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The Mystery of Human Relationship: Alchemy and the Transformation of the Self

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Introducing the concept of the interactive field, Nathan Schwartz-Salant shows how the states of mind that can secretly undermine our relationships, both private and public, can become positive factors in transforming a relationship when brought to consciousness. Drawing on the insights of the ancient art of alchemy, he explains how a transformative process can be set in m ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published 1998 by Routledge
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Alberto Carvajal
Aug 04, 2013 Alberto Carvajal rated it it was amazing
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It is for grown ups! The subject is so interesting that It woke me up to the true reality of what is happening in, on, about and around all human relationships. If you have not read several other books from Carl Jung's Collected Works, it will be hard to appreciate what these observations, point to and what the true dynamics are happening that can rule outcomes...
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Mar 27, 2014 Kaya Prpic rated it it was amazing
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LOVE this book!

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"Transformation within a relationship can only begin with an acknowledgment that we are unconsciously projecting on to the other person, thereby distorting the other's reality and our own. Through the process of projection, we tend to diminish or enhance the identity of others by presuming that we actually know the nature and motivation of their interactions with us. The other person's own reality has little credibility in our mind, but more important, th
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Jan 17, 2016 culley rated it really liked it
Dense, murky and mysterious, as a Jungian book an alchemy should be! The last chapter is essential.
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