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Une mystique moderne : Cécile Vé, l'Autre femme de Flournoy

Abstract : In Une mystique moderne (1915), Théodore Flournoy, in the analysis of the Cécile Vé case, attempts to characterize the psychological process of rapture through sublimation to the point of magnifying the mystical life. Cécile believed she had found in him a man who could enshrine womanhood in the part of herself that was beyond language, the part of herself whose ineffable pleasure led her to “be other and elsewhere by letting herself go into infinity.” Lacanian insights into femininity allow us to explore this fundamentally Other jouissance that dispossesses her of herself and whose being she defines as God. These insights also let us explore the impasse with which she is confronted and which lead her, not so much to revelation as to civilization. Here indeed lies the modernity of her mysticism.
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Romuald Hamon. Une mystique moderne : Cécile Vé, l'Autre femme de Flournoy. Cliniques méditerranéennes, ERES 2015,  91 (1), pp.183-194. ⟨10.3917/cm.091.0183⟩. ⟨hal-01701436⟩

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