Dove in the Consulting Room: Hysteria and the Anima in Bollas and Jung / Edition 1

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Psychoanalysis began as a treatment for hysteria over a century ago, and recently has returned to hysteria as a focus, most notably in the works of Christopher Bollas and Juliet Mitchell. This provocative and original book critically engages with psychoanalysis and in particular the phenomenon of the return of hysteria to analysis, from a Jungian perspective, asking such questions as, what is the purpose of the concept of hysteria in psychoanalysis? What does it say about the concept of the soul, and of the analytical culture?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583912591
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/16/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hysteron Proteron. I. "That Girl". Leda and the Analyst. Anima Hystericus. Petticoats and Snake-Skins. II. Sex and Religion. Of Mud ... of Occultism. Spiritus Sexualis. Fading Symbols. Falling Stars. The Star Below the Stable. III . Nega-Nativity. Modernity's Manger. The Phallus of Denial. Phallic Mother-Phallic Child. Elephantiasis Thor in the Nursery. The Erotics of Absence. IV. The Dove in the Consulting Room. Annunciation. Keeping the Sabbath. Ave Maria. The Dove in the Consulting Room. V. Listening Cure. Listening with Mary's Ear. Out of the Mouths of Babes. Regression Deliteralized. VI. Speech and Language in Analytical Psychology. Complex. Acoustic Image. Holy Ghost. Phonetic Spirit. Holy Ghost. VII. My Fair Hysteria. Why Can't a Woman Be More Like A Man? Jung's Eliza. Being a Higgins. Psychic Genera and the Soul of Things. The Professor's Mother-Complex. Mysterium Hystericum. Questions of Truth. St. Bernard's Prayer. Abrogating the Complex. VIII. Voicing the Weather Oracle. Speaking Out. Stormy Weather. Suffering Psyche. Oedipus and Delphi. IX. The Jungian Thing. What is a Thing. Presentation? The Amazing Mirror-Thing. Presentation and Representation. Hosea and the Prostitute. Symbolic Life. X. The Advent of the Notion. Sublating the Covenant. The Advent of the Notion. Releasing Psychology. Storks' Nests. Neologisms, Kenosis, and Negativity. Negativizing Phylogenesis in the Vessel of Hysteria. Negativizing the Vessel. Christopher and Christ. The Soul's Child and the Dove. Final Thoughts. The Status of Hysteria in the Vision of Psychology.

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