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Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Spendor Solis

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Written by Joseph L. Henderson, one of the first generation of Jungian analysts, and Dyane N. Sherwood, a practising analyst, this book is a striking and unique contribution to the resurgence of interest in alchemy for its way of representing the phenomenology of creative experience.
Transformation of the Psyche is organized around 22 illuminated paintings from the early R
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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published November 7th 2003 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2003)
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Mustafa Al-Laylah
Jul 21, 2008 Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it it was amazing
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I have to admit - I didn't pick this book up because of the insightful commentary. No, I picked this one up because it was the least expensive, best quality, full-color reproductions of the Splendor Solis plates. But the commentary on each plate is helpful, so I guess you could say I came for the pictures and stayed for the words.
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Jul 11, 2015 Applefey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This splendid book is by Jungian Psychologist, Dr. Dyane N. Sherwood PhD, and Joseph L. Henderson. 'Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis' is one of the most beautifully fascinating and brilliantly written books in existence. This book is truly a masterpiece for all time. It is a delight to the eyes and intriguing to the mind. With a treasure like this one, I would recommend getting it on both Kindle and also buying a hardback bound copy of the book for ...more
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