The ways of the psyche are made a little less inscrutable in the collection of books that follow.
explains how traumatic events affect our bodies and abilities, and explores the culture of trauma that people have created through our violent exploitation of the Earth, other animals, and one another. It offers understanding and practical tips for survivors of all kinds of trauma, for therapists who treat trauma, and for anyone who hopes to reduce the amount of terror in the world.
An Unchanged Mind
begins with a clinical riddle: Why are American teenagers failing to develop normally through adolescence? Why are so many unprepared for life's challenges at school, at home, and in their social lives? Using case studies from a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenagers, the book explains the causes and effects of maturational delays, and offers effective, non-pharmacological methods to help troubled kids catch up.
, Laurence Hillman and Donna Spencer unite the disciplines of astrology and psychology to create a new, radical, readable, and inspiring method for aligning one's personality with one's calling. The astrological dimension provides a focus and direction to the therapeutic process that guides a person towards his or her specific calling in life while also enabling you to reinvigorate your relationships.
Perhaps no-one in the twentieth century plumbed the psyche more deeply and resonantly than C. G. Jung. In the beautifully illustrated The House of C. G. Jung
, we are allowed to explore the nooks and crannies as well as the open spaces and hallways of the 100-year-old house that belonged to the architect of the unconscious.
Fairy tales can reveal a hidden side of our lives, our unconscious, and our interrelationship with others. In the Ever After: Fairy Tales and the Second Half of Life
uses contemporary research on mid-life and aging to interpret rare fairy tales that reveal a deep folk wisdom about the psychological tasks encountered in the second half of life. Collected from around the world, these stories offer an engaging exploration into the problems of adulthood and aging.
Also highly recommended are Psyche's Stories
, which comes in three volumes. Each of these volumes offers Jungian interpretations of well-known and rare tales to reveal the universal psychic dynamics that are at their core and how they affect us in our individual and collective lives.
In And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart
, Charlotte Mathes describes her experience of struggling to find meaning and wholeness in one of the most shattering of experiences: the death of her child. That journey led her to Jungian archetypal psychology and to a heartfelt desire to help others deal with such grief and loss. Through personal experience, myth, and stories, Mathes shows how parents can gain a renewed sense of inner and outer wholeness in life.