Michael Eigen

Michael Eigen

Michael Eigen is a psychologist and psychoanalyst. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University (adjunct), and a Senior Member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of a number of books, including Toxic Nourishment, The Psychoanalytic Mystic, Feeling Matters and Flames from the Unconscious.

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Under the Totem: In Search of a Path

Under the Totem: In Search of a Path

by Michael Eigen

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Totem conveys spirit, a sense of the sacred. Freud attempted to get under the totem and explore psychic forces and pressures below the surface. Jung opened further depths in exploration of the... (more)

Image, Sense, Infinities, and Everyday Life

Image, Sense, Infinities, and Everyday Life

by Michael Eigen

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Image and sensing have been underrated in Western thought but have come into their own since the Romantic movement and have always been valued by poets and mystics. Images come in all shapes and... (more)

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis

by Michael Eigen

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Wilfred Bion once said, “I use the Kabbalah as a framework for psychoanalysis.” Both are preoccupied with catastrophe and faith, infinity and intensity of experience, shatter and growth of being that... (more)

Toxic Nourishment

Toxic Nourishment

by Michael Eigen

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A profound look at the origins of patient's maladies and the way they lead their lives. The author describes the analyses leading to de-programming these patients from their toxins and intoxicators.... (more)

The Psychotic Core

The Psychotic Core

by Michael Eigen

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Understanding the psychodynamics of madness is essential to the therapy of most patients, including those who are not diagnosed as mad in the literal sense. This volume draws on Freud, Jung, recent... (more)

Eigen in Seoul: Volume 2: Faith and Transformation

Eigen in Seoul: Volume 2: Faith and Transformation

by Michael Eigen

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This book is a transcription of a three day, eighteen hour seminar Eigen gave in Seoul in 2009. It takes forward and complements the Seoul seminar in 2007 (Eigen in Seoul: Volume 1: Madness and... (more)

Flames from the Unconscious: Trauma, Madness, and Faith

Flames from the Unconscious: Trauma, Madness, and Faith

by Michael Eigen

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'To feel like an impostor is a recurrent theme among artists and to feel false as a person is a crucial theme in psychoanalysis. The sense that one is living a lie is important to many and often goes... (more)

Faith

Faith

by Michael Eigen

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This book explores psychoanalytic faith and, more generally, the role of faith in the therapeutic process. In his earlier work, Eigen distinguished faith from beliefs used to organize it, the latter... (more)

Contact with the Depths

Contact with the Depths

by Michael Eigen

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This book explores ways we make contact with the depths in ourselves and each other. We are deeply moved by contact we make with life, yet also puzzled by a need to break or lose contact, and often... (more)

Damaged Bonds

Damaged Bonds

by Michael Eigen

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'It is one of life's chilling characteristics that bonds that nourish also damage. We are formed and malformed at the same time. In an earlier work, Toxic Nourishment (1999), I explored the ways that... (more)

Eigen in Seoul: Volume 1: Madness and Murder

Eigen in Seoul: Volume 1: Madness and Murder

by Michael Eigen

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This book contains an eighteen hour seminar - given over a three day period - presented by Michael Eigen in Seoul, Korea, in 2007. The seminar traces transformations of madness and faith in... (more)

Feeling Matters

Feeling Matters

by Michael Eigen

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As long as feelings are second-class citizens, people will be second class citizens. Experience is an endangered species. An important function of psychotherapy is to make time for... (more)

Conversations with Michael Eigen

Conversations with Michael Eigen

by Michael Eigen, Aner Govrin

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These lively conversations provide a unique insight into the mind of one of the most original psychoanalysts of our century. The various subjects covered here spread over a wide range of interest,... (more)

The Electrified Tightrope

The Electrified Tightrope

by Michael Eigen

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A collection of exceptional papers by Michael Eigen, selected and assembled by Adam Phillips, that represent 20 years of writing and 30 years of work. The papers examine the tension, caused by the... (more)

Psychic Deadness

Psychic Deadness

by Michael Eigen

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Many people seek help because they feel dragged down by a sense of inner deadness that persists in an otherwise full and meaningful life. These individuals somehow remain untouched by their own inner... (more)

Reshaping the Self: Reflections on Renewal Through Therapy

Reshaping the Self: Reflections on Renewal Through Therapy

by Michael Eigen

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We are organized around the double coordinates of mind-body and self-other, says author Michael Eigen. The story of therapy is, in part, the story of how the unconscious sense of self-other and... (more)

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

A Felt Sense: More Explorations of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

by Michael Eigen

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This book picks up where Michael Eigen's previous work, Kabbalah and Psychoanalysis, left off. It is based on two expanded transcriptions of seminars given for the New York University Postdoctoral... (more)

The Birth of Experience

The Birth of Experience

by Michael Eigen

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The birth of experience goes on all life long. Giving birth to oneself involves many processes. The first chapter of this book expands on Eigen’s final talk on "Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah" for the... (more)

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