Kabbalah and psychoanalysis are conceptions about the nature of reality. The former is over two thousand years old. The latter has been formalized less than a hundred years ago. Nonetheless they are parallel journeys of discovery that have forever altered not only what we see, but the very nature of seeing itself. The purpose of this study is to explore how Kabbalah and psychoanalysis converge and diverge, complement and conflict with each other, in order to amplify their impact and enable mankind to gain a greater understanding of reality.
Joseph H. Berke is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He is the founder and director of the Arbours Crisis Center, a pioneering psycho-social treatment facility in London. Dr. Berke is the author of many books and articles about psychology and religion as well as a lecturer and teacher. Stanley Schneider is a supervising and training psychoanalyst and a full member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. He is professor and chairman of the Program for Advanced Studies in Integrative Psychotherapy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.