Who Is the Dreamer, Who Dreams the Dream?: A Study of Psychic Presences / Edition 1

Who Is the Dreamer, Who Dreams the Dream?: A Study of Psychic Presences / Edition 1

by James S. Grotstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0881633054

ISBN-13: 9780881633054

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream? A Study of Psychic Presences, James Grotstein integrates some of his most important work of recent years in addressing fundamental questions of human psychology and spirituality. He explores two quintessential and interrelated psychoanalytic problems: the nature of the unconscious mind and the meaning and inner

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In Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream? A Study of Psychic Presences, James Grotstein integrates some of his most important work of recent years in addressing fundamental questions of human psychology and spirituality. He explores two quintessential and interrelated psychoanalytic problems: the nature of the unconscious mind and the meaning and inner structure of human subjectivity. To this end, he teases apart the complex, tangled threads that constitute self-experience, delineating psychic presences and mystifying dualities, subjects with varying perspectives and functions, and objects with different, often phantasmagoric properties.

Whether he is expounding on the Unconscious as a range of dimensions understandable in terms of nonlinear concepts of chaos, complexity, and emergence theory; modifying the psychoanalytic concept of psychic determinism by joining it to the concept of autochthony; comparing Melanie Klein's notion of the archaic Oedipus complex with the ancient Greek myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur; or examining the relationship between the stories of Oedipus and Christ, Grotstein emerges as an analyst whose clinical sensibility has been profoundly deepened by his scholarly use of mythology, classical thought, and contemporary philosophy. The result is both an important synthesis of major currents of contemporary psychoanalytic thought and a moving exploration of the nature of human suffering and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881633054
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Series:
Relational Perspectives Book Series, #19
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Thomas H. Ogden
Preface
1. The Ineffable Nature of the Dreamer
2. Autochthony (Self-Creation) and Alterity (Co-Creation): Psychic Reality in Counterpoint
3. A Fearful Symmetry and the Calipers of the Infinite Geometer
4. Inner Space: Its Dimensions and Its Coordinates
5. Psychoanalytic Subjects
6. Internal Objects
7. The Myth of the Labyrinth
8. Why Oedipus and Not Christ? - Part I
9. Why Oedipus and Not Christ? - Part II
10. Bion's Transformations in O

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