Have you ever been visited by a powerful dream that has filled you with a sense of wonder? How can we decipher the often obscure dramas played out in our dreams? Can we use dreams to expand our consciousness and imbue our lives with spiritual meaning?
In Dreams of Healing, Leslie Stewart presents an intimate and courageous portrait of her long battle to overcome the searing psychological legacy of her motherís divorce, illness and death. In a therapeutic process focused on the rich symbolic imagery of her dreams, Stewart is able to resurrect and unify the pieces of a personality that had become completely fragmented and submerged in adolescence. The author takes us far beyond her personal story, however. Skillfully interweaving the careful analysis of her striking dreams with the psychological ideas of Carl Jung, together with insights from ancient mythology, alchemy, contemporary biology, and Marcel Proust, she takes readers on a journey into the deepest regions of the individual and collective human psyche and the common physical and cultural DNA we all share.
It is through contact with the numinous archetypal symbols of dreams and myth that a true healing consciousness can emerge out of the warring and potentially destructive energies of the unconscious. By humbly accepting the overpowering autonomy of the unconscious, and by listening attentively to its symbolic language, we can gain a sense of a transcendent, transpersonal center within the psyche. Through relationship with this sacred center, we can open the door both to integrative healing and to authentic religious experienceóan experience that offers modern humanity a spiritually meaningful reconciliation between the implacably demystifying world of rational science and the deep longing of the human soul for relationship with divine mystery. --- from the publisher
About the Author:
Leslie Stewart received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. She is now a writer living in Northern California.
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