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Sabina Spielrein

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Nowadays a movie called 'Dangerous method' was recommended to me and I was eager to watch it because it was about my favorite psychologist Jung and his counterpart Freud. As an extra gift I found a misremembered, forgotten woman, who's contribution to the field of psychology is as meaningful as the above mentioned two, still her name has been forgotten.

As the story triggered my interest, I researched towards and found an other more detailed movie about her life, its called 'The Soul Keeper'.

While Dangerous method gives a catch of insight to the debate between Jung and Freud, it also brought Spielrein's points forward like feminine sexuality, death-drive and self-distruction. Her dissertation about 'Destruction as the Cause of Coming Into Being' gave a new approach to psychoanalysis.

The Soul Keeper gave much more detailed picture about her work and life still it is a shame in history how can such a remarkable woman with such a great results be forgotten if she was together with such a great names.

An other interesting point of the story that her whole scientific work starts with the facts her being diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Being one of the biggest brain in psychology while misunderstood, forgotten and stigmatized with mental illness is one of the hardest path but very feminine unfortunately.

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