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Denial pp 37-55 | Cite as

Denial, Projection, and the Empathic Wall

  • Donald L. Nathanson

Abstract

To walk in Jerusalem is to learn the essence of archaeology. Any new structure must displace not just the old, but the archaic, for there is only a finite space that can be occupied by humans. The building stones of the biblical era are the pathstones of today; shards of our shared history are venerated in shrines at our museums or hawked by vendors in the marketplace. The evolution of a culture is vertical, the new built upon the rubble of the old, which itself was built on the rubble of that which died before, its predecessor. In such a world, one searches to learn the past, to learn from the past, to retrieve or recapture from the past.

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Sexual Ideation Sexual Excitement Automatic Imitation High Cortical Function Maternal Affect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald L. Nathanson
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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