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“FOR MOST MAJOR thinkers,” observes David S. Weiss, “one can trace the sources for their inspiration; they had teachers, mentors, they took a variety of ideas and molded them into their own thought process. In contrast, with Sigmund Freud it appears as if his thoughts came from nowhere! “One scholar who was skeptical about this apparent anomaly was the late David Bakan.In 1956, he published a highly provocative book called “Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition” in which he argued that the great Viennese psychoanalyst’s antecedents were to be found in Jewish mysticism.
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