May 22, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street (btw 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
Sharing from his new book, “Image, Sense, Infinities, and Everyday Life”.
This special event will be “A Book Reading with Michael Eigen: celebrating his legacy and honoring his timeless
contributions for psychoanalysis.”
Karnac notes: Image and sensing have been underrated in Western thought but have come into their own since the
Romantic movement and have always been valued by poets and mystics. Images come in all shapes and sizes and
give expression to our felt sense of life. We say we are made in the image of God, yet God has no image. What kind
of image do we mean? An impalpable image carrying impalpable sense? An ineffable sense permeates and takes us
beyond the five senses, creating infinities within everyday life. Some people report experiencing colour and sound
when they write or hear words. Sensing mediates the feel of life, often giving birth to image.
In this compelling book, Michael Eigen leads us through an array of images and sensing in many dimensions of
experience, beginning with a sense of being born all through life, psychosis, mystical moments, the body, the
pregnancy of “no”, shame, his session with André Green, and his thoughts related to James Grotstein, Wilfred Bion,
and Marion Milner. The author concludes with notes on his life as a young man leading him into the therapeutic
vocation he has fostered and which has fostered him for nearly sixty years.
Two Endorsements: ‘Michael Eigen writes about infinity and everyday life as if they are one and the same. As
always, he weaves a magic spell. In this remarkable work, he turns the light within himself inside out and offers it
up to us with generosity. Touching, honest and full of wisdom, it will benefit all who read it.’
– Mark Epstein, MD, author of The Trauma of Everyday Life
‘Eigen writes from his body, heart and soul in a way that is communicatively evocative to openhearted readers. He
shares his experience as an analyst and as a person. He describes how our pre-conceptual capacities mate with our
senses and, through intimate relationship, transform to symbolic, affective images reaching towards infinities in
daily life. His writing helps us to be ourselves and facilitates self-discovery in others through everyday living.’
– James Gooch, MD, Founding President, The Psychoanalytic Center of California
The event will be held at Tibet House 22 West 15th Street, Refreshments will be served. There is no fee for this
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May 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor (Near 7th Avenue), New York, New York 10014
The Institute for Expressive Analysis is pleased to announce our annual Open House.
We invite you to hear faculty members, supervisors, and students discuss classes and training at the Institute for
Dr. Arthur Robbins, the founder of IEA, will be our guest speaker. Dr. Robbins will be discussing “Attachment and
Detachment, The Transformation of Energy.”
This event will be held at Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor (Near 7th Avenue), New York, New York
Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event but an RSVP is required firstname.lastname@example.org.