The Tao of Elvis

The Tao of Elvis

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by David H. Rosen, Diane Katz
     
 

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The Inner Man vs The Mythical King

With a scholar's mind and an Elvis-fan's heart, eminent psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Dr David H. Rosen illuminates both the inner Elvis and the myth of Elvis in popular culture.

An inspirational, perceptive, personal and truly innovative exploration of Elvis, a rock and roll idol who was a deeply spiritual being, well

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The Inner Man vs The Mythical King

With a scholar's mind and an Elvis-fan's heart, eminent psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Dr David H. Rosen illuminates both the inner Elvis and the myth of Elvis in popular culture.

An inspirational, perceptive, personal and truly innovative exploration of Elvis, a rock and roll idol who was a deeply spiritual being, well beyond his well-known gospel and blues singing.

The Tao of Elvis includes essays by two New York Times Best-Selling Authors:

Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, contributes a foreword in which he asks pivotal questions about the parallel destinies of Elvis and America.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, has contributed a free-wheeling afterword passionately expressing how Elvis's "beautiful flame of life" rocked the post-war world, and rocks her still.

Forty-two chapters representing the forty-two years of Elvis's life contain perceptive and inspiring quotations from the world's most perceptive thinkers, as well as from the people who knew Elvis best.

In a most readable fashion, Rosen unites the varied voices into each chapter's theme:

Tao

Opposites

Child

Mother

Father

Family and Friends

Spirit, Soul, and Religion

Love

Music and Song

Grace and Gentleness

Darkness, Sorrow, and Sadness

Light, Fire and Passion

Dreams

Giving and Generosity

Alone and Loneliness

Twinning and Pairing

Man of Tao

Innocence and Play

Knowledge and Wisdom

Image (Persona and Shadow)

Truth and Truth of Character

Happiness and Joy

Virtue

Beauty

Nature and Water

Work (Business)

Transcendence and Transformation

Success and Failure

Home (Graceland)

King

Pain and Suffering

Harmony and Balance

Prisoner and Freedom

Destiny

Meditation and Health

Madness and Illness

Compassion and Forgiveness

Mirror

Purpose and Meaning

Prayer and Sacrifice

Death and Rebirth

Spiritual Wholeness

The Tao of Elvis is fully illustrated with Chinese papercut-inspired artwork by Diane Katz and includes a the artist's annotations for each chapter, and thorough Notes and Bibliography.

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PRAISE FOR THE TAO OF JUNG

"Rosen's brief analysis of Jung's life in terms of Taoist principles is more an inspirational work than a biography."—Publishers Weekly

"Rosen writes clearly and meticulously documents all of his references to Jung and the Tao. His work serves as a good introduction to both Taoism and Jungian psychology."—Booklist

"The secret to entering Jung's remarkable work is to see it as a mystery. . . . [The Tao of Jung] counters the usual modern tendency to simplify and systematize what should remain eccentric and unique."—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625644398
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,520,006
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David H. Rosen is a physician, psychiatrist, and Jungian analyst. The vast array of his interests include finding meaning in suffering; spirituality as it relates to healing; dreams; all kinds of creativity, especially visual art and haiku; and practicing what he preaches.

Rosen is the author of eight books, including The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity; The Healing Spirit of Haiku with co-author Joel Weishaus; Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul through Creativity (now in its third edition) written after interviewing survivors of jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge, and treating many suicidally depressed patients; Medicine as Human Experience with co-author Dr David Reiser, a classic in the field. Rosen's books have been translated into many languages.

The initial holder of the McMillan Professorship in Analytical Psychology at Texas A&M University, Rosen hosts the Fay Lectures and edits the Fay Books in Analytical (Jungian) Psychology. Though retired, he is Affiliate Professor in Psychiatry at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Through Rosenberry Books, Ms Katz's work has been seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the Chicago Institute of Art, Washington National Cathedral, etc. and recognized by Design Observer of the Winterhouse Institute.

Diane is the author of On All My Holy Mountain: A Modern Fraktur and Apples Dipped in Honey: A Jewish ABC. She has illustrated numerous books including Purple: A Parable, The Stone House, Garden Snippets, and Pieces of History: Quilt Patterns from the North Carolina Museum of History.

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