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Imaginal Love: The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman

Imaginal Love: The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman
  • Author : Tom Cheetham
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  • Release Date :2020-07-17
  • Total pages :210
  • ISBN : 9780882140865
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Imaginal Memory and the Place of Hiroshima

Imaginal Memory and the Place of Hiroshima
  • Author : Michael Perlman
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  • Release Date :1988-01-01
  • Total pages :214
  • ISBN : 9780887067464
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Summary : Hiroshima claims a crucial yet neglected place in the psychic terrain of our individual and collective memories. Drawing on recent work in depth psychology and Jungian thought, this study explores the ancient art of remembering by envisioning "places" and "images" that are impressed upon the memory. Enthusiastically used by ancient, medieval, and Renaissance explorers of soul and spirit, the art of memory became a profound expression of striving for cultural reform and an end to religious cruelty. Imaginal Memory and the Place of Hiroshima shows that images arising from the place of Hiroshima reveal, with stark exactitude, the psychic situation of our world. Specific images are explored that embody unsuspected psychological values beyond their role as reminders of the concrete horror of nuclear war. The process of remembering these images deepens into a commemoration of the fundamental powers at work in the psyche--powers that are critical to the development of a sustained cultural commitment to peace and to the deepening and revitalizing of contemporary psychological life.

Metaphor and Imaginal Psychology

Metaphor and Imaginal Psychology
  • Author : Marc Slavin
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  • Release Date :2017-08-04
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 131723264X
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Summary : Metaphor and Imaginal Psychology: A Hermetic Reflection provides the first full-length exploration of the significance of metaphor in post-Jungian psychology. Its portrayal of the mythological figure of Hermes as a personification of metaphor marks an original contribution to the field of metaphor studies. After a 2,500-year exile from philosophy and related areas of study, beginning with Plato’s ejection of the poets from the ideal city-state, metaphor is today experiencing a season of renewal. Among the fields where its significance as a way of seeing, thinking, and feeling has been especially prominent is archetypal psychology, perhaps the most philosophically attuned of psychological disciplines. Approaching the work of James Hillman and other key archetypal psychologists from a poststructuralist perspective, Metaphor and Imaginal Psychology draws insightful comparisons between archetypal psychology and the deconstructive philosophy of Jacques Derrida, a principle theorist of metaphor’s philosophical resurgence. By linking two disciplines that might at first appear as strange bedfellows, Metaphor and Imaginal Psychology underscores the influence of metaphor in reason and emotion, and makes a compelling case for the Mercurial ethos of our postmodern world. Aside from representing essential reading for therapists and theorists working in post-Jungian studies, the book will appeal to readers, students and scholars of literary criticism, psychology, philosophy and mythology.

Imaginal Preaching

Imaginal Preaching
  • Author : James A. Wallace
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  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :151
  • ISBN : 9780809135578
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Summary : Imaginal Preaching: An Archetypal Perspective is based upon the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung and the archetypal psychology of James Hillman. This book validates the persistence of image and its integrity as the alternative to rhetoric. It approaches preaching as poesis, an act of making, shaping, and forming of--and by--images.

Love For No Reason

Love For No Reason
  • Author : Marci Shimoff
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  • Release Date :2012-01-10
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1439165033
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Summary : Discusses how to achieve love that is not dependent on external circumstances, defining it as a readily accessible inner state through which people bring love to the outside world by emulating the methods of leading spiritualists and scientists.

Alternative States of Consciousness in Shamanism, Imaginal Psychotherapies, Hypnotherapy, and Meditation Including a Shamanism and Meditation Inspired Personal and Professional Training Program for the 21st Century Psychotherapist

Alternative States of Consciousness in Shamanism, Imaginal Psychotherapies, Hypnotherapy, and Meditation Including a Shamanism and Meditation Inspired Personal and Professional Training Program for the 21st Century Psychotherapist
  • Author : Allen Holmquist
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  • Release Date :2009-08-01
  • Total pages :600
  • ISBN : 1581123574
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Summary : Shamanism, hypnosis, imaginal psychotherapies, and meditation are based on the use of what we in the modern western world think of as non-ordinary human consciousness. These four modalities have fundamental similarities and differences in purpose, theory, technique, type of alternative consciousness, and their application of non-ordinary reality. Shamanism, the oldest and most intertwined with the cultures in which it is practiced, will be explored as a model for individual healing and transformation and professional training. The shamanic way will also be explored as a model of consciousness and a world-view that offers individuals, groups, and society much needed coping mechanisms, healing techniques, and transformative values that may be helpful in dealing with this trying and important transition time for humanity. Imaginal therapies, meditation and hypnosis all have their roots in shamanism, although in some parts of the world at certain times in history, shamanism borrowed from meditation in its adaptation and development.

When in the Shade-- Imaginal Equivalents in Anne the Countess of Winchilsea's Poetry

When in the Shade-- Imaginal Equivalents in Anne the Countess of Winchilsea's Poetry
  • Author : Jean M. Ellis D'Alessandro
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  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN :
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For Love of the Imagination

For Love of the Imagination
  • Author : Michael Vannoy Adams
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  • Release Date :2013-09-11
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 1135009856
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Summary : "I have entitled this book For Love of the Imagination. Long ago, I fell in love with the imagination. It was love at first sight. I have had a lifelong love affair with the imagination. I would love for others, through this book, to fall in love, as I once did, with the imagination." Michael Vannoy Adams, from the Preface. For Love of the Imagination is a book about the imagination – about what and how images mean. Jungian psychoanalysis is an imaginal psychology – or what Michael Vannoy Adams calls "imaginology," the study of the imagination. What is so distinctive – and so valuable – about Jungian psychoanalysis is that it emphasizes images. For Love of the Imagination is also a book about interdisciplinary applications of Jungian psychoanalysis. What enables these applications is that all disciplines include images of which they are more or less unconscious. Jungian psychoanalysis is in an enviable position to render these images conscious, to specify what and how they mean. On the contemporary scene, as a result of the digital revolution, there is no trendier word than "applications" – except, perhaps, the abbreviation "apps." In psychoanalysis, there is a "Freudian app" and a "Jungian app." The "Jungian app" is a technology of the imagination. This book applies Jungian psychoanalysis to images in a variety of disciplines. For Love of the Imagination also includes the 2011 Moscow lectures on Jungian psychoanalysis. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, students, and those with an interest in Jung.

Greeting the Angels

Greeting the Angels
  • Author : Greg Mogenson
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  • Release Date :2016-11-03
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 1351865560
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Summary : This book, written in the genre of "Imaginal Psychology", presents the imaginal dimension of the mourning process. The "angels" it greets are the interior figures who greet the bereaved during the course of their mourning process. In memory, reverie, and dream, images of the dead return to heal and be healed. As the bereaved enter into relationship with these images, the grief in which they are sequestered is particularized and individualized into the precise nuances of significance which make mourning possible.

Imaginal Worlds

Imaginal Worlds
  • Author : William C. Chittick
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  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780791498958
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Summary : In this book Chittick explains Ibn al-Arabi's concept of human perfection, his World of Imagination, and his teachings on why God's wisdom demands diversity of religious expression. He then suggests how these teachings can be employed to conceptualize the study of world religions in a contemporary context. Ibn al-Arabi, known as the "Greatest Master,"is the most influential Muslim thinker of the past 600 years. This book is an introduction to his thought concerning the ultimate destiny of human beings, God and the cosmos, and the reasons for religious diversity. It summarizes many of Ibn al-Arabi's teachings in a simple manner. The ideas discussed are explained in detail. The book is divided into three parts. In the first part Chittick explains Ibn al-Arabi's concept of human perfection; in the second part he looks at various implications of the World of Imagination; and in the third part he exposes Ibn al-Arabi's teachings on why God's wisdom demands diversity of religious expression, and he suggests how these teachings can be employed to conceptualize the study of world religions in a contemporary context.

Imaginal Body

Imaginal Body
  • Author : Roberts Avens
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  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :252
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Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm
  • Author : Stephen Harrod Buhner
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  • Release Date :2014-05-14
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 1591438365
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Summary : A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World • Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self-organizing being that is Gaia • Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly intelligent and communicative • Examines the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and the human species In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals that all life forms on Earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream. He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception, we can reconnect with the living intelligences in Nature as kindred beings, become again wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock, and others have done. For as Einstein commented, “We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them.” Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings that flow through the world, that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return. He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and, most importantly, the human species itself. He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet, they have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria. Buhner shows that the capacity for depth connection and meaning-filled communication with the living world is inherent in every human being. It is as natural as breathing, as the beating of our own hearts, as our own desire for intimacy and love. We can change how we think and in so doing begin to address the difficulties of our times.

The Sufi Path of Knowledge

The Sufi Path of Knowledge
  • Author : William C. Chittick
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  • Release Date :1989-06-01
  • Total pages :478
  • ISBN : 9780887068850
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Summary : Ibn al-'Arabi is still known as "the Great Sheik" among the surviving Sufi orders. Born in Muslim Spain, he has become famous in the West as the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization. He was a great philosopher, theologian, and poet. William Chittick takes a major step toward exposing the breadth and depth of Ibn al-'Arabi's vision. The book offers his view of spiritual perfection and explains his theology, ontology, epistemology, hermeneutics, and soteriology. The clear language, unencumbered by methodological jargon, makes it accessible to those familiar with other spiritual traditions, while its scholarly precision will appeal to specialists. Beginning with a survey of Ibn al-'Arabi's major teachings, the book gradually introduces the most important facets of his thought, devoting attention to definitions of his basic terminology. His teachings are illustrated with many translated passages introducing readers to fascinating byways of spiritual life that would not ordinarily be encountered in an account of a thinker's ideas. Ibn al-'Arabi is allowed to describe in detail the visionary world from which his knowledge derives and to express his teachings in his own words. More than 600 passages from his major work, al-Futuhat al-Makkivva, are translated here, practically for the first time. These alone provide twice the text of the Fusus al-hikam. The exhaustive indexes make the work an invaluable reference tool for research in Sufism and Islamic thought in general.

The Transformation of (Y)Our World

The Transformation of (Y)Our World
  • Author : Delia M. Trujillo
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  • Release Date :2008-04-29
  • Total pages :138
  • ISBN : 1469116111
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Summary : The Transformation of (Y)our WorldFinding Optimism & Serenity During These Difficult Times may be read and apprehended on two different levels. On one level this comprehensive guidebook shows how to clear out old patterns and perspectives that block fulfillment and success in many facets of our life. On a higher and more spiritual level these guidelines allow one to be in more profound alignment with the global awakening and shift to higher consciousness that is currently taking place on our earth. The resulting inner peace, strength and optimism will allow one to be in a better position to discern the contribution each one of us is being called to make during this critical time in earths history.

Woman of Power

Woman of Power
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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