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

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This provocative look at love and pain asks some hard questions. Why do we fear love? Why are we never satisfied? Why do we hurt those close to us? How do we invite betrayal? What can we learn about ourselves from eroticism, abandonment, solitude? What unconscious drives are at work in seduction, jealousy, the desire for power? Is there a connection between love, suffering ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Inner City Books (first published 1987)
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Anjali Patel
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book will blow your mind... (be careful, it takes a while to pick up the pieces afterwards ;)
MisterBarker Room203
Jun 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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David Leroy
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Μαρία
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Να γιατί,όταν εκείνη η σχέση τελειώσει,είναι δικαιολογημένη η νοσταλγία,ο πόνος για κάτι που χάθηκε οριστικά,αφού καμιά νέα συνάντηση δε θα μπορέσει ποτέ να ξαναζωντανέψει εκείνη την ίδια εμπειρία.
Ο έρωτας αλλοιώνει τη σχέση μας με την πραγματικότητα. Και για την ψυχολογία αλλοίωση σημαίνει ότι η ψυχική οργάνωση,της οποίας ήμαστε φορείς ως πριν ένα λεπτό,έχει εξαντλήσει τη λειτουργία της,έχει πάψει να ισχύει..η σύγχυση που προκαλεί ο έρωτας είναι απαραίτητη για να υποχωρήσει,σα χιόνι που λιώνει
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Laurie
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology
This book is packed with insight into the human condition, especially as it relates to romantic relationships. I took my time reading it but like so many of the Jungian authors, I will have to come back to this again and again to get the full effect of the wisdom within.
Tracy
Jun 10, 2008 added it
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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
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Ian
May 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
EneNicole
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Awesome book. I felt amazed by Aldo's way of transmit the way he sees love and suffering. I specially loved that he added poems to a psychology book. You won't regret reading it. It's amazing!!!
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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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“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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