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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SPRING JOURNAL BOOKS: Love: Traversing its Peaks and Valleys

Spring Journal Books
(the book publishing imprint of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, the oldest Jungian psychology journal in the world)
LOVE
Traversing Its Peaks and Valleys
Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. V
Featuring articles by James Hollis, Ann Ulanov, Mark Hederman, John Hill, and others
Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier, and John Hill, Series Editors
ISBN: 978-1-935528-46-3
228 pp.
Price: $24.95


This volume of essays arises from the 7th Jungian Odyssey retreat, sponsored by ISAPZURICH and held in the summer of 2012 in Fl├╝eli-Ranft, an idyllic agricultural village in the central Swiss Alps. A renowned place of pilgrimage in the 15th century, it was the home of Swiss monk and mystic Brother Klaus whose unorthodox biography and religious visions have been studied by many scholars, including C.G. Jung.

The Playful Psyche: Entering Chaos, Coincidence, Creation
The spirit of this place subtly permeates the articles in this collection, which illuminate love in its many forms and observe its joys, risks, and ravages. The authors, invited guests and ISAPZURICH analysts, contribute insight from the analytic consulting room, and draw as well on theology, folk song, legend, myth, theater, and the visual arts. Picking up a thread that runs throughout, Ann Ulanov writes, “To love a particular someone, a definite idea, a distinct place, a principal symbol, or notion of the psyche, opens us to loss with all its searing pain.” Readers of this volume will find encouragement, but no easy answers. In the end, the authors might be said to concur with Jung’s frank confession, “… I have again and again been faced with the mystery of love and have never been able to explain what it is.”

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