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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difficult and often painful sorting out of the truth of one ' s self as the striving
toward the direction of wholeness and mutuality in the service of healing and
growth . From this vantage point of repetition compulsion as tikkun , or in Ghent ' s
Seeking to go beyond one ' s limits , or to envision a new world order , channeled
toward the direction of goodness , as in a Gandhi or a Martin Luther King , is the
noble and heroic manifestation of this desire ; misdirected toward evil , this ...
Reflecting back to him the possibility of his own goodness communicated to him
that I had hope for him and for our work together . It gave him an inkling of his
own creative potential , of a healthier direction he might take toward being ...
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