Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K)

This downloadable Bibliography has all entries sorted by author. The entries in the bibliography have been categorized below by topic and also by type (doctoral dissertation, journal article etc.).

Immersions in ambiguity: The labyrinth and the analytic process

Savitz, C.

Abstract: Uses the Cretan myth of the labyrinth (with its devouring minotaur at the center) as archetype and metaphor for describing the internal world of the schizoid personality. The schizoid person creates impenetrable and inextricable labyrinthine walls as protection from interpersonal violation and from the internal minotaur of intolerable suffering, memory, and anxiety. The imprisoned minotaur, split off and disavowed, begins to govern the personality, and the terrified ego flees to the periphery of the personality. Clinical material illustrates the implications for transference during analysis. False resolutions and escapes from the labyrinth through flights into meaning are considered.

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