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The Mind's Eye
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The Mind's Eye

By Sacks, Oliver

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; In The Mind's Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world. There is Lilian, a concert pianist who becomes unable to read music and eventually even to recognize everyday objects; and Sue, a neurobiologist who has never seen in three dimensions, until she suddenly acquires stereoscopic vision in her fifties. There is Pat, who, after years of isolation, reinvents herself as an outgoing and highly social member of her community, although she has aphasia and cannot utter a sentence; and Howard, a prolific novelist who must find a way to continue his life as a writer even after a stroke destroys his ability to read. And there is Dr Sacks himself, who tells the story of his own eye cancer and the bizarre and disconcerting effects of losing vision to one side. Sacks explores here some very strange paradoxes - people who can see perfectly but not recognize their own children, blind people who become hyper-visual, or who navigate by `tongue vision'. Along the way, he considers more fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think? How important is internal imagery - or vision, for that matter? Why is it that, although writing is only five thousand years old, humans have a universal, seemingly innate, potential for reading? The Mind's Eye is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation. And it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to see with another person's eyes, or another person's mind.

$5.48

Psyche and Symbol
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Psyche and Symbol

By Jung, C. G.; de Laszlo, Violet S. [Editor]; Hull, R. F.C. [Translator];

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991-02-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. edge wear; Bollingen Series; The archetypes of human experience which derive from the deepest unconscious mind and reveal themselves in the universal symbols of art and religion as well as in the individual symbolic creations of particular people are, for C. G. Jung, the key to the cure of souls, the cornerstone of his therapeutic work. This volume explains the function and origin of these symbols. Here the reader will find not only a general orientation to Jung's point of view but extensive studies of the symbolic process and its integrating function in human psychology as it is reflected in the characteristic spiritual productions of Europe and Asia. Violet de Laszlo has selected for inclusion in Psyche and Symbol five selections from Aion: "The Ego," "The Shadow," "The Syzygy: Anima and Animus," "The Self," and "Christ, A Symbol of the Self." The book continues with "The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairy Tales," "The Psychology of the Child Archetype," and "Transformation Symbolism in the Mass." Also included are the foreword to the Cary Banes translation of the I Ching, two chapters from Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, "Psychological Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead," and "Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower.

$7.48

Jung's Self Psychology: A Constructivist Perspective
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Jung's Self Psychology: A Constructivist Perspective

By Young-Eisendrath, Polly; Hall, James

New York: The Guilford Press, 1991-05-03. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page; first edition, first printing; This volume explores Jung's self psychology, its meaning and its application within the context of other contemporary theories of subjectivity. To describe Jung's self psychology more fully in the light of contemporary theories, the authors introduce twelve other self theories in a comparative analysis of the clinical case of a midlife man in psychotherapy. From Kohut and Piaget to Lichtenberg and Loevinger, the authors compare Jung's theories with other clinical and developmental approaches. The book's final chapter offers cogent suggestions for future use of Jung's self psychology. For Jungians, this book provides a contemporary context in which to read and systematize his work. For professionals in the larger therapeutic and educational communities, it offers an up-to-date introduction to a provocative and imaginative body of work that is a central chapter of modern theories of subjectivity.

$13.48

The Living Symbol: A Case Study in the Process of Individuation
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The Living Symbol: A Case Study in the Process of Individuation

By Adler, Gerhard

New York: Pantheon Books, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. edge wear to boards; Bollingen #63.

$13.28

Psychotherapy, East and West
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Psychotherapy, East and West

By Watts, Alan W

New York: Pantheon, 1961. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. edge wear to boards, light soiling to page ends; jacket is heavily rubbed, edge-worn with small edge tears; What is the common ground between Western psychiatry and Eastern philosophy, and what has each to learn from the other? Alan Watts found a common principle that, intentionally or otherwise, seems to be used wherever therapy is trying to overcome man's false sense of himself as an isolated ego -- an ego that traps him in a perpetual flight from death and loneliness. In varying ways and degrees, both Eastern philosophy and Western psychotherapy engage the individual in experiments that vividly reveal the fallacy of this conception and give him a new feeling of identity.

$23.48

Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us
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Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us

By Watts, Duncan J

New York: Crown Business, 2012-06-26. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear, sticker on back cover; By understanding how and when common sense fails, we can improve our understanding of the present and better plan for the future. Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and history conspire to mislead us into believing that we understand more about the world of human behavior than we do; and in turn, why attempts to predict, manage, or manipulate social and economic systems so often go awry. It seems obvious, for example, that people respond to incentives; yet policy makers and managers alike frequently fail to anticipate how people will respond to the incentives they create. Social trends often seem to be driven by certain influential people; yet marketers have been unable to identify these "influencers" in advance. And although successful products or companies always seem in retrospect to have succeeded because of their unique qualities, predicting the qualities of the next hit product or hot company is notoriously difficult even for experienced professionals. Watts' argument has important implications in politics, business, and marketing, as well as in science and everyday life.

$7.28

Hearing Voices: Reflections of a Psychology Intern
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Hearing Voices: Reflections of a Psychology Intern

By Hass, Scott

New York: Dutton Adult, 1990-09-30. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. edge wear, price-clipped jacket;

$6.28

Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
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Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

By Freud, Sigmund; Strachey, James

New York: Liveright, 1989-09-17. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear, some occasional underlining; In 1915 at the University of Vienna 60-year-old Sigmund Freud delivered these lectures on psychoanalysis, pointing to the interplay of unconscious and conscious forces within individual psyches.

$5.28

The Emotional Plague: The Root of Human Evil
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The Emotional Plague: The Root of Human Evil

By Konia, Charles

Princeton, NJ: Aco Press, 2007-11-03. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Provides an exploration of the concepts published in Wilhelm Reich's 1933 The Mass Psychology of Fascism. This book examines from a non-psychological perspective this pathology in human nature that has given us the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Saddam Hussein.

$6.28

The Art of Intuition: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom [Uncorrected Proofs]
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The Art of Intuition: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom [Uncorrected Proofs]

By Burnham, Sophy

New York: Tarcher, 2011-02-03. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Advance Uncorrected Proofs to the first edition in trade paperback format. light edge wear; Are you intuitive? Do you trust your intuitions? In The Art of Intuition, Sophy Burnham contends that we all have hunches and sudden insights and that we need only awaken to our inborn abilities in order to develop our inner wisdom.In this fascinating book, Burnham tells the stories of individuals who have "seen without seeing" to illustrate the workings of what she calls our "intuitive hearts." Exploring such topics as how loved ones are able to communicate with one another telepathically to skeptics who deny their power to see into the future, this book represents an important spiritual thinker's take on a subject that is vital to us all. According to Burnham, intuition is always right, and when you receive messages from Spirit-be it in the form of a subtle impression or a thunderous bolt from the blue-you must always, always follow the call.

$8.28

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families
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Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families

By Mondimore MD, Dr. Francis Mark

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999-05-15. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; A handbook for persons with bipolar disorder, and their families. It offers a practical guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and causes of this potentially devastating psychiatric illness, formerly known as "manic-depression". Dr Frank Mondimore offers advice on getting the most out of the various treatments that are now available -from medication, psychotherapy and electroconvulsive treatment to new approaches such as St John's wort and transcranial magnetic stimulation. For each, he discusses advantages, disadvantages, side effects and other information to help patients make informed decisions about treatment options. Dr Mondimore also describes what it is like to live with bipolar disorder and discusses how lifestyle can improve quality of life. Throughout, he focuses on the importance of building a support system, of planning for emergencies, and of giving oneself permission to seek help. He describes problems that are unique to women, whose disease may be affected by the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and childbirth. He includes information on the forms that the illness can take in children and adolescents, and discusses coping with the stigmatization of psychiatric diagnosis, giving advice on picking a psychiatrist and on dealing with medical insurance issues. Finally, Dr Mondimore tells family members what they can do to help the person with bipolar disorder - and themselves - and he offers hope for the future as researchers learn more about the disease and how to control it.

$5.28

Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World
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Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World

By Parks, Sharon Daloz; Daloz, Laurent A. Parks ; Keen, Cheryl H.; Keen, James P.

Boston: Beacon Press, 1997-07-21. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; A landmark study that reveals how we become committed to the common good and sustain such commitments in a changing world.

$4.28

A Guide to Trance Land: A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis
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A Guide to Trance Land: A Practical Handbook of Ericksonian and Solution-Oriented Hypnosis

By O'Hanlon, Bill

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009-06-29. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Popular author Bill O'Hanlon offers an inviting and reassuring guide to the essentials of hypnosis, alleviating the newcomer's anxieties about how to make the most of this clinical tool. This brief book illustrates the benefits of solution-oriented hypnosis, which draws on the work of the pioneering therapist Milton Erickson (with whom O'Hanlon studied) and emphasizes doing what is needed to get results-which, more often than not, means trusting that the client holds within him- or herself answers or knowledge that need only be tapped or released by the therapist. O'Hanlon covers the key aspects of hypnosis, including: using possibility words and phrases; using passive language; and inducing trance. O'Hanlon offers practical tips and friendly encouragement for the novice hypnotherapist-in his characteristic warm, reassuring, and humorous style.

$13.28

All About Dreams: Everything You Need To Know About *Why We Have Them *What They Mean *and How To Put Them To Work for You
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All About Dreams: Everything You Need To Know About *Why We Have Them *What They Mean *and How To Put Them To Work for You

By Delaney, Gayle M

New York: HarperOne, 1998-06-03. Trade Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; In a lively and thorough guide to the world of nighttime fantasies, nightmares, and visions, dream specialist Gayle Delaney helps readers interpret, understand, and direct their dreaming. Combining dream history and the latest techniques, Delaney lets readers in on the most fascinating new thinking about dream interpretation and explains how the ancients used and understood dreams.

$5.28

Alchemical Psychology: Old Recipes for Living in a New World
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Alchemical Psychology: Old Recipes for Living in a New World

By Cavalli, Thom F

New York: TarcherPerigee, 2002-03-04. Trade Paperback. Very Good. edge wear, a bit of curling to cover corners. Alchemical practices have been reborn in our contemporary world under the rubric of Jungianism, transpersonal psychology, or depth psychology. But in Alchemical Psychology , Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D., takes us directly to the source -- and on a wonderful adventure into the true nature of our hearts and minds. In a book that sparkles with verve, life, and practicality, Dr. Cavalli explains how alchemy was one of humankind's earliest efforts to transform the nature of consciousness. What little-known or underground arts did alchemists practice in pursuit of self-transformation -- and how can they enrich us today? Using the same practices that he employs with patients, Dr. Cavalli offers readers a plethora of personal exercises that, among other things, enables them to "type" themselves according to ancient alchemical identifiers of nature and personality. He then provides practices that can help free them from the grip of familiar problems and foster true personal growth. Beautifully illustrated with medieval prints from the alchemical tradition, Alchemical Psychology gives readers both a richer understanding of their own natures and of the traditions on which many of our modern therapies are based.

$9.28

Theories of Personality
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Theories of Personality

By Hall, Calvin S.; Lindzey, Gardner

New York: Wiley, 1978-03-01. Third Edition. Hardcover. Good. edge wear, corners bumped, some underlining; A leading text for over 20 years, covering all major theories. Provides historical settings, gives a brief biography of the theorist, discusses features in depth, describes characteristic investigations generated by the theory, and ends with a critical evaluation of each theory. New chapters examine contemporary psychoanalytic theory, featuring the work of Erik Erikson, and Eastern personality theory, featuring the personality theory inherent in Buddhism.

$6.28

Adolescent and His World
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Adolescent and His World

By Josselyn, Irene M

New York: Family Service Association, 1952-01-01. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear, slight scuffing;

$8.28

The Critical Years: A Guide for Dedicated Parents
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The Critical Years: A Guide for Dedicated Parents

By Durrell, Doris E

Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 1984-09-01. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear;

$6.28

Labelling Madness (A Spectrum book)
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Labelling Madness (A Spectrum book)

By Scheff, Thomas J

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1975-09-01. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. edge wear to boards;

$7.28

Cupid's Arrow: The Course of Love through Time
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Cupid's Arrow: The Course of Love through Time

By Sternberg, Robert J

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000-01-13. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Love is strange. It can be the source of both profound inspiration and deep misery. Its complexities and dimensions have possessed us since the beginning of time, and no emotion is as linked to human history as love. It defines who we are, what we do, and how we live and yet remains an enigmatic presence in our lives. In Cupid's Arrow, renowned psychologist Robert J. Sternberg presents a unique psychological approach to our understanding of this powerful emotion. He explores human relationships, revealing how and why people fall in and out of love. The book draws on fields ranging from history to cognitive science to folklore, offering a fascinating and comprehensive account of love in its many forms. Sternberg applies his "triangular theory," examining the many varieties of love through combinations of intimacy, passion, and commitment. Using this theory as a focal point, Cupid's Arrow delivers both a fresh perspective on the experience of love during the lifetime of the individual, and a rich history of the conceptions of love throughout the ages. This book will prove to be enlightening and engaging reading for anyone who has ever dared to try to understand love.

$8.28

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