By Michael Vannoy Adams
"I have entitled this ebook For Love of the Imagination. some time past, I fell in love with the mind's eye. It used to be love first and foremost sight. i've got had a lifelong love affair with the mind's eye. i might love for others, via this publication, to fall in love, as I as soon as did, with the imagination." Michael Vannoy Adams, from the Preface.
For Love of the Imagination is a e-book concerning the mind's eye – approximately what and the way photos suggest. Jungian psychoanalysis is an imaginal psychology – or what Michael Vannoy Adams calls "imaginology," the research of the mind's eye. what's so precise – and so useful – approximately Jungian psychoanalysis is that it emphasizes photographs.
For Love of the Imagination can also be a booklet approximately interdisciplinary purposes of Jungian psychoanalysis. What permits those purposes is that each one disciplines contain pictures of which they're roughly subconscious. Jungian psychoanalysis is in an enviable place to render those pictures wakeful, to specify what and the way they suggest.
On the modern scene, end result of the electronic revolution, there's no trendier note than "applications" – other than, probably, the abbreviation "apps." In psychoanalysis, there's a "Freudian app" and a "Jungian app." The "Jungian app" is a know-how of the mind's eye. This e-book applies Jungian psychoanalysis to photographs in quite a few disciplines. For Love of the Imagination additionally comprises the 2011 Moscow lectures on Jungian psychoanalysis. it is going to be crucial examining for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, scholars, and people with an curiosity in Jung.
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