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Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation

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Farming Soul questions theories and assumptions that date back to the days of Freud, assumptions that separate spirituality from psychology. Patricia Damery finds answers through unconventional teachers and her relationship to the land –answers that are surprisingly intertwined.

During Patricia’s individuation process she experiences the importance of being rooted in a part
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Leaping Goat Press (first published April 1st 2010)
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Sep 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelf-of-wonders
Author and Jungian analyst Patricia Damery and her husband Donald grow grapes and heather in California's Napa Vally where their biodynamic farming practices and spiritual attention to the land have brought them a rich harvest. That harvest, as described in "Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation," is simultaneously agricultural, psychological and transcendent.

"Storytelling opens us to aspects of ourselves that we override in every day life," writers Damery in the book's introduction. "It weaves bot
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-Addressing Carl Jung

Patricia Damery has provided us with a source book of the many pearls of wisdom and insight that the great Carl Jung left as his legacy. She not only re-awakens us to the many forgotten aspects (or historically rejected aspects) of his teachings, but she also takes us on her own journey to individuation that she as a Jungian analyst has taken. This is a book to read slowly: it is not a memoir though is many ways it is just that, but it is a manner of introducing the aspec
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The psychic and psychological journey of Patricia Damery as she becomes a Jungian analyst. Like Jung, she ends up creating her own path, which incorporates shamanism, energy work, and Rudoph Steiner's biodynamics. The most interesting bits to me were the intersections of Jung and Steiner and especially the connections to the energies of the plants and land.
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Patricia Damery is an author, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Napa, California, and a member of the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. Her life has been about seeking the divine in everyday life and is reflected in her writing. Patricia's writing concerns remembering instinct, becoming more conscious not only of our personal psyche, but of our relationships to the animate and inanimat ...more

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