The Spirit of Sanity

Author(s) : Neville Symington

The Spirit of Sanity

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2001
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 13193
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855752658
  • ISBN 10 : 1855752654

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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.

The author of the established psychoanalytic classics Emotion and Spirit, Narcissism: A New Theory; and The Analytic Experience here brings his characteristic insight and innovation to the question of how the traditional Freudian view of religious belief as neurotic or illusory can be reconciled with a way of taking up psychoanalytic work without abandoning the spiritual dimension to life.

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'Each one of Neville Symington's books is full of original thought which is enourmously stimulating and challenging, and full of courage to face issues which most of us don't.'
- Isca Wittenberg

About the Author(s)

Neville Symington is a member of the British and Australian Psychoanalytical Societies. His books include Narcissism: A New Theory, The Making of a Psychotherapist, A Pattern of Madness and Becoming a Person Through Psychoanalysis (all published by Karnac Books); The Analytic Experience, and The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion (written with Joan Symington). He has a private psychoanalytic practice in New South Wales, Australia.

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Tony Reardon on 23/01/2004

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I am finding this book particularly useful personally and professionally. Its the best bridge Ive found between spiritual life and psychotherapy but just as importantly the format of the book, the transcipt of a conference Symington gave solo, is very human and I feel like a welcome participant as i read it. I find the book more a stimulant than a fait accompli.

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