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The Discovery of the Self: A Study in Psychological Cure / Edition 1

The Discovery of the Self: A Study in Psychological Cure / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Severn, Peter L. Rudnytsky
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ISBN-13: 9781138828841
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Series: Relational Perspectives Book Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter L. Rudnytsky is Professor of English at the University of Florida and Head of the Department of Academic and Professional Affairs of the American Psychoanalytic Association. From 2001 to 2011 he was editor of American Imago and he currently coedits the History of Psychoanalysis series with Karnac and the Psychoanalytic Horizons series with Bloomsbury.

Table of Contents


The Work of Elizabeth Severn: An Appreciation by Adrienne Harris and Lewis Aron

Introduction: The Other Side of the Story: Severn on Ferenczi and Mutual Analysis Peter L. Rudnytsky

I. What Is the Self?: An Analysis of the Human Psyche.

II. What Makes People Ill: Psychological Causes behind Physical Phenomena—an Analysis of Human Pain and Disorder.

III. Psycho-Analysis—the Modern Method of Cure: Its Aims and Practice. Its Limitations.

IV. Psycho-Synthesis—the Building-up Process: Reintegration of Mind and Body.

V. Nightmares are Real: Dreams and Insanity—the Light they Throw on Psychic Traumas and Human Destiny in General.

VI. The Emotional Life: On Being in Love. Problems of the Affections, Sexuality, etc.—Emotional Maladies, their Readjustment and Cure.

VII. A Way Out—Plasticity of the Human Mind, Education of Children: Expansion of Perception. Telepathy, Clairvoyance, Yoga, Nirvana, etc. Acquaintance with one’s own Unconscious Recognition of ‘Infinity.’ The Liberation of the Self.

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