Carved by Experience: Vipassana, Psychoanalysis, and the Mind Investigating Itself, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Carved by Experience

Vipassana, Psychoanalysis, and the Mind Investigating Itself, 1st Edition

By Michal Barnea-Astrog

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232 pages

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How does the tendency to crave pleasure and reject pain shape our lives? How does it affect the way we perceive reality, and how is it related to the emergence of suffering and the way it is experienced and transmitted? Can we live free of this tendency, beyond the pleasure principle? This book approaches these questions through an examination of the psychoanalytic concepts of projection and projective identification in the light of early Buddhist thought. It looks at the personal and the interpersonal, at theory, meta-theory, and everyday life. It observes how the mind's habits mould the human condition, and investigates its ability to free itself from their domination. It examines the potential of this liberation: to be in touch with reality as it is and live a less reactive, more ethical life.

About the Author

Michal Barnea-Astrog

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General