Spirituality/Religion

The Wedding of Sophia: The Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy

Author of the acclaimed Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Jeffrey Raff continues his teachings in psychoidal alchemy with an in-depth look at the feminine aspect of the divine. Sophia is, in the esoteric teachings, the embodiment of Wisdom, the matrix from which God arose, and God’s heavenly consort and mirror. But, as Raff explains, she suffered …

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Understanding Evil: A Psychotherapist’s Guide

Evil is a ubiquitous, persistent problem that causes enormous human suffering. Although human beings have struggled with evil since the dawn of our species, we seem to be no nearer to ending it. In this book, Lionel Corbett describes the complexity of the problem of evil, as well as many of our current approaches to …

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The Divine WABA (Within, Among, Between and Around): A Jungian Exploration of Spiritual Paths

WABA is J. Marvin Spiegelman’s mnemonic for the various manifestations of the experience of the divine: Within, Among, Between, and Around. He details how Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Kabbalah exemplify the divine within/ the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca clearly illustrates the divine among/ the Alchemical model exemplifies the divine between/ and the numinous experiences …

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The Glenstal Book of Icons: Praying with the Glenstal Icons

The Glenstal Book of Icons presents meditations and prayers on a selection of icons from the Glenstal Abbey Icon Chapel. The process is that of lectio divina, where the icon itself is the text to be read and considered, leading to a meditation on the text—or icon— which in turn leads to prayer. Each icon is reproduced …

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The Living God and the Living Psyche: What Christians Can Learn from Carl Jung

Why should Christians bother to read Carl Jung? He may be one of the most famous psychologists of the twentieth century, but are his views and ideas really compatible with Christian faith? While acknowledging some Christian suspicion of Jung, Ann Belford Ulanov and Alvin Dueck maintain that Jung’s psychology can indeed enhance the life of …

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The Not-Yet Transformed God: Depth Psychology and the Individual Religious Experience

Is there a fundamental human tendency to believe in something larger than the small, personal life? Janet Dallett discusses some of Jung’s most complex ideas to allow readers to feel synchronicity, individuation and numinosity. Grounded in scientific observation and an understanding of the psyche, Dallett’s true stories are drawn from case histories and her own …

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The Practice of Ally Work: Meeting and Partnering with Your Spirit Guide in the Imaginal World

Jeff Raff has written about the ally (which has been called many different names in different traditions) in his books Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Healing the Wounded God, and The Wedding of Sophia. Here, he shares with readers the techniques he has developed and taught in his workshops and lectures for achieving intimate contact with the divine. …

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The Religious Function of the Psyche

Traditional concepts of God are no longer tenable for many people who nevertheless experience a strong sense of the sacred in their lives. The Religious Function of the Psyche offers a psychological model for the understanding of such experience, using the language and interpretive methods of depth psychology, particularly those of C.G. Jung and psychoanalytic self psychology. …

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The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice

At a time when psychotherapy seems to be a purely secular pursuit with no connection to the sacred, The Sacred Cauldron makes the startling claim that, for both participants, psychotherapeutic work is actually a spiritual discipline in its own right. The psyche manifests the sacred and provides the transpersonal field within which the work of therapy is …

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The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering

The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering presents a variety of approaches to psychotherapeutic work with suffering people, from the perspectives of both Jungian and psychoanalytic psychology. An important theme of the book is that suffering may be harmful or helpful to the development of the personality. Our culture tends to assume that suffering is …

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