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Patricia Berry has been active in the Jungian world for nearly half a century, serving on faculties and boards of training institutions, and as President of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, as well as of the New England Society of Jungian Anaylists. She teaches and lectures internationally and lives and practices in West Bath, Maine.
Echo’s Subtle Body
Contributions to an Archetypal Psychology
Third, revised edition 2017
Paperback original, 192 pages, $22
ISBN: 978-0-88214-062-9
Kindle/Apple Books edition, $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-88214-076-6
A collection of Patricia Berry’s writings published between 1972 and 1982, which together develop a style of psychotherapy that is based on the primacy of the image in psychical life. The book contains the often referred to but out-of-print essays “An Approach to the Dream” and “What’s the Matter with Mother?” as well as newer papers. The style poetically concrete, the insights bolstered by clinical example, dream interpretation, and mythical references, each paper revisions an important analytic construct—reductions, dream, defense, telos or goal, reflection, shadow—so that it more adequately and sensitively echoes the poetic basis of the mind. One of the best available introductions to the fresh ideas now enlivening the practice of Jungian analysis. Of special interest to psychotherapists and to all concerned with myth, dream, and feminine studies. In addition, this new and revised edition includes “Rules of Thumb Toward an Archetypal Psychology Practice,” a text written in honor of James Hillman in 2008.