Omnipotent Fantasies & The Vul / Edition 1

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Overview

Fantasies of omnipotence grow out of feelings of helplessness. We are all born helpless, completely dependent on others for nurturance and survival, and we all must face the ultimate annihilation of the self at the end of life. While fantasies of omnipotence help us to cope with these painful acts, they may also interfere with our ability to engage reality and deal with life. This important new book addresses all aspects of omnipotence, from the merger fantasies of the baby who feels like an extension of the powerful parent, to the rigid defence omnipotent fantasies of the frightened borderline patient, to the soothing spiritual and religious feelings that help many accept loss and mortality. Contributions by noted authors like Otto Kernberg, Jack and Kerry Kelly Novick, Henry Krystal, Paul Ornstein and Steven Ellman should make this a valuable resource to all clinicians and other students of human behaviour.

Topics incl. pathology & resistance, omnipotence in health & illness, narcissism & political power, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700469
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: Library of Clinical Psychoanalysis
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
1 Omnipotence and Power 1
2 Omnipotence: Pathology and Resistance 39
3 Omnipotence in the Transference and in the Countertransference 79
Discussion 101
4 Omnipotence in Health and Illness 117
Discussion 139
5 The Trauma of Confronting One's Vulnerability and Death 149
Discussion 187
6 Narcissism and the Quest for Political Power 195
7 Omnipotence, or the Delusional Aspect of Ideology, in Relation to Love and Power 233
Index 267
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