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The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk

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Freud was a product of classical science with its reductionism and determinism, and his dream work follows that tradition, one that had no place for the mystical or the divine. Speaking directly to Freud’s equation of death and ego dissolution noted above, Jung writes: " In this way both Lacan and Jung provide readings which do not reduce instincts to the merely biological. While early therapy met with such compulsive behaviors more confrontationally than is acceptable today, Jung touched on the necessity of the analytic relationship to challenge a moral deficit. ‘‘Unless the doctor and the patient become a problem to one another, there is no cure’’ (Jung, 1961: 142).

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