“The Power that Beautifies and Destroys”: Sabina Spielrein and “Destruction as a Cause of Coming into Being”

@article{CooperWhite2015ThePT,
  title={“The Power that Beautifies and Destroys”: Sabina Spielrein and “Destruction as a Cause of Coming into Being”},
  author={Pamela Cooper-White},
  journal={Pastoral Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={64},
  pages={259-278}
}
  • Pamela Cooper-White
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Pastoral Psychology
  • Sabina Spielrein has mostly been known, if at all, as the patient with whom Carl Jung became romantically involved and who then turned to Freud for advice. While the boundary violation alarmed Freud and became the catalyst for his technical papers on transference, Spielrein’s own intellectual contributions have seldom been acknowledged. It is as if this early trauma in the history of psychoanalysis and analytic psychology created a dissociative erasure of Spielrein’s story and her work. This… CONTINUE READING
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