Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives by Dale Mathers

By Dale Mathers

Alchemical symbols are a part of pop culture, so much lately popularised within the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founding father of analytical psychology. It encouraged him as he wrote ‘the pink publication’ - the magazine of his voyage of inner discovery. He dedicated a lot of his lifestyles to it, utilizing alchemical symbols as metaphors for subconscious procedures. Alchemy and Psychotherapy explores the problem of alchemy within the consulting room and its software to social and political concerns. This booklet argues opposed to the dominant discourse in modern psychotherapy - clinical materialism - and for the invention of non secular that means.

Alchemy and Psychotherapy has 4 major sections:

‘Alchemy and that means’ - seems on the background of alchemy, relatively the logo of the coniunctio - sacred marriage - a metaphor for the healing courting.

'The symbolic perspective’ - explores operating with desires, fairytales, astrology and the physique: each one of that is a symbolic language.

‘The spirit and the flora and fauna’ - discusses the concept that of 'burn out' - of therapists, our ecological assets, the magical points of quantum physics and the philosophical underpinning of image formation.

‘Clinical purposes’ - indicates alchemy’s use with sufferers of abuse, these suffering to safe gender id, in anorexia and in ‘social therapeutic’ - atonement and restorative justice - which observe the belief of the coniunctio.

Alchemy and Psychotherapy is illustrated all through with medical examples, alchemical photos and poetry which emphasise that alchemy is either an inventive paintings and a technological know-how. Bringing jointly participants from a variety of disciplines, Dale Mathers and participants convey that treatment is either artwork and technological know-how, that the consulting room is the alchemical laboratory, and that their learn is their artistic engagement. Alchemy and Psychotherapy may be a beneficial source for practitioners, scholars in any respect degrees of psychotherapy, analytical psychology, psychoanalysis and artistic, art-based remedies and for artistic practitioners (in movie, literature and acting arts) who draw on Jung’s principles.

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