SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- A person's life does not only begin when he's born and does not only end when he dies. It is an ongoing history that's continuously experienced; and it ripples throughout time through others. This is what this volume is about --- it speaks of author Joseph Abrahams, his life, his works, his family, his thoughts, his everything, and more -- it is about how A Passionate Psychoanalyst lives and dreams.

This is not just a memoir, poetry book, case study, dream journal, or travelogue. It is all that -- and more. Immerse into the life of the author as he shares his mind, heart, and soul in this endearing volume. With more than a lifetime of insights, memories, and experiences, he relates to all how his enterprising Grandfather came to America, how his Grandfather met a mysterious death, how his extended family has prospered, and how he himself pursued the American Dream. He entered the interesting field of psychoanalysis, and ventured into his own fascinating world, where he can better understand his life drives. There, the analysis of his dreams has been central, and then a bent for poetry.

With the lucid analysis of his dreams and poetry, it has resulted into a creative product -- making him A Passionate Psychoanalyst, as he is. Truly, this is an inspiring and thought-provoking volume worth reading. Order a copy now through

About the Author

Joseph Abrahams is a psychoanalyst, just ninety, who has been a follower of Freud's way in the study of the human soul since early adolescence. Freud's plumbing the human condition through painstaking work with troubled humans made sense to him. Analyzing their dreams to get to their core motivations made even more sense.

But even earlier, Abrahams found himself doing poetry, and interested in ballet and opera. Those interests went underground, in favor of science. Medicine was a compromise. Then, like Freud, he found psychiatry, and the realization that such study would have to begin with himself.

Also like Freud he pursued his studies wherever they led. This volume is a preliminary report of the passionate search, based on his dreams and poems. A more formal exposition will come as An Extended Practice of Psychoanalysis. He is also hatching an opera on Virginia Woolf's extraordinary life.

He currently lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his wife, Elisabeth, a collaborator in his writing of books that stem from his career as a psychoanalyst: Turning Lives Around: Wartime Treatment of Military Prisoners; Politics from the Grassroots: A Guide to Creative Politics; The Messianic Imperative: Scourge or Savior?

            A Passionate Psychoanalyst * by Joseph Abrahams, M.D.
                            Poems and Dreams
                      Publication Date: July 13, 2007
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