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Psyches Knife Archetypal Explorations of Love and Power

$19.95

Psyche's Knife examines the myth of Eros and Psyche as a metaphor for the development of soul in the psychology of women, explicating the tropes of love and power as depicted by Psyche's use of a knife in attempting to learn the identity of her lover. Nelson examines the metaphor of the knife from all angles-alchemical, sacrificial, lunar, phallic-and delves into the mythology and imagery of women and knives, connecting our deep past to our present lives and our possibilities for the future. Elizabeth Eowyn Nelson is core faculty and dissertation policy director at Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, California, where she has been teaching since 2002. She is coauthor of The Art of Inquiry (2005), which expresses many key ideas about research and the creative process centered on the living psyche. Her research interests focus on mythologies of feminine power, cultural expressions of the shadow, and somatic psychology. A professional writer and editor for thirty years, she is also a lifelong athlete, a certified massage therapist, and an avid student of the Tarot, runes, and archetypal astrology.

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9781888602531
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2012-03-01
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Marie Louise Von Franz: The Classic Jungian and the Classic Jungian Tradition

$25.00

Marie-Louise von Franz, Ph.D. (1915-1998), worked closely with C.G. Jung for almost thirty years. She is an acknowledged authority on the application of Jungian psychology to dreams, alchemical texts and fairy tales, and author of many books. Her titles in this series include Redemption Motifs in Fairy Tales (1980), On Divination and Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful Chance (1980), Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology (1980), The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption (1999), and The Problem of the Puer Aeternus (2000).

This book consists of memories of Dr. von Franz by those who knew and loved her, with detailed appreciation of her life and work in the service of Jung’s school of analytical psychology. Among the contributors are Thomas B. Kirsch, Anne Maguire, James A. Hall, Barbara Davies, Daryl Sharp and Robert S. Henderson. An additional section explores what is meant by the “classic Jungian tradition,” which Dr. von Franz exemplified so substantially while putting her own unique stamp on it.

This title consists of memories of Dr. von Franz by those who knew and loved her, with detailed appreciation of her life and work in the service of Jung's school of analytical psychology.

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9781894574235
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2008-07-01
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Psychology at the Threshold

$12.95

Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the International Conference of the University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000

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9780972396608
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WISDOM OF THE PSYCHE

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$22.00

The Wisdom of the Psyche encourages clergy to help parishioners bring forth their unconscious feelings and images to join their conscious thoughts. In this way, the church allows its members the space to present themselves fully to God and to be fully present to the human need around them.

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9783856305987
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2000-01-01
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After Midnight: Selected Poems

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$18.00

Joseph Bobrow's poems are prayers for safe haven. They are sutras for life, for the protection of soldiers, children, mothers, fathers, everyone. We can take refuge in our relationships with one another, and in the beauty of the world. --Maxine Hong Kingston, author, activist, and the recipient of the National Medal of Art from President Barack Obama.

Joseph Bobrow's poems know that every day we are dying and that every one of those dying days we are also fully alive. He writes that "memory and inclination are subject to conditions on the ground," and so they are in these moving poems which are the gift of seeing and of the ability to respond to tragedy and delight in equal measure while weaving them into the fabric of a life fully realized. --Dan Gerber, Author of Sailing through Cassiopeia, 2013 Book of the Year Award in Poetry from The Society of Midland Authors.

Joseph Bobrow's poems are down-to-earth meditations on the poignant mysteries of life, love, and loss. Not one is abstract or philosophical; every one is a Dharma talk with heart. I kept touching into moments of Bobrow's experience that mirrored--and enriched--my own. Bows! --David Richo, author of You Are Not What You Think: The Egoless Path to Self-Esteem and Generous Love.

Reading Joe Bobrow's poetry makes me want to live more wildly, more fully. His poems live in an irresistible arc between the raw and vivid details of his precious life and a sense of vastness, of spaciousness, of universality. I want to return to these poems again and again. His voice makes me want to reply with my own poetry, and to touch his voice in the darkness. --Stephen Cope, best-selling author of The Great Work of Your Life and Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

In the dense moments of Bobrow's writing Intensity hovers, swells. Pain and bliss rise, fall, rise again. Which will it be moment to moment? Where can we go when it is happening? Seek refuge in a poem? These poems accost us with more of how it feels to be alive. Be ready. --Michael Eigen, Author of Under the Totem: In Search of a Path

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9781771690423
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2017-02-28
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Psyche Speaks A Jungian Approach to Self and World

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Psyche Speaks had its origin in a dream, in the dream's poem, and in a series of strange events. Dr. Lockhart writes: "I awoke from a dream, speaking the last line of a poem..... where madness is psyche's only nurse. Later that day, as I walked along Market Street in San Francisco, I experienced a series of events that were a powerful reminder of that line, which haunts me still." It is the author's sense that the failure in modern life to nurse psyche in ourselves and in others does, in fact, open the door to madness. Madness itself becomes nurse. The dream, the poem, and that day's events have led the author to work on the problem of how to nurture psychic development in our day, which means, first of all, how to listen to psyche in the overlooked and undervalued Market Street we call every day, ordinary life. Jung perceived and taught that the psyche now, as in ages past, produces myths by which to portray its sufferings, its realities, its hopes. These images may correspond to ancient myths of other peoples and other times, byt we need also to hear those symbolic expressions of the psyche in our own time which are new or different, not contained in old stories or categories, mythical or clinical What is the psyche trying to say in our time? The author believes the new myths have to do with eros, with a new eros forming: an eros which cannot be portrayed or comprehended within old explanations, interpretations, or analyses: an eros which recognizes that psyche first and foremost wants to be heard. To hear and to tell means to keep faith with the myth-inducing quality of life and the myth-producing quality of the psyche. This eros also requires a re-casting of our normal distinctions between "inner" and "outer," for psyche seems to be speaking from a space between these realms. Dreams are visitors from this between space. Listening to and enacting the hints of such dreams will provide the welcoming eros for what the Irish poet AE called "The Pilgrim of Eternity" and for what Jung called the "Coming Guest."

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9780911783056
Publication Date: 
2014-02-01
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Psychology's Dream of the Courtroom

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$32.95

Psychology and the law have long maintained a collegial association with one another as adjacent disciplines. In the criminal justice system, for example, psychologists and psychiatrists serve regularly as expert witnesses, providing insight into the motivations and mental status of accused and convicted persons. But what about the reverse of this relation? What contribution has "the law" made to the work of analyst and patient in the consulting room? And what insights may be drawn from putting psychology itself on trial? In this ground-breaking book, the use of legal metaphors and the courtroom analogy by Freud, Jung, and psychology more generally are examined in relation to the practice psychotherapy and analysis. In this way, psychoanalysis and analytical psychology are shown in fresh perspective to be disciplines of truth in the spirit of a trial or court proceeding.

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9781935528777
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2016-11-09
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Integration: The Psychology and Mythology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and His (Unfinished) Therapy with the Soul of America

$21.95

Jesse Jackson once said of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Thinking about him is like thinking about the prism, the sun shining through a glass from as many angles as you look. You know there is another set of rays, and as many angles as you think about Dr. King, there is yet another set of angles with which to analyze him.” Author and depth psychologist Jennifer Leigh Selig approaches King from the angle of a cultural therapist, a radical conceit that extends therapy beyond the bounded container of the consulting room and into the cultural milieu, and beyond the narrow purview of the licensed few and into the hands of the committed many. During the Civil Rights Movement, Selig illustrates how King put America on the couch, talked with her about her issues, challenged her to see her psychological dis-ease, and marched with her along the path of healing, toward her own integration. And just as common wisdom says that therapists can only take clients as far toward wholeness as they have traveled themselves, it is illuminating to look at King’s psychological health for hints about why he was able to succeed, and where he might have failed, to heal his “client,” the soul of America. Drawing upon the mythic roles that possessed King—the deliverer, the prophet, and the martyr-savior—and the mythic goal that obsessed him—the creation of the beloved community—this book is a fascinating and ground-breaking exploration of the psyche and mythos of one man and his country struggling toward integration.

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9780615630915
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2012-10-01
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A Little Course in Dreams

$16.95

This is a hands-on manual for anyone who is interested in dreams. At the same time, it is the story of a personal journey through the dream world by the author and several of his patients and students. Robert Bosnak offers exercises and strategies for studying dreams, including:

   •  Remembering and recording dreams
   •  Analyzing a written dream text
   •  Studying a series of dreams for its underlying themes
   •  Using the techniques of active imagination and amplification
   •  Working on dreams alone, in pairs, and in groups


Through this Little Course in Dreams it becomes clear that the imagination is a powerful force that simultaneously "poisons" us and provides the remedies to the soul's ills. Dreamwork thus opens the way to the healing and transformation of the soul.

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9781570623868
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Surfing LA (DVD)

$34.00
Surfing LA’s principle photography was completed in one day in the spring of 2004.

The three participants spent the day touring some of Los Angeles’ oddest spots including Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, The Metropolitan Detention Center, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery and of course Venice.

Bestselling author and psychologist James Hillman and famed essayist Michael Ventura spend the first half of the hour long DVD chatting about the LA mindset. Their good friend and Doors drummer John Densmore joins them the second part for further reminiscences and explorations of 60’s LA and her weird place in the world’s psyche. Surfing LA , conceived by director Kevan Jenson, corresponds with major themes in Hillman’s depth psychology. Hillman’s dictum that "conversation is consciousness" was tested here in the attempt to bottle the spontaneous intellect, wit and insight that flashes within conversation, much like improvisation in jazz.

The first title in the series "James Hillman's Fragments". These titles explore psychology as amusement, entertaining ideas with a little sparkle of inspiration.
DVD, 59 minutes.
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00036
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Psychology and Alchemy, CW Volume 12

$37.50

A study of the analogies between alchemy, Christian dogma, and psychological symbolism. Revised translation, with new bibliography and index.

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9780691018317
Publication Date: 
1980-10-21
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ARCHETYPAL PSYCHOLOGIES REFLECTION IN HONOR OF JAMES HILLMAN DJA W13 CLE F14,15

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$32.95

James Hillman's work has influenced innumerable analysts, psychologists, philosophers, artists, culture critics, and more. The dissemination of his writings has inspired challenging and individual psychological productions worldwide. In this volume, Stanton Marlan has brought together a collection of 27 papers by well-known authors whose work expresses the fecundity and influence of Archetypal Psychology at its best. In addition to these seminal essays, there are many rare photographs, as well as an excerpt from the developing official biography of Hillman. This book highlights the importance, both of Hillman's original contributions, and of current developments in this field.

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9781882670543
Publication Date: 
2008-06-23
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Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

$17.00

"[An] acute and powerful vision . . . offers a renaissance of humane values."--Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life

Plato called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel"; today we use such terms as "heart," "spirit," and "soul." While philosophers and psychologists from Plato to Jung have studied and debated the fundamental essence of our individuality, our modern culture refuses to accept that a unique soul guides each of us from birth, shaping the course of our lives. In this extraordinary bestseller, James Hillman presents a brilliant vision of our selves, and an exciting approach to the mystery at the center of every life that asks, "What is it, in my heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?"

Drawing on the biographies of figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mohandas K. Gandhi, Hillman argues that character is fate, that there is more to each individual than can be explained by genetics and environment. The result is a reasoned and powerful road map to understanding our true nature and discovering an eye-opening array of choices--from the way we raise our children to our career paths to our social and personal commitments to achieving excellence in our time.

Praise for The Soul's Code

"Champions a glorious sort of rugged individualism that, with the help of an inner daimon (or guardian angel), can triumph against all odds."--The Washington Post Book World

"[A] brilliant, absorbing work . . . Hillman dares us to believe that we are each meant to be here, that we are needed by the world around us."--Publishers Weekly

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9780399180149
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2017-08-01
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Pagan Meditations: The Worlds of Aphrodite, Artemis and Hestia

$22.00

Review By David L. Miller Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Her truly remarkable work on the mythemes of three Greek religious figures is frankly feminist in perspective, but imaginably feminist and polytheistically so. "We are all Greek," she writes (3), and she means by this to include the aphroditic, artemisian, and hestian aspects of men as well as women (192). Paris writes: “There are as many feminisms as goddesses” (199) and she adds: “I do no think of polytheism as superior to monotheism – that would be contradictory” (198). True to these assertions, the text avoids literalisms and nominalisms. …Sensitive to the fact that “it is uninteresting if one only wishes to imitate the Greeks” (172), indeed, was uninteresting as imitatio Christi, Paris’ purpose is to make mythemes available “as a focus for questioning ourselves [individually and socially], for creating images” (172). … The word “meditations” in the title is apt and should be read in the sense associated with Martin Heidegger and Marcus Aurelius. When Heidegger contrasted meditative with calculative thinking in his “Memorial Address” for Conradin Kreutzer in 1955, he claimed for the former the qualities of an “openness for mystery” and a “releasement toward things,” i.e., a humility in the face of the anxiety for certainty and control which could be correlated to a sensitivity for the body experience, qualities Heidegger thought were lacking in the encroaching sociologizing and scientizing of an-aesthetic life and thought in the academy. That Paris’ work is meditative in this Heideggerian sense is especially seen in the way she handles the myth/history problematic. “The entanglement of history and myth is only embarrassing, “ she writes, “when we try at all costs to hold to the facts rather than to the spirit” (157). … Such modality leads Paris, and the reader, into a sensus communis that is reminiscent not only of Heidegger’s characterization, but also of the actual quality of text in the case of Marcus’ Meditations. Like Marcus’ writing, this work is an essay…Indeed to this reviewer that the essay may well represent the mode, more and more, of thinking on the frontier as well as on the margins. One may recall other recent works: Anne Carson’s Eros, an Essay. James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games, and Susan Sontag’s, essay on Roland Barthes. These move the marbles. Besides Marcus Aurelius, there are Emerson, Montaigne, and the zuihitsu of the fourteenth-century Japanese writer Kenko … Paris’ book belongs to this company of the scholarly essay… This book is not without passion and body … In fact, this meditative essay, in the view of this reader, demonstrates its author’s saying: “More complexity, fewer complexes.”


This book is Paris's contribution to "imaginative" feminism.

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9780882143309
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Jung in India

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$32.95

Based on archival research, Jung in India is an account of Carl Jung's relationship with India spanning several decades of the twentieth century. Jung's India comes alive through the nuances of his journey there in 1937-38 and the encounters he had with India through readings, acquaintances, and correspondence. Chronicling that eventful history, the narrative brings to the surface previously unpublished information about Jung and draws on his psychological notions and religious worldview to reveal how India and Jung influenced each other in the long course of their association.

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9781935528470
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2013-07-12
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Mapping the Organizational Psyche: A Jungian Theory of Organizational Dynamics and Change

$15.00

In the midst of self-reflection and restructuring, today’s corporate culture is ready for sweeping change and innovation. Mapping the Organizational Psyche offers courageous business leaders the opportunity to delve deeper into the corporate consciousness. Taking a cue from C.J. Jung’s work on the collective unconscious, authors John G. Corlett and Carol S. Pearson examine the organizational psyche and pose solutions to complex challenges through the use of archetypal concepts. Included is a workbook section that allows readers to assess their own organizations.

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9780935652697
Publication Date: 
2004-06-30
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Jung's Map of the Soul

$18.95
More than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung's analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights.
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9780812693768
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Jung on Mythology (Encountering Jung Series)

$28.95


At least three major questions can be asked of myth: what is its subject matter? what is its origin? and what is its function? Theories of myth may differ on the answers they give to any of these questions, but more basically they may also differ on which of the questions they ask. C. G. Jung's theory is one of the few that purports to answer fully all three questions. This volume collects and organizes the key passages on myth by Jung himself and by some of the most prominent Jungian writers after him: Erich Neumann, Marie-Louise von Franz, and James Hillman. The book synthesizes the discovery of myth as a way of thinking, where it becomes a therapeutic tool providing an entrance to the unconscious.


In the first selections, Jung begins to differentiate his theory from Freud's by asserting that there are fantasies and dreams of an "impersonal" nature that cannot be reduced to experiences in a person's past. Jung then asserts that the similarities among myths are the result of the projection of the collective rather than the personal unconscious onto the external world. Finally, he comes to the conclusion that myth originates and functions to satisfy the psychological need for contact with the unconscious--not merely to announce the existence of the unconscious, but to let us experience it.


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9780691017365
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Gleanings: Essays 1982 to 2006

$22.95

Gleanings is a gathering of hitherto uncollected essays written by Christine Downing during the quarter century since the publication in 1981 of her seminal book, The Goddess: Mythological Images of the Feminine. Many of the essays continue her exploration of Greek goddess traditions and other aspects of Greek mythology. Others grow out of her ongoing involvement with the thought of both Freud and Jung. The interrelationship between polis and psyche, city and soul, is a central theme of several of these papers, including those that focus on the Holocaust. Various facets of lesbian and gay experience are also examined.

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9780595400362
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ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES IN JUNGIAN P-track W14, Clin W16 POD 30% Routledge see misc before ordering

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$42.95

The Jungian approach to analysis and psychotherapy has been undergoing an extensive reconsideration during the past decade. Analytical Psychology calls special attention to the areas that have been most impacted: the core concepts and practices of the Jungian tradition, along with relevant intellectual and historical background.

Internationally renowned authors drawing on the forefront of advance in neuroscience, evolution, psychoanalysis, and philosophical and historical studies, provide an overview of the most important aspects of these developments. Beginning with a chronicle of the history of the Jungian movement, areas covered include:

* a background to the notion of 'archetype'
* human development from a Jungian perspective
* the creative extension of Jung's theory of psychological types
* re-evaluation of traditional Jungian methods of treatment in the light of contemporary scientific findings
* Jungian development of transference and countertransference
* a new formulation of synchronicity.

Analytical Psychology presents a unique opportunity to witness a school of psychotherapy going through a renaissance. Drawing on original insights from its founder, C.G. Jung, this book helps focus and shape the current state of analytical psychology and point to areas for future exploration.

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9781583919996
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2004-07-29
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Twisted Sky: Selected Poems

$14.95

Twisted Sky: Selected Poems (2007) comes in large measure from the natural world, personal experience and philosophic musings. The author writes in his Introduction: “Not just nature, but wildness itself [are] metaphors of the irrational in the human soul and as an image sign system infused with religious divinity and human passion.”

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01495
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LONGING FOR A LAND ADJUNCT RECC ADJUNCT RECC FALL 2010 Clin W16 PsyD W16

$15.00
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9780974531717
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Art of Inquiry: A Depth Psychological Perspective, 2nd Revised Edition

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What is the relationship between the psyche and the inquiring mind? In this clear and readable book, authors Coppin and Nelson show that research guided by the soul is rich, passionate and meaningful. Borrowing from their expertise as scholars and teachers, they blend philosophy and practice to describe what scholarly research undertaken from the perspective of the soul might look like and to account for the exceptional experience of psychological inquiry at its best. The Art of inquiry is destined to become a new standard text in depth psychology.

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9780882145594
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POLITICAL PSYCHE

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$52.95

What can depth psychology and politics offer each other?

In The Political Psyche Andrew Samuels shows how the inner journey of analysis and psychotherapy and the passionate political convictions of the outer world are linked. He brings an acute psychological perspective to bear on public themes such as the market economy, environmentalism, nationalism, and anti-Semitism. But, true to his aim of setting in motion a two-way process between depth psychology and politics, he also lays bare the hidden politics of the father, the male body, and of men's issues generally. A special feature of the book is an international survey into what analysts and psychotherapists do when their patients/clients bring overtly political material into the clinical setting. The results, including what the respondents reveal about their own political attitudes, destabilize any preconceived notions about the political sensitivity of analysis and psychotherapy.

This Classic Edition of the book includes a new introduction by Andrew Samuels.

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9781138888470
Publication Date: 
2015-10-07
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Genius Myth

$19.95

Each person born participates in the genius of life and the world at this time is in great need of an awakening of the genius qualities hidden in each of us. In this view genius refers, not to measurable intelligence, but to the essential uniqueness of each person and the gifts and talents that form the core of their inner life. The presence of genius marks each person, regardless of age, gender orientation, ethnicity or social status as being essentially distinct and automatically valuable. In a rapidly changing world faced with seemingly impossible problems, it becomes important to understand that each person has something to contribute to the solutions. Rather than heroically save the world, the real work of humanity at this time may be to awaken the unique spark and inner resiliency of genius within each person. Both timely and timeless, this book is essential for anyone who seeks to awaken their own genius and learn how it can help heal nature and re-imagine culture. This book will help young people hoping to find a meaningful way in the world and adults wanting to dwell more deeply in life. It offers essential ideas for parents and teachers, counselors and mentors seeking to encourage and support those they teach and care about. The Genius Myth is essential reading for anyone searching for a true orientation in the midst of a world gone wrong. The culmination of decades of work with at-risk youth and at-risk people, Michael Meade's book about the genius myth combines dramatic real life experiences with compelling mythic tales and a

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9780971601123
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