Thalassa: A Theory of Genitality / Edition 1

Thalassa: A Theory of Genitality / Edition 1

by Sandor Ferenczi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0946439613

ISBN-13: 9780946439614

Pub. Date: 05/28/1989

Publisher: Karnac Books

In Thalassa,Ferenczi expands the symbols of pallus and vagina into cosmic symbols, not by reference to myths but by his interpretations of embryonic, physiological, and psychological facts. he develops the view that the whole of life is determined by a tendency toreturn to the womb, equating the process of birth with the phylogenetic transition of animal life

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In Thalassa,Ferenczi expands the symbols of pallus and vagina into cosmic symbols, not by reference to myths but by his interpretations of embryonic, physiological, and psychological facts. he develops the view that the whole of life is determined by a tendency toreturn to the womb, equating the process of birth with the phylogenetic transition of animal life from water to land, and linking coitus to the idea of "thalassal regression": "the longing for the sea-life from which man emerged in primeval times."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780946439614
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
05/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
1690L (what's this?)

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