Monique Schneider : Return to the Father and Denial of the Feminine

The biblical text of the “ Prodigal Son ”, dealing with the father-son relation, allows us to situate this relation within several different mythical fields, among them the field of psychoanalysis. Like Christianity and Indo-European culture, the theme of Don Juan in the XVIIth century will produce a rupture and introduce something new into the order of transmission. The “ nuptial home ” emerges with the return of the feminine, in the figure of Abraham, who is both masculine and feminine.