Over the centuries the Western mind has come to an uncritical certainty that reality has two dimensions—one "out there" and another "here inside."
In Soul and Culture Roberto Gambini shows that we are now entering an age in which what has been perceived as duality is now being revealed as one with two sides. Through haunting examples he reveals the connection between the inside and the outside, between soul and culture.
From the front pages of newspapers, unsuspected archetypes leap out. The author walks us through São Paulo, Brazil, attempting to understand culture by what is happening to the trees that line the streets of his city. Through the dilapidated passages of an old, abandoned flour mill, he shows how medieval alchemy regenerates what has decayed both inside the psyche and outside in the city. He then takes us to the world of a child’s dreamlife and suggests the potential of what happens when education and analytical psychology collaborate.
In simple terms, Gambini illustrates that history can no longer be separate from the psyche and challenges us to reconcile the outer and inner realms and think critically about what we call "reality." -- from the publisher
About the Author:
Roberto Gambini is a Jungian psychoanalyst who resides in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the author of three books including Indian Mirror—The Making of the Brazilian Soul.