Monday, June 27, 2011

News Release: Transcending Narcissism - Eros and the Shattering Gaze

Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism
With Great Pleasure Fisher King Press announces the publication of:

Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism
by Kenneth A. Kimmel

This timely and innovative expose by contemporary Jungian psychoanalyst, Ken Kimmel, reveals a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men’s endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming and penetrating to bear—so much so that the other must either be colonized or devalued. This wide-ranging work offers them hope for transcendence.

"A skilful and articulate interweave of the best of traditional views on 'relationality' and more contemporary critique. The vivid clinical vignettes bring the arguments alive and the result is a stimulating and fresh take on this ever-timely topic. The sections on the 'split feminine' in contemporary men are especially fine, eschewing sentimentality without abandoning hope."
—Professor Andrew Samuels, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.
"The author is an extremely sensitive and experienced specialist who possesses a broad perspective and profound historical psychological knowledge. The content is carefully observed and conveyed with great precision. The contemplative and self-reflective reader who seeks to grasp the full measure of this rich manuscript, can expect to gain substantially in both knowledge and inner maturation."
—Mario Jacoby, PhD, senior Jungian Analyst, Zurich, author of 

"This is the book for those who fear that Jungian efforts to gaze deeply into the Self are simply carrying coals to the Newcastle of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Its author, Ken Kimmel, certainly shows us the egoistic pitfalls that can attend such an enterprise, but he also makes us see why he believes that inner work really does hold the power to shake the foundations of someone’s inability to see the face of the Other. One comes away from reading Eros and the Shattering Gaze with renewed understanding as to why brave patients have subjected themselves to this very deep form of scrutiny and why fine therapists like Kimmel have been willing to see them through it. Attempting the rescue of authentic eros from its fear-driven shadow of predation is a work that will engage most of us at some point in our relational lives. We should be grateful for the insights with which this book is studded, for they can enlighten the labors of learning to love."
—John Beebe, Jungian analyst, author of Integrity in Depth

Ken Kimmel is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Seattle, Washington, with over thirty years of clinical experience. He received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology in 2008 from the North Pacific Institute for Analytical Psychology where he is currently a clinical and faculty member.  His present interests concern the interface of Analytical Psychology with contemporary psychoanalysis, postmodern philosophy, and mystical traditions.

Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism
ISBN 13: 978-1-926715-49-0
Psychology / Movements / Jungian
Trade Paperback
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Price: $28.95
Size: 7.5 x 9.25
310 Pages
Index & Bibliography
Author: Kenneth A. Kimmel
Publisher: Fisher King Press

Fisher King Press publishes an eclectic mix of worthy books including Jungian Psychological Perspectives, Cutting Edge Fiction, and a growing list of alternative titles.
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    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    News Release: Soul Stories

    Soul Stories: Safari to Mara and Aria of the Horned Toad
    From the author of Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung, Genoa House brings you:

    SOUL STORIES
    Safari to Mara
              &
    Aria of the Horned Toad
    by Elizabeth Clark-Stern

    "The characters in Soul Stories are so alive and compelling that they jump off the page right into your heart. Clark-Stern has the rare ability to blend her imaginative poetic voice with exciting page turning plots. Soul Stories will not only touch and engage young readers but are great adventures that will appeal to all ages."
    Beverly Olevin, winner of Kirkus Discoveries Best Fiction 2010  

    Soul Stories explores two worlds: the world we know with our feelings and senses -- sight, scent, touch, belonging, joy, loss, renewal -- and the parallel world of dreams, intuition, imagination, and the dimension of the unknown. Together these realms inform, shape, challenge, and nurture the soul.

    Safari to Mara finds our heroine on the brink of womanhood in Masai society. The only daughter in a sonless family, she is drafted to do work in the modern world, yet tradition calls her to prepare for initiation as a wife. In the wilderness of her namesake, Kenya’s Masai Mara, she finds an improbable guide who leads her into the mysterious recesses of her awakening heart.

    Aria of the Horned Toad begins with the dream of a horned toad crawling out of Beatrice’s eyes, “so real I could feel his prickly little feet on my nose.” And so begins an odyssey to the source of all dreaming. Beatrice believes that in this dark and luminous place, she can find someone to fashion a dream to fix her Mama’s terrible ways, and soothe the longing in her own wild spirit.

    Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma JungElizabeth Clark-Stern is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle,Washington. Before embracing this beloved work, she worked as a professional screenwriter. Her produced plays and teleplays include All I Could See From Where I Stood, Help Wanted, and To See The Elephant. Her play, Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung (Genoa House 2010) was performed at the International Jungian Congress in South Africa in 2007.

    ISBN 13: 978-1-9269750-09-0
    Fiction
    Trade Paperback
    Publication Date: June 21, 2011
    Price: $17.95
    Size: 6 x 9
    180 Pages
    Author: Elizabeth Clark-Stern
    Publisher: Genoa House
    Fisher King Press publishes an eclectic mix of worthy books including Jungian Psychological Perspectives, Cutting Edge Fiction, and a growing list of alternative titles.
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