Book Reviews

Book Review: Dark Light of the Soul, by Kathryn Wood Madden

We run great risks when we ignore the spiritual and the divine in psychotherapy, argues Kathryn Wood Madden in Dark Light of the Soul, an exploration of the psychological journeys of Jacob Boehme and C.G. Jung. Our thanks to the journal Quadrant and reviewer Dennis Patrick Slattery for their kind permission to make this available online.

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The World's Worst Club

James Hollis reviews books by Charlotte Mathes and Mary Jane Hurley Brant, which address the difficult task of moving forward after the death of a child.  

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Review: "Psyche and the Sacred" by Lionel Corbett

Can we talk about spirituality without using religious language? In his fine book Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality beyond Religion, psychologist and scholar Lionel Corbett argues that, indeed, we should understand the spiritual as not only separate from religion, but irreducible and enduring. 

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This Talk of Soul: What Does It Mean?

In a review originally published in Round Table Review, Mary Stamper considers the impact of The Logos of the Soul, a little-known work by the late Jungian analyst Evangelos Christou (our thanks to Dolores Brien for her editorial - and detective - work on this essay).

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No Going Back, Coming Full Circle: "The Spell of the Sensuous," by David Abram

Dolores Brien reviews David Abram's groundbreaking exploration of our scientific estrangement from the natural world and discusses its relevance for Jungian thought. 

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