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Published Authors and Their Works

Several of our members are published, either books, workbooks, and/or articles. We invite those published to list their works so that the rest of us can find great reads. Any authors willing to start a book study with the Alliance folks?

Members: 73
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2018

Question to our authors

As the number of written works increases, there may be a need to somehow categorize the general focus of the works so that seekers can more easily find your offerings. I am interested in hearing what you think about this proposal.  

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Shadow Tech - Cracking the Codes of Personal and Collective Darkness

Started by Colin E. Davis Apr 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Along with my partner Melissa Mari, I've published this book. The contents came to us as we engaged in shadow work within the container of our relationship. A number of concepts in the book had been…Continue

Tags: evil, Shadow

DIonysos Archetype of Individuation

Started by klemens swib. Last reply by Colin E. Davis Apr 26, 2016. 1 Reply

     If the Dionysian myth is a psychic projection, could it be reversed engineered back into the psyche. If we could complete this reverse engineering project, might we concomitantly discover a…Continue

Wisdom's Way - The Christian I Ching

Started by Roger Sessions. Last reply by Roger Sessions Sep 15, 2015. 2 Replies

I have just published Wisdom's Way - The Christian I ChingThis book is a reinterpretation of the I Ching from a mystical Christian perspective. In this book I discuss at length Jung's lifelong…Continue

Returning to Membership in Earth Community: Systemic Constellations with Nature

Started by Kenneth Edwin Sloan Dec 9, 2013. 0 Replies

Depth psychology is based on human experiences - whether they are induced purposefully or…Continue

Tags: nature, sloan, experience, of, work

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Comment by Els van Ooijen on January 12, 2012 at 11:24am

I hope I'm doing this right. I have published three books:

Faris, A and van Ooijen, E (2012) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, a relational approach. London: Sage publications.

van Ooijen, E G (2003) Clinical Supervision made Easy,Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier, Edinburgh

van Ooijen E G (2000)  Clinical Supervision: a practical guide.  (Churchill Livingstone), Edinburgh

Comment by Darlene Viggiano on December 30, 2011 at 6:04pm

Dreams and Dream-like Experiences: Their role in spiritual emergence processes

Hi,

I'm new to the group and have just published the above title.  I am open to a journal review of it, an interview about it, or any other discussion that may interest folks.

For more information about it, you can see it at Amazon.com, or use the link to my personal website www.spiritualdreams.yolasite.com

The book is written from a Jungian perspective (a la James Hollis). Constructive comments about the website itself are also welcome.

I also have a number of related articles on academia.edu

Thanks!

 

Tags: book, discussion, dream, interview, review, spiritual

Comment by Helene Smit on November 6, 2011 at 2:44am

My two South African published books

 

I have published a book called "Beneath - exploring the unconscious in individuals" which is an introduction on Depth Psychology for people without a psychology background.

http://helenesmit.wordpress.com/beneath/

 

My other book is a practictioner's book on facilitating depth processes in groups in organisations called "The Depth Facilitator's Handbook".

http://helenesmit.wordpress.com/my-books/

Comment by Lois Carey on October 23, 2011 at 10:35am
I, too, was excited by my first authored book, "Sandplay Therapy for Children and Families".  I was co-editor with several others and that was not nearly so awe-inspiring.  However, my latest, "A Salty Lake of Tears", brought the most 'soulful' reaction for me.  It is a "quasi-memoir" of my journey over the years.  I had thought of doing this for at least 15+ years and I don't know what the trigger was that said "now is the time".  (Perhaps that I was 83 at the time and figured it's now or never.)  Love this group and yes, I am an INTP/J.
Comment by Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D. on October 23, 2011 at 9:35am
Like others I attempted to write my dissertation into a book and quickly discovered that a student's persona is very different than that of a public writer. I also learned that I, at 32 years old, wasn't mature enough to write about alchemy. Having my daughter at that time put a daddy mask on me and all thoughts of writing vanished; I had to earn a living! By the time my daughter was 5 years old, I began giving seminars on Jungian subjects, a persona I still wear from time to time. One of my lectures was on alchemical psychology; actually, the name of the seminar became the name for my first book. This "lecture" was designed for two personas: public speaker and performance artist. The latter recalled my undergraduate days when I combined art and psychology into conceptual art pieces. The lecture was successful and I like this new art form. I next gave another talk at a conference where I met the woman who would become my wife. During the course of our dating, I read pieces of writing every Sunday morning - each was a short essay on a particular alchemical recipe, ones I'd gleamed from reading Jung and primary sources. This persona was an alchemy of romantic lover and writer. We enjoyed coffee, writing and reading for many weeks as we fell in love! Then, it dawned on me: this was the foundation for a book. Ultimately, my wife became my in-home editor as I wrote my first book, Alchemical Psychology, Old Recipes for Living in a New World. My second book is quite a different story. As you can see I have a whole chest filled with masks that at different times during this saga I wore to suit the circumstance. Becoming a writer was in this sense organic and a very natural part of my individuation process. As a psychotherapist, I especially love the hundreds of fan letters I've received from people all over the world who have expressed how much my books have helped them heal and grow. Alchemy isn't anything if not a panacea for the ills that we all suffer. My books have allowed me to extend my practice to the world. This is the healing persona I value most, for in the words of the old adepts there are potions, poisons and possibilities for renewing life.
Comment by Kathleen Burt on October 23, 2011 at 12:37am

A very interesting question for authors, the one aboutpublishing the first book as a self-validating experience, and the interaction with the Collective afterwards. After my first book appeared, I did feel a sense of self validation, and I was excited to hear from my peers. A great deal to absorb.

 Afterwards, there was no inner prompting to write another book for nearly 20 years. Publishing the second time was a completely different experience: "whew! Glad the book is out; now I can return to leading yoga classes and presenting yoga/meditation retreats."

 

Would love to hear from other authors about their second publishing experience and how it differed from the first. I'm an INTJ. I wonder if the interaction with the Collective part is different for more extraverted authors?

Comment by Mark Greene on October 21, 2011 at 7:30pm
Dear Lewis, I am also intrigued by your question regarding publishing and its effect on the persona. Coincidentally, our reading group in Hong Kong just recently revisited Jung's "The persona as a segment of the collective psyche" (CW 7, para. 243-253). Some quotes there took me by surprise, such as "When we analyse the persona we strip off the mask, and discover that what seemed to be the individual is at bottom collective; in other words, that the persona was only a mask of the collective. Fundamentally, the persona is nothing real: it is a compromise between individual and society as to what a man should appear to be" (para. 246).  I had previously thought of the persona as more of a 'personal' construct. This new perspective helps me see that publishing a book may actually create more opportunities for public projection and even co-creation of the author's persona, how he/she appears in the mind of 'the public'. In that sense, publishing proposes a challenge. On the one hand, from the author's ego point of view, there is the draw and temptation to 'believe' or identify with the projection from 'the public'. On the other hand, publishing is an opportunity to actually delve into and expressing the author's unique voice. In this sense, the tension between the opposites (collective/self) is strengthened as a result of publishing. Great question!
Comment by Mark Greene on October 18, 2011 at 12:45am
Thank you, Brent - I appreciate your comradery!
Comment by Dr. Brent Potter on October 17, 2011 at 4:46pm

Hello Mark, I have posted a link to your book on my FB page with encouragement that people check it out. I am almost positive our paths have crossed @ PGI or somewhere in the past but can't quite place it. In any event, I wish you the best of luck with your book! Congrats! :)

Comment by Jean Raffa on October 17, 2011 at 12:56pm
Good question, Lewis.  I can think of a few ways it effected mine. I became more confident about expressing my views in public, yet at the same time my need to express my views and get affirmation from others diminished dramatically!  I think the combination of gaining so much self-knowledge through Jungian inner work, plus finding my passion and having a book published about these things was so self-validating and self-affirming that my persona became far less rigid and opaque and far more flexible and transparent.
 

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