Publication Date: March 5, 2020
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"In this remarkable work, Samuel Bendeck Sotillos takes us well beyond the familiar image of Sigmund Freud. Calling in part upon primary documents rarely seen, he offers a glimpse of the man: of what or who(!) is driving him. Given the indelible imprint Freud left upon our contemporary, post-modern civilization, this treatise can hardly fail to be of profound interest to everyone still capable of serious, critical thought."
"This book situates Freud's doctrines in their proper context, perhaps for the first time. With great lucidity, depth--even urgency--its author makes clear that our human destiny can be realized only through freedom in and of the Spirit; whereas, in stark contrast to this, Freud (under the guise of liberating us) trapped us in an unconscious determinism, that is, in the most inferior impulses of our soul. This is a work aimed at no less than restoring our human community to health."
"Samuel Bendeck Sotillos, informed by a deep understanding of traditional modes of thought and drawing on prodigious research, develops a searching critique of the very foundations of modern psychoanalysis and exposes the ways in which this totalitarian pseudo-science is symptomatic of the profane worldview which is at the root of our contemporary spiritual crisis. This is a penetrating study of wide-ranging significance and the most urgent relevance."
"Sotillos has garnered a great variety of sources to formulate his critique of Freudianism. His discussion of the scope, the foundation, and the effects of the psychoanalytical movement is very impressive. He illuminates with great insight the deeper meaning and implications of the truths found in different religions of the world. This book will be relevant for those in the fields of Humanities, for therapists, for those who wish to deepen their understanding about the cultural climate of the modern and postmodern worlds."