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Alchemy and Psychotherapy

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Alchemical symbols are part of popular culture, most recently popularised in the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology. It inspired him as he wrote 'the Red Book' - the journal of his voyage of internal discovery. He devoted much of his life to it, using alchemical symbols as metaphors for unconscious processes. Alchemy and Psychotherapy explores the issue of alchemy in the consulting room and its application to social and political issues. This book argues against the dominant discourse in contemporary psychotherapy - scientific materialism - and for the discovery of spiritual meaning. Alchemy and Psychotherapy has four main sections:'Alchemy and meaning' - looks at the history of alchemy, particularly the symbol of the coniunctio - sacred marriage - a metaphor for the therapeutic relationship. 'The symbolic attitude' - explores working with dreams, fairytales, astrology and the body: each of which is a symbolic language. 'The spirit and the natural world' - discusses the concept of 'burn out' - of therapists, our ecological resources, the mystical aspects of quantum physics and the philosophical underpinning of symbol formation. 'Clinical Applications' - shows alchemy's use with victims of abuse, those struggling to secure gender identity, in anorexia and in 'social healing' - atonement and restorative justice - which apply the idea of the coniunctio. Alchemy and Psychotherapy is illustrated throughout with clinical examples, alchemical pictures and poetry which emphasise that alchemy is both a creative art and a science. Bringing together contributors from a wide range of disciplines, Dale Mathers and contributors show that therapy is both art and science, that the consulting room is the alchemical laboratory, and that their research is their creative engagement. Alchemy and Psychotherapy will be a valuable resource for practitioners, students at all levels of psychotherapy, analytical psychology, psychoanalysis and creative, art-based therapies and for creative practitioners (in film, literature and performing arts) who draw on Jung's ideas.


Dale Mathers is a member of the Association of Jungian Analysts, and a psychiatrist and humanistic psychotherapist. He teaches analytical psychology in the UK and Europe and is in private practice in South London.


Beebe, Foreword. Rowlands, Foreword. Mathers, Editors Introduction. Part I:Alchemy and Meaning. Davide,The Hours of the Day. Freeman, The Stone That the Builders Rejected. Bygott, Mysterium Coniunctionis: Fabric of Life. Mathers, The Rosarium Philosophorum. Part II: Two. The Symbolic Attitude. Heuer, Transubstantiation. Mathers, The Queen and the Servant. Boll, That moment in the Rose Garden. Syrett, A Point in Time: The Birth Chart as a Living Mandala. Wainwright, Learning to Move: Imagination and the Living Body. Part III: The Spirit and the Natural World. Davide, Hermes. Heuer, The Nature of Burn Out and the Burn Out of Nature. Heuer, Embodied being as alchemy. Whan, Aurum Vulgi: Alchemy in Analysis, a Critique of a Simulated Phenomenon. Section IV: Clinical Applications. Davide, Water and Stone. Williams, Alchemy and Atonement. Barone-Chapman, Sulphur Rises Through The Blackened Body. Goss, Alchemy and the Masculine. Colverson, Alchemy and Anorexia. Field, The Quest for Individuation. Heuer, Alchemy.


Titel: Alchemy and Psychotherapy
Untertitel: Post-Jungian Perspectives
EAN: 9781317801047
ISBN: 978-1-317-80104-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Psychologie
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 05.03.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch