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By David Henderson

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


The e-book applies the lens of apophasis to psychoanalysis, supplying a close interpreting 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 detrimental theology and the through negativa, and the psychology of Jung could be learn as a continuation and extension of the apophatic culture. Henderson discusses the concept that of the transcendent functionality as an apophatic dynamic on the center of Jung's concept, and means that apophasis promises the foremost to realizing the family members resemblance one of the disparate faculties of psychoanalysis.


Chapters consider:


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


The in-depth exam of fundamental assets during this accomplished quantity presents a platform for study into apophasis within the wider box of psychoanalysis. it's going to turn out important analyzing for students and analysts of Jungian psychology learning faith and mysticism.

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