Denial pp 37-55 | Cite as

Denial, Projection, and the Empathic Wall

  • Donald L. Nathanson


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.


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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