Psychology

Meeting the Shadow

Author: Connie Zweig

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

View: 818

The author offers exploration of self and practical guidance dealing with the dark side of personality based on Jung's concept of "shadow," or the forbidden and unacceptable feelings and behaviors each of us experience.
Psychology

Romancing the Shadow

Author: Connie Zweig

Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 953

Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore, but which can erupt in hurtful ways. As therapists Connie Zweig and Steve Wolf show in this landmark book, the shadow can actually be a source of emotional richness and vitality, and acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing and an authentic life. "Romancing the shadow"--meeting your dark side, beginning to understand its unconscious messages, and learning to use its powerful energies in productive ways--is the challenging and exciting soul work that Zweig and Wolf offer in this practical, rewarding guide. Drawing on the timeless teachings of Carl Jung and compelling stories from their clinical practices, Zweig and Wolf reveal how the shadow guides your choices in love, sex, marriage, friendship, work, and family life. With their innovative method, you can uncover the unique patterns and purpose of your shadow and learn to defuse negative emotions; reclaim forbidden or lost feelings; achieve greater self-acceptance; heal betrayal; reimagine and re-create relationships; cultivate compassion for others; renew creative expressions; and find purpose in your suffering. The shadow knows why good people sometimes do bad things. Romancing the shadow and learning to read the messages it encodes in daily life can deepen your consciousness, imagination, and soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Social Science

Explaining Evil [3 volumes]

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 1003

View: 910

In this three-volume set, international scholars from across a broad spectrum of scholarly fields examine the concept of evil throughout history and world cultures from religious, scientific, psychological, and political perspectives. • Contains original contributions from 75 distinguished scholars from various religious and cultural backgrounds, including psychologists, academic and clinical sociologists, historians, philosophers, theologians, and professors of political science, ethics, and law
Psychology

Horror and the Holy

Author: Kirk Schneider

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

View: 227

Dr. Schneider draws upon a detailed and telling analysis of eleven well-known horror stories: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Invisible Man, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Birds, Forbidden Planet, Vertigo, and Alien. He finds that a spiritual understanding of life can be attained through horror. Classic horror steers a middle path between fanaticism and despair: the path of wonderment. Horror teaches us that the human personality is paradoxical, that revulsion and disgust are the obverse of excitement and freedom, and that both poles are vital to individual, social, and ecological well-being.
Religion

Sex, Death and Witchcraft

Author: Douglas Ezzy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 567

Faunalia is a controversial Pagan festival with a reputation for being wild and emotionally intense. It lasts five days, 80 people attend, and the two main rituals run most of the night. In the tantalisingly erotic Baphomet rite, participants encounter a hermaphroditic deity, enter a state of trance and dance naked around a bonfire. In the Underworld rite participants role play their own death, confronting grief and suffering. These rituals are understood as "shadow work" - a Jungian term that refers to practices that creatively engage repressed or hidden aspects of the self. Sex, Death and Witchcraft is a powerful application of relational theory to the study of religion and contemporary culture. It analyses Faunalia's rituals in terms of recent innovations in the sociology of religion and religious studies that focus on relational etiquette, lived religion, embodiment and performance. The sensuous and emotionally intense ritual performances at Faunalia transform both moral orientations and self-understandings. Participants develop an ethical practice that is individualistic, but also relational, and aesthetically mediated. Extensive extracts from interviews describe the rituals in participants' own words. The book combines rich and evocative description of the rituals with careful analysis of the social processes that shape people's experiences at this controversial Pagan festival.
Psychology

Jungian Psychoanalysis

Author: Murray Stein

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

View: 712

Written by 40 of the most notable Jungian psychoanalysts — spanning 11 countries, and boasting decades of study and expertise — Jungian Psychoanalysis represents the pinnacle of Jungian thought. This handbook brings up to date the perspectives in the field of clinically applied analytical psychology, centering on five areas of interest: the fundamental goals of Jungian psychoanalysis, the methods of treatment used in pursuit of these goals, reflections on the analytic process, the training of future analysts, and special issues, such as working with trauma victims, handicapped patients, or children and adolescents, and emergent religious and spiritual issues. Discussing not only the history of Jungian analysis but its present and future applications, this book marks a major contribution to the worldwide study of psychoanalysis.
Religion

Ken Wilber

Author: Frank Visser

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 783

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
Business & Economics

Empathetic Marketing

Author: Mark Ingwer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 196

With a revised understanding of the science and philosophy behind human needs, businesses will be better equipped to provide long-term satisfaction for their customers. Mark uncovers a framework that will help businesses identify human needs and incorporate this perspective into strategy, and then focuses each chapter on a specific emotional need.
Psychology

Phallos

Author: Eugene Monick

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 141

View: 908

Through close examination of the physical, physhological and mythological aspects of phallos, the author differentiates masculinity from patriarchy and discovers a mysterious, divine reality coequal with the maternal principle as an originating force in the psyche.