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Same-Sex Love: And the Path to Wholeness

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This is the first book to examine the unique ways in which gay men and lesbians make the journey toward the psychic wholeness and balance needed in every life—a process C. G. Jung called individuation. Here eighteen prominent therapists and writers offer thought-provoking insights into the deep meaning of homosexuality. Contributions from: Robert A. Johnson, Christine Downing, Robert Bosnak, Joseph Henderson, John Beebe, Robert H. Hopcke, Howard Teich, Morgan Farley, Caroline T. Stevens, Will Roscoe, Karin ...
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Overview

This is the first book to examine the unique ways in which gay men and lesbians make the journey toward the psychic wholeness and balance needed in every life—a process C. G. Jung called individuation. Here eighteen prominent therapists and writers offer thought-provoking insights into the deep meaning of homosexuality. Contributions from: Robert A. Johnson, Christine Downing, Robert Bosnak, Joseph Henderson, John Beebe, Robert H. Hopcke, Howard Teich, Morgan Farley, Caroline T. Stevens, Will Roscoe, Karin Lofthus Carrington, Lyn Cowan, Scott Wirth, Suzy Naiberg, Donald Sandner, David J. Tacey, Eugene Monick, and Susan Griffin.

Here is an intriguing forum on the soul-journeys of gay men and lesbians, from the perspective of Jungian psychology. Same-Sex Love is the first book to examine the unique ways gay men and lesbians make the journey toward the psychic wholeness and balance needed in everyday life. Features 18 essays by prominent therapists and writers.

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Seeking to redress the homophobia pervasive in Jungian theory, this ``first collection of papers from a Jungian perspective focused exclusively on same-sex love'' includes 18 insightful essays by Jungian analysts, psychotherapists, and writers--some gay, some heterosexual, some male, some female. Beginning with accessible personal stories, the collection moves on to provocative cultural analyses of art, literature, film, and myth, then closes with a few jargon-laden theoretical treatises. It also seeks to emphasize the importance of inner work for lay homosexual communities. Somewhat heavy going at times, but recommended for its stimulating ideas.-- James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877736516
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Editors' Introduction 1
Homoerotic Relationships Between Men in India and in Western Mythology 8
Coming Home: The Late-Life Lesbian 28
Individuation and Eros: Finding My Way 38
Her Radiance Everywhere: Poems from a Midlife Awakening 51
Homophobia and Analytical Psychology 68
Women Loving Women: Speaking the Truth in Love 88
Dreaming the Myth: An Introduction to Mythology for Gay Men 110
Homo/Aesthetics, Or Romancing the Self 125
Homovision: The Solar/Lunar Twin-Ego 136
Toward an Image of Male Partnership 151
Brother Longing and Love: The Example of Henry James 170
Not "A One-Sided Sexual Being": Clinical Work With Gay Men from a Jungian Perspective 186
The Role of the Anima in Same-Sex Love Between Men 219
Reflections on Homosexuality: An Interview With Joseph Henderson 231
Homoeroticism and Homophobia in Heterosexual Male Initiation 246
Individuation, Taboo, and Same-Sex Love 264
Mirroring Affirmation: With Special Reference to Psychoanalysis and to Men 273
The Uncharted Body 284
About the Contributors 291
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