Living Moments: On the Work of Michael Eigen

Editor : Stephen Bloch, Editor : Loray Daws, Foreword By : James S. Grotstein

Living Moments: On the Work of Michael Eigen

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 400
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 33821
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780491844
  • ISBN 10 : 1780491840

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Michael Eigen is one of the greatest psychoanalysts of our time. He personifies that rare hybrid of thinker who is erudite, clinically astute, and moves you as a human being in search of a soul. His ideas have shaped generations of those attempting to integrate clinical theory with a philosophy of living both in and outside of the consulting room. In this important collection, his most celebrated contributions and personal influences are brought to light in a most authentic, humbling, and inspiring dedication to his life’s work and legacy.’
––Jon Mills, Professor of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto, and author of Underworlds: Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics

‘This book is a loving and deeply informed tribute to a renowned and extraordinary teacher. But it is more than that. It is also a pathway into Eigen’s thought and a way to experience the transformative effect of his presence as a mentor, a guide, and a probing force. We experience – through the students’ love – Eigen’s love for Bion. The book will do more than introduce you to ideas, though these are important. You will learn a lot about the creative power of disruption and turbulence and the demand on the analyst to go very deeply into the awesome terrain that lies within oneself and the patient. Reading this book, a clinician or a patient will consider the necessity for faith, trust and unpredictability. By participating in this book you enter and can become part of a wondrous lineage: from Bion, through Eigen, to his students. This is the way psychoanalysis should work – the lived transmission of faith.’
––Adrienne Harris, PhD., New York University, co-editor of The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor

'This book explores a number of fascinating approaches and subjects, in a very engaging and compelling way, and I am sure will generate a great deal of interest and discussion.'
- Rod Tweedy, editor of Karnac Books and author of The God of the Left Hemisphere

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