Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series)

Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series)

Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series)

Repair of the Soul examines transformation from the perspective of Jewish mysticism and psychoanalysis, addressing the question of how one achieves self-understanding that leads not only to insight but also to meaningful change. In this beautifully written and thought-provoking book, Karen Starr draws upon a contemporary relational approach to psychoanalysis to explore the spiritual dimension of psychic change within the context of the psychoanalytic relationship. Influenced by the work of Lewis Aron, Steven Mitchell and other relational theorists, and drawing upon contemporary scholarship in the field of Jewish studies, Starr brings the ideas of the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical tradition, into dialogue with modern psychoanalytic thought. Repair of the Soul provides a scholarly integration of several kabbalistic and psychoanalytic themes relating to transformation, including faith, surrender, authenticity, and mutuality, as well as a unique exploration of the relationship of the individual to the universal. Starr uses the Kabbalah’s metaphors as a vivid framework with which to illuminate the experience of transformation in psychoanalytic process, and to explore the evolving view of the psychoanalytic relationship as one in which both parties – the analyst as well as the patient – are transformed.

List Price: $ 34.95

Price: $ 29.87


2 Comments so far »

  1. Janet G. Zinn said,

    Wrote on August 28, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Psychology and the Kaballah, a marriage made in heaven and earth, July 10, 2008
    By 
    Janet G. Zinn (New York, NY) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (Paperback)

    Dr. Karen Starr’s scholarly work, Repair of the Soul, is an integrative piece, bringing together the mind and the spirit in a provocative and creative format. Using history and theory, Dr. Starr presents a well choreographed partnership between Judaic mystical thought and psychoanalytic theory. The book is well referenced, and thoughtfully researched. It is divided nicely so that scholars of Judaism, as well as professionals in psychology, will find it applicable to their respective fields. It is a thought provoking book, one which will expand the reader’s area of expertise, while respectfully introducing a deeper understanding of a spiritual and psychological assimilation in the personal and professional realms.

    Needless to say, I highly recommend Repair of the Soul by Karen Starr.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. Adina M. Genn said,

    Wrote on August 28, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Insightful, August 28, 2008
    By 
    Adina M. Genn (New York, NY) –

    This review is from: Repair of the Soul: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (Paperback)

    In a beuatifully crafted work, Dr. Karen Starr provides
    insights into the kabbalah and tying this deeply mystical subject to psychoanaysis. I recommend this book to anyone seeking perspective into the kabbalah, or seeking a fresh voice on the topics of faith and analysis.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.



Pakistani Clothes & Fashion Dresses Collection

↑ Grab this Headline Animator