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By Dale Mathers

Alchemical symbols are a part of pop culture, such a lot lately popularised within the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founding father of analytical psychology. It encouraged him as he wrote ‘the pink e-book’ - the magazine of his voyage of inner discovery. He committed a lot of his existence to it, utilizing alchemical symbols as metaphors for subconscious approaches. Alchemy and Psychotherapy explores the problem of alchemy within the consulting room and its software to social and political concerns. This ebook argues opposed to the dominant discourse in modern psychotherapy - clinical materialism - and for the invention of religious that means.

Alchemy and Psychotherapy has 4 major sections:

‘Alchemy and which means’ - seems on the historical past of alchemy, quite the logo of the coniunctio - sacred marriage - a metaphor for the healing dating.

'The symbolic angle’ - explores operating with goals, fairytales, astrology and the physique: every one of that is a symbolic language.

‘The spirit and the flora and fauna’ - discusses the concept that of 'burn out' - of therapists, our ecological assets, the paranormal facets of quantum physics and the philosophical underpinning of image formation.

‘Clinical purposes’ - indicates alchemy’s use with sufferers of abuse, these suffering to safe gender identification, in anorexia and in ‘social therapeutic’ - atonement and restorative justice - which observe the assumption of the coniunctio.

Alchemy and Psychotherapy is illustrated all through with medical examples, alchemical images and poetry which emphasise that alchemy is either an inventive paintings and a technology. Bringing jointly members from a variety of disciplines, Dale Mathers and members convey that treatment is either artwork and technology, that the consulting room is the alchemical laboratory, and that their study is their inventive engagement. Alchemy and Psychotherapy can be a precious source for practitioners, scholars in any respect degrees of psychotherapy, analytical psychology, psychoanalysis and inventive, art-based remedies and for inventive practitioners (in movie, literature and acting arts) who draw on Jung’s principles.

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