took the baseball bat out of his car , getting ready to smash the
windshield . A vision of my face appeared in his mind . He put it back in his car
and called the police . When the police arrived , they told him he would have to
Stan ' s compulsion to rip off the system was fueled by his own sense of being
ripped off : of being cheated of having a loving family in which he was a beloved
and valued member . His pornographic collages and destruction of the wedding ...
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