Freud, Psychoanalysis, Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, Psychotherapy North London Muswell Hill N10 + worldwide via Skype
   
 
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HYPNOSIS TO EFFECTIVELY TREAT ANXIETY, STRESS, LACK OF CONFIDENCE, SMOKING, WEIGHT GAIN, POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS, ADDICTIONS, STAGE-FRIGHT, OBSESSIVE /COMPULSIVE DISORDERS, PANIC ATTACKS

 
     
The founder of modern psychotherapy
 
Sigmund Freud
 

"Psychoanalysis is the single most important intellectual development of the twentieth century"
Joseph Swartz: The History of Psychoanalysis (1)

'The crowning paradox of psychoanalysis is the near-uselessness of its insights"
Janet Malcolm: The Freud Archives (2)


At the Royal Geographical society in London on 25th January 2005, Melanie Phillips, Daily Mail columnist and a frequent radio and television commentator, made an astonishing declaration:

"The history of the Jewish people has always been punctuated by Jews with a troubled relationship with their own ethnic identity who have gone along with or even become the prime instigators - see Marx or Freud, for example, of diabolical calumnies against their own people"(3)

Diabolical calumnies? Freud? The writings of Marx, it could be argued, did eventually lead to the horrors of the Gulags and the great terror of the Stalinist regimes (4) but Freud - was he not just a harmless, daydreaming old man with some pretty weird ideas about sex? Not according to Time magazine that thundered, in banner headlines screaming across it's front cover, "Is Freud Dead?" (5) recalling the "Is God Dead?" debates that flourished after Charles Darwin published his Origin of the Species in the mid-nineteenth century. Can Freud be compared to God? Can psychoanalysis be called a religion? And if so, can it really offer true salvation?

In an attempt to answer these questions, we shall compare psychoanalysis with institutional religion and look at both religious and psychoanalytic movements. Freud's own thought provoking (and often amusing) views on religion will be discussed, before we consider the effectiveness and validity of psychoanalysis and finally, whether it can, or cannot, offer real salvation.

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