Entering Night Country

Author: Stephanie Brody
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317636430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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None of us will escape the experience of personal loss, illness, aging, or mortality. Yet, psychoanalysis seems to shy away from a discussion of these core human experiences. Existential vulnerability is painful and we all avoid this awareness in different ways. However, when analysts fail to explore the topic of mortality, their own and their patients, they may foreclose an important exploration and short-change patient and therapist. Entering Night Country focuses on the existential condition, and explores how it penetrates professional lives, analytic work, and theoretical formulations. Each chapter explores this topic, shifting the lens from analytic process, to include theoretical assumptions, and professional communities. Stephanie Brody shows how the analytic process is a journey, no less profound than the epic journeys depicted in the classic literature of Homer and repeated in the patient’s own heroic and painful stories. Weaving literary references into the clinical experience of psychoanalysis, Brody reveals the transformative power of the analytic process for the patient and for the analyst. By relating the ancient past to our current struggles, psychoanalyst and patient together are guided to a destination, a life of meaning in the universe of possibilities. Clinical vignettes and personal reflections intersect with motifs from the epic poems and fantasy fiction, where the despair of loss and trauma do not extinguish the wish for change and the search for intimacy. Entering Night Country highlights the common themes that arise for patient and analyst as any person entering an unknown territory. It is intended for psychoanalysts, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists, and mental health clinicians. It will also be accessible to those outside the clinical profession, even to individuals who have little understanding of psychoanalysis.

Entering Night Country

Author: Fred Poplin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781724841360
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Each section examines this subject, moving the lens from analytic procedure, to include theoretical presumptions, and expert areas. Sam shows how the analytic procedure is a journey, no less powerful than the impressive trips portrayed in the traditional fictional works of Homer and recurring in the patient's own brave and agonizing encounters. Weaving fictional sources into the medical encounter of psychoanalysis, Sam shows the major power of the analytic procedure for the affected person and for the specialist. By pertaining the ancient past to our current challenges, psychoanalyst and individual together are advised to a location, a life of significance in the galaxy of opportunities.None of us will evade the skills of personal loss, sickness, aging, or death rate. Yet, psychoanalysis seems to shy away from a conversation of these primary human encounters. Existential weeknesses is agonizing and we all avoid this attention in different ways. However, when experts fail look around the main subject of death rate, their own and sufferers, they may foreclose an important discovery and short-change individual and specialist. Coming into Night Country concentrates on the existential condition, and examines how it permeates expert lives, analytic work, and theoretical remedies.

Entering Another Country

Author: Toni Ortner
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504029143
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“The title poem, “Entering Another Country,” is dedicated to a male friend who has died. There are exuberant, rich landscapes of imagined travel, journeys into the visual worlds of Grandma Moses and Rousseau, and the painful realization that what the poet means by travel is change and growth, the raw experience of self-birthing, a process into a place as unknown as the death place of her friend. Here Ortner connects with her female heritage. It is a courageous poem of breaking out, and the unfamiliar terrain into which this takes her almost robs the poet of speech.” —Helen Cooper, Motheroot Journal

Landfalls of Paradise

Author: Earl R. Hinz
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824830373
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The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by Landfalls of Paradise.

The Age of Perversion

Author: Danielle Knafo
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317529278
Format: PDF, ePub
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We have entered the age of perversion, an era in which we are becoming more like machines and they more like us. The Age of Perversion explores the sea changes occurring in sexual and social life, made possible by the ongoing technological revolution, and demonstrates how psychoanalysts can understand and work with manifestations of perversion in clinical settings. Until now theories of perversion have limited their scope of inquiry to sexual behavior and personal trauma. The authors of this book widen that inquiry to include the social and political sphere, tracing perversion’s existential roots to the human experience of being a conscious animal troubled by the knowledge of death. Offering both creative and destructive possibilities, perversion challenges boundaries and norms in every area of life and involves transgression, illusion casting, objectification, dehumanization, and the radical quest for transcendence. This volume presents several clinical cases, including a man who lived with and loved a sex doll, a woman who wanted to be a Barbie doll, and an Internet sex addict. Also examined are cases of widespread social perversion in corporations, the mental health care industry, and even the government. In considering the continued impact of technology, the authors discuss how it is changing the practice of psychotherapy. They speculate about what the future may hold for a species who will redefine what it means to be human more in the next few decades than during any other time in human history. The Age of Perversion provides a novel examination of the convergence of perversion and technology that will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, social workers, mental health counselors, sex therapists, sexologists, roboticists, and futurists, as well as social theorists and students and scholars of cultural studies.

A Country Sweetheart

Author: Dora Russell
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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. THE NEW HEIR. In the summer time, from the door of a darkened room, a gray-haired, bent old man had just followed a great surgeon down the wide staircase of Woodlea Hall. The surgeon looked around when he reached the last steps, and there was kindly pity on his grave face as he met the appealing eyes that were fixed on his. “I am sorry to say there is no hope, Mr. Temple,” he said, in answer to the mute inquiry on his listener’s face. Mr. Temple’s bowed gray head bent a little lower when he heard this verdict, and that was all. “Is he your only son?” asked the surgeon, commiseratingly. “He is our only child,” answered Mr. Temple. “Ah—that is sad, but there is no doubt football is a dangerous game.” “How—how long will he be spared to us?” now inquired Mr. Temple with quivering lips. “He will drift away probably during the night, or in the small hours of the morning. He will not regain consciousness; the injury to the base of the brain is too severe.” The great surgeon only stayed a few minutes longer in the grief-stricken household after this, and then was driven away. And when he was gone, with a heavy sigh—almost a moan—Mr. Temple began to ascend the staircase, and on the first landing a lady was standing waiting for him with terrible anxiety written on her pale face. Mr. Temple looked up when he saw her, and shook his head, and as he did this the lady sprang forward and gripped his hand. “What did he say?” she asked in a hoarse whisper. “Come in here, my poor Rachel,” he answered gently, and as he spoke he led her forward into a room on the landing, the door of which chanced to be open, and then closed it behind them. “My dear—I grieve very much to say—Sir Henry’s opinion is not very favorable.” His voice broke and faltered as he said these words, and a sort of gasping sigh escaped the lady’s lips as she listened to them. “What did he say?” she repeated, with her eyes fixed in a wild stare on Mr. Temple’s face. “He—he said we must prepare—” “No, no! not to lose him!” cried the lady with a sudden passionate wail. “Phillip, I can not, I will not! He was so bright a few hours ago—so bright and well—my Phil, my boy—and now, now—it will kill me if he dies!” She flung herself on the floor in a frantic passion of grief before her husband could prevent her, and lay there writhing in a terrible paroxysm of despair, while the gray-haired man beside her bent over her, and tried in vain to comfort or soothe her. She was his wife, but fully twenty years younger than he was; a handsome dark-eyed woman, of some thirty-five years, and the injured boy lying in the darkened room was her only child. “Who did it?” she suddenly cried, raising herself up. “Who murdered him? Which of the boys?” “My dear, it is so difficult to tell in a scramble—so difficult to find out.” “I will find out!” went on Mrs. Temple, passionately. “I do not believe it was an accident; someone must have struck him on the head. Oh! my boy, my darling!” she continued, rocking herself to and fro; “the one thing I had to love; the only one that loved me—must, must I lose you, too!” “It is a terrible blow, Rachel—but—” “Why not try someone else? Do you hear, Phillip?” said Mrs. Temple, now starting to her feet, and grasping her husband’s arm. “Send or telegraph for another doctor at once.” “My dear, it would do no good,” answered Mr. Temple, sadly. “You heard what Doctor Brown said; Sir Henry Fairfax is one of the first surgeons in town—and—he said there was no hope.” A wild shriek broke from Mrs. Temple’s lips as she heard this fatal verdict. Her agonized grief was indeed pitiful to behold. Again and again she repeated that her boy was the one being that she had to love; was the only one she loved, and the gray-haired old man sighed deeply as he listened to her frantic words. To be continue in this ebook

Searching for Che

Author: Harold Anderson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469144263
Format: PDF
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Searching For Che is about a mans quest to find a childhood friend somewhere in Latin America. This novel follows a high school teacher from school tragedy on the hallowed grounds of a New York prep school to the remotest pueblos of Latin America. Will Dunlop is a high school teacher at the end of his tenure. Distracted by his impending divorce, he takes the blame for a tragic school shooting by one of his students. To save his career, he must travel to Latin America to find a childhood friend: Amy Phipps. Amy is the estranged daughter of a wealthy New England family. Obsessed with Che Guevara, she ran away from home to follow the steps of the late revolutionary figure. Using cryptic letters she sent her mother, Will travels from Mexico to Cuba to Guatemala to Bolivia searching for the girl who does not wish to be found. As he travels from pueblo to pueblo, he begins to think hes being followed. Could it be the same person following the Phipps girl in her letters? Or could it be the effects from the malaria pills that have been giving him such strange dreams?

Hiking from Here to WOW Utah Canyon Country

Author: Kathy Copeland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 089997452X
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Hiking from Here to WOW: Utah Canyon Country guides hikers to the most compelling destinations in southern Utah's spectacular canyon country. In their years of their research, the authors hiked over 1600 miles through Zion, Bryce, Escalante-Grand Staircase, Glen Canyon, Grand Gulch, Cedar Mesa, Canyonlands, Moab, Arches, Capitol Reef, and the San Rafael Swell. They took more than 2000 photos and hundreds of pages of field notes. Then they culled their list of favorite hikes down to 90—each selected for its power to incite awe. The book describes precisely where to find the redrock cliffs, slickrock domes, soaring arches, and ancient ruins that make southern Utah unique. It offers the boot-tested advice you need to create rewarding adventures. And it does so in a refreshing style—honest, literate, entertaining, and inspiring. Full-color interior features 220 striking photographs, engaging text, and a trail map for each dayhike and backpack trip.