Into the Heart of the Feminine: Facing the Death Mother Archetype to Reclaim Love, Strength, and Vitality

Into the Heart of the Feminine: Facing the Death Mother Archetype to Reclaim Love, Strength, and Vitality

by Ph.D. Massimilla Harris, Ph.D. Bud Harris

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INTO THE HEART OF THE FEMININE: FACING THE DEATH MOTHER ARCHETYPE TO RECLAIM LOVE, STRENGTH, AND VITALITY by Massimilla Harris, Ph.D. and Bud Harris, Ph.D. Daphne Publications 978-0-692-31144-8 $ 16.99


In this exceptionally readable book, Jungian analysts and authors Massimilla and Bud Harris dynamically weave their own personal and professional experiences in the form of rich and compelling stories, providing a down-to-earth book available to a wide audience.


A Book for Women...for Men...and for our Culture... Imagine within each of us, there is a deep, powerful source for living lives of love, creativity, and fulfillment.To imagine this foundation for life and the energy it produces is to imagine ourselves and our world filled with the influence of the archetypal feminine - her passionate creativity, love, and ageless knowing. Personally and culturally, this force - which lives at the heart of our lives - has been diminished and wounded until it seems to have retreated beyond the horizon, in a world filled with rationalism and an anxious search for the material "good life."


This is a powerfully moving book that goes beyond gender roles into the soul of the archetypal feminine, exploring how it has been damaged and traumatized, and finding out how this condition affects all of us. "...an intimate tone that makes the volume accessible and inspiring, even for those unfamiliar with Jungian psychology." - FOREWORD REVIEW, Spring 2015


"In this compelling book, Jungian analysts Massimilla and Bud Harris explore the power of the Death Mother complex that 'drains our energy, saps our vitality, and drags us down.' Drawing upon personal experience, clinical practice, archetypal stories, and the myth of Medusa, the authors describe not only the paralyzing effects of the Death Mother complex, but the steps needed to transform it into healing and vitalizing energy. This engaging, moving work offers wisdom to both men and women who seek to liberate their deepest creative potential." - Susan Olson, Jungian analyst and author of By Grief Transformed: Dreams and the Mourning Process


"Transforming the Death Mother's influence within ourselves for the sake of healing and wholeness will take courage, perseverance, and time. Fortunately for the reader, Massimilla and Bud prove themselves to be trustworthy and compelling guides who help you to travel safely." Caren Goldman, author of Restoring Life's Missing Pieces and Healing Words For The Body, Mind and Spirit


ABOUT THE AUTHORS Massimilla Harris, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a practice in Asheville, North Carolina for the past 25 years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also an author, teacher, award-winning quilter, and certified Solisten Provider. Developed by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, Solisten is a special kind of music therapy that, along with Jungian analysis, enables Dr. Harris to help people bring mind and body together to release their full potentials.


Bud Harris, Ph.D., originally became a businessman and successfully owned his own business before returning to school to become a psychotherapist. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology and practicing as a psychotherapist and psychologist, he experienced the call to further his growth and become a Jungian analyst. He then moved to Zürich, Switzerland where he trained for over five years and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely, and practices as a Jungian analyst in Asheville, North Carolina. For additional information about their practice and their work, visit their website: www.budharris.com and https://www.facebook.com/BudHarrisPh.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692311448
Publisher: Spes, Inc
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 638,501
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Massimilla Harris, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a practice in Asheville, North Carolina for the past 25 years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also an author, teacher, award-winning quilter, and certified Solisten Provider. Developed by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, Solisten is a special kind of music therapy that, along with Jungian analysis, enables Dr. Harris to help people bring mind and body together to release their full potentials.
For additional information about their practice and their work,
Visit their website: www.budharris.com and
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BudHarrisPh.D

Bud Harris, Ph.D., originally became a businessman and successfully owned his own business before returning to school to become a psychotherapist. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology and practicing as a psychotherapist and psychologist, he experienced the call to further his growth and become a Jungian analyst. He then moved to Zürich, Switzerland where he trained for over five years and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely, and practices as a Jungian analyst in Asheville, North Carolina.

For additional information about their practice and their work,
Visit their website: www.budharris.com and
Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BudHarrisPh.D

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KGaines1 More than 1 year ago
Into The Heart of the Feminine, has taken me on a profound journey that leads me to honor the feminine in my personal life.  I also have a new cultural understanding of how the rejection of the feminine has affected, and is affecting, our world and history.  One would think I would have found meaning solely through living this life as a woman, having understanding of what it is to live in a world with the added burdens that come with this package.  However, as I read through this book, I felt as if Dr.’s Massimilla and Bud Harris, were carrying me through my life as an observer, year by year, assisting me in  deep reflection of who I am now as well as the roles I have played along the way.  What I discovered was how much I have denied the heart of the feminine in my life, which has a deep tap root throughout my family lineage.  As I read through the pages I recalled significant events, witnessing how little I nurtured and protected myself through learned passivity and a fear of asking questions.   I was able to understand that my favorite childhood fairytale – Cinderella – was actually a driving force preventing me from experiencing my authentic self.   Until I read this book, I was unaware of how often I had given up, blindly accepting my family’s expectations.  I somehow believed it would be easier than pleasing my own hearts calling.  I liked to blame my failing on being the victim of my family of origin, always feeling there was never enough for me in this life, feeling insecure and defensive.  Now, after reading this precious book, I can step out of my story; accept the way it was, and move on to create a new life with my own voice.  I love that Dr. Massimilla Harris explained the importance of being heard as well as being able to express our hearts in our own voice.  I hadn’t realized how important it has been in my own life to be heard and understood.  And, it is a larger cultural issue as well, that the voice of the feminine, even for men, be heard.   As I continued to turn the pages, I resonated with the personal stories of the authors and case studies.   They offered me a way to understand that there is a bigger life for us.  Once we step out of denial and understand that it is in accepting the trials in life as part of a story – my personal story – only then can transformation occur.  The value of accepting the reality of my life just as it is, and as it was, is the catalyst.  Now, I can see the brightness and value of life.  As they suggest, by building up strength through self-care, nourishing self-love, and learning to protect the life created with one’s own hands, we can become genuinely secure and step forward into a passionate life of our own making.   I am forever grateful to Dr.’s Massimilla and Bud Harris for this generous and thought provoking writing.  I can feel their passion for the subject in every word.  Thank you, with all my heart.