Explorations of the Psychoanalytic Mystics

Explorations of the Psychoanalytic Mystics

by Dan Merkur
     
 

ISBN-10: 9042028599

ISBN-13: 9789042028593

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

All approached psychoanalysis from one or another mystical perspective and emphasized issues of importance to mystics. They also modified their clinical procedures in keeping with their mysticism. All conceptualized the mystical not as a regression to earliest infancy that can be ignored for most practical purposes, but as a developmental line that is central to human

Overview

All approached psychoanalysis from one or another mystical perspective and emphasized issues of importance to mystics. They also modified their clinical procedures in keeping with their mysticism. All conceptualized the mystical not as a regression to earliest infancy that can be ignored for most practical purposes, but as a developmental line that is central to human psychology throughout life. They attended to processes of ego synthesis, individuation, and the integration or cohesion of the total psyche. Where Rank and Fromm regarded their mysticism as adjuncts to psychoanalysis, Loewald argued that therapeutic change consiss precisely of psychic integration. Bion drew additionally on mystical language to illuminate aspects of an otherwise conventional practice of clinical psychoanalysis, while Grotstein, Symington, and Eigen are currently elaborating the fusion of psychoanalysis and mysticism in original ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042028593
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies Series, #11
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 0.91(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Oceanic Feeling
The Psyche’s Unitive Trends
Otto Rank’s Will Therapy
Erich Fromm’s Humanistic Psychoanalysis
The Mystical in Art and Culture; Milner, Winnicott, and Ehrenzweig
D. W. Winnicott’s Analysis of the Self
The Cosmic Narcissism of Heinz Kohut
Hans. W. Loewald and Psychic Integration
Wilfred R. Bion’s Transformations of O
James Grotstein and the Transcendent Position
The Personal Monism of Neville Symington
The Ecstasies of Michael Eigen
Afterthoughts
References
Index

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