Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue: Retrieving the Soul, by C. Michael Smith

By C. Michael Smith

during this hugely unique examine, C. Michael Smith attracts on phenomenological assets and hermeneutic discussion to discover the affinities and differences among shamanism and Jungian psychology, either rooted eventually in a heart-centered approach if lifestyles, and either having hugely difficult maps of the human psychic interiors. because the reader adventures via this e-book she or he will come upon shamanic initiation, dismemberments, disassociation, grief, melancholy, and soul loss, the therapeutic energy of formality, ecstasy and different altered states. The publication explores many wealthy subject matters together with the function of talismans and amulets, a few of the degrees of the collective subconscious, the archetypal and that you can think of views on such phenomena, and implications for psychotherapeutic perform this present day. within the new preface, the writer argues that during the tip "It is not the interesting and robust strategies which are the fundamental factor, however the individual inside of, its skill to dwell from the guts n Earth-honoring and Nature- attuning ways in which is the basic heart of the Jung/shamanism interface."

In Jung and Shamanism in discussion, C. Michael Smith has written a "must have" vintage for all scholars of shamanism and Jungian psychology. Thorough, transparent and authoritative, Smith writes from first-hand point of view, drawing on his personal intensity studies in learning and educating shamanism and Jungian psychology for many years. As in his prior e-book, Psychotherapy and the Sacred, he's mental and non secular, phenomenological and ancient in his distinct standpoint. Jung was once usually defined as a "shaman" via those that knew him good, yet few have had the braveness to brazenly make this declare, and none has awarded the case as completely as Smith has. This new preface to this moment variation provides a richness of knowledge well worth the fee of the publication. -Tess Castleman, education Analyst, The C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich

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