Wisdom of the psyche : depth psychology after neuroscience

by Ginette Paris

Book, 2007

Status

Available

Call number

APJA

Call number

APJA

Publication

London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.

Original publication date

2007

Physical description

xv, 240 p.; 22 cm

Local notes

Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. This is very hard to accept which is why, so often, the body has the painful and dispiriting job of showing us what our psyche refuses to see.

In jargon-free language, the author describes her own story of taking a turn downwards and inwards in the search for a metaphorical personal 'death'. If this kind of mortality is not attended to, then more literal bodily ailments and actual death itself can result.

User reviews

LibraryThing member JayLivernois
Filled with sweeping psychological and social generalizations, which should have been edited out or conditioned or rethought; a hazard in this progressive wing--i.e. Pacifica--of archetypal psychology. And the book is poorly designed.

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