Psychological Separation-Individuation and Spiritual Reunion

Volume
Volume 8
Issue
Summer 1980
Title
Psychological Separation-Individuation and Spiritual Reunion
Abstract

It is the primary purpose of this article to elucidate the interplay between psychological and spiritual development. Specifically, this is an effort to examine the relationship between the psychological process of separation-individualism as it is defined by psychoanalyst Margaret Mahler and spiritual reunion as it is portrayed by Paul Tillich. The views of St. Paul concerning spiritual union are also contrasted to Tillich'€™s perspective and explored in light of Mahler'€™s description of the early mother child "€œsymbiosis."€ Finally, the scene of spiritual "€œestrangement"€ as defined by Tillich is compassed to the sense of "€œseparation anxiety"€ as conceptualized by Mahler.

Author
Dr. J.E. Talley
Pages
97 - 106
Price
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