Memories of Our Lost Hands by Sonoko Toyoda
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Memories of Our Lost Hands
By Sonoko Toyoda

Memories of Our Lost Hands

Searching for Feminine Spirituality and Creativity

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Memories of Our Lost Hands by Sonoko Toyoda

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Hands are our creative contact point with the world. To Jungian analyst Sonoko Toyoda, they represent feminine spirituality and offer a way to achieve wholeness, in women and men alike. But in the contemporary world, many women have lost the wisdom their hands represent and now must recover the memory of them. Through a traditional story told by the Grimm brothers and similar folk tales from around the world, Toyoda explores the ancient meaning of a woman's hands and the wound of losing them. In the details of these stories she finds common threats to feminine independence and creativity and hopeful clues for how these qualities can be regained. She considers, as well, cultural variations in the tales and how the tasks of spiritual wholeness differ for women in Japan and the West. Turning to the biographies of two prominent women artists-Frida Kahlo and Camille Claudel-she discovers similar themes played out in two historical lives. In these women's relationships with their fathers, brothers, and lovers, she considers further the sources of spiritual wounding. In both paintings and sculptures, Toyoda examines what feminine creativity is. For today's world, the cult of the Black Virgin in Europe and that of the Senju Kannon (bodhisattva) in Japan represent remnants of feminine spirituality. Toyoda looks at these to discover universality before considering through stories of her own analysands how clinical work can help individuals claim their own feminine spirituality. Through her sensitive, insightful, and creative book, Toyoda evokes the memory of women's lost hands to help recover them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585444359
ISBN-10: 1585444359
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Texas A & M University Press
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sonoko Toyoda

SONOKO TOYODA is a professor of Clinical Psychology at Tenri University in Nara, Japan, and maintains a private practice as a Jungian psychoanalyst in Kyoto. She completed her post-graduate studies at Kyoto University in 1983 with a master's degree in clinical psychology and earned her diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute in 1992. Toyoda is a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

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