Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism

Fisher King Press
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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
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Ken Kimmel is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Seattle, Washington, with over thirty years of clinical experience.  He received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology in 2008 from the North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology where he is currently a clinical and faculty member. His present  interests concern the interface of Analytical Psychology with contemporary psychoanalysis, postmodern philosophy, and mystical traditions.

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Fisher King Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2011
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Pages
310
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ISBN
9781926715490
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English
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Narcissistic sexual expressions are portrayed in sexual experiences, myths, fairy tales, legends and the practicalities of personal relationships, which serve to amplify the theory and experiential descriptions.

The psychological foundation throughout the book, analytic psychology, was developed by Carl Jung. The images presented assist the reader in forming a deeper understanding of the theme. The primary psychological concepts presented include Self, False-Self, narcissistic wound, origin of the wound, inability to relate to another person, sexual interludes to satisfy the narcissistic wound, anima (a psychological source similar to the Chinese construct of Yin) and Eros (a psychological function of relationship).

Two-thirds of the book presents a Jungian analysis of a client, addressing a narcissistic wound. Fifty-four dreams and interpretations illuminate the analytic process. This material provides an in-depth perspective of a seldom understood and shared process—analysis.

The content presented here is timely for many reasons. Western societies, particularly the US, display increasing narcissistic behaviors and expressions. Presenting narcissism from one particular expression—sexuality—can enhance the collective awareness of this issue.

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