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The spirit of sanity

Symington, Neville.

London : Karnac 2001

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  • Title:
    The spirit of sanity
  • Author/Creator: Symington, Neville.
  • Publisher: London : Karnac
  • Creation Date: 2001
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (208 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204).
  • Subjects: Psychoanalysis; Spirituality; Mental health
  • Description: A rare and unusual consideration of the spiritual dimensions of sanity from a psychoanalytic perspective, this transcription of a series of seven lectures delivered at the Tavistock Clinic capture the spontaneity and immediacy of the interplay between one of the world's most eminent psychoanalysts and an audience of his peers.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204).
  • Contents: COVER; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Introductory remarks; MEDITATION ONE An ontology for sanity; MEDITATION TWO Freedom and survival; MEDITATION THREE A pattern of madness; MEDITATION FOUR Emotional action and strengthening of the ego; MEDITATION FIVE God and the worm; MEDITATION SIX Trauma and attachment; MEDITATION SEVEN How our technique is affected by this outlook; MEDITATION EIGHT The spirit of sanity: discussion of central issues; Closing remarks; APPENDIX B An exegesis of conscience in the works of Freud; APPENDIX C Envy: a psychological analysis; APPENDIX D "I feel a fraud"; REFERENCES
  • OCLC Number: 795119841
  • Identifier: ISBN0-429-90807-5;ISBN0-429-48330-9;ISBN1-280-68612-X;ISBN9786613663061;ISBN1-84940-329-5