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By David Henderson

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

The ebook applies the lens of apophasis to psychoanalysis, offering an in depth studying 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 destructive theology and the through negativa, and the psychology of Jung may 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 center of Jung's suggestion, and means that apophasis provides the most important to realizing the kin resemblance one of the disparate colleges of psychoanalysis.

Chapters consider:

-Jung’s dialogue of opposites, together with his reception of Nicholas of Cusa’s suggestion of the twist of fate 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 assets during this finished quantity offers a platform for learn into apophasis within the wider box of psychoanalysis. it's going to end up worthwhile interpreting for students and analysts of Jungian psychology learning faith and mysticism.

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