Echo's subtle body : contributions to an archetypal psychology

by Patricia Berry

Book, 1982



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Dallas, Tex. : Spring Publications, 1982.

Physical description

198 p.; 21 cm

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Collected here are all of Patricia Berry’s writings between 1972 and 1982, which together develop a style of psychotherapy that is based on the primacy of the image in psychical life. The book contains the often referred to but out-of-print essays “An Approach to the Dream” and “What’s the Matter with Mother ?” as well as newer papers. The style poetically concrete, the insights bolstered by clinical example, dream interpretation, and mythical references, each paper revisions an important analytic construct — reductions, dream, defense, telos or goal, reflection, shadow — so that it more adequately and sensitively echoes the poetic basis of the mind. One of the best available introductions to the fresh ideas now enlivening the practice of Jungian analysis. Of special interest to psychotherapists and to all concerned with myth, dream, and feminine studies. This newly revised third edition includes a text written in honor of James Hillman: “Rules of Thumb Toward an Archetypal Psychology Practice.”

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LibraryThing member JayLivernois
Largely derivative of Hillman's ideas; Pat Berry was married to him at the time she put this together. Most of it was for her doctoral dissertation at the University of Dallas. She has not come out with another book since.

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