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Ecstasy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy

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THE RENOWNED JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR OF 'TRANSFORMATION' AND 'OWNING YOUR OWN SHADOW' BRINGS THE HIDDEN GIFT OF ECSTASY BACK INTO OUR LIVES.

Robert A. Johnson has taken tens of thousands of readers on spiritual and psychological journeys towards inner transformation. In 'Ecstasy', he reconnects with the powerful and life-changing ecstatic element that lies dormant –
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 10th 1989 by HarperOne (first published 1987)
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Kirtida Gautam
Dec 15, 2016 Kirtida Gautam rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology, chakra-2
In Robert A Johnson, I have found a writer my soul was seeking in the year 2016. He is helping me with the Inner Work. It's like going to a spa and coming out feeling fresh and full of ecstasy. Oh so cheesy! But I don't care. I am happy.
Serena.. Sery-ously?
3.5* (in realtà 4.5* alla prima parte e un tristissimo MEH alla seconda che mi ha fatto pensare di essere su una candid camera.. Tutta fuffa!)

La prima parte del libro è davvero interessante: l'autore parte dal mito di Dioniso per spiegare l'estasi - un dono divino che trasporta i mortali fuori dalla realtà ordinaria-, quanto essa sia importante nell'esistenza delle persone e quanto però essa sia stata perduta con il sopravvento della ragione e della scienza che hanno, in un certo senso, mortific
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Mar 17, 2013 John-Talmage rated it liked it
I had hoped to like the book, but I walked away with few nuggets. The good thing, though, is that the book is short and I completed it in a days' time.
Donna
Jan 30, 2008 Donna rated it it was amazing
A tiny little book about the psychology of joy.
Robert Windsor
Dec 08, 2016 Robert Windsor rated it it was amazing
This was an enlightening read. The value of understanding joy and as examples, looking at the Dionysus myth, brings so much clarity to the hideous uprising of Trump's destructive hate campaign, Brexit's negative migrant hate, the savage attack on the sacred grounds of Standing Rock and the failure to recognise the true value of the lands, Mother Earth, and every war and dictatorship.
Robert A J states '...we don't have a modern myth..' but I guess there are moments in history which play out as a
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Elizabeth Merchant
Mar 31, 2014 Elizabeth Merchant rated it really liked it
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Here again, Robert Johnson employs a myth as allegory for a facet of Jungian psychology, in this case the lost Dionysian element of ecstasy, irrationality, joy. Full of insights, plainly stated, as is his style. Minus one star for not explaining exactly how to remain totally blissful for the remainder of my life ;-)
Izabela Dziugieł
Apr 12, 2016 Izabela Dziugieł rated it it was amazing
Beautiful reminder of the power of the archetype when it lies dormant and how to go about using it for everyday ecstasy - the term so rarely understood. Loved it!
Liam See
Jan 26, 2013 Liam See rated it it was amazing
More insights in this slim tome than Encyclopedia Britannica's numerous editions of the previous two centuries. Deeply potent perspectives.
Julian Gilder
Aug 24, 2016 Julian Gilder rated it it was amazing
A great and well researched book written for the Jungian perspective. I found it extremely enlightening and interesting. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Robert A. Johnson is a noted lecturer and Jungian analyst in private practice in San Diego, California. He has studied at the Jung Institute in Switzerland and at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in India.
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