Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

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by Jerry Kroth
     
 
Flesh and Blood is an apocalyptic, penetrating, incisive new approach to the understanding of the unconscious mind. It is written entirely in brief, pointed quotations with Freud, Jung, Nietzsche, St. Paul, Hess, Doestoevsky, Stalin, and a host of other notables making periodic cameo appearances across its pages. These voices are then counterpointed by a rhythmic

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Flesh and Blood is an apocalyptic, penetrating, incisive new approach to the understanding of the unconscious mind. It is written entirely in brief, pointed quotations with Freud, Jung, Nietzsche, St. Paul, Hess, Doestoevsky, Stalin, and a host of other notables making periodic cameo appearances across its pages. These voices are then counterpointed by a rhythmic series of photographic images which jump like lasers right off the pages. The photos, some taken by the world's greatest artists, portray in intense and vivid detail both the Elysian loftiness and the aberrant grotesqueries of psychic life. Reviews by Timothy Leary, Robert Bly, Stanislav Grof, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and others.

Editorial Reviews

. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
" a powerful vision."
.. - Stanislav Grof
"This is an extraordinary book of unique psychological power. It reveals not only scholarship and sophistication of the author, but deep and intimate knowledge of the recesses of the human psyche. By masterful juxtaposition of evocative images, poetry, and selected quotes from scholars, Flesh and Blood seems to engage both the right and left hemispheres in an unprecedented dialogue. The result is a multi-dimensional, almost holographic picture of the primordial foundations of the human mi
. . - Timothy Leary
Flesh and Blood is a most valuable tissue-sampling of rare specimens, a genetic memory album. When it comes time to load our Time-Ship with precious artifacts from planet earth to help explain our origins, I shall include Flesh and Blood
. .. - Robert Bly
The author uses photographs--to slow us down, and so help the 'monkey mind' take in some of the harsh ideas of Freud, which it longs to reject. . . A cunning alternation of photograph and quotation. . . I like the book.
.. . - Sumner Shapiro, M.D.
"I found the experience unique. The effort is a compelling one whose stimuli impact with a tachistoscopic tattoo as powerful as a pneumatic drill. Eerie and haunting are its kaleidoscopic shifts whose photographic traces linger still. . . and how otherwise when their message is the distillate of classic superminds confronting us with the inescapable oxymorons of existence, or nagging instincts, their transcendencies and vicissitudes? Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012795137
Publisher:
Genotype
Publication date:
07/20/2011
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11 MB
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Meet the Author

Jerry Kroth, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University. He teaches psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. He has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory. Dr. Kroth has been a member of the International Psychohistorical Association since 1983.

Dr. Kroth’s twelve prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, collective psychology, metapsychology, and research methodology. In addition, he has written and presented over seventy five papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, the dream process, psychohistory and collective psychology. He is also an occasional contributor to the Huffington Post. His most recent books are Psyche’s Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul and Aliens and Man: a synopsis of facts and beliefs (New York: Algora, 2010) Dr. Kroth maintains a website where more information on this book may be obtained: collectivepsych.com

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“This is an extraordinary book of unique psychological power. It reveals not only scholarship and sophistication of the author, but deep and intimate knowledge of the recesses of the human psyche. By masterful juxtaposition of evocative images, poetry, and selected quotes from scholars, Flesh and Blood seems to engage both the right and left hemispheres in an unprecedented dialogue. The result is a multi-dimensional, almost holographic picture of the primordial foundations of the human mind.” —Stanislav Grof, M.D., Psychiatrist, Esalen, Author of Realms of the human unconscious “. . in the best sense of the word, haunting.” —Leslie Fiedler, Author of An end to innocence “Flesh and Blood is a most valuable tissue-sampling of rare specimens, a genetic memory album. When it comes time to load our Time-Ship with precious artifacts from planet earth to help explain our origins, I shall include Flesh and Blood” —Timothy Leary, Author of Psychedelic experience