Apophatic Elements in the Theory and Practice of by David Henderson

By David Henderson

How can the psychotherapist take into consideration no longer realizing? Is psychoanalysis a contemplative perform? This ebook explores the chance that there are assets in philosophy and theology that may support psychoanalysts and psychotherapists imagine extra basically in regards to the unknown and the unknowable.

The publication applies the lens of apophasis to psychoanalysis, supplying an in depth examining of apophasis within the paintings of Pseudo-Dionysius and exploring C.G. Jung's engagement with apophatic discourse. Pseudo-Dionysius introduced jointly Greek and biblical currents of unfavorable theology and the through negativa, and the psychology of Jung will be learn as a continuation and extension of the apophatic culture. Henderson discusses the idea that of the transcendent functionality as an apophatic dynamic on the middle of Jung's inspiration, and means that apophasis gives you the major to realizing the kinfolk resemblance one of the disparate colleges of psychoanalysis.

Chapters consider:

-Jung’s dialogue of opposites, together with his reception of Nicholas of Cusa’s inspiration of the accident of opposites
-Jung's engagement with Neoplatonism and Pseudo-Dionysius
-the paintings of Jung relating to Deleuze, Derrida and different writers
-how motifs in Pseudo-Dionysius’ Ecclesiastical Hierarchy resonate with modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The in-depth exam of basic resources during this entire quantity presents a platform for learn into apophasis within the wider box of psychoanalysis. it is going to turn out priceless examining for students and analysts of Jungian psychology learning faith and mysticism.

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