#561 – Narcissism and Love with Jungian Analyst Kenneth Kimmel

Psychologist Ken Kimmel photographed in Seattle on August 14, 2015. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)


Kenneth Kimmel is a Jungian analyst, author, teacher, and consultant, with thirty-years of clinical practice. He authored, Eros and the Shattering Gaze—Transcending Narcissism, (Fisher King Press, 2011); and a chapter in The Dream and Its Amplification, co-edited by Nancy Furlotti and Erel Shalit, (Fisher King Press, 2013). He is co- founder of The New School for Analytical Psychology in Seattle, WA, and has recently presented papers at the past International Jungian Congress in Kyoto, and the conference of the Journal for Analytical Psychology, in New York.

He can be reached at 206-447-1895 or kenkimmel@comcast.net

Four Editorial corrections:
1) In the section of the discussion about the ‘love triangle’ between Sabina Spielrein, Carl Jung, and Emma Jung, the guest mistakenly substituted Freud’s name for Jung. 2) In the story of the medieval couple, the heroine’s name was Eloise–not Evelyn. 3) The poem “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind” was not written by Eloise, but rather centuries later by Alexander Pope as an homage to Eloise. 4) Lastly, the song in the “Graduate” was Paul Simon’s “The Sound of Silence”–not the ‘Song of Silence.’

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  1. Fan of Dr. Dave
    Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    I was thinking that the notion that the present “selfie generation” is particularly narcissistic might have positive implications. That which minority groups (in race, culture, etc.) demand that their uniqueness be respected might stem from narcissism. That which people today feel free to be individualistic might also relate to the contemporary narcissistic tendencies. Today, we celebrate the self. In previous generations, the self was expected to be suppressed and you had to make believe that you were no different than everybody else. Is this not a positive aspect of the new generation’s narcissism?

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