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The Search for the Beloved: Journeys in Mythology and Sacred Psychology (Inner Workbook)
Discusses the transformation of the human spirit and offers exercises, myths, and rituals designed to bring the spirit in contact with the divine.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 30th 1997 by Tarcher
(first published October 1st 1987)
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I read the section "The Sacred Wound" (pp. 104 - 9) because the concept has so influenced the ecopsychology of Bill Plotkin (Soulcraft, Nature and the Human Soul). Houston seems to use a special psychological cipher, though it is not impenetrable and I made sense of this section without fully taking in her schematic of the psyche. I thoroughly appreciated her thoughts on betrayal and the role of wounding in coming to consciousness and into communion with a world much larger than one's own self.
Jean Houston, PhD, is a renowned teacher, philosopher, and scholar and was one of the creators of the human potential movement. With a remarkable list of colleagues and mentors that includes Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Helen Keller, and Buckmister Fuller, Houston shares her profound wisdom through engaging, firsthand accounts. With PhDs in both psychology and spirituality, Houston has worked i ...moreMore about Jean Houston...