David Blum's long-awaited book, "Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: A Bridge to the Transformative Power of Dreams, " provides the necessary, comprehensive complement to his highly regarded 1998 documentary. The film, "Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: Dream Images in a Time of Crisis, " crystallized his inner work as it related to his cancer experience. A private link of the entire DVD is included with the book. In contrast to the DVD, this book contains the foundational work comprised of forty-three dream paintings and commentaries derived from a lifetime of numinous archetypal dreams so that Blum's cancer experience turns out to be only a part of his whole life's story, a coda to his thirty-five-year inner journey.
David Blum's long-awaited book, "Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: A Bridge to the Transformative Power of Dreams, " provides the necessary, comprehensive complement to his highly regarded 1998 documentary. The film, "Appointment with the Wise Old Dog: Dream Images in a Time of Crisis, " crystallized his inner work as it related to his cancer experience. A private link of the entire DVD is included with the book. In contrast to the DVD, this book contains the foundational work comprised of forty-three dream paintings and commentaries derived from a lifetime of numinous archetypal dreams so that Blum's cancer experience turns out to be only a part of his whole life's story, a coda to his thirty-five-year inner journey. The primary sources of David's Blum's commentaries, his diaries and dream journals, date from his seventeenth to his sixty-fourth year. This crucible into which he poured his most intimate confessions contains the living spontaneity of his original experiences remarkably intact. By re-entering the dream state and allowing the images to speak to him, Blum gently leads the reader into his world of color, form, music and the mapping of his soul. The language, unhampered by jargon or weighty terminology, always remains accessible to the lay reader drawn to inner transformation. This work resonates with the musician, the artist, the theologian, the psychologist and the patient - whether facing a terminal illness or not. It offers the rare potential to communicate our shared capacity to explore multiple levels of meaning, acting as a springboard into one's own inner experience. Anyone interested in the power of dreams, the transformative effect of symbols and archetypes, or faced with any existential crisis will find this book inspirational. The author, an internationally recognized musician and writer brings rich musical depth to the material. One of America's musical icons, Yo-Yo Ma, Blum's friend and colleague, has expressed a profound appreciation for the work in his endorsements of both the DVD and the book. By his inspired Foreword, Murray Stein offers the reader, concerned with humanity's inner spiritual life, an individual template for experiencing Blum's extraordinary contribution to Depth Psychology.
A commonly encountered experience of both analyst and analysand is that of the void. It is spoken about at different stages of therapy and refers to experiences that have different origins. Sometimes the experience of the void is around a relatively limited aspect of the psyche but at other times the void seems much more global and threatens to engulf the entire personality; the whole individual psyche then seems threatened by the possibility of dissolution into nothingness.The void experience may result from the early failure of external objects to meet the needs of the developing ego, which leads to the sorts of primitive terrors that Winnicott described, or it may result when the Self itself seems threatened with annihilation, which may be more to do with a rupturing of the ego-Self axis. In the first case the fear is of disintegration, whereas in the second the experience is one of the living dead, as though the individual is cut off from her life source. But more than that, the intrusion of the void into the conscious experience of so many of us implies that its occurrence is not only the result of severe trauma but also a necessary aspect of the individuation process.Drawing on the writings of Jung and post-Jungians, and Psychoanalytic thinkers such as Bion, Winnicott and Bick, as well as on poetry, mythology and art, and illustrating these ideas with dreams and other material drawn from his practice, the author here attempts to illuminate some of the compartments of that immense space.
"Who ever does not shy away from dangers of the most profound depths and the newest pathways, which Hermes is always prepared to open, may follow and reach, whether as scholar, commentator, or philosopher, a greater find and a more certain possession.”—Karl Kerenyi An exegesis of the myth of Hermes stealing Apollo's cattle and the story of Hephaestus trapping Aphrodite and Ares in the act are used in The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe Volume III to set a mythic foundation for Jungian ecopsychology. Hermes, Ecopsychology, and Complexity Theory illustrates Hermes as the archetypal link to our bodies, sexuality, the phallus, the feminine, and the earth. Hermes' wand is presented as a symbol for ecopsychology. The appendices of this volume develop the argument for the application of complexity theory to key Jungian concepts, displacing classical Jungian constructs problematic to the scientific and academic community. Hermes is described as the god of ecopsychology and complexity theory. The front cover image is from a photo taken by the author of detail on an Attic Greek calyx krater by Euxitheos (potter) and Euphronios (painter) ca. 515 BCE. The gap between the horn-like extensions atop Hermes’ staff highlight his domain—the exchange and interactive field between things, as between people, consciousness and the unconscious, body and mind, and humans and nature.
A compelling portrait of five musical journeymen is assembled from conversations the conductor author had with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, conductor Jeffrey Tate, violinist Josef Gingold, pianist Richard Goode, and opera singer Birgit Nilsson.
This volume examines the evolution of the Western dysfunctional relationship with the environment, explores the theoretical framework and concepts of Jungian ecopsychology, and describes how it could be applied to psychotherapy, our educational system, and our relationship with indigenous people.
In this revised edition of Natural Spirituality: A Handbook for Jungian Inner Work in Spiritual Community, Joyce Rockwood Hudson moves Jungian dream work from the professional world of the analyst’s office into the everyday world of spiritual seekers in local community, both inside and outside the institutions of traditional religion. For those willing to meet the divine in the natural flow of life, this book offers an opportunity to embark upon the spiritual path of individuation, whether traveling alone or with the support of a group. With clarity and simplicity Joyce Hudson puts into her reader’s hands the tools for inner work that Carl Jung offered to spiritual seekers everywhere. JOYCE ROCKWOOD HUDSON Joyce Rockwood Hudson has taught the principles of Jungian inner work to church and community dream groups for almost three decades. Since its original publication, her book Natural Spirituality has been a handbook for dream groups across the U.S. and abroad. She is on the faculty of the Haden Institute, where she teaches in the Dream Leader Training Program and helps oversee the annual Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference. The author of seven books, her literary prizes include Holland’s prestigious Silver Pencil award, an American Library Association Notable Book award, and Georgia Writer of the Year in Fiction.
Anyone who is grieving, preparing to die, caring for ill loved ones, or interested in exploring new ways to view spirituality and death will value this essential tool for healing and prayer. As an introduction to hospice, the book maintains that hospice care is an experience grounded in spirituality?the force that binds everything together. This interconnectedness of all things is demonstrated in inspirational stories, poetry, scripture, prayers, and guided meditations that will assist those wishing to go spiritually deeper. Further supported by chapters on grief, relaxation tools, and a wealth of additional reference materials, the book becomes a treasury of hope and healing that reframes the experience of death as one of transformation?a new adventure in life.
/head Once upon a time there was a little girl called Alexandra who asked her daddy, “Daddy, please tell me a stoooweee”. Well this is my story on how I created thousands of children stories. These stories come from a world where animals of all kinds all talk and learn, like children, about life. Around the age of three my daughter got tired of me reading little kiddy stories and asked me “Daddy, please tell me a stoooweee”. So every night I would make up a new short story. One day, when she was 7 years old, I decided to tape these stories so she could hear them over and over. Well that went on for 7 more years with over 110 hours and over 3,000 stories. There are so many stories that I will have to write many more volumes. So here we are, the first book is published and now kids all over the world can enjoy them as my daughter did for many years. The time you spend with your child is most rewarding. Never get tired of loving, kissing and hugging them, no matter how old they get. Please view the book website by Clicking here. Please view sample stories from the book by Clicking here. /html
A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry. Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their current state of care and custody in an informative appendix. This book features the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross, a noted fashion photographer during the 60s, 70s and 80s who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards dogs. Gross, along with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog, founded Dog Trainers of New York in 2002, and became devoted to highlighting the plight and value of senior dogs. "The older the better," Gross said. "Dogs with soul in their eyes."David Tabatsky has collected Gross's photographs here, and carefully curated an accompanying selection of moving, insightful, funny, and uplifting essays and short pieces by a range of writers, with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and many more.
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Wonderful, funny junior fiction for children from talented storyteller Jack Lasenby. Ideal for reading aloud, this deliciously wicked romp with Aunt Effie and her crew is guaranteed to entertain and astonish. At every opportunity, the capricious Aunt Effie takes to her beloved bed, and enchants her twenty-six nieces and nephews and six enormous pig dogs with tall tales of beguiling proportions. Enter Mrs Grizzle, a red-haired, doublejointed magician. Nothing is as it seems, and we encounter edible gunpowder, monster pukekos, Pookackodiles and Krockapooks, and is this a removable glass eye? How will Aunt Effie wrap up the captivating story of Mrs Grizzle? And where is the lost treasure?
This book is about all my family members, teachers, girlfriends. It's my life story put into poems and a few that I just made up. I wrote this book while in prison. It gave me something to do. A lot of stuff that I saw happen I wrote down; maybe it will help other people in the same spot. But mostly this is for my son to let him know how I feel about him. It's hard to say those things but easy to write. I enjoyed writing this book and am very proud of it.
From the New York Times bestselling author—and his dog—more woofs of wisdom In his first book, John O'Hurley wrote of the many life lessons he'd learned from dogs' lessons that carried him from the New England woods of his childhood to his life today as an award-winning actor, composer, and writer amidst the bright lights of Hollywood. Now, in Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It, John once again finds himself seeking the wisdom of a canine companion. After years of parenting pets, last December, he became a father to his first child, William. Along with the many new joys of being a dad, John faced a new set of challenges' and it was Scoshi, his wizened white Maltese and faithful confidant for nearly two decades, who, at every turn, pointed the way. At once poignant, profound, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the joys of parenting pets and children alike, and further testament to the enduring wisdom of man's best friend.
Kalicharn, the big, black Labrador dog, was the chief organizer of the conference; he commanded great respect in the dog community. Kalicharn roamed from village to village on a mission to persuade slumbering dogs to wake up and seize their rights. He encouraged them to create a nationwide for the general welfare of dogs everywhere.
From the time of her husband's death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn until her own death fifty-seven years later, at the age of ninety, Mrs. George Armstrong Custer devoted herself to defending or embellishing her husband's reputation. This account, the second in Elizabeth's trilogy of her life with the General, focuses on the period immediately following the Civil War, when the Custers were stationed in Louisiana, Texas, and Kansas. She portrays the aftermath of the Civil War in Texas and life in Kansas while her husband took part in General Winfield Hancock's 1867 expedition against the Indians between the Arkansas and Platte rivers. Throughout, she provides detailed descriptions of an army officer's home life on the frontier during this major period of Indian unrest.
Biography & Autobiography by Elizabeth Bacon Custer
Elizabeth Bacon Custer began writing articles and making speaking engagements praising the glory of what she presented as her "martyred" husband, General George Armstrong Custer. Her three books—Boots and Saddles (1885), Tenting on the Plains—(1887), and Following the Guidon (1890) aimed at glorifying her dead husband's memory. Though generally considered to be largely factually accurate, they were clearly slanted in Custer's favor. Her efforts were successful. The image of a steely Custer leading his men against overwhelming odds only to be wiped out while defending their position to the last man became as much a part of American lore as the Alamo.
Kevin Mikolajczyk, a slow and loveless Santa Monica teenager, ran away from home in 1967 to meet Haight-Ashbury's burgeoning Summer of Love. Along the way he lost his friends, his virginity, and his focus. Of greater importance, he lost his heart to a pretty, manipulative psychopath who used, abused, and dumped him at the first opportunity. Kevin, a profound epileptic, reached the fabled City and, after surfacing from a series of grand mals, was robbed, raped, and brutalized prior to being shanghaied by a busload of marauding Jesus Freaks. A must-read for all liberals, truth seekers, and species apologists in general.
Biography & Autobiography by Elizabeth Bacon Custer
In an account as colorful today as when it first appeared over a century ago, "Tenting on the Plains" is Libby Custer's memoir of the hardships during her husband's 1865 military march from Alexandria, Louisiana, to Hempstead, Texas.
This a compilation of a series of short stories written for children. The stories share various experiences and ideals from northwestern Oklahoma life. Many of the stories are based on actual events from LaDonna's life.