Monday, December 1, 2014

Sea Glass According to Joseph Marvin Spiegelman

Gilda Frantz and Marvin Spiegelman
"Sea Glass" is a senior Jungian Analyst's "story of suffering and individuation,” a series of essays on a variety of topics—all of interest. As a fellow member of the birth class of 1926, growing up in '30's Los Angeles, I was touched by Gilda’s open, honest, forthright expositions from one who indeed suffered multiple losses of mother, husband, son and grandchild. For me the most affecting essays were the interviews with film maker F. Fellini (imagined?) and Jungian scholar and "Red Book" editor, Stephen Martin. Her paper on "Being Ageless: The Very Soul of Beauty" was splendid, as were those on the Jungian ancestors. Written simply and with an open heart, this book will be enjoyed by colleagues and lay persons alike.

—Joseph Marvin Spiegelman, author of Jungian Analysts: Their Vision and Vulnerabilites; Catholicism and Jungian Psychology; The Divine Waba (Within, Among, Between and Around): A Jungian Exploration of Spiritual Paths (The Jung on the Hudson Book Series); Co-author of Secrets of Western Tantra: The Sexuality of the Middle Path


by Gilda Frantz
ISBN: 978-1771690201
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Taking a Look at the Book Signing

On November 2nd a group of about 45 people came to the bookstore of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles for the occasion of the publication of my book Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst’s Exploration of Suffering and Individuation. People I hadn’t seen in many years came and they bought the book and I signed each one to fit the person it was for. There was much joy while people strolled around on the patio admiring the food provided by the Institute. The flowers were gorgeous and the cake modeled after the cover of my book Sea Glass was delicious. We then moved into the James Kirsch Meeting Room where I read from my book and talked a little to the group, many of whom I knew.

At 5 p.m., another group had formed and the ritual of signing and reading repeated itself.

It was a fun and informal afternoon and everyone had a great time and many many books flew off the shelves—they were signed and taken home to enjoy. 

These photos were taken by Laurette Hayden and show people at a glance:

Marlene Frantz introducing Gilda before her talk


























laughing with Miles Beller




by Gilda Frantz
ISBN: 978-1771690201
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Friday, October 10, 2014

A Reading and Book Signing with Gilda Frantz

Sunday, November 02, 2014
3:00PM - 05:00PM

Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles,
Lecture Room

No fee. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by Gilda Frantz, M.A.

For the occasion of the publication of her book Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst’s Exploration of Suffering and Individuation, we are honored to welcome Gilda Frantz for a reading and book signing. Sea Glass explores experiences many of us encounter in the course of a lifetime, including those of early childhood. As we mature we can begin to become aware that suffering, when made conscious, can lead us on a path toward higher consciousness, toward the experience of wholeness or individuation. The examples related in this book are told as a storyteller might and include the all-too-human experiences of loneliness, loss, shame, abandonment, aging, disenfranchisement, working with dreams, dealing with the opposites, striving to find one’s creativity, and relationship issues.

Gilda Frantz, M.A., is a Jungian analyst who practices in Santa Monica. She is an Emerita Board Member of the Philemon Foundation. Past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, she has lectured internationally, served on many Jung Institute Boards, and is Founding Editor and co-editor in Chief of the journal Psychological Perspectives. Her main areas of interest have been the creative process and active imagination. She is the author of Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst's Exploration of Suffering and Individuation. She is in her late 80's and this is her first book although she has been writing all of her life.

Note: Please call (310) 556-1193 ext. 221 or send email to administration@junginla.org for more information about registering for this event.

by Gilda Frantz
ISBN: 978-1771690201
order from: Amazon.com  or  Fisher King Press
Phone orders welcomed
Credit Cards Accepted
in Canada and the US call
1-800-228-9316

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sea Glass Fan Mail

Dear Gilda,

I am happy to tell you that your book,  Sea Glass,  arrived via UPS three days ago.  I met its arrival with the excitement of one waiting for the Wells Fargo wagon!

This is a profoundly important book, Gilda.  I am captivated.  I try putting this book down, but it refuses settle!

Your writing, chapter after chapter is deeply stirring. It touches every true fiber of my being, inviting me back into intimate contact with those parts of myself that have always benefitted from deepening attention. What a gift to any discerning individual invested in the individuation process, and what a valuable contribution to life-giving literature.

I congratulate you on this unique and fulfilling human endeavor. I just want to hug you.

Lynette Walker

**Re-printed with permission by Lynette Walker


ISBN: 978-1771690201
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Coming Soon!


Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst's Exploration of Individuation and Suffering

by Gilda Frantz

"Gilda Frantz knows first hand about difficult childhoods, early widowhood, aging, death of a beloved grandchild, and closeness to the end of life. She knows about suffering and the creativity and soul growth that can go hand in hand. These are themes in her own life and in her observations of others. Sea Glass is an apt metaphor for this book—to discover why requires reading it. "
—Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of Goddesses in Everywoman, Goddesses in Older Women, and Close to the Bone.

"Frantz shows us that individuation is much more than the distillation of consciousness within the confines of a long and dream-filled analysis. Rather, growth of awareness is revealed to occur in what cannot be contained, in the self that endures when illusions break down. Sea Glass pieces together many such moments in the life of its author. Taken together, they let us see the analyst she has become through the eyes of the person she has always been."
—John Beebe, author of Integrity in Depth.

"You could be listening to the storyteller by the fire, or to your favorite aunt at the kitchen table—the one who always makes you laugh—so vital and engaging is the narrative voice in Sea Glass. In fact, you are reading the gathered writings of Gilda Frantz, a beloved Jungian elder in the classical tradition. Frantz is on intimate terms with the gods and their myths. She has personal experience of alchemy, individuation, dreams, and the creative process, all of which she describes in accessible and lively language."
—Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, author of The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way and The Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find Her Female Roots.

Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst’s Exploration of Suffering and Individuation explores experiences many of us encounter in the course of a lifetime, including those of early childhood. As we mature we can begin to become aware that suffering, when made conscious, can lead us on a path toward higher consciousness, toward the experience of wholeness or individuation. The examples related in this book are told as a storyteller might and include the all-too-human experiences of loneliness, loss, shame, abandonment, aging, disenfranchisement, working with dreams, dealing with the opposites, striving to find one’s creativity, and relationship issues.

CONTENTS

Part 1 - Archetypal Suffering 
  • The Greyhound Path to Individuation 
  • Growing Up Poor in Los Angeles 
  • Birth’s Cruel Secret: “I Am My Own Lost Mother to My Own Sad Child” 
  • On the Meaning of Loneliness 
  • Image and Imagination; Wounding and Healing 
Part 2 - Mysterious Workings of the Psyche
  • Dreams and Sudden Death 
  • Creativity and Inspiration: An interview with Stephen Martin 
  • Fellini Satryicon 
  • Shame 
Part 3 - Nature
  • Carrying the Opposites within Oneself 
  • Redemption 
Part 4 - Psychological and Spiritual Development
  • The Flowering Wood: An Exploration of Individuation and the Integration of the Feminine Principle 
  • Relativity and Relationship 
  • Reflections on Disenfranchisement 
Part 5 - Aging
  • Being Ageless: The Very Soul of Beauty 
  • Body and Soul 
  • Jung, Aging, and Individuation 
Part 6 - Our Jungian Ancestors
  • I’ll See You in My Dreams 
  • Spiritual Journeys 

Product Details
Paperback
240 pages
First Edition
Publisher: Fisher King Press
Publication Date: October 18, 2014
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1771690208
ISBN-13: 978-1771690201