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Wilfred Bion once said, "I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis." Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that supports dimensions which sensitivity opens. Both are preoccupied with ontological implications of the Unknown and the importance of emotional life.This work is a psychospirit...more
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Published July 2nd 2012 by Karnac Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Duncan Barford
In two seminar transcripts and seven appendices, Eigen makes forays into the question of what connects psychoanalysis and kabbalah. As you might guess, this is not a very 'orthodox' book, and it's a quite specific and individual vision of 'psychoanalysis' that's on offer here.

Eigen's guiding light is W.R. Bion, who once mentioned that he used kabbalah to inform his theoretical formulations. For Bion, human existence is forever in relation to 'O', a glyph denoting the radically unknown and unknow...more
Eigen's newest book is beautiful, moving and profound. My many years practicing psychoanalysis has included an immersion in Buddhism, and most recently included a journey in spirituality. This book has come along at the right time for me and is serving an important bridge. By the way, I do not believe that previous knowledge of Kabbalah is necessary to embrace this book.
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