Apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung

Henderson, David (2014) Apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung. Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies . Routledge/Psychology Press. ISBN 9780415857840

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Abstract

This book considers apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis through an examination of Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung. Pseudo-Dionysius brought together Greek and Biblical currents of negative theology and the via negativa. In this book Henderson discusses how the psychology of Jung can be read as a continuation and extension of the apophatic tradition and identifies neoplatonic themes throughout Jung’s work.
Chapters consider:

•Jung’s discussion of opposites, including his reception of Nicholas of Cusa’s concept of the coincidence of opposites

•The role of the transcendent function in Jungian psychology

•How motifs in Pseudo-Dionysius’ Ecclesiastical Hierarchy resonate with contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The in-depth examination of primary sources in this comprehensive volume provides a platform for research into apophasis in the wider field of psychoanalysis. It will prove valuable reading for scholars and analysts of Jungian psychology studying religion and mysticism.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © 2014 – Routledge
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Psychoanalysis
Item ID: 10534
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Depositing User: David Henderson
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 08:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 12:21
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10534

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