A Book for Women…and for Men Imagine within each of us, there is a deep, powerful source for living lives of love, creativity and fulfillment… To imagine this foundation for life and the energy it produces is to imagine ourselves and our world filled with the influence of the archetypal feminine – her passionate creativity, love and ageless knowing. Personally and culturally, this force - which lives at the heart of our lives - has been diminished and wounded until it seems to have retreated beyond the horizon, in a world filled with rationalism and an anxious search for the material “good life.” This is a powerfully moving book that goes beyond gender roles into the soul of the archetypal feminine, exploring how it has been damaged and traumatized, and finding out how this condition affects all of us. Written in a way that makes the material truly accessible to a wide audience, the authors' own personal and professional experiences are dynamically woven throughout the book in the form of rich and compelling stories. Massimilla and Bud Harris show how our feminine vitality can be restored by journeying into its heart and into the archetypal ruins of the feminine within ourselves. In these ruins, we will find the fertile ground and the archetypal motifs for healing the feminine within ourselves and our lives and renewing our capacities for strength, love and creativity. As we revitalize, examine, love, and nurture the archetypal feminine, we will strengthen and rekindle our own voices and transform our fate.
About the Authors:
Massimilla Harris, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst with a practice in Asheville, North Carolina for the past 25 years. She holds a doctorate in Psychology and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also an author, teacher, award-winning quilter, and certified Solisten Provider. Developed by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, Solisten is a special kind of music therapy that, along with Jungian analysis, enables Dr. Harris to help people bring mind and body together to release their full potentials.
Bud Harris, Ph.D., originally became a businessman and successfully owned his own business before returning to school to become a psychotherapist. After earning his Ph.D. in psychology and practicing as a psychotherapist and psychologist, he experienced the call to further his growth and become a Jungian analyst. He then moved to Zürich, Switzerland where he trained for over five years and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely, and practices as a Jungian analyst in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Harris is also a Chiron author and his book The Fire and the Rose: The Wedding of Spirituality and Sexuality is another outstanding read.