Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To contact support with questions…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can always contact us directly by sending an email to support@p-e-p.org.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Starr, K.E. (2008). Faith as the Fulcrum of Psychic Change: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Dial., 18(2):203-229.

(2008). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 18(2):203-229

Faith as the Fulcrum of Psychic Change: Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

Karen E. Starr, Psy.D.

This paper examines the role of faith in transformation, proposing that faith, on the part of the patient as well as the analyst, is the turning point of psychic change. It uses the metaphors of transformation of the Jewish mystical tradition as an organizing framework with which to consider the transformational experience within psychoanalytic process and the evolving view within psychoanalysis of the relationship between analyst and analysand as one of asymmetry and mutuality. It posits faith as a mutual yet asymmetrical stance within the psychoanalytic relationship of intersubjective, mutual recognition. In faith, one opens to the possibility of the transcendent Third, an experience of union with a larger whole from which one emerges with a sharper sense of one's authentic truth.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.