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Taken to heart parenting our children

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9780989531009
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Teachers of Myth: Interviews on Educational and Psychological Uses of Myth with Adolescents

$15.95

Maren Hansen conducts interviews with three master teachers of myth and explores:

Why do you teach myth to adolescents?
How is the study of myth related to human psychological development?
What teaching methods do you use to help your students connect to the psychological dimension in myth?
Which myths most effectively address the developmental stage of adolescence?
"If there were one thing that I would apply to the culture, it's the mythic perspective... It's the antidote to literalism. It's the extension and deepening of psychological work. Myth recreates the communal, and it recreates the connection to the invisible..."
Michael Meade

"Myths help people understand something about their own lives. That's the beginning of the psychological level. High school students enjoy experiencing the imagination in myths, and relate the images to their own lives."
Betty Staley

"Mythology expands a view of psychology and of the psyche, and of what it is to be a human. It lifts one out of one's current small circle. It places one in a larger context, of humanity, of the Earth, time - but even a larger context within oneself."
Kent Ferguson

Maren Tonder Hansen interviews three master teachers of myth (Michael Meade-who has worked extensively with adolescents in the traditions of mentoring and initiation; Betty Staley-a teacher for over 30 years in Steiner Waldorf schools; and Kent Ferguson-co-founder and Headmaster of the International School Down Under) and explores: Why do you teach myth to adolescents? How is the study of myth related to human psychological development? What teaching methods do you use to help your students connect to the psychological dimension in myth? Which myths most effectively address the developmental stage of adolescence?

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9781882670895
Publication Date: 
2005-04-19
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GOING BACK TO HOME

$15.00
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02990
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MEMOIR OF TINA KELLER JENNY

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$23.95

Tina Keller-Jenny (1887 1985) was a Swiss physician and Jungian psychotherapist who witnessed firsthand the development of analytical psychology during its formative years. In this memoir, she provides an intimate glimpse into this world. She shares her experiences of C. G. Jung himself and his closest associate Toni Wolff, and highlights the development of the technique of active imagination in her analyses. In addition, Keller-Jenny was one of the pioneers in integrating analysis with body-based approaches such as movement and dance. In this work, we see the seeds of active imagination in movement, which has since become a major element in the field of body-sensitive analysis. Her innovative work in finding ways in therapy to communicate what cannot be expressed in words is a remarkable anticipation of contemporary discoveries in interpersonal neurobiology. Healing professionals and those drawn to the inner life will find a rich feast in these pages."

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9781882670857
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2009-12-15
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Spirit and Soul: Essays in Philosophical Psychology, Second Expanded Edition

$28.00

In a clear and vivid manner, Edward S. Casey, one of America's finest thinkers, takes up the great themes of imagination, remembering, perceiving, and place. A brilliant and useful account of basic philosophical problems, which are also major mysteries of the soul. By re-joining spirit and soul, this book is a major contribution to the fields of philosophy and psychology.

This second edition includes three new essays: "Reality in Representation;" "Anima Loci," and "Taking a Glance at the Place of Soul in the Environment;" as well as a new afterword, "Reflections on the Soul's Inherence in Place."

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9780882145501
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Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George

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Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth century.

Few people glimpsed the inner life of this beloved comedian, but his only child, Kelly, was there to see it all. Born at the very beginning of his decades-long career in comedy, she slid around the "old Dodge Dart," as he and wife Brenda drove around the country to "hell gigs." She witnessed his transformation in the '70s, as he fought back against---and talked back to---the establishment; she even talked him down from a really bad acid trip a time or two ("Kelly, the sun has exploded and we have eight, no-seven and a half minutes to live!").

Kelly not only watched her father constantly reinvent himself and his comedy, but also had a front row seat to the roller coaster turmoil of her family's inner life---alcoholism, cocaine addiction, life-threatening health scares, and a crushing debt to the IRS. But having been the only "adult" in her family prepared her little for the task of her own adulthood. All the while, Kelly sought to define her own voice as she separated from the shadow of her father's genius.

With rich humor and deep insight, Kelly Carlin pulls back the curtain on what it was like to grow up as the daughter of one of the most recognizable comedians of our time, and become a woman in her own right. This vivid, hilarious, heartbreaking story is at once singular and universal-it is a contemplation of what it takes to move beyond the legacy of childhood, and forge a life of your own.

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9781250105769
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2016-10-18
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From Tradition to Innovation: Jungian Analysts Working in Different Cultural Settings Clin W16

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This compilation of sixteen chapters gives a fascinating account of the wide variety of experiences of Jungian analysts working in different cultures across the world - for example in Russia, China, Poland, Lithuania, South Africa and Mexico. The contributors describe and reflect on their experiences both of offering and receiving training within these cross-cultural professional partnerships. The book shows the expansion of distance learning models in analytical psychology, in particular in so-called "shuttle" programs which have been developed by analysts travelling widely over the past 20 years under the auspices of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). The authors give detailed accounts from both sides of the mutual encounters and challenges between different cultures, often coloured by recent history including social trauma. This is a book not only about training but is also an enlightening cultural commentary for our times. The powerful bi-directionality of cultural influence and discovery is apparent in different ways in every chapter. By locating new training programs not in long-established institutions but within developing groups in other cultures, traditional models of training have been challenged by different therapeutic environments. Often this has led to imaginative, innovative ways of learning - as vividly detailed in the chapters. It also prompts a necessary re-appraisal of which concepts feel to be essential to the core values of our Jungian practice and which show an outdated adherence to culture-bound attitudes. The publication of this book is a timely reminder that when psychoanalysis and Jungian analysis as we know it is floundering in some Western countries, new projects in countries seeking to develop an analytic culture give hope for sustaining our professional practice. This book contains the voices of both seasoned and recently qualified analysts; well-known and new authors. The contributors come from nine countries including Russia, Poland, Israel, the UK, the USA, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

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9781935528739
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2015-07-16
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Wisdom of the Psyche: Beyond Neuroscience, 2nd Revised Edition

$31.95

The first edition of Wisdom of the Psyche engaged with one of the main dilemmas of contemporary psychology and psychotherapy: how to integrate findings and insights from neuroscience and medicine into an approach to healing founded upon activation of the imagination. In this revised edition, Ginette Paris re-focuses her attention on the modern lack of desire to become adult and updates the book with brand new neuroscientific research.

Paris uses cogent and passionate argument, as well as stories from patients, to demonstrate that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. She makes clear that the way out of those destructive states does not start with an upward, positive, wilful effort of the ego, but with an opening of the imagination, and aims to foster the dialogue between psychotherapists and neuroscientists. In clear and accessible language, Paris describes how depth psychology can be seen as a subject of the humanities rather than the sciences, and explains how gaining an understanding of neuroscience will not necessarily make us psychologically wiser.

A unique and powerful book, Wisdom of the Psyche will be fascinating reading for Jungian and depth psychologists, psychotherapists, analysts and others in the helping professions, as well as students and those in training, and readers with an interest in psychology and neuroscience who want to create an inner life worth living.

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9781138900868
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2016-02-19
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What We Think about When We Try Not to Think about Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action

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$24.95

Why does knowing more mean believing--and doing--less? A prescription for change

The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.

It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples--from the private sector to government agencies--Stoknes shows how to retell the story of climate change and, at the same time, create positive, meaningful actions that can be supported even by deniers.

In What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair.

These strategies work with, rather than against, human nature. They are social, positive, and simple--making climate-friendly behaviors easy and convenient. They are also story-based, to help add meaning and create community, and include the use of signals, or indicators, to gauge feedback and be constantly responsive.

Whether you are working on the front lines of the climate issue, immersed in the science, trying to make policy or educate the public, or just an average person trying to make sense of the cognitive dissonance or grapple with frustration over this looming issue, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming moves beyond the psychological barriers that block progress and opens new doorways to social and personal transformation.

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9781603585835
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2015-04-03
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Haiku for Aphrodite

$14.95

These poems follow Ezra Pound's mandate to "Make It new" by offering adaptations of haiku stanzas, in lyric and narrative sequences, revolving around the eternal themes of love, death, and nature. Evans Lansing Smith is Chair and Core Faculty of the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology. In the 1970s, he traveled with the late Joseph Campbell on tours of Northern France, Egypt, and Kenya. He has taught at colleges and universities in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, where he lives with his beloved partner, Cheryle Van Scoy. He is currently preparing a series of novels, and a second book of poems, for publication.

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9781467582612
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2013-09-01
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Spring 91 Fall 2014 Women's Voices

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$25.95

The inspiration for this volume was the most recent book written by American writer, naturalist, and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams and entitled When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice. We are very honored that Terry Tempest Williams herself agreed to be interviewed for this volume. Her interview comes first and sets the tone for the articles that follow, as she explores in detail issues related to voice that were discussed in When Women Were Birds. Contained within this volume are articles that deal with the psychological issues that arise when women attempt to express themselves, the obstacles faced, the obstacles overcome (or not), the creativity that may released. Included are both clinical articles, as well as personal and more academic papers. In When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams asks, "What needs to be counted on to have a voice? Courage. Anger. Love. Something to say; someone to listen." The sixteen contributors to this volume recognize and demonstrate, directly or indirectly, the truth of Terry Tempest Williams' observation. They come from different places and from different backgrounds. They are writers, poets, teachers, analysts, educators, and theorists. Their writing styles vary accordingly, yet their works share similar themes, from the deeply personal to the cultural and historical, from the literary to the mythological and spiritual. Terry Tempest Williams' statement also implies a necessary bond between speaker and listener, or as in this case, author and reader, and it is our hope that this Women's Voices issue of Spring will encourage such a mutually inspired relationship.

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9781935528661
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2014-09-18
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SPRING 84 FALL 2010 GOD MUST DIE OR MUST HE

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C. G. Jung's psychology of individuation and self is rooted in his interpretation of Christianity. This issue, guest-edited by Greg Mogenson, contains a new article by Wolfgang Giegerich that critically examines Jung's thesis concerning the one-sidedness of Christianity. Several in-depth reactions to the Giegerich article from a half-dozen contributors follow, offering a thorough-going collegial discussion of important aspects of Jungian thought. Topics addressed include the telos of Christianity, the theology/psychology difference, the reality of evil question, and the kenosis dynamic central to the Christian message and its relation to the end of theism.

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9781935528081
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2010-10-01
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Preludes: Essays on the Ludic Imagination

$21.95

These essays are clearly not about play as unseriousness, not about fun and games, a point that should be abundantly demonstrated by the reference to the death camps of the Holocaust. They are about the space, the "Spielraum," necessary for the wheel of life to turn soulfully. Christine Downing's essays may be felt to function as a possible prelude to the play of a truly ludic imagination, which, like Buber's "slow medicine," quietly enters the soul, working into the heart, awakening a secret melody to be noticed only later. "Preludes," indeed! David L. Miller
Author of "Three Faces of God"
and "Hells and Holy Ghosts"

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9780595354313
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2005-05-05
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Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life

$20.99

Maureen Murdock is the author of The Heroine's Journey, Fathers' Daughters, Spinning Inward, and The Heroine's Journey Workbook. Murdock taught in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program where she was awarded the Outstanding Creative Writing Teacher in l995. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, is an exhibiting photographer and has been an instuctor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently completing her PhD in Mythological Studies.

Book by Murdock, Maureen

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9781401053659
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2002-09-03
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Getting Back into Place, Second Edition: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World (Studies in Continental Thought)

$35.00

What would the world be like if there were no places? Our lives are so place-oriented that we cannot begin to comprehend the loss of locality. Indeed, the space we occupy has much to do with what and who we are. Yet, despite the pervasiveness of place in our everyday lives, philosophers have neglected it.

Since its publication in 1993, Getting Back into Place has been recognized as a pioneering study of the importance of place in people's lives. This edition includes new material that reflects on the development of the field of environmental philosophy and presents Edward S. Casey's current thinking on place and home in our increasingly troubled world.

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9780253220882
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Relationship Between CG Jung and Erich Neumann Based on Their Correspondence

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$19.95

With the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party in Germany, Erich Neumann, who had just finished his medical studies, was forbidden, as were all his Jewish colleagues, from completing his final practicum year and obtaining his medical degree. He took his small family and left Germany in 1933 to work with C. G. Jung in Switzerland. In 1934, young Micha and his mother immigrated to Palestine, and Erich followed them several months later. He established himself as a Jungian analyst and began writing in German about his Jewish experience and Jungian ideas, while keeping up a lifelong correspondence with Jung.
Micha Neumann, himself a psychiatrist, offers us a personal glimpse into the complicated relationship between his father, Erich Neumann, and C. G. Jung. Whereas Freud was the elder in his relationship with Jung, in the relationship between Jung and Erich Neumann, Jung was the elder.
Micha Neumann, who learned of the letters only after both his parents were gone, comments: "I remember how my father spoke about Jung, whom he adored and loved. When I read the correspondence between them, I could compare the father-son relationship between Jung and Neumann, which was very fruitful and positive, where Freud's attitude toward his young disciple Jung was negative and castrating."
Based on the letters of Jung and Neumann, which have been recently published, along with the impressions Micha Neumann gleaned from his parents, this book provides a framework for this correspondence and provides additional insight into a rich, personal dimension of their complicated relationship.

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9781630512194
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2016-04-15
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FREUD'S ORACLE

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9780976535218
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Playful Psyche Jugian Odyssey VIV

$24.95

This volume of essays ensues from the 6th Jungian Odyssey retreat, held at the historic Monte Verità-the Mountain of Truth-in the Canton of Ticino in the southern Swiss Alps. The authors are training analysts and scholarly guests of the International School of Analytical Psychology Zürich. The modern history of Monte Verità began in 1899 when a group of anarchists settled in this rugged terrain, vowing to re-discover "humanity's harmony with nature" and "the unity of body, soul, intellect." In time this mountain of truth emerged as a magnet for many dancers, artists, and thinkers-among them C.G. Jung himself. Carrying forward the spirit of the place, the authors of this volume observe the psyche at play in wide-ranging fields that stretch from the science laboratory to the analytic consulting room-from physics and mathematics to collective and personal catastrophe, to synchronicity, symptom, art, song, dream, myth, and the experiencing body. These seemingly far-flung contributions join in a vital persuasion: The playful psyche draws us into the "chaos of chance" and "wondrous mischance" with purpose-namely to imbue life with new meaning. The creative challenge for the ego and individuation is to sustain being at the threshold of the conscious and unconscious-or to dwell at "the edge between chaos and order, where the dance of life takes place." (I Ching)

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9781935528388
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2012-05-01
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Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe

$19.95
Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at
http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/88024

In 1952 C. G. Jung published a paradoxical hypothesis on synchronicity that marked an attempt to expand the western world’s conception of the relationship between nature and the psyche. Jung’s hypothesis sought to break down the polarizing cause-effect assessment of the world and psyche, suggesting that everything is interconnected. Thus, synchronicity is both "a meaningful event" and "an acausal connecting principle." Evaluating the world in this manner opened the door to "exploring the possibility of meaning in chance or random events, deciphering if and when meaning might be present even if outside conscious awareness."

Now, after contextualizing Jung’s work in relation to contemporary scientific advancements such as relativity and quantum theories, Joseph Cambray explores in this book how Jung’s theories, practices, and clinical methods influenced the current field of complexity theory, which works with a paradox similar to Jung’s synchronicity: the importance of symmetry as well as the need to break that symmetry for "emergence" to occur. Finally, Cambray provides his unique contribution to the field by attempting to trace "cultural synchronicities," a reconsideration of historical events in terms of their synchronistic aspects. For example, he examines the emergence of democracy in ancient Greece in order "to find a model of group decision making based on emergentist principles with a synchronistic core."

 

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9781603443005
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2012-01-01
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New Therapy for Politics? PsyD W16

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$37.95

Andrew Samuels has established an international practice as a political consultant, working with senior politicians, political parties and activist groups. His lectures and workshops on the application of "therapy thinking" to social and political issues attract wide interest. His previous books in this area, such as The Political Psyche and Politics on the Couch, have been widely appreciated.

Now, in a long-anticipated tour-de-force that is both compassionate and intellectually stimulating, this book deepens in a new and innovate style his engagement with themes such as economics, ecopsychology, leadership, aggression and violence, the role of the individual in progressive politics, and sexuality and spirituality in political contexts.

The reader is encouraged to move beyond conventional professional or academic discourse by the inclusion of experiential exercises in the text. In this way, activism and analysis, public and private, therapeutic and more-than-personal are all brought together in a satisfying yet challenging synthesis.

Samuels is open about the problems with trying to apply therapy thinking to discussion about pressing political, social and economic questions, and to the loss of a sense of meaning and purpose in personal and collective life. Although there is a long history in the psychotherapies of aspiration to achieve this, and therapists invited the world into their consulting rooms, the "client" did not show up for its first session. In the book, Samuels discuss why this has been the case, accepting that there is a very bad historical record to own, ranging from Jung's anti-semitism to psychoanalytic homophobia and heteronormativity. There is also the problem of therapists' uncontrollable desire to prove their theories correct.

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9781782203179
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2015-10-09
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Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor

$27.98

"A glance at these 30 essays reveals Professor Slattery's astoundingly vast and varied range of scholarly interests....These disciplines function for Dennis as modes of knowing, modes of imagining."

--Peter C. Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University.

Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Ph.D., is an artist and professor at Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and faculty in the Humanities Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her artwork appears on numerous book and journal covers.

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9780595419258
Publication Date: 
2006-12-21
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Re-Visioning Psychology

$16.99

This groundbreaking classic explores the necessity of connections between our life and soul and developing the main lines of the soul-making process.

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9780060905637
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HEALING CHOICE YOUR GT EMOTIONAL RECOVERY AFTER AN ABORTION

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$16.95

Few women can walk away from the experience of abortion without some lingering emotional discomfort. Unresolved feelings of guilt, shame, and sadness may not surface until months, often years, after an abortion. These feelings, if ignored, can possibly manifest themselves in more troubling ways, resulting in unstable relationships, self-destructive and addictive behaviors, depression, and low self-esteem. Now, two experienced psychotherapists share their approach to dealing with the sensitive and long-overlooked issue of post-abortion pain or trauma. The Healing Choice breaks the silence surrounding a topic often clouded by debate and focuses exclusively on helping women chart a path toward emotional recovery. Through a step-by-step process, complete with self-tests, exercises, and interviews with women who share their own post-abortion experiences, Dr. Candance De Puy and Dr. Dana Dovitch will help you come to terms with your post-abortion emotions and offer support a you begin the process of healing.

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9780684831961
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1997-03-06
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Learning From Dreams

$30.00

Dreams have profound implications for the physical and spiritual realm, for the body as well as for the psyche. The innovative dream-work procedures developed in this book are instruments that help illuminate such connections, allowing for symbolic elaboration of psychosomatic symptoms that favor their transformation and resolution. The procedures of Dream Processing, Body-Active-Imagination and Contemplative Dream Experience are described and investigated and illustrated with manifold examples. They are valuable tools for the therapeutic professional and for any of us wishing to interact with dreams to harmonize with the profound process that orients us to the path of our lives. Learning from Dreams is the result of many years of research within Dream-Experience-Groups. This Jungian dreamwork methodology broadens the traditional individual setting and offers new perspectives for the professional practice and theory.

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9783856307035
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2006-04-15
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C.G. Jung in the Humanities: Taking the Soul's Path

$24.95

C. G. Jung in the Humanities offers for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the significance of Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung's work to the humanities. By penetrating the secrets of the creative psyche and exploring how the individual fits into the social and psychological collective, Jung’s work offers valuable contributions to cultural theory, literature, film and the arts, history, mythology, gender, politics, religious studies and even to the complex areas where the humanities and sciences border one another. As a writer of myth, alchemy, symbolism, narrative and poetics as well as on them, Jung proves a forerunner of the new holism reflected in complexity theory and emergence theory, and offers the promise of reconciling the sciences with the arts, of man with nature.

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9781935528029
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