Psychohistory:  Iakov  Levi   on the Israeli - Palestinian  Conflict. From the Assassination  of  Moses to the  Murder of Rabin. Why Islamic Terror Now. The Real Meaning of the Jewish Temple. Freud and Reik on Moses the Egyptian. From Exile to Monotheism and a Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Biblical Stories. Talking Socrates and Jesus. Without Borders: the Borderline Case of the European Union. Hatred for Women and Islamic Terror. The Psychogenic Theory of History and the Tale of Pinocchio. Medusa, the Female Genital and the Nazis. Three Women: the Penis. Caravaggio and Clitoridectomy. Psychoanalysis and Art. Psychoanalysis and Fairy Tales.

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...Bella e onesta pare la donna mia quand'ella altrui saluta (Dante Alighieri)

I perceived ever more clearly that the events of human history, the interactions between human nature, cultural development, and the precipitates of primeval experience (the most prominent of which is religion) are no more than the reflection of the dynamic conflicts between the ego, the id and the super - ego, which psychoanalysis studies in the individual, are the very same processes repeated upon a wider stage (S.Freud, An Autobiographical Study, Poscript 1935)

New Norman Simms: Castration, Circumcision, and the Fear of Impotence in Laurence Sterne (July 24, 2009)

An Essay by Norman Simms in two parts:
Part One: Maria Sibylla Merian in the Cocoon: Childhood Confusions
Part Two: Maria Sibylla Merian: Crises in Spirit, Intellect and Marriage (July 20, 2009)

The Stone as Mother (July 24, 2008)

On Narrative Historians: Bernard Lewis and the Misunderstanding of Human Motivations (Mar.11, 2008)

Jerusalem Centre of the World and Female Genital (Jan.21, 2008)

Who Wants To be Raped? Little Red Riding Hood and Israel (Jan. 9, 2008)

The Demonization of Israel + Supplement A El - The Bull + Supplement B Chagall and the Goat (Sept.25, 2007) + Menashe Kadishman and The Goat (April 22, 2009)

A Tale of Two Cities. The Unfolding of the Sense of Guilt in Judaism and in the West (March 21, 2007)

A Comment on an Article by Caroline Glick: 'Column One: Where Israel Went Astray' (January 24, 2007)

Saddam Hussein and the Psychoanalytic Meaning of Hanging (December 30, 2006)

Jews Hugging and Kissing Ahmadinejad: Oedipus With Side - Locks, Beards and Long Coats (December 16, 2006)

From the Invasion of Lebanon to the Charges of Rape (October 21, 2006)

The Cease - Fire and the Hasty Retreat of Israel (August 25, 2006)

The Disproportionate Reaction of Israel (July 22, 2006)

They Won the World Cup: Hallelujah! (July 10, 2006)

Hands. From Rodin's Sublimation of an Instinctual Need to Hitler's Perversion (July 2, 2006)

Norman Simms: Andrés Laguna, Marrano Physician, and the Discovery of Madness (Jan. 4, 2006)

Nietzsche, Caligula and the Horse (Nov. 12, 2005)

Two articles by Norman Simms: A Preference for Horses: Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Luis de Carvajal el Mozo's Autobiography (Sept. 19, 2005);
The Healing of Aeneas and Menelaus: Wound-Healers in Ancient Greek and Classical Roman Medicine (Sept. 29, 2005)

Girls' Desire for Incest in Myth and in the Bible (June 30, 2005)

The Taboo of the Threshold (May 31, 2005)

Maestri and Disciples (April 14, 2005)

A Comment to "Whose Hatred" (Haaretz). On Western and Islamic Anti - Semitism (Jan. 19, 2005)

Hamlet. The Puberty Rite of a Danish Prince and His Companions (Dec. 29, 2004)

The Image of God in Judaism: Father or Mother? (Dec. 22, 2004)

Why Islamic Terror Now (Oct. 20, 2004)

John the Baptist; Father and Lover (An analysis of eating disorders) (Sept. 30, 2004)

Mikis Theodorakis, Anti - Semitism, and Castration Anxiety (Sept. 9, 2004)

On Trees and on Birds (and on Flowers) (Aug. 29, 2004)

The Israelites and the Quails (Aug. 22, 2004)

An Obsessive Neurotic Symptom (May 1, 2004)

Exodus and Intrauterine Regression. The Genealogy of Jewish Monotheism (Jan. 16, 2004)

Rembrandt and the Prodigal Son. On Elder and Youngest Brothers (Jan. 5, 2004)

Myth and the Cloacal Theory (Dec. 30, 2003)

The Mary Magdalene of the Israeli Horde (Dec. 10, 2003)

Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the Harlot of the Horde (Nov. 13, 2003)

Why Is the Lady so Sexy? (Sept. 30, 2003)

Who Burns the Books? (April 29, 2003)

Without Borders: the Borderline Case of the European Union + Comment of a Reader (Feb. 7, 2003). The Women of the Brotherhood Horde: Country, Freedom, Victory
And Four years later - Link: Column One: As Europe self-destructs by Caroline Glick (May 31, 2007)

Medusa, the Female Genital and the Nazis (Jan. 31, 2003)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Jan. 24, 2003)

Three Women: the Penis (Jan. 15, 2003)

Soccer Games and Caravaggio (Oct. 22, 2002)

Freud and Reik: Was Moses an Egyptian? (July 20, 2002)

Exile and Monotheism (Part I) (May 15, 2002)

Exile and Monotheism (Part II): Zionism and Psychoanalysis

The Psychogenic Theory and the Perfect Society (Feb. 2002)

Hatred for Women and Islamic Terror (Feb. 2002)

The Jews and Their Temple (Jan. 2002)

The Assassination of Rabin and its Consequences for the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict (Dec. 2000)

Killing God. From the Assassination of Moses to the Murder of Rabin (July, 2000)

Talking Socrates and Jesus (July, 2000)

From PH Discussions Forum:

Guilt and Shame (April 03, 2000)

Why are the Palestinians Rioting? (May 18 - 25, 2000)

Why are the Palestinians Rioting? (May 27 - 29, 2000)

Psychogenic Gap and Fetal Level (May 19, 2000)

The Price of Guilt (May 23, 2000)

Shepherds and Bedouins (May 25, 2000)

Group Fantasies (May 26, 2000)

Psychoanalysis and Fairy Tales

The eternal child. We think that play and fairy tales belong to childhood: how shortsighted that is! As though we would want at any time of life to live without play and fairy tales! We give these things other names, to be sure, and feel differently about the, but precisely this is the evidence that they are the same things - for the child too regards play as his work and fairy tales as his truth. (F.Nietzsche, II Human All Too Human, 270)

Rapunzel and Other Stories of Beautiful Hair (Sept. 21, 2005)

Little Red Riding Hood (March 24, 2005)

Superman and the Myth of the Heroes (Feb. 3, 2005)

Cinderella and "The Puss with the Boots" (Feb. 25, 2004)

The Three Little Pigs and Bruno Bettelheim. How Not to Make an Interpretation (Nov. 12, 2003)

Pinocchio and the Cult of the Trees (Sep. 30, 2003)

Pinocchio: The Puberty Rite of a Puppet (July 26, 2002)

Psychoanalysis and Art

At its best, art can be nothing more
than a means of forgetting the human disaster for a while
(Isaac Bashevis Singer)

Chagall and the Goat (Sept.25,2007)+ Menashe Kadishman and The Goat (April 22, 2009)

Hands. From Rodin's Sublimation of an Instinctual Need to Hitler's Perversion (July 2, 2006)

Marino Marini and "The Coachmaker's Three Daughters" (Le tre figlie del carrozziere) (May 30, 2006)

The Chariot of the Sun and the Messiah (August 17, 2005)

The Prodigal Son by Arturo Martini and the Wrestling of Jacob by Marc Chagall (March 31, 2005)

Truth Is a Woman: Bernini - Giorgione - Manet (Oct. 23, 2004)

Duccio and La Madonna dei Francescani (Dec. 30, 2003)

Caravaggio and La Madonna del serpente (Oct. 20, 2003)

Caravaggio, Clitoridectomy and the Talion of the Woman (Oct. 15, 2003)

Caravaggio and the Deposizione nel sepolcro (Sep. 30, 2002)


Sapere e conoscenza. Dai riti iniziatici alla filosofia platonica (Apr.29, 2002)

Un'analisi del dissenso tra Freud e Jung. La genealogia di un turbamento (July 16, 2002)

Pinocchio. The Puberty Rite of a Puppet (July. 26, 2002)

Library of the Academy for the Study of the Psychoanalytic Arts: Pinocchio: The Puberty Rite of a Puppet

Scienza e psicoanalisi

Pinocchio. Il rito iniziatico di un burattino. (Parte prima) (May 7, 2002)

Pinocchio. Il rito iniziatico di un burattino. (Parte seconda) (May 13, 2002)

Biancaneve e altre vergini. (Capitolo primo) (Sept. 8, 2002)

Biancaneve e altre vergini. (Capitolo secondo) (Sept. 8, 2002)

Biancaneve e altre vergini. (Capitolo terzo) (Oct. 19, 2002)

Biancaneve e altre vergini. (Capitolo quarto) (Nov. 3, 2003)

Zoppi ed altri mutilati (Dec. 27, 2002)

Senza confini: il caso borderline dell'Europa unita (Feb. 7, 2003)

Il silenzio e la parola (March 2, 2003)

Di maestri e di allievi (April 3, 2003)

Regressione intrauterina e politica della penuria (April 30, 2003)

In the beginning

Le migrazioni protostoriche e lo psichismo collettivo + Supplemento La Palestina (April 30, 2004)

Occidente e Oriente semitico nello specchio di Dioniso e di Apollo (January 2002)

I numeri sacri e il loro simbolismo (January 2002)

Pot - pourri

Il pifferaio di Hamelin (Feb. 2002)

La figura di Donna Anna nel Don Giovanni (Aug. 30, 2002)

Sacralità, intoccabilità e tabù (Feb.13, 2003)

Nietzsche e la psicoanalisi (July 21, 2004) + Nietzsche, gli ebrei e il Padre (July 2009)

Il Cristo dionisiaco e la musica (July 30, 2004)

Iakov Levi a Fiuggi: Trauma della nascita, esilio e monoteismo

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you (Nietzsche)


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