An expertly presented, application-focused overview of Jungian concepts for deep philosophical thinkers.

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WRITING TOWARD WHOLENESS

LESSONS INSPIRED BY C.G. JUNG

A Jungian expert compiles principles that promote wholeness.

Tiberghien (Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman, 2015, etc.), who has studied and presented the works of Jung for more than 30 years, has written this book to encourage readers to examine the depths of their own souls through a variety of channels. First, she extracts lessons from Jung’s Red Book, inviting readers to consider how they envision the soul and demonstrating the power of journaling. Another method for soul exploration is to pursue images in the mind, drawing them when possible and assessing their meaning in writing. Additionally, readers can “mine our own dreams to find our life story and write its pages,” study and compose metaphors to enrich and express thoughts and feelings, and seek beauty everywhere. Finally, the author concludes with the topics of alchemy (“a metaphor for the transformation of human nature”), Zen (“the art of seeing”), and wholeness (“the revelation of the oneness of everything”). Each chapter is broken down into shorter, clearly labeled sections that often follow the pattern of historical perspectives, Jung’s own experiences, and related works of contemporary writers, including Tiberghien. The author’s expertise is indisputable, and her depth of analysis and the considerable amount of citations make this book an excellent reference for Jungian scholars and students. In addition, the occasional writing suggestions that Tiberghien includes provide clear direction for those looking to apply Jungian principles (for example, “If you close your eyes, what image appears? Describe it in a couple of lines….What can you compare it to?”). The work assumes that readers have the ability—or at least the desire—to comprehend abstract psychological and philosophical principles. For example, one stage of alchemy is described as “bringing the shadow to the light, uniting the conscious and the unconscious, the beginning emergence of the self.” But while the concept of wholeness is eloquently described in the final chapter, an earlier introduction would have helped readers “begin with the end in mind.”

An expertly presented, application-focused overview of Jungian concepts for deep philosophical thinkers.

Pub Date: March 1, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-63051-454-9

Page Count: 234

Publisher: Chiron Publications

Review Posted Online: Feb. 2, 2018

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...

THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

A LIFETIME OF RECORDINGS

Noted jazz and pop record producer Thiele offers a chatty autobiography. Aided by record-business colleague Golden, Thiele traces his career from his start as a ``pubescent, novice jazz record producer'' in the 1940s through the '50s, when he headed Coral, Dot, and Roulette Records, and the '60s, when he worked for ABC and ran the famous Impulse! jazz label. At Coral, Thiele championed the work of ``hillbilly'' singer Buddy Holly, although the only sessions he produced with Holly were marred by saccharine strings. The producer specialized in more mainstream popsters like the irrepressibly perky Teresa Brewer (who later became his fourth wife) and the bubble-machine muzak-meister Lawrence Welk. At Dot, Thiele was instrumental in recording Jack Kerouac's famous beat- generation ramblings to jazz accompaniment (recordings that Dot's president found ``pornographic''), while also overseeing a steady stream of pop hits. He then moved to the Mafia-controlled Roulette label, where he observed the ``silk-suited, pinky-ringed'' entourage who frequented the label's offices. Incredibly, however, Thiele remembers the famously hard-nosed Morris Levy, who ran the label and was eventually convicted of extortion, as ``one of the kindest, most warm-hearted, and classiest music men I have ever known.'' At ABC/Impulse!, Thiele oversaw the classic recordings of John Coltrane, although he is the first to admit that Coltrane essentially produced his own sessions. Like many producers of the day, Thiele participated in the ownership of publishing rights to some of the songs he recorded; he makes no apology for this practice, which he calls ``entirely appropriate and without any ethical conflicts.'' A pleasant, if not exactly riveting, memoir that will be of most interest to those with a thirst for cocktail-hour stories of the record biz. (25 halftones, not seen)

Pub Date: May 1, 1995

ISBN: 0-19-508629-4

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Oxford Univ.

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1995

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