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Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 57, Issue 5–6, pp 285–291 | Cite as

Transformation: Psychoanalytic and Eucharistic

  • Mark Robinson
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Abstract

This paper will explore parallels between Eucharistic and psychoanalytic transformation. Its objective will, in part, challenge the assumption that Eucharist constitutes a concrete and material reality, insular and devoid of symbolism; indeed, offering similarities to the psychoanalytic concept symbolic equation. It will be argued that Eucharist must be understood in context to its transformation within the community of believers, a relationship that offers accord to the transformation within the psychoanalytic relationship. Moreover, parallels between ultimate truth and divine mystery will be examined using the Bionian concept O.

Keywords

Therapeutic and Eucharistic transformation Ultimate truth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mater Children’s HospitalGreenslopes ClinicGreenslopesAustralia

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