the bookshelf

other voices in imaginal studies

The Art of Inquiry

Joseph Coppin, Elizabeth Eowyn Nelson

Borrowing from their expertise as scholars and teachers, the authors blend philosophy and practice to describe what scholarly research undertaken from the perspective of soul might look like, and to account for the experience of psychological inquiry. explore the book

Your Symphony of Selves

James Fadiman, Jordan Gruber

The authors assert that each of us is comprised of distinct, autonomous and inherently valuable “selves,” and that honoring each of these selves is a key to improved ways of living. Instead of seeing the existence of many selves as a flaw or pathology, the authors argue that the healthiest people are those that have naturally learned to appreciate and work in harmony with their own symphony of selves. explore the book

The Greek Myths

Robert Graves

A comprehensive volume of Greek mythological folklore — stories of gods, heroes and the events of the ancient Greek world — that inspired Homer, the Greek tragedians, and so much of subsequent European literature. explore the book

The Soul’s Code

James Hillman

Plato called it “daimon,” the Romans “genius,” the Christians “guardian angel.” Today we use such terms as “heart,” “spirit” and “soul.” Drawing on the biographies of well-known figures, Hillman argues that character is fate, and there is more to each individual than can be explained by genetics and environment. explore the book

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming

Clare R. Johnson, PhD

A lucid dream is a dream in which you become aware that you’re dreaming. It’s been regarded as a powerful opportunity to solve problems, create new possibilities, affect self-healing, and explore the depths of reality. explore the book

Inner Work

Robert A. Johnson

A definitive volume from a noted Jungian analyst who teaches how to use dreams and inner exercises to achieve personal wholeness and a more satisfying life. explore the book

Memories, Dreams, Reflections

C.G. Jung

An eye-opening biography of one of the most influential psychiatrists of the modern age, drawing from his lectures, his conversations and his own writings. explore the book

Modern Man in Search of a Soul

C.G. Jung

An introduction to the thought of C.G. Jung, where he examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconcious, and the relationship between psychology and religion. explore the book

Answer to Job

C.G. Jung

Considered one of Jung’s most controversial works, Answer to Job also stands as Jung’s most extensive commentary on ethics. explore the book

The Red Book

C.G. Jung

The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C.G. Jung’s later works. It was here that he developed his principal theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality. explore the book

Jung On Active Imagination

C.G. Jung

All the creative art psychotherapies (art, dance, music, drama, poetry) can trace their roots to Jung’s early work on active imagination, a process based on the natural healing function of the imagination and its many expressions. explore the book

Jung: A Biography

Deirdre Bair

An authoritative biography that reveals the untold story about Jung’s secret work for the Allies during World War II, his controversial affair with one of his patients, and the contents of his private papers. explore the book

Lisey’s Story

Stephen King

Perhaps Stephen King’s most personal novel, Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the transpersonal language of love. explore the book

Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. the film

A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis

Andrew Samuels, Bani Shorter, Fred Plaut

The language of Jung’s writings, and of analytical psychology generally, is sometimes difficult to understand. This guide, in dictionary format, combines scholarship and historical accuracy with a stimulating, critical attitude. explore the book

The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Brandon Sanderson

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his subpersonalities who are mad. A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind manages his inner figures — Stephen calls them aspects — to hold and manifest the information. explore the book

No Bad Parts

Richard Schwartz

Is there just one “you?” We’ve been taught to believe we have a single identity, and to feel fear or shame when we can’t control the inner voices that don’t match the ideal of who we think we should be. The author’s research challenges the expectations of “mono-mind” theory. explore the book

Jung’s Map of the Soul

Murray Stein

Earlier surveys of Jung’s ideas have been criticized as difficult to follow, or have lacked unity. This book tames the formidable sweep of Jung’s thought, and presents Jung as simultaneously a dedicated scientist, a creative artist, and a seer. explore the book

The Monster at the End of This Book

Jon Stone, Michael Smollin

Is there a monster at the end of this book? Lovable, furry old Grover believes that there is, and he will try anything to stop you from turning the pages to find out. explore the book

Shadow and Evil in Fairytales

Marie-Louise von Franz

The author concludes that every rule of behavior that we can learn from the unconscious through fairy tales and dreams is usually a paradox, but always relying on the central, authentic core of our being — the innermost Self, which is beyond the struggle between the opposites of good and evil. explore the book