Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Eros and the Shattering Gaze

Another Fisher King Press Jungian psychology title is on the way!


Eros and the Shattering Gaze
Transcending Narcissism
by Kenneth A. Kimmel

Publication date June 21, 2011 - Order in Advance

This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men’s endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming and penetrating to bear--so much so that the other must either be colonized or devalued. This wide-ranging work offers them hope for transcendence.

Explores 
  • Transcendence of Narcissism in Romance
  • Men’s Capacity to Love
  • Kabbalistic Mysticism
  • Post-modern Philosophy 
  • Contemporary Trends in Psychoanalysis

Table of Contents

Part One - Narcissism in the Romantic: The Mother, Her Son, His Lover 
1 The Great Round 
2 The Death Coniunctio: Tales of Fatal Love 
3 The Split Feminine: Mother, Lover, Virgin, Whore 
4 Analyst, President, Surgeon: The Split Feminine in Contemporary Man 

Part Two - The Predator Beneath the Lover
5 Hatred for the “Taint of the Human” 
6 Demon Lover and the Abuse of Imagination 
7 A Deadly Narcissism: Saturn’s Wounded Eros 
8 Clemency on the Way to the Gallows: Transcending Trauma and Dissociation 
Part Three - The Shattering Gaze
9 Wounded by the Other
10 Emergence of the Father 
11 The Capacity to Love: Transcendence of the “Heat-Death” of Eros 

About the Author
Ken Kimmel is a Jungian psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle since 1981, and a clinical and faculty member of the North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology.  A portion of his graduate fieldwork in 1974--the practice of Spiritism in Brazil--has been published in Realms of Healing, by Stanley Krippner and Alberto Villoldo, (Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1976). His graduate studies and internship compared  archetypal motifs found in cross-cultural healing, shamanic initiation and dream practices with those found in dreams and fantasies of hospitalized, psychotic, and unmedicated patients who were part of a clinical study.

He is the former Director of the Pacific Northwest Center for Dream Studies. For three years he participated in a seminar program for the study and practice of British Object Relations psychoanalysis, prior to beginning Analytical training in 2002, where he received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology in 2008.

Product Details
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Fisher King Press; First edition (June 21, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1926715497
ISBN-13: 978-1926715490
Fisher King Press publishes an eclectic mix of worthy books including Jungian Psychological Perspectives, Cutting Edge Fiction, and a growing list of alternative titles.
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