The idea that the intellectual antecedents of Freud's work are to be found in the Jewish mystical tradition, that is, in the Cabbala, is not new. In this book the Jewish mystical tradition is seen as a modern science, as vibrant as psychoanalysis; in addition, an analysis of the fundamental concepts of Freud's work is made, which leads to an integration between the two disciplines. For example, Freud's instincts become the angels of mysticism, and the repression of instincts tied to a sado-masochistic sexuality, is associated with the hovering of Serafim angels in the sky. This interpretation of Freud's concepts in terms peculiar to mysticism, induces the Cabbala to emit, almost as a mother responding to the stimulus coming from her hungry child, an apparently endless flow of vital new life into the foundations of psychoanalysis itself.
- Paperback | 303 pages
- 148.08 x 209.8 x 17.53mm | 471.73g
- 12 May 2011
- London, United Kingdom