Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis by Janet Sayers

Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and Psychoanalysis

byJanet Sayers

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Many debate whether religion is good for our health. Starting with this question, Janet Sayers, author of Mothering Psychoanalysis and Freudian Tales, provides a fascinating account of today's psychotherapy. Divine Therapy is told through love stories. They highlight the risks and healing transformations of what some call 'at-one-ment' with another in love, mysticism, art and psychoanalysis. Sayers movingly explores this by drawing on the philosophical and psychological writings of William James,Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Sabina Spielrein, Simone Weil, Erich Fromm, Paul Tillich, Viktor Frankl, Melanie Klein, Adrian Stokes, Marion Milner and Donald Winnicott. She ends with one of the major figures of current psychoanalysis, Wilfred Bion, and with the insights of his followers, notablyChristopher Bollas, Neville Symington and Julia Kristeva. Illustrated with love letters, pictures, biographical details and case histories, Divine Therapy tells an intriguing chronicle of science, religion and therapy that also constitutes an engaging overview for students, specialists and general readers alike.

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After graduating from Cambridge, Janet Sayers qualified as a Clinical Psychologists from the Tavistock Clinic. She is now Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Kent, where she gained a PhD in Psychology, and also works as a therapist. Sayers is the author of six books, editor of three, and has contributed nu...
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Title:Divine Therapy: Love, Mysticism and PsychoanalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.61 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. William James: Divided Self2. Sigmund Freud: Freeing Love3. Carl Jung: Transforming Libido4. Simone Weil: Awaiting God5. Erich Fromm: Humanist Buddhism6. Paul Tillich: Being Accepted7. Viktor Frankl: Logotherapy8. Melanie Klein: Healing Grace9. Marion Milner: Recovering Mysticism10. Donald Winnicott: Transitional Transcendence11. Wilfred Bion: Transforming At-one-ment12. Julia Kristeva: Mothering HolinessConclusion