Psychoanalytic Publications


A Place for Exploration: the story of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation 1969-90. WPF 1991
Psychoanalysis and Religion in the 21st Century: competitors or collaborators? Routledge: New Library of Psychoanalysis 2006
Why Things Matter: the place of values in science, psychoanalysis and religion. Routledge: 2011

Selected Articles

Some Thoughts on the Future of Analytical Psychology.
Harvest 34, 1985
What Sort of a Thing is a Religion?
International Journal of Psychoanalysis 74: 3,1993
The Relation of Psychoanalysis to Religion: chapter in Ward (ed):
Is Psychoanalysis Another Religion? Freud Museum Publications, 1993
Abiding Values and the Creative Present:
British Journal of Psychotherapy 12: 3, 1996
“The God I Want”: chapter in S. Stein (ed):
Beyond Belief: Psychotherapy and Religion. Karnac Books, 1999
The Functioning of Religions from a Modern Psychoanalytic Perspective.
Mental Health Religion and Culture 3: 1, May 2000
Compelling Charm: Some Reflections on Goethe’s Move to Weimar: chapter in J. Swift (ed)
Disciplines, Fields and Change in Art Education vol 3: Art Therapy, Psychology and Sociology. Birmingham: ARTicle Press, Dept of Art, University of Central England, 2001
Psychoanalysis and the Function of Consciousness: chapter in A. Molino (ed):
Where Id Was: Challenging Normalization in Psychoanalysis. Continuum, 2001
Mapping a Detour: Why Did Freud Speak of a Death Drive?
British Journal of Psychotherapy 18: 2 Winter 2001
Sympathy Reconfigured: Some reflections on sympathy, empathy and the discovery of values. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 85, 2004
‘A Fact without Parallel’: Consciousness as an emergent property.
British Journal of Psychotherapy 21, 2004
The Case for a Contemplative Position: chapter in Black (ed)
Psychoanalysis and Religion in the 21st Century: competitors or collaborators? Routledge, 2006
Reflections on the Ownership of Consciousness.
Journal of Consciousness Studies 15: 7, 2008
Religions in Relation to Values: chapter in Driver et al (eds)
Being and Relating in Psychotherapy: Ontology and therapeutic practice. Palgrave Macmillan 2013
Religion as the Affirmation of Values. British Journal of Psychotherapy 31:4, November 2015
Review of R. Meares: The Poet's Voice in the Making of the Mind(Routledge 2016). British Journal of Psychotherapy 33:1, February 2017
Who Founded Buddhism? Notes on the psychological effectiveness of religious objects. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 98:2, April 2017
Dante's "Two Suns": Reflections on the psychological sources of the
Divine Comedy. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 98: 6, pp 1699-1717, December 2017
Jonathan Lear: heir to a different legacy. British Journal of Psychotherapy 34: 4, 2018
The Working of Values in Ethics and Religion.
International Journal of Psychoanalysis 101: 5, pp 992-1013, October 2020