Expressive Arts

Annie Sullivan and the Creation of Consciousness: A Cinematic Exploration of the Archetypal Field of Transformation

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$18.00

Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, their lives are the stuff of myth and legend. In the spring of 1887, the 20 year old Annie did the impossible, she was able free this young old "phantom" from the dark and silent prison that Helen had been sentenced to since she was 20 months old. It took just Annie 32 days to accomplish this miracle. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson's stage and screen love letter to the teaching profession, immortalized their story, which culminated in the iconic moment at the pump, where consciousness was created. This classic film is perfect canvas on which to explore the archetypal field of transformation. The Miracle Worker brilliantly shows us the different archetypal landscapes that Annie and Helen traversed on their journey to consciousness. These heroines have gone before us, and we can learn from their story. Annie Sullivan and the Creation of Consciousness allows us to join them on their quest. By watching this eternally returning universal pattern play out in the brilliant, award winning performances of Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, we can better learn to navigate change in our own lives. "Consciousness" means knowing with, their story is a map for this amazing journey. By looking more deeply at change, we can transform our lives. Annie can teach us, too. Annie and the Creation of Consciousness helps us to understand the archetypal process of transformation, so that we can apply this knowledge in our own lives. Instead of being at the mercy of the winds of change, we can harness their power and help ourselves and those we care about to lead more effective lives.

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9780615882741
Publication Date: 
2013-09-04
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FLOW THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENC COUN SU15

$15.99

THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS

Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into 'flow states'" --Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

"Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." --Time

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9780061339202
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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Jung on Active Imagination (Encountering Jung Series)

$26.95


All the creative art psychotherapies (art, dance, music, drama, poetry) can trace their roots to C. G. Jung's early work on active imagination. Joan Chodorow here offers a collection of Jung's writings on active imagination, gathered together for the first time. Jung developed this concept between the years 1913 and 1916, following his break with Freud. During this time, he was disoriented and experienced intense inner turmoil --he suffered from lethargy and fears, and his moods threatened to overwhelm him. Jung searched for a method to heal himself from within, and finally decided to engage with the impulses and images of his unconscious. It was through the rediscovery of the symbolic play of his childhood that Jung was able to reconnect with his creative spirit. In a 1925 seminar and again in his memoirs, he tells the remarkable story of his experiments during this time that led to his self-healing. Jung learned to develop an ongoing relationship with his lively creative spirit through the power of imagination and fantasies. He termed this therapeutic method "active imagination."


This method is based on the natural healing function of the imagination, and its many expressions. Chodorow clearly presents the texts, and sets them in the proper context. She also interweaves her discussion of Jung's writings and ideas with contributions from Jungian authors and artists.


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9780691015767
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Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film

$42.95

Does art connect the individual psyche to history and culture?

Psyche and the Arts challenges existing ideas about the relationship between Jung and art, and offers exciting new dimensions to key issues such as the role of image in popular culture, and the division of psyche and matter in art form.

Divided into three sections - Getting into Art, Challenging the Critical Space and Interpreting Art in the World - the text shows how Jungian ideas can work with the arts to illuminate both psychological theory and aesthetic response. Psyche and the Arts offers new critical visions of literature, film, music, architecture and painting, as something alive in the experience of creators and audiences challenging previous Jungian criticism. This approach demonstrates Jung’s own belief that art is a healing response to collective cultural norms.

This diverse yet focused collection from international contributors invites the reader to seek personal and cultural value in the arts, and will be essential reading for Jungian analysts, trainees and those more generally interested in the arts.

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9780415438360
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