Eigen in Seoul: Volume 2: Faith and Transformation

Author(s) : Michael Eigen

Eigen in Seoul: Volume 2: Faith and Transformation

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 124
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 30770
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855757707
  • ISBN 10 : 1855757702

Reviews and Endorsements

'This is an amazing book, a once in a lifetime book, full of life and wisdom and rhythm and love. If you want a feel for the inner life of a therapist; for inner life, period; read this book. There is something magical at work here. Probably because of its form - it was first presented as a seminar in Korea - it reads as if it is being whispered to you. It goes right to the heart of everything and makes you believe in truth.'
- Mark Epstein, MD, author of Thoughts without a Thinker

'Wisdom and humility are rare virtues, perhaps especially among people as smart as Michael Eigen. But this second volume documenting Eigen's seminars on psychoanalysis in Seoul, Korea, exemplifies both. Whether he is interpreting Bion, reflecting on madness, commenting on psychoanalytic history, describing patients, or contemplating the value of not knowing, the depth of his compassionate, unpretentious knowledge touches us. To sit in on this remarkable seminar is a balm to the heart.'
- Nancy McWilliams, PhD, author of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide

'Eigen has a rare common touch about uncommon matters, and the reverse. I can only imagine the joy Bion - and Winnicott - would have had if they had been able to converse with him. Utmostly, Eigen is the spokesman for humility, the sacred, intuition, and respect for differences. Eigen is sometime so lyrical in his prose that one may think he is speaking blank verse: "We have so many languages for cries from the heart. Each adds a variety, a nuance, a particular soul window." When I finished reading this work, I not only realized how much I had learned, I also felt more centred. This is a remarkable and remarkably appealing book.'
- James S. Grotstein, author of But At the Same Time and on Another Level

'Eigen continues his remarkable spiritual journey, the most successful psychoanalyst in finding the soul of psychoanalysis.'
- Christopher Bollas

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