LISTENING WITH THE THIRD EAR by Theodor Reik

LISTENING WITH THE THIRD EAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Probably the masterwork of this Freudian disciple and author of several psycho-analytic popularizations on love, murder, etc. An elaborately detailed presentation of depth psychology, based on 37 years of case experience. The attempt here is not only to describe what an investigator does, what he achieves through the unconscious mental processes of another, but to show what takes place in the mind of the analyst. In so doing, Reik has included his own responses in self-analysis, self-observation. The material is vast in scope:- the associative process, dream interpretation, the analyst's ""third ear"", his insight, intuition, etc. and the indications he follows. Stressed throughout is the concept that the success of the analyst is dependent on human understanding which is a variable...For a professional rather than a lay public.

Pub Date: June 23rd, 1948
Publisher: Farrar, Straus