Into the Heart of the Feminine: Facing the Death Mother Archetype to Reclaim Love, Strength, and Vitality (Paperback)
INTO THE HEART OF THE FEMININE: FACING THE DEATH MOTHER ARCHETYPE TO RECLAIM LOVE, STRENGTH, AND VITALITY by Massimilla Harris, Ph.D. and Bud Harris, Ph.D. Daphne Publications 978-0-692-31144-8 $ 16.99
In this exceptionally readable book, Jungian analysts and authors Massimilla and Bud Harris dynamically weave their own personal and professional experiences in the form of rich and compelling stories, providing a down-to-earth book available to a wide audience.
A Book for Women...for Men...and for our Culture... Imagine within each of us, there is a deep, powerful source for living lives of love, creativity, and fulfillment.To imagine this foundation for life and the energy it produces is to imagine ourselves and our world filled with the influence of the archetypal feminine - her passionate creativity, love, and ageless knowing. Personally and culturally, this force - which lives at the heart of our lives - has been diminished and wounded until it seems to have retreated beyond the horizon, in a world filled with rationalism and an anxious search for the material "good life."
This is a powerfully moving book that goes beyond gender roles into the soul of the archetypal feminine, exploring how it has been damaged and traumatized, and finding out how this condition affects all of us. "...an intimate tone that makes the volume accessible and inspiring, even for those unfamiliar with Jungian psychology." - FOREWORD REVIEW, Spring 2015
"In this compelling book, Jungian analysts Massimilla and Bud Harris explore the power of the Death Mother complex that 'drains our energy, saps our vitality, and drags us down.' Drawing upon personal experience, clinical practice, archetypal stories, and the myth of Medusa, the authors describe not only the paralyzing effects of the Death Mother complex, but the steps needed to transform it into healing and vitalizing energy. This engaging, moving work offers wisdom to both men and women who seek to liberate their deepest creative potential." - Susan Olson, Jungian analyst and author of By Grief Transformed: Dreams and the Mourning Process
"Transforming the Death Mother's influence within ourselves for the sake of healing and wholeness will take courage, perseverance, and time. Fortunately for the reader, Massimilla and Bud prove themselves to be trustworthy and compelling guides who help you to travel safely." Caren Goldman, author of Restoring Life's Missing Pieces and Healing Words For The Body, Mind and Spirit
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Massimilla Harris, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a practice in Asheville, North Carolina for the past 25 years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also an author, teacher, award-winning quilter, and certified Solisten Provider. Developed by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, Solisten is a special kind of music therapy that, along with Jungian analysis, enables Dr. Harris to help people bring mind and body together to release their full potentials.
Bud Harris, Ph.D., originally became a businessman and successfully owned his own business before returning to school to become a psychotherapist. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology and practicing as a psychotherapist and psychologist, he experienced the call to further his growth and become a Jungian analyst. He then moved to Z rich, Switzerland where he trained for over five years and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely, and practices as a Jungian analyst in Asheville, North Carolina. For additional information about their practice and their work, visit their website: www.budharris.com and https: //www.facebook.com/BudHarrisPh.D.