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Jacob's Ladder
Essays on Experiences of the Ineffable in the Context of Contemporary Psychotherapy





ISBN 9781855759367
Published February 11, 2003 by Routledge
290 Pages

 
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This book considers mysticism – a world of ineffable experience – to see if it might have anything to teach those in the therapeutic world, invites the reader to look at newer ways of psychoanalytic thinking, and uses writers of the past to help illuminate contemporary issues.

Table of Contents

Jacob's Ladder -- Introduction—Bach and Handel, transparency and quiddity -- Methodology, language, focus, limits, assumptions, method -- To sing in the presence of a lion— to talk about the ineffable -- The experience of the Holy: Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans -- Unselfish love—some theories -- Love, some examples -- Blurred boundaries and bliss, union, communion and projective processes -- Beyond between within above— spatial metaphors and the intersect -- Processes in the intersect -- Will and attention -- Narcissism—the mystics' remedy

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