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Depth Psychology and Salvation.

Peter Barglow, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;11(4):456. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720280102015.
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The author of this "Christian Existentialist" book is too involved with the problem of salvation and too little concerned with depth psychology. His book contains a paucity of clinical data, and multiple assertions are made with little attempt at proof or scientific rigor. His use of symbolism smacks of jungian mysticism and has little relevance for contemporary psychiatry. The marriage of theology and psychoanalysis, inevitably stormy, is not even successfully consummated in this instance.

Sigmund Freud, soon after his 80th birthday wrote a letter to his friend Ludwig Binswanger, one of the brilliant founders of the existential psychiatry movement. This letter was in response to Binswanger's critical observation that Freud had persistently ignored an important aspect of man, (his Eigenwelt). Freud wrote, "Naturally, for all that, you have failed to convince me. I have always confined myself to the ground floor and basement


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