Psyche and death

archaic myths and modern dreams in analytical psychology

Author: Edgar Herzog

Publisher: N.A


Category: Death

Page: 224

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Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Author: Karoline Gritzner

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1907396284

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 2481

Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances. Detailed and analytical, these informative essays demonstrate how changing attitudes towards sexuality and death--opposed but entangled passions--were reflected in theater throughout the course of history. Psychoanalytical and philosophical models are also referenced in this work that features essays from dramatists Dic Edwards, David Ian Rabey, and David Rudkin.

Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry

Author: Emily Vermeule

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520044043

Category: History

Page: 270

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The ancient Greeks devoted a significant portion of their poetic and artistic energy to exploring themes of death. Vermeule examines the facts and fictions of Greek death, including burial and mourning, visions of the underworld, souls and ghosts, the value of heroic death in battle, the quest for immortality, the linked powers of death, sleep, and love, and more.

Death and the Afterlife in the New Testament

Author: Jaime Clark-Soles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567533387

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Clark-Soles began this project in order to answer the question, "What exactly does the New Testament say about death and afterlife?" It turns out that it says both more and less than one might hope or expect. By more, she means that every time the subject of death and what happens after death arises, it is clear that the authors' interests far exceed answering that single question. Their comments emerge from the concerns and experiences of living Christian communities, they relate to a larger theological and pastoral agenda, and their primary focus remains life on earth and the proper living of it. The texts say less than one may hope because no author sets out to answer my question directly. There is no systematic theology in the New Testament regarding death and aftelife. Certainly resurrection appears throughout, though differently emphasized and interpreted. Beyond that, the fascinating aspects of the question are in the details of the texts. Therefore, the appropriate question, as it turns out, is not: What does the New Testament say about death and afterlife, but what do various New Testament texts say about it? Others have sought to unify the New Testament witness, glossing over the individual pictures presented by the New Testament authors. Clark-Soles revels in the snapshots of the individuals and am less interested in the family photo. Clark-Soles inquires into the specific language that each author uses regarding death and afterlife. She explores anthropology, cosmology, eschatology, and, where relevant, theology and Christology. Finally, Clark-Soles suggests ways that the stated views function in each situation.

A Far-off Country

A Guide to C.S. Lewis's Fantasy Fiction

Author: Martha C. Sammons

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761815877

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

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A Far-Off Country offers a comprehensive introduction to C.S. Lewis' major works of fantasy fiction: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, and Till We Have Faces. Drawing on Lewis' manuscripts as well as unpublished letters, Sammons provides a detailed background for the novels, including biographical information on Lewis as it pertains to each work. She thoroughly investigates the characters, symbols, and themes of the novels, highlighting the Christian doctrines that are embedded in them in addition to the many Biblical parallels. Sammons also includes numerous references from Lewis' other books, ultimately relating the ideas presented in his written works to his Christian beliefs. Exhaustive in its analysis yet accessible to a wide audience, this book will excite those in search of an insightful guide to Lewis' works.

Love and the Soul

Psychological Interpretations of the Eros and Psyche Myth

Author: James Gollnick,Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889202125

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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The Eros and Psyche myth has, over the course of the twentieth century, received nearly as much attention from depth psychologists as has the Oedipus story. In their attempt to better understand this popular story, scholars have proposed various interpretations, which have generally followed eithether Freudian or Jungian theories about the nature of the psyche and its development. This elaborate work provides serious students of psychology, religion and mythology with a detailed account and analysis of what has been accomplished in the spychological interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth to date. It emphasizes how psychological theory determines the direction of interpretation much more than does the literary context of the myth itself. It also examines the strengths and weaknesses of these psychological interpretations (five Freudian and six Jungian) of the Eros and Psyche myth in order to lay the groundwork for an interpretation which (1) avoids the rigidity of both Freudian and Jungian dogma and (2) restores the myth to its rightful literary and religious context — something which has been ignored by most psychological interpretations.

Life Paints Its Own Span

On the Significance of Spontaneous Paintings by Severely Ill Children

Author: Susan Bach

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856305161

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 4250

The pioneering work, Life Paints Its Own Span, is a comprehensive exposition of Susan Bach's original approach to the physical and psychospiritual evaluation of spontaneous paintings and drawings by severely ill patients. At the same time, this work is a moving record of Susan Bach's own journey of discovery.

Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

Author: Jonathan Dollimore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135773270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture is a rich testament to our ubiquitous preoccupation with the tangled web of death and desire. In these pages we find nuanced analysis that blends Plato with Shelley, Hölderlin with Foucault. Dollimore, a gifted thinker, is not content to summarize these texts from afar; instead, he weaves a thread through each to tell the magnificent story of the making of the modern individual.

The works of the Right Reverend, learned, and pious, Thomas Ken, D.D. late Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells;

Containing the following pieces of divine poetry, viz. vol.I. Containing, Hymns evangelical. Hymns on the festivals. Christophil. vol.II. Edmund. Hymns on the attributes. vol.III. Hymnotheo. Anodynes. vol.IV. Preparations for death. Psyche and Sion. Damonet, Thyrsil and Dorilla. Published from original manuscripts, by William Hawkins, Esq;.

Author: Thomas Ken

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Psyche and Soma

Physicians and Metaphysicians on the Mind-body Problem from Antiquity to Enlightenment

Author: John P. Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199256747

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

View: 1842

Psyche and Soma is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the conceptions of the human soul or mind and body, through the course of more than two thousand years of Western history. Thirteen specially commissioned chapters, each written by a recogized expert, discuss figures such as the physicians Hippocrates, Galen, Stahl, and Cabanis; theologians St Paul, Augustine, and Aquinas; and philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Descartes, Leibniz, and La Mettrie. The chapters explore in chronlogical sequence the views of these writers on such questions as the soul's immortality, the control it exerts over the body, how mental disturbances arise out of bodily imbalances, and the roles of the priest and the physician in promoting spiritual and mental health. Psyche and Soma will be a key point of reference and a rich source of illumination in this central area of human inquiry.

Human Excellence and an Ecological Conception of the Psyche

Author: John H. Riker

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791405185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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This book explores the possibility of grounding the idea of human excellence, which has traditionally been associated with hierarchical systems, on an ecological structuring of the psyche. Riker bases his concept on recent work in psychoanalytic theory, emotion theory, sociobiology, ethnogenic social psychology, and feminism, as well as on the insights of such philosophers as Aristotle, Nietzsche, Whitehead, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein.

The Adolescent Psyche

Jungian and Winnicottian Perspectives

Author: Richard Frankel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317725026

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Adolescence is recognised as a turbulent period of human development. Along with the physical changes of puberty, adolescents undergo significant transformations in the way they think, act, feel and perceive the world. The disruption that is manifest in their behaviour is upsetting and often incomprehensible to the adults surrounding them. In The Adolescent Psyche Richard Frankel shows how this unique stage of human development expresses through its traumas and fantasies the adolescent's urge towards self-realization. The impact of contemporary culture on the lives of young people has resulted in an increasing number of adolescents being referred for psychotherapy and psychiatric treatment. Successful outcomes are often difficult to achieve in clinical work with clients of this age-group. The advice and guidelines which Frankel provides will be welcomed by psychotherapists, parents, educators and anyone working with adolescents.

Frances Tustin

Author: Sheila Spensley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134872372

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Frances Tustin describes the life and clarifies the work of an outstanding clinician whose understanding of autistic and psychotic children has brilliantly illuminated the relationship between autism and psychosis for others in the field. Sheila Spensley defines Tustin's position in traditional and contemporary psychoanalytic theory and explains how it is related to work in infant psychiatry and developmental psychology. She makes Tustin's original concepts accessible to the non-specialist reader and shows how relevant they are to work in other areas such as learning disability and work with adult patients.

Death Rites

Law and Ethics at the End of Life

Author: Robert Lee,Derek Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113482632X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 9989

First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Death-ego and the Vital Self

Romances of Desire in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Author: Gavriel Reisner

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 4909

This volume presents original views of the relationship between desire and romance. It begins by looking anew at the nature of desire, citing its central theoretical text as Freud's 'Beyond the Pleasure Principle'. It traces the struggle betwen myth and romance, between the ego on its way to death and the self in search of life, through close readings of poems and letters of John Keats and in detailed considerations of a series of novels including 'Frankenstein', 'Wuthering Heights', 'Jane Eyre', and 'Sons and Lovers'.

Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135201412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Qaidu (1236-1301), one of the great rebels in the history of the Mongol Empire, was the grandson of Ogedei, the son Genghis Khan had chosen to be his heir. This boof recounts the dynastic convolutions and power struggle leading up to his rebellion and subsequent events.

Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams

An Introduction to Five Christian Views on Life after Death

Author: Silas N. Langley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877859

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5614

What has Star Trek to do with eternal life? It provides the perfect metaphor for understanding the main Christian views concerning what happens to us when we die. In this book, Silas Langley uses the Star Trek transporter beam to explain five main Christian views about life after death. Each of us lives with some personal answer to the universal question of what comes after death. Even among Christians, views differ as to what exactly happens when we die. Meanwhile, the modern secular world increasingly challenges the possibility of life after death. How can we live again after we die if much of science and philosophy suggests that all that we are dies with our bodies? This book shows how each of these views responds to these challenges. Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams sorts out these disagreements and their biblical grounding. These differences matter, since they bear on who we are and how we are to live our lives. Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of their own beliefs on this topic, and with tools to enter into dialogue with people whose beliefs differ.

The Religious Dreamworld of Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Recovering a Forgotten Hermeneutic

Author: James Gollnick

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889203008

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

View: 5063

The Religious Dreamworld of Apuleius' Metamorphoses offers an engaging portrait of the second-century dreamworld. Recognizing the centrality of the religious function and spiritual interpretation of dreams, this book illustrates their vital importance in the ancient world and the wide variety of meanings attributed to them. James Gollnick draws deeply from historical and psychological studies and provides a historical background on the current interest in the role of dreams in psychological and spiritual transformation.