Mirrors of the Self: Archetypal Images Shape Your Life

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This is an excellent book for students of depth psychology and those acquainted with the theories of Carl Jung. Editor Downing (religious studies, Univ. of San Diego) has assembled articles which focus on the archetypal images defined by Jung. These traditional archetypal images are used to reveal an inner look at the psyche, thus providing ``a mirror to the self.'' Despite a good introduction to Jungian psychology in the opening chapter, readers lacking some familiarity with Jung may find the volume inaccessible. For large psychology collections.-- James F. Wood Sr., Hillsborough Community Coll. Lib., Tampa, Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874776645
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Series: New Consciousness Reader
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Archetypal Figures in the Inner World
The Ego: The Conscious Side of the Personality 11
The Persona: The Mask We Wear for the Game of Living 14
The Shadow: The Rejected Self 19
The Shadow: Agent Provocateur 22
Anima: The Inner Woman 25
Anima: Guide to the Soul 30
Animus: The Inner Man 33
The Double: Same-Sex Inner Helper 48
The Self Is a Moving Target: The Archetype of Individuation 53
Pt. II The Archetypal Family
Sons and Fathers: Or Why Son Is a Verb 69
The Devouring Father 76
Mothers and Daughters: A Mythological Perspective 80
Redeeming the Father 84
Fathers and Their Daughters: "Walking Our Street" 90
Great Mothers and Grand Mothers 92
Loving Grandmothers 95
Song of the Self: The Grandmother 97
The Grandfather Archetype: His Kingdom for a Hand 99
Coming to Terms with Marriage: A Mythological Perspective 103
Sisters and Brothers 110
Sibling Mysteries 118
The Sadness of Brothers 123
The Twins: An Archetypal Perspective 124
Orphans 133
Occupation: Spinster 135
Gay Relationship as a Vehicle for Individuation 137
Lesbian Family, Holy Family: Experience of an Archetype 144
Pt. III Archetypal Dimensions of the Life Cycle
The Child Archetype 156
The Puer 161
The Senex 167
Phallos and Male Psychology 172
The Virgin 178
The Conscious Feminine: Birth of a New Archetype 183
The Crone 192
Pt. IV Archetypal Roles
Revisioning The Hero 204
The Female Hero 213
The Monster 219
The Victim 226
The Trickster 237
The Shaman 241
The Healer 244
The Invalid 252
The Friend 259
Epilogue 265
Notes 267
About the Contributors 277
Permissions and Copyrights 280
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