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August Book Spotlight: Naming the Gods: Cy Twombly’s  Passionate Poiesis

 
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In the Chiron Publications August Book Spotlight, Naming the Gods: Cy Twombly’s Passionate Poiesis by Gary D. Astrachan. This spotlight is very timely, as a new exhibit, Cy Twombly:

Making Past Present, has just opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Naming the Gods: Cy Twombly’s Passionate Poiesis concerns itself with the contemporary art work of Cy Twombly and his radically innovative and necessary forms of creating for our times as seen against the deep background of classical Greek mythology.

In particular, the two entwined figures and images of Orpheus, lyre player, lover and journeyer to the underworld, and Dionysos/Bacchus, god of wine, ecstasy and madness, are taken up as the two principal thematic leitmotifs which animate and overarchingly inform Twombly’s entire artistic oeuvre across all the mediums in which he worked, both literally and symbolically, from the early 1950’s until the last series of brilliantly colored paintings he made just before his death in 2011.

“Gary Astrachan literally gathers the reader up into an entrancing meditation on the transformative power of art to change our minds. His book evokes the healing poiesis of art and is a precious gift to our troubled and chaotic times.” –Murray Stein, Ph. D., author of The Mystery of Transformation

J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles
Cy Twombly: Making Past Present
August 2–October 30, 2022

American artist Cy Twombly’s engagement with the art and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome played a central role in his creative process. This exhibition explores Twombly’s lifelong fascination with the ancient Mediterranean world through evocative groupings of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture made from the mid-20th to the early 21st century, tracing an imaginative journey of encounters with and responses to ancient texts and artifacts. The presentation includes sculpture from the artist’s personal collection, on public display for the first time.

Organized with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 
Gary D. Astrachan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Portland, Maine. He is a faculty member and supervising and training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institutes in Boston and in Switzerland and lectures and teaches widely throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. He is a founding member of the C.G. Jung Center of Brunswick, Maine, and is also an independent curator of contemporary art installations and exhibitions. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles in professional journals and books and writes particularly on the relationship between analytical psychology and Greek mythology, poetry, painting, film, postmodernism and critical theory.

🎁 In honor of C.G. Jung’s Birthday 🎁

In Honor of Carl Jung’s 147th Birthday

Carl Gustav Jung, born July 26, 1875, in Kesswil, Switzerland
Today we pause to reflect on his impact on our lives and the world as a whole. 
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
― Carl Gustav Jung

Books from Chiron on the 
Life of Jung
Jung: His Life and Work – A Biographical Memoir
Published originally in 1976, this work has become a classic retelling of Jung’s life and work by Barbara Hannah, one of his most dedicated followers and intimate friends. Now back in print, this work deserves to occupy a place of importance in every Jungian library

Young Carl Jung
Young Carl Jung offers a balanced view with rare glimpses into Carl Jung’s formative years. In a masterful telling of Jung’s childhood, Robert Brockway provides a clear perspective on the impact young Carl’s experiences played in forming his later theories.

C. G. Jung
E.A. Bennet’s biography of C.G. Jung went to press just a few days before Jung’s death in 1961. Over the preceding 15 years, Bennet had met frequently with Jung at his home and stayed there as his guest. Their many talks—about Jung’s childhood, his family, his career and the development of his ideas—yielded the material for this authorized biography. 
Thanks to Bennet’s unique opportunities to hear Jung’s personal perspective—on subjects from Freud to Hitler, and including a valuable correspondence about Aion—regarded as Jung’s most “difficult” book—C.G. Jung sheds new light for today’s scholars on Jung’s work and on the man himself.

The Relationship between C.G. JUNG and 
ERICH NEUMANN Based on Their Correspondence
Based on the letters of Jung and Neumann, which have been recently published, along with the impressions Micha Neumann gleaned from his parents, this book provides a framework for this correspondence and provides additional insight into a rich, personal dimension of Jung and Neumann’s complicated relationship.

C.G. Jung: His Friendships with 
Mary Mellon and J.B. Priestley
This story details Jung’s friendships with Mary Mellon and J. B. Priestley, who both admired him and helped make his psychology known and recognized throughout the world. In this book, we get a glimpse of Jung the man, with “nose and ears,” as his son Franz said of him—a remarkable genius but also a man with ordinary human strivings and flaws.

Available Today – The Mystery of Transformation by Murray Stein

Chiron Publications is pleased to announce the release of Murray Stein’s The Mystery of Transformation.
 
The transformation of personality is mysterious, whether it comes about gradually or suddenly. In part, it is the result of the process of aging. Life itself puts a person through a series of transformations similar to the moultings of insects and reptiles. There are also rituals created by humans in their cultures that facilitate transformations to higher levels of identity and consciousness through instigating a process of spiritual death and rebirth into a greater sense of wholeness. 
 
The essence of the process is alchemical and what controls it is mysterious, lodged in the unconscious dynamics of the self. 
 
The chapters in this book are attempts at exploring those dynamics while acknowledging that they will forever remain beyond our understanding, a mystery.
This work consists of a series of probes into the mystery of the individuation process. Central to the discussion are Jung’s late writings on the alchemy of psychological transformation in the late stages of individuation.
 
The chapter, “The Mystery of Creativity — A Journey in Pictures,” features a commentary on a series of 10 paintings made by Diane Stanley, a contemporary artist, in response to studying and meditating upon the Ox-Herding Picture series. In these images, she captures the journey as process that leads to the mystery of creativity. The pictures, which the artist herself titled, depict a process that is at once ancient and postmodern.
 
 
The Mystery of Transformation – Table of Contents
1. The Mystery of Transcendence — A Dream for Our Time
2. Dante’s Divine Comedy — A Journey to the Mystery of Transformation
3. The Marriage of Anima and Animus in the Mystery of Individuation
4. “The Piano Lesson” — Wolfgang Pauli’s Mysterious Union of the Opposites
5. Mysterium Coniunctionis — “The Mystery of Individuation”
6. Individuation and/vs. Enlightenment
7. The Mystery of Creativity — A Journey in Pictures
8. The Meanings of “Meaning”
9. The Faith of the Analyst
References

Watch Murray Stein on Speaking of Jung
Dr. Stein joined Laura London for a livestream on June 18

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein
Audiobooks Available for Volumes 1 & 2
 Volumes 1 and 2 of the Collected Writings of Murray Stein are now available as audiobooks.

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein in Print 
Volume 1 – Individuation

Volume 2 – Myth and Psychology

Volume 3 – Transformations
 

Volume 4: The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis

Also Available in Print from Murray Stein
Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis

The Bible as Dream: A Jungian Interpretation

Men Under Construction: 
Challenges and Prospects

Map of the Soul – 7: Persona, Shadow 
& Ego in the World of BTS

Murray Stein

Murray Stein, Ph.D., studied at Yale University (B.A. in English) and attended graduate student at Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies). He trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich. From 1976 to 2003, he was a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, of which he was a founding member and president from 1980-85.

In 1989, he joined the executive committee of IAAP as honorary secretary for Dr. Thomas Kirsch (1989-1995) and served as president of the IAAP from 2001-2004. He was president of ISAP Zurich 2008-2012 and is currently a training and supervising analyst there. He resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland. His special interests are psychotherapy and spirituality, methods of Jungian psychoanalytic
treatment, and the individuation process.

The Key to the Self: Available Now!

 Preorder today!
The Key to the Self: Understanding Yourself Through Depth Psychological Astrology

Chiron Publications is pleased to announce the July 22 release of The Key to the Self: Understanding Yourself Through Depth Psychological Astrology by Marianne Meister.
 
Our fate is NOT written in the stars, as the popular form of interpreting horoscopes would like us to believe. Instead, a serious approach to astrology describes an individual’s special dispositions and developmental possibilities that can be lived out in entirely different ways. The experienced Jungian analyst and astrologist Marianne Meister connects this reputable astrological approach with the theories of C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology. 
 
In her Depth Psychological Astrology, she works out the various basic patterns of the personality and makes it possible for readers to discover their own inclinations, needs, and potential. This book shows that the experiential knowledge from astrology and depth psychology can be used like a roadmap as important help in orientation on the path of life.
Table of Contents
 
Introduction: The Meaning of Depth Psychological Astrology
1. Images of the Gods Within Us: Planets as Archetypes
-Consciousness and the Unconscious
-C. G. Jung’s Concept of the Archetype
-The Ten Planets in Astrology
-Synopsis: Images of the Gods Within Us
2. A Typology of Depth Psychological Astrology
-The Four Elements in Astrology: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water in the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
-The Four Functions of the Self According to C. G. Jung: Th inking, Feeling, Sensation, and Intuition
-Synopsis: The Four Basic Characters (Fire/Intuition, Earth/Sensation, Air/Thinking, and Water/Feeling)
3. Inside and Out: Two Psychological Orientations
-Extraversion and Introversion According to C. G. Jung
-The Circle with Its Semi-Circles, Quadrants, and Houses in Astrology
-Synopsis: Extraversion and Introversion in Jungian Psychology and Astrology
4. Interacting Dispositions and the Influences of the Surrounding World: Aspect Structure and Complex Structure
-Aspect Structure in the Horoscope
-C. G. Jung’s Complex Theory
-Synopsis: Our Inner Imprints
5. Depth Psychological Astrology and Self-Knowledge: Eight Horoscope Examples
-Self-Reference and Self-Interest: Focus on the Ascendant and Position of the Self
-Rootedness in the Family and the Self: Focus on the Lower Heaven
-Relationship with the Surrounding World and Interest in Other People: Focus on the Descendent and Position of the Familiar Other Person
-Relationship with the World and Roles in Public Life: Focus on the Midheaven
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Picture credits 

About the Author
Dr. Marianne Meister, Jungian psychoanalyst and psychotherapist with her own practice in Zurich, is a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich. In addition, she lectures and holds training events internationally. Dr.
Meister has also been intensively involved with astrology for many years.
www.marianne-meister.com

 July Book Spotlight!

 

The Cat, Dog and Horse Lectures and “The Beyond” 

by Barbara Hannah

 
 
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Barbara Hannah was a close associate of Carl Gustav Jung. This book features a seminar she gave at the Psychological Club in 1954 about the images of the cat, the dog, and the horse in the psychological and cultural life of the western world. It also includes the lecture Hannah presented to an American audience on the subject of the Beyond.

Early in her adult life Hannah traveled to Zurich to study with Jung, and she lived there for the rest of her life, sharing a house with Marie-Louise von Franz. She wrote a biography of Jung, lectured at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and conducted a private practice.

 
Coming Soon from Chiron
 
 
The Mystery of Transformation by Murray Stein 
Available July 15
The transformation of personality is mysterious, whether it comes about gradually or suddenly. In part, it is the result of the process of aging. Life itself puts a person through a series of transformations similar to the moultings of insects and reptiles. There are also rituals created by humans in their cultures that facilitate transformations to higher levels of identity and consciousness through instigating a process of spiritual death and rebirth into a greater sense of wholeness. The essence of the process is alchemical and what controls it is mysterious, lodged in the unconscious dynamics of the self. The chapters in this book are attempts at exploring those dynamics while acknowledging that they will forever remain beyond our understanding, a mystery.

The Key to the Self: Understanding Yourself Through Depth Psychological Astrology by Marianne Meister
Available July 22
 
Our fate is NOT written in the stars, as the popular form of interpreting horoscopes would like us to believe. Instead, a serious approach to astrology describes an individual’s special dispositions and developmental possibilities that can be lived out in entirely different ways. The experienced Jungian analyst and astrologist Marianne Meister connects this reputable astrological approach with the theories of C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology.

The Schizophrenia Complex by Eve Maram
 

Jungian analyst Eve Maram’s The Schizophrenia Complex focuses on the thoughts and feelings constellated by encounters with what we call schizophrenia, for those who experience symptoms, and for those others impacted by them. To do so, Dr. Maram had to face her own fear, denial, resistance, and ultimate not knowing. The events inspiring her were beyond her control and rearranged her life without her permission.

New Releases from Chiron
 
The Feminine Entrapped Within a Fruit:
A Jungian Interpretation
 
The main purpose of this book is to investigate the archetypal motif of the feminine entrapped within vegetable species (mainly fruits). Several fairy tales originating in different regions (America, Europe, Africa and Eastern countries) were analyzed. Each one of these tales illustrates how the unconscious symbolizes the ordeals the feminine principle has gone through (and still goes through!) in the collective consciousness, as well as how the unconscious may deal with it.

 
In Search of the Father: Two Plays

When the archetypal patriarchal or matriarchal dominate in a daughter’s psyche, the positive masculine spirit does not mature sufficiently out of the maternal unconscious for there to be an optimal meeting between feminine and masculine principles. It becomes difficult for a more conscious, well-integrated, whole human being to develop. Where inadequate or incompetent fathering is combined with absent or passive, silent mothering, the balance is off; a daughter’s talents and possibilities for the future can remain dormant-or fade away in self-doubt.

Reflections of a Passerby: 
Jesus, Jung, and the Power of Choice
 
In Reflections of a Passerby: Jesus, Jung, and the Power of Choice, Eleanor Norris, PhD, takes us along on her search for meaning through the study of the life of Jesus-the Christian myth. Was Jesus solely human or solely divine? Was he the symbol of the Self, as C.G. Jung proposed? Through Norris’s personal journey, we’re introduced to Jungian perspectives and in-depth study of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, weaving together critical thinking, imagination, and somatic knowing, challenging us to understand her and our own assumptions and contributing to each of our journeys of individuation and awakening consciousness.

 
 Love and Soul-Making: 
Searching the Depths of Romantic Love
 

Love and Soul-Making brings awareness to both the patriarchal origins of romance and the unarguably magical, archetypal experience of love. Relationships can serve as an alchemical vessel for the development of the soul as part of the individuation process. The struggles of relationships, whether one is partnered or not, can allow us to engage more deeply with the psyche and can guide us further into her territory.

For those experiencing romantic difficulties, the myth of Psyche and Eros can serve as a guide to the stages involved in soul-making and how that is enacted in human relationships. This book encourages contemplating relationships both literally and metaphorically. With metaphorical vision, we create possibility for the alchemical transmutation process and the development of the soul. This book provides context to the soul-making process, and it can help to re-animate your creativity and vitality. Soul (Psyche) follows what she loves (Eros).

 
Volume 6 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz – Niklaus Von Flüe And Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Their Visions
 
 

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 6 heralds translations of material never before available in English. It explores the profound visions of two ground-breaking saints in the Catholic church, Saint Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua.

Note: Volumes 4 and 5 are currently in production and we look forward to the releases when translations are complete.

DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5-TR and ICD-10
 
The publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 (DSM-5, 2013) and the more recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 – Text Revision edition (DSM-5-TR, 2022), together ushered in a major change to the field of mental health diagnosis. DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified provides a summary of key concepts of the new diagnostic schema introduced in DSM-5 as well as the updated DSM-5-TR. It utilizes a variety of techniques to help clinicians master the new spectrum approach to diagnosis and its complex criteria.
 
 

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 4 – 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis
 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis is the fourth volume in The Collected Writings of Murray Stein. It includes works by the author with special relevance to analytic practice. Among them are the Ghost Ranch papers from 1983-1992, essays on transference and types of countertransference, the problem of sleepiness in analysis, sibling rivalry and envy, the aims of analysis, the faith of the analyst, and reflections on spirituality in analysis.
 
 

 
Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis
 
The Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis by Murray Stein is a work that describes the methods that in combination sets this form of psychotherapy apart from all the others.
 

The first chapter describes how the theory of individuation serves as an assessment tool for the analyst and guides the process toward the client’s further psychological development. The second chapter, on the analytic relationship, discusses the depth psychological understanding of the healing effect of the therapeutic encounter.

Working with dreams and active imagination comprise the other two chapters. In both of these chapters, there is detailed discussions of how these methods are used in Jungian psychoanalysis and to what purpose. It is the combination of “the four pillars” that makes Jungian psychoanalysis unique.

Last days of June Book Spotlight!

Last days of June Book Spotlight:
The Soul’s Ministrations by 
Marianne Tauber

The Soul’s Ministrations: 
An Imaginal Journey Through Crisis
 
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When her husband was diagnosed with a serious brain tumor, Marianne Tauber turned to art—painting and poetry—to cope with the situation. Years later, she explicates what was behind the drive to create, presenting seventeen paintings and poems alongside a narrative of the time of crisis in journal form. She delves into the concepts of Jungian psychology and alchemy to make sense of the images and their healing effect, bringing about an alchemical rebirth.

“This is a gripping and powerful book, catalyzed by crisis and personal tragedy, but born of an imaginative and courageous spirit. Through her meditative discipline, painting, and poetry, Tauber looks unflinchingly into the darkest depths of her soul. Creatively developing an alchemical active imagination, she follows an arduous path, not only to psychological survival, but to redemption, greater wholeness, and wisdom. Replete with archetypal and symbolic amplifications, The Soul’s Ministrations is a significant and scholarly contribution to Jungian literature and a valuable guide to anyone who must struggle with the tragic aspects of life or wishes to learn about the creative depths of the psyche.” —Stanton Marlan, Ph.D., ABPP

 
Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Marianne Tauber studied Romance Languages at the Universities of Zurich and Madrid before marrying into a Jungian family who had entertained personal and professional ties with C.G. Jung from 1946 on—an influence that would last throughout her life. Her husband’s career as a transplant surgeon brought the young family to New York City in 1971; they became citizens in the Bicentennial year. 
 
Marianne is now a California licensed psychotherapist with a doctorate in clinical depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She presently lives and works in Los Angeles, has presented her book in the US and Europe, and leads workshops.

New Releases from Chiron
 
The Feminine Entrapped Within a Fruit:
A Jungian Interpretation
 
The main purpose of this book is to investigate the archetypal motif of the feminine entrapped within vegetable species (mainly fruits). Several fairy tales originating in different regions (America, Europe, Africa and Eastern countries) were analyzed. Each one of these tales illustrates how the unconscious symbolizes the ordeals the feminine principle has gone through (and still goes through!) in the collective consciousness, as well as how the unconscious may deal with it.

 
In Search of the Father: Two Plays

When the archetypal patriarchal or matriarchal dominate in a daughter’s psyche, the positive masculine spirit does not mature sufficiently out of the maternal unconscious for there to be an optimal meeting between feminine and masculine principles. It becomes difficult for a more conscious, well-integrated, whole human being to develop. Where inadequate or incompetent fathering is combined with absent or passive, silent mothering, the balance is off; a daughter’s talents and possibilities for the future can remain dormant-or fade away in self-doubt.

Reflections of a Passerby: 
Jesus, Jung, and the Power of Choice
 
In Reflections of a Passerby: Jesus, Jung, and the Power of Choice, Eleanor Norris, PhD, takes us along on her search for meaning through the study of the life of Jesus-the Christian myth. Was Jesus solely human or solely divine? Was he the symbol of the Self, as C.G. Jung proposed? Through Norris’s personal journey, we’re introduced to Jungian perspectives and in-depth study of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, weaving together critical thinking, imagination, and somatic knowing, challenging us to understand her and our own assumptions and contributing to each of our journeys of individuation and awakening consciousness.

 
 Love and Soul-Making: 
Searching the Depths of Romantic Love
 

Love and Soul-Making brings awareness to both the patriarchal origins of romance and the unarguably magical, archetypal experience of love. Relationships can serve as an alchemical vessel for the development of the soul as part of the individuation process. The struggles of relationships, whether one is partnered or not, can allow us to engage more deeply with the psyche and can guide us further into her territory.

For those experiencing romantic difficulties, the myth of Psyche and Eros can serve as a guide to the stages involved in soul-making and how that is enacted in human relationships. This book encourages contemplating relationships both literally and metaphorically. With metaphorical vision, we create possibility for the alchemical transmutation process and the development of the soul. This book provides context to the soul-making process, and it can help to re-animate your creativity and vitality. Soul (Psyche) follows what she loves (Eros).

 
Volume 6 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz – Niklaus Von Flüe And Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Their Visions
 
 

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 6 heralds translations of material never before available in English. It explores the profound visions of two ground-breaking saints in the Catholic church, Saint Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua.

Note: Volumes 4 and 5 are currently in production and we look forward to the releases when translations are complete.

DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5-TR and ICD-10
 
The publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 (DSM-5, 2013) and the more recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 – Text Revision edition (DSM-5-TR, 2022), together ushered in a major change to the field of mental health diagnosis. DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified provides a summary of key concepts of the new diagnostic schema introduced in DSM-5 as well as the updated DSM-5-TR. It utilizes a variety of techniques to help clinicians master the new spectrum approach to diagnosis and its complex criteria.

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 4 – 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis
 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis is the fourth volume in The Collected Writings of Murray Stein. It includes works by the author with special relevance to analytic practice. Among them are the Ghost Ranch papers from 1983-1992, essays on transference and types of countertransference, the problem of sleepiness in analysis, sibling rivalry and envy, the aims of analysis, the faith of the analyst, and reflections on spirituality in analysis.

 
 
Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis
 
The Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis by Murray Stein is a work that describes the methods that in combination sets this form of psychotherapy apart from all the others.
 

The first chapter describes how the theory of individuation serves as an assessment tool for the analyst and guides the process toward the client’s further psychological development. The second chapter, on the analytic relationship, discusses the depth psychological understanding of the healing effect of the therapeutic encounter.

Working with dreams and active imagination comprise the other two chapters. In both of these chapters, there is detailed discussions of how these methods are used in Jungian psychoanalysis and to what purpose. It is the combination of “the four pillars” that makes Jungian psychoanalysis unique.

Professor Hamilton’s Passage to India
 
In 1975, Dr. Charles Hamilton, Professor of Infectious Diseases from a respected medical school in the U.S. visited India after receiving a substantial research grant. There he was invited by several institutes to visit and lecture. He accepted the invitations gladly and hoped to explore the possibility of his return for an extended stay to gather valuable data for his research.
 
 

At Home In The World: 
Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging 
 
Part of the Zurich Lecture Series and previously published by Spring Journal, this work offers a profound philosophical and psychological exploration of the multi-dimensional significance of home and the interwoven themes of homelessness and homesickness and contemporary global culture.
 
 

The Sacred Well Murders
 

Author Susan Rowland’s first mystery novel!

A simple job turns deadly when Mary Wandwalker, novice detective, is hired to chaperone a young American, Rhiannon, to the Oxford University Summer School on the ancient Celts. Worried by a rhetoric of blood sacrifice, Mary and her operatives, Caroline, and Anna, attend a sacrifice at a sacred well. They discover that those who fail to individuate their gods become possessed by them.

The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves
 
The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves by James Hollis explores the need to know ourselves more deeply, and the many obstacles that stand in our way. The various chapters illustrate internal obstacles such as intimidation by the magnitude of the project, the readiness to avoid the hard work, and gnawing self-doubt, but also provide tools to strengthen consciousness to take these obstacles on. Additional essays address living in haunted houses, the necessity of failure, and the gift and limits of therapy.
 

Haunted – the Death Mother Archetype
The disturbing experience of psychological infanticide reflects the darkest aspect of the wounding of the Sacred Feminine – the Death Mother archetype that annihilates rather than nurtures life. Through myth, story, classic literature, biography, poems, art and dreams, Dr. Violet Sherwood weaves together symbolic aspects of psychological infanticide with psychoanalytic theory of traumatic attachment and the literal truth of a centuries-old history of infanticide.