Masculine and Feminine

Masculine and Feminine

The Natural Flow of Opposites in the Psyche
By Gareth S. Hill
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Shambhala Publications
Pages: 256
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781570626470
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A Jungian analyst provides a new model for understanding the masculine and feminine principles that exist in everyone, providing insight into the events of daily life and the themes of entire lifetimes.
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"At last someone has attempted a reformation of the masculine and feminine principles. Hill frees us from some of the gender-related fallacies that Jungian psychology has for some time fallen heir to. This book represents a wedding of clinical and archetypal poles of Jungian psychology and a distillation of the Jungian approach to psychotherapy. It is essential reading for Jungians as well as non-Jungians, the experienced as well as the novice." —Lawrence W. Jaffe, PhD, author of Liberating the Heart: Spirituality and Jungian Psychology

"Gareth Hill’s analysis of the dynamic and static masculine and feminine patterns in the human psyche provides a fresh perspective for clinical theory." —Linda Schierse Leonard, PhD, author of The Wounded Woman and Witness to the Fire

"An extremely well-written, well-informed, and wide-ranging study of the masculine and feminine. Integrates Jungian and non-Jungian approaches in a critical and very useful way. An exceptional book." —Nathan Schwartz-Salant, PhD, author of The Borderline Personality: Vision and Healing

"Hill offers a model of Jungian psychotherapy that is empathic, logical, and shrewd toward those patterns of behavior that traditionally have assumed a gendered guise. His appealing alternative is an open-hearted fluency that knows how to use the various gender possibilities as so many guidelines past which to grow to a wider wholeness." —John Beebe, Editor, San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal

"Masculine and Feminine, those much-maligned but profound Jungian concepts, have been rescued by Gareth Hill from the junk heaps of jargon and the fury of the gender wars. With great sensitivity to women’s struggle against sexual stereotyping and ghettoization, he frees us to see them as elemental patterns that belong to us all." —Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, PhD, author of Stories from the Motherline: Reclaiming the Mother-Daughter Bond

"An original and refreshing approach to a subject that tends to create controversy and discord. Hill has achieved a style of writing, illustrated with interesting diagrams, that does justice to both a linear and cyclic mode of presentation." —Joseph Henderson, MD, author of Thresholds of Initiation

"Masculine and Feminine offers both clinician and theoretician a fresh, well-reasoned, and much needed dynamic theory. Dr. Hill’s work advances and deepens our respect for a distinct masculine and feminine psychology by bridging the dichotomy between old polarities with a new and workable paradigm." —Loren E. Pedersen, PhD, author of Dark Hearts: The Unconscious Forces That Shape Men’s Lives

"Hill’s important contribution to the continuing revision of thought on gender roles in analytical psychology is fascinating and comprehensive. He manages to combine theory and experience in a vivid and readable way for both the clinician and layperson alike. It has changed the way I work and think." —Robert H. Hopcke, author of A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung Jung, Jungians, and Homosexuality and Men’s Dream’s, Men’s Healing

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