The Knowledge That Leads to Wholeness: Gnostic Myths Behind Jung's Theory of Individuation

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The Knowledge that Leads to Wholeness is the first book to specifically illustrate how the major Gnostic myths underlie Jung's theory of individuation. It is a compelling and in-depth examination of a life-changing journey that begins with the author discovering the forgotten secrets of the Gnostics. These secrets are gradually unveiled as the author and his loyal dog, Gold, are initiated, each in their own way, to put the ancient knowledge into practice. Dr. Lloyd explores the esoteric side of Carl Jung and ...
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Overview

The Knowledge that Leads to Wholeness is the first book to specifically illustrate how the major Gnostic myths underlie Jung's theory of individuation. It is a compelling and in-depth examination of a life-changing journey that begins with the author discovering the forgotten secrets of the Gnostics. These secrets are gradually unveiled as the author and his loyal dog, Gold, are initiated, each in their own way, to put the ancient knowledge into practice. Dr. Lloyd explores the esoteric side of Carl Jung and reveals the connections between Jung's pivotal theory of individuation, i.e. the journey to wholeness, and the powerful, visionary myths told by the pioneers of the psyche, the Gnostics. He details what happens to a person who is on the road to wholeness, how the person will change, and how a new divine-human identity will be born into the world as a result of undertaking this transformational odyssey.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781425746520
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Lloyd, Ph.D., holds three degrees that qualify him to write this book: a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion, a master of arts in marriage and family therapy, and a doctorate in depth psychology. While researching his dissertation at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpenteria, California, Dr. Lloyd gave lectures to students and faculty about the topic of his research: the relationship between Jung's theory of individuation and the ancient Gnostic myths. The author is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in clinical practice in the Los Angeles and San Diego area for fifteen years.
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