Dying and Creating
A Search for Meaning
By (author) Rosemary Gordon
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Dying and Creating by Rosemary Gordon
Book DescriptionDying and creating or, could we put it the other way round, creating and dying? Rosemary Gordon has chosen the first, the challenging title and the one that stimulates the reader to find out how they inter-relate. There are essential links between the facts and the concepts. C. G. Jung devoted much attention to the psychology of death, re-birth and transformation: the author acknowledges her debt to him, to his creative spirit and to the depth of his understanding. As she is a working analytical psychologist, much of the material in her. But she is also a theorist: the human and the academic come together.Many Westerners in the course of their daily lives conceal their fears of death and so they deprive themselves of the possibility of getting into touch with the hidden sources of creativeness. Patients in analysis communicate some of their deepest feelings and thoughts about preparing for death, and grieving, and dying: Dr. Gordon shows implicitly in her book how the creative analyst enables understanding to grow, when symbolization and creativeness are no longer hindered by paralyzing fears. She suggests convincingly that there exists an interaction between various psychopathological states of mind on the one hand, and a person's relation to dying and to the creative processes, on the other.This book contains a discussion in depth of the psychology of these processes, and of symbolizing. The philosophy of art is also shown by Rosemary Gordon to play an important part in working out links between dying and creating.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855752153
(230mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosemary Gordon
Technique in Jungian Analysis, Paperback (January 1989)» View all books by Rosemary Gordon
This volume is for those qualified both in the established and the new training societies for analysts and therapists, or studying to enter them. Within it theory and practice are closely interwoven, demonstrating how theories and models emerge both from the study of earlier publications and from day to day experience.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Gordon
Rosemary Gordon is an analytic psychologist in private practice in London. Karnac also publishes her book 'Bridges: Metaphor for Psychic Processes'.
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