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This title is an analysis of the psychic processes that move people to strive for wholeness of personality. Through a series of case studies - the biographies of Robert Louis Stevenson, the Bronte sisters and others - the author aims to broaden the concepts of analytical psychology.
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Studio: Chiron Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2013
Publisher Chiron Publications
ISBN 1888602139 ISBN13 9781888602135
Availability 0 units.
More About Barbara Hannah
Arrived in Zurich at a time when Jung was just beginning his major life's work.
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Life Journey's Goal and how to head there Dec 3, 2004
The goal of Jungian analysis is individuation or wholeness-a journey from the zero starting point towards the positive outcome (as opposed to therapy which addresses a problem to be fixed, a negative to be neutralized). In this lovely book, Barbara Hannah elucidates and illuminates this human process of becoming all that we can be (even the U.S. Army recognizes this process!!!). It is not without heartache. Per page 128: "All steps on the road towards the process of individuation are necessarily characterized by suffering, and this suffering is particularly important for women."
The process involves the establishment of balance (reminiscent of the Greats of the past who developed The Golden Mean, The Middle Way, and The Middle Path). As she states on pages 183-4: "It is just as destructive to be possessed by good as by evil, either destroys the balance of the opposites...The ancient Greeks...said, `Exaggerate nothing, all good lies in right measure.'"
But there are dangers on the way: p. 200: "for those who have experienced it, the inner world is an inexorable reality, more basically real and more uncompromising than the outer, which is all that most people see." p. 231: "no human being can identify with an archetype unpunished." p. 293: "panic...is always the only real danger in working with the unconscious." p. 300: "Somewhere we always resent the loss of freedom that love involves." p. 221: "If consciousness is to increase, if wholeness is to become more accessible, tradition must suffer some shattering setbacks."
This is a wonderful book that points out the goal, the direction to get there, and the obstacles along the way. Bon Voyage!