Otto Rank's Art: Where the Human Meets the Spiritual Robert Kramer

Author of Myth of the Birth of the Hero, Otto Rank was perhaps the most brilliant explorer of the mythic imagination in Freud's inner circle. Few know, however, of Rank's life and work after he broke with Freud in the mid-Twenties in the wake of The Trauma of Birth. This session traces Rank's impact on humanistic and existential psychologists like Carl Rogers and Rollo May and shows how Rank's post-Freudian writings on art, creativity, and the soul reach beyond the personal and interpersonal into the re-enchanting but elusive realm of the transpersonal.