The Archetypal Imagination

Author: James Hollis,David H. Rosen

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442683

Category: Psychology

Page: 135

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Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/85764 "What we wish to know, and most desire, remains unknowable and lies beyond our grasp." With these words, James Hollis leads readers to consider the nature of our human need for meaning in life and for connection to a world less limiting than our own. In The Archetypal Imagination, Hollis offers a lyrical Jungian appreciation of the archetypal imagination. He argues that without the human mind's ability to form energy-filled images that link us to worlds beyond our rational and emotional capacities, we would have neither culture nor spirituality. Drawing upon the work of poets and philosophers, Hollis shows the importance of depth experience, meaning, and connection to an "other" world. Just as humans have instincts for biological survival and social interaction, we have instincts for spiritual connection as well. Just as our physical and social needs seek satisfaction, so the spiritual instincts of the human animal are expressed in images we form to evoke an emotional or spiritual response, as in our dreams, myths, and religious traditions. The author draws upon the work of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies to elucidate the archetypal imagination in literary forms. To underscore the importance of incarnating depth experience, he also examines a series of paintings by Nancy Witt. With the power of the archetypal imagination available to all of us, we are invited to summon courage to take on the world anew, to relinquish outmoded identities and defenses, and to risk a radical re-imagining of the larger possibilities of the world and of the self.

Archetypal Imagination

Glimpses of the Gods in Life and Art

Author: Noel Cobb

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262478

Category: Art

Page: 287

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This unique book is about freeing psychology's poetic imagination from the dead weight of unconscious assumptions about the soul. Whether we think of the soul scientifically or medically, behaviorally or in terms of inner development, all of us are used to thinking of it in an individual context, as something personal. In this book, however, we are asked to consider psychology from a truly transpersonal perspective as a cultural, universal-human phenomenon.Cobb teaches us to look at the world as a record of the soul's struggles to awaken and as the soul's poetry. From this perspective, the real basis of the mind is poetic. Beauty, love, and creativity are as much instincts of the soul as sexuality or hunger. Cobb shows us how artists and mystics can teach us the meaning of love, death, and beauty, if only we can awaken to their creations. The exemplars here are Dante, Rumi, Rilke, Munch, Lorca, Schumann, and Tarkovsky.

The Archetypal Process

Self and Divine and Whitehead, Jung, and Hillman

Author: David Griffin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810108165

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

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Archetypal Process is a pioneering study linking the ideas of process philosophy, as developed by Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne, with the archetypal psychology of C. G. Jung and James Hillman. This is the first work to examine the interconnections of these two modes of thought. Archetypal Process examines the importance of cosmological thinking and the need to ground archetypal psychology in a metaphysical, philosophical framework. It treats the necessity for symbol and myth, the nature of the spirit, and language as a metaphorical vehicle of thought, and finally, it adds a much-needed feminist perspective to the debate.

Changemakers (RLE: Jung)

A Jungian Perspective on Sibling Position and the Family Atmosphere

Author: Louis H. Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317648501

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Why do leading political figures arise when they do? Does sibling position determine political destiny? Originally published in 1992, a leading Jungian analyst at the time, Louis Stewart wrote an intriguing study of the influence of family and sibling position on the destiny of the individual and on the future of society. He shows how the four basic sibling positions are related to corresponding styles of political leadership, and uses examples of US presidents and UK prime ministers to illustrate his point. Stewart argues that world leaders owe their pre-eminence to a matching of political zeitgeist with sibling position within the family and he provides fascinating and persuasive material on major political figures, including Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Gorbachev, Stalin and Ghandi.

The Astrological Imagination

Where Psyche and Cosmos Meet

Author: Brad Hiljanen Kochunas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595531083

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

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Many books today simply widen the field of astrology by promoting newly created techniques or championing older historical methods for investigating every possible nook and cranny of a horoscope. In contrast, this award winning writer points the reader in a new direction toward deepening the way that we approach and think about astrology in these post modern times. Drawing upon the archetypal perspectives of Mircea Eliade, James Hillman, and Thomas Moore, the author presents a truly psychological astrology, an astrology of soul that can plumb the depths of our being, sounding out our centers in a manner that enriches our struggle to fully engage what it means to be human.

Eranos

Author: Adolf Portmann,Rudolf Ritsema

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004048805

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 473

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Nature Across Cultures

Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401701490

Category: Science

Page: 482

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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Metaphors of Conciousness

Author: Ronald S. Valle,Rolf von Eckartsberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461338026

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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As we move into the 1980s, there is an increasing awareness that our civilization is going through a profound cultural transformation. At the heart of this transformation lies what is often called a "paradigm shift"-a dramatic change in the thoughts, perceptions, and values which form a particular vision of reality. The paradigm that is now shifting comprises a large number of ideas and values that have dominated our society for several hundred years; values that have been associated with various streams of Western culture, among them the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, The Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as a competitive struggle for survival, and the belief in unlimited material progress to be achieved through economic and technological growth. All these ideas and values are now found to be severely limited and in need of radical revision.

The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals

Lectures Given at the C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich, 1954-1958

Author: Barbara Hannah

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 1888602333

Category: Psychology

Page: 413

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This volume presents Barbara Hannah's Jung Institute lectures of 1954-58. In these profound talks, she speaks of the archetypal symbolism of seven animals--cat, dog, horse, serpent, lion, bull, and cow--discussing their roles in the psychological and cultural life of the West.

The Power of Human Imagination

New Methods in Psychotherapy

Author: Jerome L. Singer,Kenneth S. Pope

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461339413

Category: Psychology

Page: 426

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For at least half of the twentieth century, psychology and the other mental health professions all but ignored the significant adaptive pos sibilities of the human gift of imagery. Our capacity seemingly to duplicate sights, sounds, and other sensory experiences through some form of central brain process continues to remain a mysterious, alma st miraculous skill. Because imagery is so much a private experience, experimental psychologists found it hard to measure and turned their attentian to observable behaviors that could easily be studied in ani maIs as well as in humans. Psychoanalysts and others working with the emotionally disturbed continued to take imagery informatian se riously in the form of dream reports, transferenee fantasies, and as indications of hallucinations or delusions. On the whole, however, they emphasized the maladaptive aspects of the phenomena, the dis tortions and defensiveness or the "regressive" qualities of daydreams and sequences of images. The present volume grows out of a long series of investigations by the senior author that have suggested that daydreaming and the stream of consciousness are not simply manifestations in adult life of persist ing phenomena of childhood. Rather, the data suggest that imagery sequences represent a major system of encoding and transforming information, a basic human capacity that is inevitably part of the brain's storage process and one that has enormous potential for adap tive utility. A companian volume, The Stream of Consciousness, edited by Kenneth S. Pope and Jerome L.

The Archetypal Christ

Author: Robert E. Petty

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 162652002X

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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Reflecting on the philosophy of life of the individual and invoking concepts such as the Word made flesh, Memory, the offertory, everyday significance, and the author's own "will of creationism," The Archetypal Christ argues that all the world around us can be reduced to an image of God that is a divinely "organic image." Petty believes that the spectacular is embedded in nature and the representative divine, impulsively providing room for what we experience as the Beatific Vision, and other christic images in the archetypal imagination. Marrying Augustine's and Heidegger's philosophies, the experience of Christ today is a fallback into an aesthetically primordial reflection where Creation evidences its utterly true, ineffably real Being, the setting where we are processing our inherited primordial memories, whereby all Christian individuals embody an outpouring into the City of God. The Archetypal Christ is an offer today's thinker would be wise in choosing to accept.

Unfinished Man and the Imagination

Toward an Ontology and a Rhetoric of Revelation

Author: Ray L. Hart

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664225131

Category: Religion

Page: 418

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Unfinished Man and the Imagination is a ground-breaking foundational work in theological anthropology that was first published in 1968. Ray Hart is a highly original thinker who, using theological and philosophical categories in imaginative ways, provides a theological account of human being that may serve as the basis for an ontology of revelation.

Imagination, Illness and Injury

Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception

Author: Melanie Starr Costello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317796993

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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How does the body influence the way we see the world? Imagination, Illness and Injury examines the psychological factors behind perceptual limitations and distortions and links a broad range of somatic manifestations with their resolution. Melanie Starr Costello applies Jungian theory to a variety of cases, attributing psychosomatic phenomena to cognitive processes that are common to us all. She analyses the role of illness in several life narratives, and interprets the appearance of somatic phenomena during important phases of analytic treatment. Together these case narratives present a significant challenge to established views of psychosomatics. Subjects covered include: archetypal constrictions of identity somatic elements of perception the psyche-soma split. Imagination, Illness and Injury brings a fresh perspective to the understanding and treatment of the psychotherapy client as a psycho-somatic unity. Jungian analysts, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists will greatly benefit from the clinical applications of archetypal theory presented here.

Archetypal Psychotherapy

The clinical legacy of James Hillman

Author: Jason A. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317931815

Category: Psychology

Page: 138

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Archetypal psychology is a post-Jungian mode of theory and practice initiated primarily through the prolific work of James Hillman. Hillman’s writing carries a far-reaching collection of evocative ideas with a wealth of vital implications for the field of clinical psychology. With the focus on replacing the dominant fantasy of a scientific psychology with psychology as logos of soul, archetypal psychology has shifted the focus of therapy away from cure of the symptom toward vivification and expression of the mythopoetic imagination. This book provides the reader with an overview of the primary themes taken up by archetypal psychology, as differentiated from both classical Jungian analysis and Freudian derivatives of psychoanalysis. Throughout the text, Jason Butler gathers the disparate pieces of archetypal method and weaves them together with examples of dreams, fantasy images and clinical vignettes in order to depict the particular style taken up by archetypal psychotherapy—a therapeutic approach that fosters an expansion of psychological practice beyond mere ego-adaptation and coping, providing a royal road to a life and livelihood of archetypal significance. Archetypal Psychotherapy: The clinical legacy of James Hillman will be of interest to researchers and academics in the fields of Jungian and archetypal psychology looking for a new perspective, as well as practising psychotherapists.

The Archetypal Cosmos

Author: Keiron Le Grice

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 0863158501

Category: Science

Page: 328

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The modern world is passing through a time of critical change on many levels: cultural, political, ecological and spiritual. We are witnessing the decline and dissolution of the old order, the tumult and uncertainty of a new birth. Against this background, there is an urgent need for a coherent framework of meaning to lead us beyond the growing fragmentation of culture, belief and personal identity. Keiron Le Grice argues that the developing insights of a new cosmology could provide this framework, helping us to discover an underlying order shaping our life experiences. In a compelling synthesis of the ideas of seminal thinkers from depth psychology and the new paradigm sciences, Le Grice positions the new discipline of archetypal astrology at the centre of an emerging world view that reunifies psyche and cosmos, spirituality and science, mythology and metaphysi, and enables us to see mythic gods, heroes and themes in a fresh light. He draws especially on the work of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Richard Tarnas, Fritjof Capra, David Bohm and Brian Swimme. Heralding a 'rediscovery of the gods' and the passage into a new spiritual era, The Archetypal Cosmos presents a new understanding of the role of myth and archetypal principles in our lives, one that could give a cosmic perspective and deeper meaning to our personal experiences.

The art and science of dance/movement therapy

life is dance

Author: Sharon Chaiklin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415996563

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

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The Art and Science of Dance / Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. Chapters are written by experts from around the world and focus on topics as diverse as dance/movement therapy with closed-head trauma, oncology and children, schizophrenia, eating disorders, family therapy systems of observation, and more. Both experienced and new DMT practitioners will find it invaluable, and other creative arts therapists and professionals in the education and mental-health fields will be able to incorporate its lessons in understanding human behavior and its nonverbal expression. Book jacket.