February 4, 2017
At the 985th scientific meeting of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
Peter J. Loewenberg, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.
Former Dean, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.
Chair, IPA China Committee.
will present on
Aby Warburg,The Hopi Serpent Ritual and Ludwig Binswanger
This paper demonstrates the integral relationship between an individual's personality and his scholarly and creative work. We hear of Aby Warburg, a distinguished German cultural historian who research the vestiges of pagan antiquity in Renaissance and Reformation art, who explored the rituals of the Hopis, and who later descended into psychosis and was treated at Binswanger's asylum, whom Freud inquired about, and was released, in part, when Warburg could present a cogent account of the Hopi "serpent ritual" to the public.
This paper explores the interweaving of inner life with creative work and the connections among Warburg, Binswanger and Freud.
Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium