Includes bibliographical references (p. -210) and index.
1 Being elsewhere. 2 Countenance/mask. 3 Becoming invisible. 4 A troubling method of procedure. 5 A particular relationship. 6 Three voices. 7 The language of desire. 8 Providing a face for the phantasm. 9 I have vision, therefore I exist. 10 Proposals from the misty north. 11 By the hand of a statue. 12 Encountering psychic reality. 13 The dream of the chameleon. 14 A particular kind of deceit
'...Carotenuto examines the unconscious motivations at play in seduction in infancy, in the couple relationship, and in the analytical relationship. Seduction includes a secret invitation to embrace transformation, an openness to change despite risks and suffering. The many facets of seduction are illuminated through a lively discussion of Satan, figures from Greek mythology, star-crossed lovers such as Paolo and Francesca, and the master of seduction, Don Juan....This book fosters a clear understanding of the affective roots of seduction that can lead to transformation and the discovery of a new identity.'