While patiently (and impatiently) awaiting C.G. Jung's Red Book, why not try something Green?
Guilt with a Twist: The Promethean Way
by Lawrence H. Staples
Promethean Guilt* is the guilt we incur for the sins we need to commit if we are to grow and fulfill ourselves. Those sins that benefit us could not be committed without a creative, Promethean spirit that is supported by an obstinate and irreverent insolence toward authority that is informed by a love of freedom.
*Jung talked about Promethean guilt in his Collected Works (CW7, par. 243n). Here Jung was talking about the state of inflation that analysands often reach when they begin to experience an increase in consciousness as a result of insights that come from accessing the collective unconscious. Jung goes on to say in the note that “every step toward greater consciousness is a kind of Promethean guilt: through knowledge, the gods are as it were robbed of their fire, that is, something that was the property of the unconscious powers is torn out of its natural context and subordinated to the whims of the conscious mind. The man who has usurped the new knowledge suffers, however, a transformation or enlargement of consciousness, which no longer resembles that of his fellow men.” This results in a loneliness, the pain of which “is the vengeance of the Gods.”
Lawrence Staples is a diplomate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, and also holds AB and MBA degrees from Harvard. In addition to Guilt with a Twist: The Promethean Way, Lawrence is author of the popular book The Creative Soul: Art and the Quest for Wholeness.
Here’s a direct link to Guilt with a Twist at amazon.com, available as a kindle edition, too.
Phone orders welcomed, Credit Cards accepted. Call 1-800-228-9316 toll free in the US & Canada, International +1-831-238-7799.