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

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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 Kenneth A. Kimmel

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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.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Fisher King Press. 310 pages
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