This book focuses on a number of psychodynamic concepts, processes, symptoms, and also achievements in terms of the bridge and the bridging functions. It deals with questions of psychological growth, creativity, and the arts.
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Prologue -- Jung: rebel son or prophet? -- Conflict: combat or dance of the soul? -- The role of self-awareness in a changing culture -- Moral values and analytic insights -- Bridges: Intrapsychic Structures and Functions -- Penis as bridge -- Gods and deintegrates -- Archetypes on the couch -- The location of archetypal experience -- Big self, little self, and individuation -- The drive towards death: a vector of the self -- Symbols: content and process -- Bridges Broken: Clinical Experience and Practice -- Projective identification -- Transference as fulcrum of analysis -- Countertransference: the twinning of Eros and Agape -- Narcissism and the self: who am I that I love? -- Masochism: the shadow of veneration and worship -- Paedophilia: normal and abnormal -- Curing and healing -- Bridges Built: Creativity and the Arts -- Birth and creativity -- Creativity and therapy -- Creativity and archetype -- Theatre: out there and in here -- Look! He has come through! -- Jung’s concept of synchronicity -- Creativity in the second half of life -- A Last View—Over the Bridge