JOURNEY OF A DREAM ANIMAL: A Human Search for Personal Identity by Kathleen Jenks

JOURNEY OF A DREAM ANIMAL: A Human Search for Personal Identity

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A record of the soul journey of the author, who weathered an unhappy childhood, a religious crisis when she lost faith in pre-Vatican II orthodox Catholicism, and the misery of an unhappy love affair. Jenks found her salvation through dream analysis. Spurred by her ""discovery"" of Jung, the author began to explore her inner being by recording her dreams. Eventually she reached a kind of peace, as she focused on what she now feels is the real core of her deepest being--a ""God-longing."" Miss Jenks' portfolio of dreams and her untutored, headlong interpretations are tiresome; and this fevered exercise is certainly not for skeptics. What is of interest is that this type of amorphous mystical excess represents a trend toward a laicization of the search for God which may receive a certain response from the unchurched young who are psychic-and-myth oriented, and who are open to any road which might lead to peace and certainty.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1975
Publisher: Julian Press