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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks

One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543


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The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman
The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

psyched out, September 1, 2011

Turns "family of origin" counseling on its ear. Hillman revisits more a more archaic cosmology where a "Daimon" (soul) descends to earth and is comes into body through the parents. Rather than the parents creating and forming this person, this acorn chooses the parents and setting it needs to grow into the entity it is destined to be. Brave and thought provoking writing from a psychotherapist who has seen and practiced all sides of Jungian and Freudian therapy. I don't find this book to be a rejection of classical psychotherapy, more the opening of a long closed door into an older room in the house.
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