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Freud's 'Outstanding' Colleague/Jung's 'Twin Brother'


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Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction: News of an Unknown. 'Healing Wounded History'. Looking Back to the Future: A Trans-historical, Intersubjective, Psychoanalytic, and Sacral-Political Methodology. Author and Subject. Psychoanalysis Politicized and Sacralized. Revolutionary Politics, Ensouled. Philosophical Origins: Revolutionary Politics, Psychology and the Sacred. Otto Gross: A Brief Life. Echoes and Traces: The Suppression of Otto Gross and 'The Return of the Repressed'. Conclusion.

About the Author

Gottfried M. Heuer is a Jungian training analyst and supervisor, neo-Reichian body psychotherapist and independent scholar based in London, with some 70 papers published in the major analytic journals. He is co-founder of the International Otto Gross Society as well as a published graphic artist, photographer, sculptor and poet. His previous books include Sacral Revolutions. Reflecting on the Work of Andrew Samuels and Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father (both Routledge). Gottfried M. Heuer talks to Jonathan Chadwick about this book on https://vimeo.com/196609212


'This is the first major study of Otto Gross for decades, and it is more: a reflection, sometimes a meditation, on the significance for psychoanalysis and politics of Gross, then as now. Gottfried Heuer's study is, in the best sense of the term, an expression of intellectual passion: as well as being a work of notable scholarship, it bears eloquent witness to the enduring resonance of the enigmatic figure that is Otto Gross.' - Paul Bishop, William Jacks Chair of Modern Languages, University of Glasgow 'Like a compassionate surgeon, Heuer attends to the wounds created by the misrepresentation of Otto Gross's biography. The result is an original and engaging medicinal history whose gifts are numerous. Reading this book is a transformative experience. There is tremendous value here for depth psychologists and historians alike.' - Dr. Ruth Meyer, author of Clio's Circle: Entering the Imaginal World of Historians 'Not only does this superbly articulate book remedy the serious neglect of Otto Gross by revealing his work as vital to our twenty-first century understanding of the individual's imbrication in political collectives, but Freud's 'Outstanding' Colleague/Jung's 'Twin Brother' also provides a new research methodology, a transhistorical approach that is both intersubjective and inter-relational. This book does so much more than mend the gap in existing psycho-historical research. It revisions what we need history for, and how we can write it, so as to be part of a transformational twenty-first century.' - Susan Rowland (Prof) Chair of MA Engaged Humanities, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and author of Jung as a Writer and The Ecocritical Psyche 'Gottfried Heuer has emerged as the world authority on Otto Gross. His book is scholarly, dynamic and thought-provoking. How many scholars, never mind analysts, knew of the high regard in which Freud and Jung once held Gross? How many recognise that phrases like 'the personal is political' and 'the sexual revolution' have explicit or implicit roots in Gross' writings?' - Professor Andrew Samuels, University of Essex

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