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The spirit of analysis in the transcendence of the Ego-centrality
Author/s:  Romano Màdera 
Year:  2010 Issue: 32 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 45-58 FullText PDF:  86 KB
DOI:  10.3280/JUN2010-032003
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In Jung’s thought "spirit" is similar to the concept of "meaning" because they indicate the opposite of the predetermined dimension of the instinctive behaviour. That is the reason why spirituality has a core importance for clinic because is the meaning that is at stake in soul’s disease. On the one hand, Jung’s theory is unbalanced and tends toward a psychological reductionism of the spiritual dimension (Hillman and Giegerich represent the extreme wind of this attitude), on the other is Jung who opens the way to the transcendence of the ego as a centre of our experience and of our interests. The proposal of this paper is that of transforming the analytical practice in the sense of a very attentive research of meaning through a mithobiographical work renewing philosophy as a way of life, according to Hadot’s works. It follows that the clinical practice is transformed in its time’s dimensions, in its ending or unending process, in the possibility of insight’s stabilization. Spiritual exercises of ancient and renewed philosophy as a way of living become the suitable development of psychological analysis itself.
Keywords: Spirituality, transcendence, meaning, ancient philosophy, Hadot, mithobiography

Romano Màdera, The spirit of analysis in the transcendence of the Ego-centrality in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 32/2010, pp. 45-58, DOI:10.3280/JUN2010-032003


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