Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

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There is mounting evidence that strong personal relationships and spiritual beliefs contribute to our well-being. Divine Therapy explores the healing illumination of oneness with another, achieved through love, religious and mystical experience.

Janet Sayers, author of Mothering Psychoanalysis and Freudian Tales, approaches the topic by analysing the pioneering writings of William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung, Simone Weil, and of post-Freudians, Erich Kristeva. Using these studies of eminent psychologists and psychotherapists, Sayers explores the insights of love, religion and mystical experience to describe how they might inspire therapy.

Richly illustrated with love letters, biographical details, clinical and other examples, Divine Therapy is written to appeal to all mental health specialists, therapists and those intrigued by the enigmas of love, religion and psychotherapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198509813
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Oxford Medical Publications
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

After graduating from Cambridge, Janet Sayers qualified as a Clinical Psychologists from the Tavistock Clinic. She is now Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Kent, where she gained a PhD in Psychology, and also works as a therapist. Sayers is the author of six books, editor of three, and has contributed numerous essays and articles to the psychotherapeutic literature.

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Table of Contents

1. William James: Divided Self
2. Sigmund Freud: Freeing Love
3. Carl Jung: Transforming Libido
4. Simone Weil: Awaiting God
5. Erich Fromm: Humanist Buddhism
6. Paul Tillich: Being Accepted
7. Viktor Frankl: Logotherapy
8. Melanie Klein: Healing Grace
9. Marion Milner: Recovering Mysticism
10. Donald Winnicott: Transitional Transcendence
11. Wilfred Bion: Transforming At-one-ment
12. Julia Kristeva: Mothering Holiness

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