Murdering Moses is the two-volume complete interpretation of Freud’s Moses and Monotheism, now in a new literal translation. Pious Freud is book two of the set. It can also be purchased separately, in paperback and in Kindle ebook format, on Amazon.
The current investigation proves definitively that this, his final work, was in fact a literary fraud, though one created for the most noble of motives. His secret motive was to tell the unvarnished truth about the sources of anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews, a social disease which had pursued him and affected him throughout his life, as it had his people over millennia.
“The distortion of a text is like a murder. The difficulty lies not in perpetrating the deed but in eliminating the traces.”
– Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism
The first book, HEROIC FRAUD, advanced the provocative claim that Freud’s last work was in fact written in code to communicate ideas to posterity that were too dangerous to be outspoken. Composed as a pair of dreams which require psychoanalytic interpretation to uncover their disguised intent, the author showed that what seemed to be anti-Semitic claims were, when carefully examined, pro-Jewish.In this volume, the author takes a bold step further, claiming that this third part, concealed till Freud had escaped Vienna to London, contains an incisive analysis of the psychopathology motivating Adolf Hitler and his followers, including diagnosis of a passage closely resembling a confession of sexual trauma in Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and interpreting Nazism as a reenactment of the primal parricide which the psychoanalyst had long theorized was at the root of human history.
PIOUS FREUD uncovers the most controversial aspect of Freud’s hidden message, examining why so many Christians were ready to support Hitler, explaining the latent hostility of the rebel Son-Religion against the moral strictures of the Jewish Father-faith. This is interwoven with an account of the troubled father-son relationship of Freud and Carl Jung, then heading a Nazi-backed psychiatric group and publishing anti-Semitic articles after Hitler’s rise to power.
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Freud’s long misunderstood book is revealed here: his spiritual reconciliation with Judaism. In all previous writings, he had argued that religion was a debilitating neurosis from which humanity needed to cure itself.
But the current volume shows that Freud in his later years returned to a profound new appreciation of Judaism as a positive force in civilization, identifying himself explicitly with the moral and prophetic tradition of his father Jacob’s faith.
Richard Koret is author of Heroic Fraud, and a new, literal translation of Moses and Monotheism. Both are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.