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Knapp, P.H. (1956). New Dimensions of Deep Analysis. A Study of Telepathy in Interpersonal Relationships: By Jan Ehrenwald, M.D. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1955. 316 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 25:110-111.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:110-111

New Dimensions of Deep Analysis. A Study of Telepathy in Interpersonal Relationships: By Jan Ehrenwald, M.D. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1955. 316 pp.

Review by:
Peter H. Knapp

In the first part of this ambitious book, Dr. Ehrenwald adds to the literature of the occult further examples of apparently telepathic or clairvoyant communication between himself and several patients. These are not always presented with the exhaustive detail necessary in this controversial field. In particular, the possible roles of identification and preconscious communication seem to have been slighted.

The second and third parts, An Attempt at a Theory and An Approach to Therapy, restate many theoretical and clinical psychoanalytic principles in accordance with the assumption that telepathic communication does occur. At times the author uses concepts loosely; for example, discussing superego formation he states that either 'introjection is merely a figure of speech, or [it] tacitly implies telepathy between parent and child operating on an early developmental level' (p. 189). In his discussion of therapy, he increasingly takes his assumptions as fact. He also seems to resort to a confusing ecleticism, finding agreement, for instance, between his thinking and that of Schilder, Adler, Sullivan, Horney, Jung, and Moreno (pp. 293-295).

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