Explorations of the Psychoanalytic Mystics by Dan Merkur

By Dan Merkur

All approached psychoanalysis from one or one other mystical point of view and emphasised problems with value to mystics. in addition they transformed their scientific approaches in line with their mysticism. All conceptualized the magical now not as a regression to earliest infancy that may be missed for many functional reasons, yet as a developmental line that's significant to human psychology all through existence. They attended to tactics of ego synthesis, individuation, and the mixing or team spirit of the whole psyche. the place Rank and Fromm looked their mysticism as adjuncts to psychoanalysis, Loewald argued that healing switch consiss accurately of psychic integration. Bion drew also on mystical language to light up points of an differently traditional perform of scientific psychoanalysis, whereas Grotstein, Symington, and Eigen are at the moment elaborating the fusion of psychoanalysis and mysticism in unique methods.

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I seemed to apprehend, in a measure, the inexhaustible love of God for us, which envelops the universe and everything in it. , From the day of what I can only consider my rebirth, my neurotic difficulties disappeared and have never since returned. (Cohen & Phipps, 1992, pp. 77-78) The omnipresent mode presents external reality as the location of an omnipresent, divine, or holy power. Due to the transcendence of the omnipresent power, the mode is neither provable nor refutable. It is beyond the capacity for reality-testing to evaluate.

Cs. and Ucs. (Freud, 1900), but he evidently thought so. In the paragraph prior to the sentences quoted above, Freud had contrasted secondary revision with the dreamwork as though the processes were mutually exclusive; and elsewhere in Totem and Taboo where he provided a general introduction to the dreamwork, he mentioned only condensation, displacement, and representability (pp. 170-71). Freud implicitly recognized that the intellectuality of a systematizing function was inconsistent with his concept of the primary process.

Cohen & Phipps, 1992, pp. 77-78) The omnipresent mode presents external reality as the location of an omnipresent, divine, or holy power. Due to the transcendence of the omnipresent power, the mode is neither provable nor refutable. It is beyond the capacity for reality-testing to evaluate. It was as if the cocoon had burst and my eyes were opened and I saw. The world was infinitely beautiful, full of light as if from an inner radiance. Everything was alive and God was present in all things; in fact, the earth, all plants and animals and people seemed to be made of God.

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