Item description for Looking for Gold by Susan M. Tiberghien...
The author relates an experience that belongs to everyone -- the experience of soul. Susan Tiberghien shares a year of dreams, analysis, daily life. A writer, mother, woman in love, she enters her inner world, experiencing vertigo and breathlessness until she lets the light and darkness fuse within her. Each of the chapters marks a turn, with a dream and an epiphany. They build upon one another, as the reader enters cyclical time, discovering that dreams, too, have their seasons.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2008
Publisher Daimon Verlag
ISBN 3856307184 ISBN13 9783856307189
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan M. Tiberghien
Susan M. Tiberghien is an American-born writer living in Geneva, Switzerland. The author of three memoirs, she has also published widely in journals and anthologies. Tiberghien teaches and lectures at graduate programs, at C.G. Jung Centers, and at writers' conferences in the U.S. and in Europe.
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Casting light onto a still neglected realm Mar 27, 2006
This book reminds me of Paul Coelho's fable, `The Alchemist', in which the shepherd boy Santiago ventured out in search for a hidden treasure, which he believed to find by the pyramids in Egypt. After his demanding adventure, with many a trial and hardship, Santiago learned that the treasure was indeed buried in the churchyard of his hometown back in Andalusia. It is so characteristically human to look for our own treasure -fulfilment and meaning - anywhere but close to us - within us. I understand that this is Susan Tiberghien's message, which she shares by way of her own experience of dream work in `Looking for Gold'. It stands in paradoxical contrast to the self-assured image that is asked of us in society and professional life. There we must give our best to portray to others that we trust our insight, but when we are asked to take a look inside our own self, we not only lack trust but also fear that there mightn't be anything there at all. 'Looking for Gold` is encouraging to take notice of our dreams in order to learn more about ourselves. This can be difficult at times, because we are to remain open, not shying away from facing also some of our darker characteristics. Susan is exposing herself courageously to fears and lack of self-trust. This, her own vulnerability, makes you want to jump on the bandwagon with her. She does it in such a way that the reader will not find the wagon to fast nor the running board a step to high to hop on. In other words no knowledge in Jungian psychoanalysis is needed, yet it makes you curious enough to want to know more about it, and most of all, to take valour to venture out in search for your own Gold.
Transformation and inspiration May 20, 2000
I read LOOKING FOR GOLD with delight. Not only is Ms. Tiberghien a gifted writer, but she is also something of an alchemist. In LOOKING FOR GOLD she shares with the reader her journey toward a deeper understanding of herself, her faith and the forces at work in her life and by doing so, the book becomes a sort of cauldron in which the reader's own subconscious is stirred to life. I would be happy to recommend this book on the strength of its prose alone, which is considerable - clear and precise and utterly capable. However, I am happy to report that the author also brings to the page her extensive knowledge of classical imagery, myth, literature, spirituality and, of course, analysis. For someone such as myself, who has at best a superficial knowledge of Jungian theory, I found my understanding deepened at the same time as my imagination was lit aflame. Ms. Tiberghien is candid and forthright when she shares with us her struggles and fears, and because she is, we find ourselves not only cheering her courage, but wishing to follow suit. I believe this is an important book, not only for students of Jung, but for students of life as well.
real insight well written Jul 21, 1999
A combination of real insight and beautiful writing looking into a woman's life. Gives a sense of hope for real growth.