I have just published Wisdom's Way - The Christian I Ching
This book is a reinterpretation of the I Ching from a mystical Christian perspective. In this book I discuss at length Jung's lifelong fascination with the I Ching and how the I Ching fits into contemporary Christian understandings of God, spiritual direction, and discernment.
I take a different approach to interpreting the I Ching. Rather than attempt to explain the traditional Chinese aphorisms that are used to illustrate the 64 archetypes, I use readings from The Bible interpreted from a mystical perspective.
This book brings together several threads of my life. As a Christian, I am a Benedictine Oblate affiliated with the World Community for Christian Meditation and a spiritual director commissioned by the Episcopal Church. However I also have a 40 year relationship with the I Ching and have studied Jung's work with this amazing book of Wisdom.
I think the I Ching has a great deal to offer Depth Psychology, and I hope this book moves this dialogue forward.
The book is available on Amazon. The book is available both in printed and Kindle form, but because of the large number of illustrations, I recommend the printed version.
You can search on Amazon for "Wisdom's Way Roger Sessions" or follow the link
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Peace to you all!
Good morning Roger - I purchased your book, read and love the way you have blended the soulful/prayerful aspects of both perspectives. For me, your presentation of the 64 ancient Archetypes with readings from the Bible and mystical interpretation is wise providing practical guidelines [for use with either stalks or stones] is greatly appreciated.
Historically, I relate, utilize depth - 5 levels of conversation, altered states, thematic and content analysis along with discernment [plus many other tools clinically found to be effective] in the stabilization, integration and towards healing journeys with survivors of traumatic lifetime experiences [TLE].
Your book is a long awaited and welcomed resource that I applied yesterday in a healing session plus recommended your book to a man with interest in blends of eastern + western traditional and contemporary healing modalities. Thank you. Peace + Love Linda
Thank you so much for your email! I am especially delighted to hear about you being able to use my book as a resource in a healing session. That is exactly what I was hoping for. At this point, I have used the book in many readings with others and I am always amazed at the deep Wisdom it uncovers. I hope that it continues to be useful to you.
If you feel so inspired, I would very much appreciate it if you could drop a short review on Amazon.com. Every one makes a significant difference.
Peace and love to you!