Synopses & Reviews
Presenting an original and vital model for psychological development, the brilliant and pioneering author of He, She,
offers a new understanding of the stages of personal growth through which maturity and wholeness can be achieved.
Using quintessential figures from classical literature--Don Quixote, Hamlet, and Faust--Robert Johnson shows us three clearly defined stages of consciousness development. He demonstrates how the true work of maturity is to grow through these levels to the self-realized state of completion and harmony.
In Johnson's view, we all reach the stages depicted by Don Quixote, Hamlet, and Faust at various times of our lives. The three represent levels of consciousness within us, each vying for dominance. Don Quixote portrays the innocent child, while Hamlet stands for our self-conscious need to act and feel in control though we have no real connection to our inner selves. Faust embodies the master of the true self, who has gained awareness by working through the stages.
Now in paperback--the innovative and dynamic model for understanding the personal stages of growth toward maturity and wholeness. Using quintessential figures from classical literature--Don Quixote, Hamlet, and Faust--the author of He and She demonstrates how we move through three stages of conscious development to completion.
About the Author
Robert A. Johnson, a noted lecturer and Jungian analyst, is also the author of He, She, We, Inner Work, Ecstasy, Transformation, and Owning Your Own Shadow.
Table of Contents
Two-dimensional man : Don Quixote -- Three-dimensional man : Hamlet -- Four-dimensional man : Faust.