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Encounters with the Soul: Active Imagination As Developed by C.G. Jung

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Barbara Hannah, Jungian analyst and author, explores Jung's method of "active imagination," often considered the most powerful tool in analytical psychology for achieving direct contact with the unconscious and attaining greater inner awareness. Using historical and contemporary case studies, Hannah traces the human journey toward personal wholeness. This approach to confr ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Chiron Publications (first published December 12th 1988)
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Paul Théberge
Élève de Jung, B.Hannah nous fait carrément entrer dans la têtes de ces patients et ceux qu'elle a eu en commun avec Jung. Cette technique d'imagination active est captivante de par ces résultats et l'aventure qu'elle procure aux lecteurs et j'imagine également aux patients! Assez ordinaire comme traduction et difficile à comprendre par moment vu ma faible connaissance en la matière, mais mettons que j'ai plongé quand même dans cette univers très intéressant et édifiant pour l'âme. Après cela on ...more
This collection of texts first published 1981 comprises case studies, and the author's re-interpretation of religious/spiritual journeys from individuals in ancient revolutionary Egypt, and medieval France. For example, the latter presents the virtuosity in which the monk Hugues de Saint-Victor comes to terms with a possessive manifestation of his soul/anima, and his attempt through dialogue to direct her towards his god.

The last third of the book is an edited version of "The Healing Influence o
Andrea Paterson
I'm not sure how to rate this. It reads like science fiction, but is, in fact, a very real aspect of Jungian analysis that has been used in the real world. The whole process of active imagination seems impossible, yet Jung devoted his life to its practise and transformed himself through its use. This book is written by one of his students who outlines case studies using the active imagination process. I was really interested, but found myself feeling rather incredulous. I suppose I can't complet ...more
John Kulm
Used case studies to explain the possibilities and pitfalls of active imagination. Intriguing book.
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