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Ten Psychoanalytic Aphorisms On The Kabbalah

Daniel Abrams

Cherub Press

Ten Psychoanalytic Aphorisms on the Kabbalah (Lecture Delivered at the Ceremony for the Gershom Scholem Prize for Kabbalah Scholarship at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on the Anniversary of Gershom Scholem’s Birth, December 5, 2010) דניאל אברמס, עשרה מאמרים פסיכואנליטיים על הקבלה, הרצאה שניתנה בטקס הענקת הפרס בחקר הקבלה על שם גרשם שלום באקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים ביום הולדתו של גרשם שלום כ"ט בכסלו תשע"א, by Daniel Abrams (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism 29; 2011, 88 pages, ISBN 1-933379-24-3, bilingual edition: Full English and Hebrew texts of the introduction, aphorisms, notes and colophon).
In a beautiful, bibliophile edition, issued in a limited run of 300 copies, English and Hebrew readers will enjoy the presentation of ten aphorisms that offer the inner structure of the Kabbalah’s psychoanalytic traditions, presented from within their own discourse and formulated in their terms and concepts. In the introduction, Scholem’s basic rejection of Freudian psychoanalysis for Kabbalah research is considered, as is Freud’s grounding of his new discipline in relation to Greek mythology instead of any turn to Jewish traditions. The ten aphorisms are annotated with marginalia for source references of passages cited, whereas further manuscript and textual references are provided in the footnotes. In presenting the body of traditions of Kabbalah’s psychoanalytic theory, these aphorisms serve as a critical return to Scholem’s ‘Ten Unhistorical Aphorisms on the Kabbalah”, and thus can be seen as a signpost for a new direction in Kabbalah research.


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