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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It suggests that the psychoanalytic endeavor is imbued with a sacred significance
— through the analytic relationship of intersubjective mutual recognition , in
which we encounter ourselves in the heart of an empathic other , we at the same
By choosing relation with the human “ other ” over remaining in omnipotent
isolation , Ein - sof chooses “ the risk of ... Applied to the psychoanalytic endeavor
, it underscores the relational understanding of the analytic relationship as a
transformation of , 69 Psychic change as arduous task , 23 faith as fulcrum of , 63
- 64 as leap into abyss , 28 role of analytic relationship in , 9 through projective
identification , 57 and willingness to descend into fragmentation / chaos , 69 ...
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