The Psychoanalysis of Fire  

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"Fire is the ultra-living element. It is intimate and it is universal. It lives in our heart. It lives in the sky. It rises from the depths of the substance and hides there, latent and pent-up, like hate and vengeance. Among all phenomena, it is really the only one to which there can be so definitely attributed the opposing values of good and evil. It shines in paradise. It burns in hell." —Gaston Bachelard

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The Psychoanalysis of Fire (1938, French: La Psychanalyse du feu) is a book by Gaston Bachelard.

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  • Avant propos
  • I-Feu et respect. Le complexe de Prométhée.
  • II-Feu et reverie. Le complexe d’Empédocle
  • III-Psychanalyse et préhistoire. Le complexe de Novalis.
  • IV-Le feu sexualisé
  • V-La chimie du feu : histoire d’un faux problème.
  • VI-L’alcool : l'eau qui flambe. Le punch : le complexe d’Hoffmann. Les combustions spontanées.
  • VII-Le feu idéalisé : feu et pureté.
  • Conclusion.


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