BOOKS

by Gilda Frantz

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.

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Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way is a soulful collection of essays that illuminate the inner life. Have a look at this formidable list of Jungian Authors and the titles to their essays.

Section One: Might of the Earth
  • Patricia Damery, The Soul is a Riddlemaker: Three Lessons
  • Jerome Bernstein, My Second Tallit
  • Claire Douglas, Bear Creek Farm 1976-1982: Finding Jung-Finding Myself
Section Two: When Fate Becomes Destiny
  • Gilda Frantz, The Greyhound Path to Individuation
  • Jacqueline Gerson, Finding Meaning: An Unexpected Encounter
Section Three: Winter Road
  • Jean Kirsch, The I Ching and I: Reflections on a Jungian Individuation
  • Chie Lee, Old Roots, New Soil
Section Four: Dark Night of the Body
  • Karlyn M. Ward, Voices
  • Henry Abramovitch, Into the Marginal Zone
  • Sharon Heath, The Church of Her Body
Section Five: Writing the Fire
  • Dennis Patrick Slattery, The Soul’s Claim: Choose It or Lose It
  • Robert D. Romanyshyn, I Only Ever Wanted to be a Bus Driver: An Unfinished Life
  • Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Drunk with Fire: How the Red Book Transformed My Jung

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The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams.

We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean. Through amplification, C. G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person’s everyday life.

Fourteen Jungian Analysts from around the world have contributed chapters to this book on areas of special interest to them in their work with dreams. This offers the seasoned dream worker as well as the novice great insight into the meaning of the dream and its amplification.

Contributors to this edition of the Fisher King Review include: Erel Shalit, Nancy Swift Furlotti, Thomas Singer, Michael Conforti, Ken Kimmel, Gotthilf Isler, Nancy Qualls-Corbett, Henry Abramovitch, Kathryn Madden, Ron Schenk, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Christian Gaillard, Monika Wikman, and Gilda Frantz.

I.  The Amplified World of Dreams
Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti  
II.  Pane e’ Vino: Learning to Discern the Objective, Archetypal Nature of Dreams
Michael Conforti  
III.  Amplification: A Personal Narrative
Thomas Singer  
IV.  Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul
Nancy Qualls-Corbett  
V.  Wild Cats and Crowned Snakes: Archetypal Agents of Feminine Initiation
Nancy Swift Furlotti  
VI.  A Dream in Arcadia
Christian Gaillard  
VII. Muse of the Moon: Poetry from the Dreamtime
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky  
VIII.  Dreaming the Face of the Earth: Myth, Culture, and Dreams of the Mayan Shaman
Kenneth Kimmel  
IX.  Coal or Gold? The Symbolic Understanding of Alpine Legends
Gotthilf Isler  
X.  Sophia’s Dreaming Body: The Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror
Monika Wikman
XI.  The Dream Always Follows the Mouth: Jewish Approaches to Dreaming
Henry Abramovitch  
XII.  Bi-Polarity, Compensation, and the Transcendent Function in Dreams and Visionary Experience: A Jungian Examination of Boehme’s Mandala
Kathryn Madden  
XIII.  The Dream As Gnostic Myth
Ronald Schenk
XIV.   Four Hands in the Crossroads: Amplification in Times of Crisis
Erel Shalit  
XV.  Dreams and Sudden Death
Gilda Frantz

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Psychological Perspectives: A Semiannual Journal of Jungian Thought


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