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Wise Old Man, The : Healing Through Inner Images - Pieter Middelkoop

Wise Old Man, The

Healing Through Inner Images

Paperback Published: 25th November 1989
ISBN: 9781570627002
Number Of Pages: 200

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"The inner world of the imagination, with its own unique events and cast of characters, is active in most people, but many lose touch with it in their absorption with external life. Pieter Middlekoop shows how this dreamlike inner world can be entered deliberately while awake in order to gain self-knowledge and resolve conflicts. The book presents accounts of several people who entered the imaginal world by means of a technique called Imagination Therapy, which Middlekoop developed as a variation of C. G. Jung's Active Imagination. In a series of "imaginations," they encounter their joys and sorrows, their anxieties, their problems with relationships—and also the keys to solving their difficulties. During the course of therapy it becomes clear that there is an active center within the personality that communicates to the conscious self in the symbolic language of imagery. Often personified in fantasies and dreams as the archetypal Wise Old Man, this inner source of wisdom guides the individual to healing and wholeness."

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Settling Accounts with the Pastp. 13
The Dwarf and the Strawberry Plantp. 13
A First Analysisp. 14
The Journey Begins on the Back of a Duckp. 17
In Search of a Motherp. 20
The Journey Continues on Horsebackp. 22
A Sign of Lifep. 28
The Old Man and His Sketch Bookp. 34
The Core of the Selfp. 37
The Unknown Alphabetp. 40
The Sharp Edges of Happinessp. 42
Dealing with Inner Imagesp. 45
Settling an Inner Conflictp. 48
The Boy with the Fair Hairp. 48
The Dividing Wallp. 49
A Grandfather in Shirt Sleevesp. 52
And His Name Is "Eternal"p. 53
The Village with the Shadowsp. 54
That Doomed Feelingp. 55
A Strange Fishermanp. 56
The Cool Facadep. 58
The Castle That Keeps Something Imprisonedp. 59
The Wicked Plan Failsp. 62
The Situation Worsens Visiblyp. 66
The Iron Ladyp. 69
An Old Acquaintance Returnsp. 71
The Masculine Counterpolep. 72
A Three-Cornered Game of Checkersp. 73
The Landslidep. 77
The Eternal One with the Three Swansp. 80
The World That Is Always Therep. 82
Back to the Sourcep. 83
The Past Returnsp. 84
The Tree of Lifep. 85
A Torn Existencep. 87
The Black Phantomp. 88
The Confrontationp. 89
The Talismanp. 90
The Good Omenp. 92
The Three-Leaf Cloverp. 93
A Boundary Crossedp. 94
Answers to the Challenges of a Civilizationp. 96
In the Woodp. 96
The Great Confusionp. 97
Behind the Keyholep. 100
The House of the Soulp. 104
A New Phase for the Peoplep. 107
For Whom the Bell Tollsp. 109
The Scorpionp. 110
The Initiation into the Unconsciousp. 111
The Women's Archipelagop. 115
The Threats of the Unconsciousp. 118
Ouroborosp. 121
Rebirthp. 122
The Sun Wheelp. 123
On the Road to Adulthoodp. 125
In the Cavalryp. 126
Acting in Innocencep. 127
Growing Tomatoesp. 129
Economics or Warfarep. 130
The Hermitp. 132
The Idealistp. 134
This Time It Was My Turnp. 136
Phenomena and Laws in the World of the Selfp. 140
The Formation of Imaginationsp. 140
The Inner Imagesp. 140
Conditions for the Formation of Imaginationsp. 141
Our Attitude Toward the Imaginal Picturesp. 143
The Second Center Beside the Egop. 145
The Initiatives of the Unconscious Selfp. 145
The Offered Situationp. 145
Roads and Crossroadsp. 146
The Guidesp. 147
The Opposing Playersp. 148
The Core Figuresp. 149
Our Inner World Is a World Apartp. 150
The World Image in Imaginationsp. 150
The Sun and the Moonp. 153
The Elements and the Four Windsp. 155
The Accompaniment of Imaginationsp. 155
Effective Imaginationsp. 156
Problem Selectivityp. 157
Therapeutic Actionsp. 158
Boundaries and Limitationsp. 159
The Interaction between Accompanist and Imaginatorp. 160
Some Learning Principlesp. 163
Learning to Have Confidencep. 163
The Confirmationp. 164
The Trialp. 165
The Parablep. 167
The Identificationp. 168
Feedbackp. 168
Struggling with Thoughts and Feelings of Anxietyp. 169
For the Freedom of the Egop. 171
Acting Responsiblyp. 172
Who Determines the Game?p. 173
The Ego and the Selfp. 174
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 181
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ISBN: 9781570627002
ISBN-10: 1570627002
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 25th November 1989
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1