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E.J. Drury Jr.
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Close Encounters of a Very Special Kind

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Using a little known technique of Jungian Psychology termed "Active Imagination" and the "Transcendent Function," does the author paint a picture of himself as a young man who has lost his way into the Navy, circa 1967. As his body burns with desire for union with soul, with each stroke of the pen does the author delve deeper into the unconscious in his search for what mig ...more
Paperback, 423 pages
Published January 15th 1996 by Rivendell Books
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Aug 20, 2009 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this story of a man and his fight to get free of the Navy but really it wasn't to be. It was a story that might appeal to someone who is interested in the psychological reaction of someone having to go against his conscience and the almost-shamanic way in which he has to deal with this issue.

There are some quirks that just don't gel quite right. He uses 'n' for and everywhere and 'm for him. He also has some long speeches that don't quite ring true for his circumstance.

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