Eleanora M. Woloy, M.D., a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst who works with a dog present in her office while seeing patients, has had the opportunity to explore directly from clinical experience the unique and often healing relationship between people and dogs. With her background in Jungian psychology, she sees deep into the human-dog bond and the feminine world view that makes this bond possible by looking at the images of dogs as they appear in dreams.
This book restores our love and respect for the meaning and beauty of animals, both outwardly and in our souls. It brings a touch of healing into the darkness of the horrible exploitation and neglect of the animal creation in our society.
-Helen Luke, founder of Apple Farm and author of Women, Earth and Spirit; The Voice Within; and Old Age
Whether we love dogs or just dream about them, Eleanora Woloy's research brings a new understanding of the unconscious bond between us and our instincts. These are beautiful stories that speak to the heart and head.
-Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst, author of The Owl Was a Baker's Daughter and Addiction to Perfection
The Symbol of the Dog in the Human Psyche is a sensitive, loving, and enlightening exploration of the profound bond that can surface between the human psyche and the dog. Dr. Woloy examines the ancient image of the Goddess and the dog, and, using examples from her work with analysands, she demonstrates the healing effects of such connections. This book brings light to those preverbal levels of woundedness and healing that are universally a part of the analytic process.
-Ruth Goodwin, Jungian analyst
Eleanora M. Woloy, M.D., has a private analytic practice in Virginia. She is also assistant professor of psychiatry at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. She lives with her family - and dog - on a small farm in Virginia.