Explorations Of The Psychoanalytic Mystics

Explorations Of The Psychoanalytic Mystics

by Dan Merkur
     
 

Little discussed by psychoanalysts and almost unknown outside the profession, a small but distinguished group of psychoanalysts were or are mystics: Otto Rank, Erich Fromm, Marion Milner, D. W. Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, Hans W. Loewald, Wilfred R. Bion, James S. Grotstein, Neville Symington, and Michael Eigen. All favoured an extrovertive mysticism that perceives… See more details below

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Little discussed by psychoanalysts and almost unknown outside the profession, a small but distinguished group of psychoanalysts were or are mystics: Otto Rank, Erich Fromm, Marion Milner, D. W. Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, Hans W. Loewald, Wilfred R. Bion, James S. Grotstein, Neville Symington, and Michael Eigen. All favoured an extrovertive mysticism that perceives unity throughout physical reality. Several saw creativity as an application of mystical consciousness to the physical material of artwork, artefact, or, more generally, culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042028593
Publisher:
Rodopi
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(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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