Friday, March 21, 2014

Just Published - Feathered Ladder

March 21, 2014 - Just Published by il piccolo editions

Feathered Ladder
Selected Poems

by Brian Landis and Dennis Patrick Slattery

Two volumes of poetry have been combined in this special edition il piccolo publication.

“Brian Landis is a master storyteller; Dennis Patrick Slattery a master teacher in the art of writing myth. Both are skillful poets who have teamed to produce this refined volume of poetry. Feathered Ladder speaks brilliantly to me.” —From the Foreword by Stephanie Pope, Cultural Mythologer and poet — mythopoetry.com
Brian Landis, MA Economics, Denver University, MA Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Luis Obispo, California. His writing has been published internationally, most recently “Duet For Marimba” in Mythopoetry Scholar; and a review of The Beauty Between Words, in Psychological Perspectives. He has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize in poetry.

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 44 years, the last 20 at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 20 volumes, including four volumes of poetry: Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems; Just Below the Water Line: Selected Poems; Twisted Sky: Selected Poems; and The Beauty Between Words with Chris Paris. He has co-authored one novel, Simon’s Crossing with Charles Asher. His more recent books includeDay-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through the Divine Comedy; Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story; The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination with Jennifer Selig. His new book, Creases in Culture: Essays Towards a Poetics of Depth was published by Fisher King Press in January 2014. He is completing a work on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick for publication in 2014. He offers riting retreats on exploring one’s personal myth through the works of Joseph Campbell in the United States and Europe.

Product Details
Feathered Ladder: Selected Poems
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: il piccolo editions; 1st edition (March 21, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN 10: 1771690127
ISBN 13: 9781771690126
Fisher King Press publishes an eclectic mix of worthy books including 
Jungian Psychological Perspectives, Cutting-Edge Fiction, Poetry, 
and a growing list of alternative titles. 

Just Published - A Cast of Coins

March 21, 2014

Just Published by il piccolo editions

A Cast of Coins
Poems by Phyllis Stowell

A Cast of Coins derives from contemplation of the language and images encountered in the I CHING, an ancient Chinese text used for divination. Those who are unfamiliar with the I CHING (or Yi Jing) The Book of Changes, will be able to read the poems as poems without referring to it. However, some knowledge of this text would add a dimension to the reader’s experience. At the core lies an interchange between concept and image taken from nature as well as cultural, social and religious life. A Cast of Coins is a book about messages.

Phyllis Stowell has a PhD in Depth Psychology and Poetry and currently is Co-chair of Friends of the C. G. Jung Institute, San Francisco. She was a founding member of the Saint Mary’s College MFA where she was elected Professor Emerita. She is the author of six volumes of poetry, including Sundered, the bilingual art/poetry book Shield/Bouclier with art by Pacia Sallomi, and co-editor of Appetite: Food as Metaphor: An Anthology of Women Poets.

Product Details
A Cast of Coins
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: il piccolo editions; 1st edition (March 21, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN 10: 1771690119
ISBN 13: 9781771690119

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

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Pixies Have Come Out to Play


Press Release - March 15, 2014

Just Published by Genoa House

When the Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer
By Lois Carey

When the Pixies Come Out to Play: A Play Therapy Primer is the work of a true master of the craft of sandplay therapy informed by Jungian theory and the pioneering work of Dora Kallf with whom Lois Carey studied. Woven into the exquisite  tapestry of this lovely book is history and theory of the method, rich case material told in a warm and moving voice which reflects the extraordinary empathy of this remarkable sandplay and play therapist . . . A wealth of information packed into a highly readable book that just like the author herself will be a cherished gift to us all for a long time to come.” —David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, RPT-S Clinical Director

A collection of essays and articles written over a 30 year span by a seasoned sandplay therapist. Lois J. Carey is the training director and supervisor of the Center for Sandplay Studies. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work; licensed clinical social worker in New York, Fellow in NY State Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists.; clinical member New York Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists; Registered Play Therapist Supervisor of the Association for Play Therapy and a Registered Play Therapist.  She is past-president of the NY Association for Play Therapy. Post grad studies in Sandplay in Switzerland and California with Dora Kalff as well as Martin Kalff and in New York with Genevieve Geer. Part of her training has also been in Art Therapy from a Jungian perspective. She has presented Sandplay and Art Therapy throughout the United States, in Europe, South Africa and Greece. She is the author of numerous articles and several books.

Opening the Unseen Heart

OPENING THE UNSEEN HEART

Book Review of Kenneth A. Kimmel’s EROS AND THE SHATTERING GAZE: TRANSCENDING NARCISSISM.

By Elizabeth Clark-Stern

What a feast for the mind, to encounter Kenneth Kimmel’s timely book. I was in the airport this past May, and saw the cover of Newsweek. A quite innocent-looking baby pig stared out at the camera. The title: What Makes Men Act Like Pigs. I bought the issue, and kicked myself when the contents provided no substantive analysis. I was hungry for an exploration beyond a re-cap of the public behaviors of famous men. I also wanted a narrative that offered a larger vision of the historic human malady of the narcissistic male.

Eros and the Shattering Gaze is that book.

Kimmel takes us on a sumptuous journey, using the vibrant medium of myth, movies, clinical vignettes, and contemporary portraits of such luminaries as Carl Jung and Bill Clinton, both of whom struggled with their own narcissism. Down, down we go into the shattered self that begins at the doorstep of the wounded mother-son relationship.

And yet, this is no linear Oedipal tale. The beauty of Kimmel’s approach is its multi-dimensionality. I found myself reading the book as if entering a series of caves or tunnels connecting to vitally diverse castles, shaman’s huts, or suburban houses above ground. Just as I thought I had come upon a “definitive” theory, a new chamber would open, and an unconsidered perspective enriched all that had gone before.