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Eros And The Shattering Gaze

Author: Kenneth A. Kimmel
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 1926715497
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This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men's endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming and penetrating to bear--so much so that the other must either be colonized or devalued. This wide-ranging work offers them hope for transcendence. Explores: Transcendence of Narcissism in Romance Men-s Capacity to Love Kabbalistic Mysticism Post-modern Philosophy Contemporary Trends in Psychoanalysis

The Guilt Cure

Author: Nancy Carter Pennington
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 1926715535
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The Guilt Cure addresses spiritual and psychological means to treat and expiate guilt and it's neurotic counterparts. One of the great paradoxes of guilt is that despite its useful contributions to our lives, it can also be potentially dangerous. It is a major cause of anxiety and depression, and if untreated or expiated in some way, guilt can be deadly.This seminal body of work about the psychological implications of guilt reaches deep into humanity's collective experience of guilt and finds persuasive psychological reasons for guilt's role and purpose that go far beyond conventionally held religious explanations. The conventional view is that guilt's primary function is the protection and maintenance of morals. While guilt admittedly contributes to the protection and maintenance of morals, this is by no means its only role. Nor is it even its most important role.Guilt is complicated and paradoxical. It serves the psyche, and life itself, in a number of ways beyond its role in the protection of conventional morality. The Guilt Cure examines the many faces of guilt, including its more important function in the creation and maintenance of consciousness, its place in the self-regulatory system of the psyche, its effects on our psychological development, and its impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

Gathering The Light

Author: V. Walter Odajnyk
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 1926715551
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Originally published by Shambhala in 1993, Gathering the Light is a significant contribution to Jungian psychology and to research concerning the relationship between psychological and spiritual development. Gathering the Light remains a groundbreaking work that integrates Jungian psychology, alchemy, and the practice of meditation. It is one of very few, if not the only Jungian book that demonstrates that the alchemical opus is not only an analogy of the individuation process, but also a depiction of various experiential stages encountered in the course of meditation. Gathering the Light compares Western and Eastern images of the goal of alchemy and of meditation practice; it offers a psychological interpretation of the Zen Ox Herding pictures; it argues that in essence both psychological and spiritual development consists of the withdrawal of projections; and the appendix offers a critique of Wilber's mistaken view of Jung's conception of archetypes and provides a critical review of Thomas Cleary's translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower.

The Orphan

Author: Audrey Punnett
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 1771690178
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The Orphan: A Journey to Wholeness addresses loneliness and the feeling of being alone in the world, two distinct characteristics that mark the life of an orphan. Regardless if we have grown up with or without parents, we are all too likely to meet such experiences in ourselves and in our daily encounters with others. With numerous case examples, Dr. Punnett describes how loneliness and the feeling of being alone tend to be repeated in later relationships and may eventually lead to states of anxiety and depression. The main purpose of this book is not to just stay within the context of the literal orphan, but also to explore its symbolic dimensions in order to provide meaning to the diverse experiences of feeling alone in the world. In accepting the orphan within, we begin to take responsibility for our own unique life journey, a privileged journey in which one can at some point in time say with pride, I am an orphan.

The Rabbi The Goddess And Jung

Author: Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 1771690364
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A sanctuary for the soul—In The Rabbi, the Goddess, and Jung, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky shows us how to create a sacred space by cultivating one’s inner life. Admitting that this is not an easy practice in our hectic, fearful times, she demonstrates how the word from within orients—whether it comes as gift or disturbance, guest or ghost, riddle or revelation. It may force a confrontation with one’s worst fears. It may visit in nightmare images, such as the enormous spider with hairy legs and eight baleful eyes that appeared in a dream, come to warn, it would seem, of the perils facing human nature and Mother Nature. It is essential, especially in difficult times, to make space for what the Kabbalah calls “the beyond that lies within”—the still small voice of the Self, the long view of the wisdom traditions. In this collection of poetic, visionary essays, Lowinsky tells stories of the Lady Tree who showed up when she was six, and has wandered in and out of her life, revealing her Goddess nature. Active imagination enables her to work out unfinished business with ancestors including her father and Jung. Dreams introduce her to her spirit guides, and to a dancing rabbi who insists she study Kabbalah. And that scary spider turns out to be Grandmother Spider, a creator goddess who has the power, if we recognize Her, to help us reweave our relationship with earth.

You And Me And Him

Author: Kris Dinnison
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641189381
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Maggie: Übergewichtig und Oldie-Fan. Nash: Schwul und der absolute Styler. Gemeinsam gehen sie durch dick und dünn. Bis Tom in ihre miefige Kleinstadt zieht – und für ziemlich frischen Wind sorgt. Süß, charmant und smart bringt er sowohl Maggies als auch Nashs Herz zum rasen ... Der Beginn eines turbulenten Liebeskarussells: Nash ist in Tom verknallt. Tom in Maggie. Aber Maggie will Nash auf keinen Fall als besten Freund verlieren. Boyfriend oder best Friend – das ist jetzt die Frage, die Maggie und Nash in ein ebenso witziges wie berührendes Gefühlschaos stürzt ...

Die Niedrigen Himmel

Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518737023
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Anthony Marras atemberaubender Debütroman Die niedrigen Himmel erzählt von menschlicher Grausamkeit und davon, was sie aus uns macht. Und von Liebe und Humanität, die alles überdauern. Die achtjährige Hawah muss mit ansehen, wie die Föderalen ihren Vater verschleppen und ihr Haus niederbrennen, in einem kleinen Dorf in Tschetschenien, mitten im Krieg. Auch hinter dem Mädchen sind sie her. Ihr Nachbar, Achmed, rettet sie aus ihrem Versteck und bringt sie zum nächsten Krankenhaus. Dort treffen sie auf die Ärztin Sonja, die Hawah widerwillig aufnimmt. Doch schon bald geht es auch für Sonja nur noch darum, das Leben des Mädchens zu retten. Denn in einer Welt, in der alles zerbrochen ist und Freunde zu Wölfen werden, hilft nur das unbedingte Festhalten an dem, was uns zu Menschen macht: Mitgefühl und Liebe.