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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Interestingly , Lacan ( 1977 ) proposes that a fundamental rupture from an
original state of union characterizes the human condition , giving rise to desire
that by its nature cannot be fulfilled . The Symbolic register is our attempt to
represent this ...
Scholem ( 1969 ) explicitly characterizes 16th - century kabbalist Isaac Luria ' s
theosophical system as a response to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain
during the Inquisition , a period during which the evil inflicted on one human
being by ...
Perversion aims at subverting distinctions — upending law and destroying
differences with the goal of creating a new reality ; thus Chasseguet - Smirgel
characterizes perversion as “ the equivalent of Devil religion ” ( p . 298 ) . In
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