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Eros and Pathos: Shades of Love and Suffering (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts #40)

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Why do we fear love? How do we invite betrayal? What can we learn about ourselves from eroticism, abandonment, solitude? What unconscious drives are at work in seduction and jealousy? Are love, suffering and creativity connected? Highly recommended for anyone suffering the pangs of loss or separation. There is treasure in the darkness, and this book brings it to light.
Paperback, 141 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Inner City Books (first published 1987)
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Anjali Patel
This book will blow your mind... (be careful, it takes a while to pick up the pieces afterwards ;)
MisterBarker Room203
One of my all-time favorite reads.
I love it so much I added a review on Amazon.
I still think it is the only review of this book.
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It is no accident that Carotenuto continually refers to poets such as Rilke in his discourse. He looks to them, and to all creative minds, to elucidate otherwise impenetrable or unspeakable truths about the human condition, and particularly the pain and confusion often associated with love relationships. He does so with astonishing success. Ca
David Leroy
This is an amazing little gemstone of essays on the inter reltionship between love and pain, from a Jungian perspective. The essays are short and powerful. I picked this book up for research on character development as a writer. The Secret of Seduction is incredible, but Chapter 8, Fear of Loss and Jealousy blew me away. I am so pleased with this book.
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Carotenuto is a Jungian, so I like him. His insights into the various stages of love are intuitive and complex.

What's not to love!

I enjoy that he sees the beauty of fusion, the excitement of it, all that hope. I appreciate, also, that he sees the beauty and pain of betrayal and lost love.

He's kind of poetic, I think. He explores the nature of creation and the importance of being unique. He points out that the strictures of the "collective do real violence to personal uniqueness. we are thrown i
everyone should read this book. concise and jam-packed with insight, it pretty much sums up what's wrong with everyone everywhere. yet somehow it comes across as hopeful. for everyone who's ever complained about their relationships, or lack of, put down the erich fromm and dr. phil and read this first. or just skip the others entirely.
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Professor of personality theory at the University of Rome and the director of the Review of Analytical Psychoanalysis and the Historical Journal of Dynamic Psychology.
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“Os olhos conseguem dizer com eloquência desconhecida as palavras, provavelmente porque a dos olhos foi a primeiríssima linguagem com que aprendemos a nos comunicar.” 1 likes
“Eu quisera concluir que as mais belas página de Jung, ou também as páginas mais belas de cada pessoa que consegue exprimir a própria criatividade, decorrem sempre de uma experiência de sedução, que coincida com a tomada de consciência do próprio mundo interior. Um doloroso caminho que nos impele à loucura, mas ninguém teria dúvida em escolher, entre a inocência e a possibilidade de ser encantado por outro.” 1 likes
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