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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You will be standing beyond the last gate : you will stand in faith . ” ( Buber , 1947
, p . 92 ) lthough the role of faith in transformation is more frequently N a topic of
discussion in religious circles than in psychoanalytic ones , I contend that faith ...
In transformation , whether psychological or spiritual , faith entails standing still
when one is consumed by the burning desire to move ahead . It asks of us to take
a giant leap precisely at the times when we find ourselves most immobilized by ...
The Case of Stan If you want to raise a man from mud and filth , do not think it is
enough to keep standing on top and reaching down to him a helping hand . You
must go all the way down yourself , down into mud and filth . Then take hold of ...
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