Thomas Merton in Search of His Soul: A Jungian Perspective

Thomas Merton in Search of His Soul: A Jungian Perspective

by Robert G. Waldron, Robert Waldron
     
 

For thousands of people throughout the world Thomas Merton has become a spiritual master whose personal journey serves as a touchstone for their own. Carl Jung, whose psychology is so attuned to the interior growth, has likewise served as a mentor for our times. Robert Waldron has taken a look at Merton through Jungian eyes and has found that Merton's interior journey… See more details below

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For thousands of people throughout the world Thomas Merton has become a spiritual master whose personal journey serves as a touchstone for their own. Carl Jung, whose psychology is so attuned to the interior growth, has likewise served as a mentor for our times. Robert Waldron has taken a look at Merton through Jungian eyes and has found that Merton's interior journey is a classic example of Jung's path to wholeness called "individuation".

Waldron employs Jung's psychology to shed new light on Merton's search for meaning. He looks at Merton's life chronologically, beginning with his adolescence, continuing through his early adulthood, onto his years as a young monk, and concluding with his maturity. Drawing on Merton's autobiography, his journals, and his poems, he highlights key passages at each stage of Merton's life to show how Merton typified Jung's pattern of growth.

This is not a biography but a highly focused commentary on Merton's journey to wholeness, his quest for the true self, his search for his soul. Readers will not only gain a deeper appreciation of Merton's life and work, but will discover how his journey can provide a deeper understanding of their own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877935247
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.42(d)

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