Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul

Grubbs anchors the mythical aspect of loss in the story of Gilgamesh and the loss of his beloved Enkidu which sets him on a quest for his beloved and the meaning of life.

Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul

When we lose a loved one, the experience is simultaneously mythical and personal. Grubbs anchors the mythical aspect of loss in the story of Gilgamesh and the loss of his beloved Enkidu which sets him on a quest for his beloved and the meaning of life. The personal aspect arises in the particular path we take in recovery from loss. Both realms blend in the dream space where we often encounter our lost beloved. Detailing the grieving process and the types of dreams that manifest during its various stages, Grubbs reveals the enormous, positive potential for our individual soul-growth, but we also learn how our lost beloved grows with us in his or her own soul process. She presents several personal stories of people who have worked through their grief by using their dreams and provides practices for readers to catch their dreams, honor them and their departed loved ones, and grow in a healthy direction from the experience. Her description of The Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico provides an insightful example of how other cultures accept death as part of the life process.

Sweet Sorrow

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SOUL FOLLOWING DEATH 1. Thich Nhat Hanh,
Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm (New York: Harper Collins,
2012). 2. Grubbs, Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul (Berwick, ...

Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow illustrates through story and example, grounded in psychological principles and practices, ways for grief survivors to start over, manage chaos and stress, and heal with new strategies. Sweet Sorrow also provides recommendations for self-care and guidelines for responding to those suffering from heartbreaking losses.

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams

A Jungian View of Mourning Susan Olson ... Individuating Soul 20, 30, 74
guardian angels 61 guides of souls: in dreams 30, 47, 57, 77, 79, 80, 81, 84,90,
100, 115, 117; in mythology 66, 79–80, 84, 86–87 guilt: of “forgetting” 73–74;
survivor's ...

Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams

While in training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1988, Susan Olson suffered the loss of her daughter in an auto accident. In this intimate and unique exploration, Olson uses C. G. Jung’s psychological framework to describe her journey through tragedy, guided by a series of vivid dreams. In Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams: A Jungian View of Mourning, Jung's definition of the dream as a "harbinger of fate, a portent and comforter, a messenger of the gods" evolves from theory into embodied insight as Olson describes her encounter with the transforming power of grief. Drawing from personal experience as well as theoretical and clinical material, Olson presents premonitory dreams, which occur before the loss of a loved one, and grief dreams, which follow a loved one’s death, and analyzes both according to Jung’s method of dream interpretation. Sharing her own dreams as well as those of other mourners, Olson asserts that such dreams play a crucial role in the dreamer’s emotional recovery and psychological development, otherwise known as the process of individuation. She sensitively offers an assessment of the stages of grief and draws on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Jung’s memoirs, and other literature to amplify her experience of mourning. In this rare combination of grief theory and dream work, Images of the Dead in Grief Dreams is both a grief memoir and an extensive study of C. G. Jung’s view of the mourning process. This fully updated revised edition will be of immense interest to Jungian analysts and trainees, academics, psychologists, students of Jungian dream analysis, and to all who have suffered loss.

Dying Death and Grief

Working with Adult Bereavement Brenda Mallon ... Gogar, A. and Hill, C. (1992) '
Examining the effects of brief individual dream interpretation', Dreaming, 2: 239–
48. ... Grubbs, G. (2004) Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul.

Dying  Death and Grief

"This book's strengths are [Brenda Mallon's] clinical wisdom, experience and insights, and the practical, constructive, down-to-earth way in which she conveys these to her readers. This will appeal to many who are searching for guidance in the difficult task of providing support for the bereaved" - Bereavement Care, Spring 2010 'This is a well written book that makes a very useful addition to the field" - Therapy Today, February 2009 'A refreshing, down-to-earth text that examines theory and research without becoming an academic tome. It is comprehensive, focused on practice and contains important insights for developing the essential skills required to provide effective bereavement care' - Dr John Costello, Head of Primary Care, University of Manchester 'Brenda Mallon gives the term "grief counselling" definition in a way no one has done before. If you are new to counselling the bereaved, this book is the best introduction I have seen. If you are an experienced grief counsellor, this should be the next book you read' - Professor Dennis Klass, Webster University, Dying, Death and Grief is written for anyone who provides support to adults following bereavement. Whether in a professional or voluntary capacity, bereavement care requires empathy, judgement and skill to ensure your response matches the needs of the person you are helping. Recognizing that we all experience bereavement differently, this book introduces theory and skills which can be used in any context to address a wide range of needs. The author explains the theoretical background to attachment and loss and the core skills needed to support people who have been bereaved. Case studies and personal accounts illustrate key points and exercises help you examine your own experiences and attitudes in relation to loss. The book also takes into account topics frequently overlooked in other texts, such as sexuality, spiritual responses to loss, cultural influences and diversity, as well as the nature of chronic and disenfranchised grief. Dying, Death and Grief is designed for use on a wide range of training and academic courses that prepare practitioners to work with the bereaved. Professionals in a range of settings including hospitals and in the community as well as volunteers and be-frienders in hospices and nursing homes will find this a useful source of guidance. Brenda Mallon is a counsellor, trainer and author who specialises in bereavement care. She is vice chair of The Grief Centre, Manchester Area Bereavement Forum.

Soul Notes of a Composition

In the World Between Two Worlds of Grief from Suicide Trudy Corry Rankin ...
Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul. Maine: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
Hughes, Kathleen, and Ann Hamlin. (1981). Celtic Monasticism: The Modern
Traveler ...

Soul Notes of a Composition

This Composition describes the Soul Notes of a mother. She becomes the Librarian for pieces that explain and describe the experiences of those who find themselves in The World between the Two Worlds of God, life and death. Through this compilation of pieces, held together by soul prayers, she provides an understanding of the disease of Bipolar Disorder and the decision of suicide. The mystery of the afterlife is shared by Intuitives, who provide prayer intercession in the thin spaces connecting the Two Worlds. This Composition includes the notes of those who are touched by experiences of healing. The notes confirm the resurrection of subtle energy that never dies. Poetry, journaling and sandtrays hold the images of the journey, a journey to find meaning in a childs decision to choose suicide.

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

Golsworthy, R. and Coyle, A. (2001) 'Practitioners' accounts of religious and
spiritual dimensions in bereavement therapy', Counselling Psychology Quarterly,
14 (3): ... Grubbs, G. (2004) Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul.

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People offers a fresh insight into working practices with children and young people who are experiencing the death of a family member, friend, school peer or in their social network. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book's practical skills focus is informed by the latest research findings on children and young people's experience of grief. The wide-ranging content includes: a comprehensive review of theoretical approaches to bereavement the impact of different types of grief on children working with children who have been bereaved in traumatic circumstances, such as through criminal behavior skills development The list of resources, case studies and exercises encourage critical engagement with the counselling theory and promote reflexive practice. Trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and social work, as well as teachers and mental health workers, will find this an invaluable resource for working with this vulnerable client group.

On Dreams Death

... 138 - 139 jivan soul , 4 John , Gospel of , 10 , 44 Joun - Mutef , 104 journey , to
Beyond , 65 ; in dreams , 64 ; motif of ... on the hierosgamos , 42 - 43 ; and
individuation , 6 ; on the lapis , 132 ; on light , 146 ; on man ' s relation to the
infinite ...

On Dreams   Death

Maintaining that dreams prepare people for death and afterlife and that traditional religions have ignored dreams when it comes to death, the author attempts in this book to uncover the symbolism of death as found in dreams. She also compares death dreams to accounts of near-death experiences.

On Dreams and Death

... also Christ jism , 138-139 jivan soul , 4 John , Gospel of , 10 , 44 Joun - Mutef ,
104 journey , to Beyond , 65 ; in dreams ... 114 ; on energy frequency , 145 ; on
green gold , 133 ; on the hierosgamos , 42–43 ; and individuation , 6 ; on the
lapis ...

On Dreams and Death


American Book Publishing Record

89 ' 14 and loss therapy : when the music stops , a dream dies / Thelma Duffey ,
editor . ... ISBN 0 - 7890 - 3553 - 7 price unreported 1 . Grief therapy . 2 . Loss (
Psychology ) 3 . Arts Therapeutic use . 4 . Creative ability . 5 . ... and poiesis —
Behavioral metaphors : self - portraiture by doing - Psychotherapy : attending to
the soul — The poetry of pathology ... Individuation . 7 . Jungian Theory . 8 .
Psychotherapy - methods . I . Title . SPILLIUS , Elizabeth Bott , 1924616 . 89 ' 17
Encounters ...

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Death and the Idea of Mexico

Individuation and the Promotion of Purgatory Few remaining indigenous -
language texts of the period deal extensively ... to have a Mass said for her
husband ' s soul , “ for all last night in my dreams I saw my husband suffering in
purgatory .

Death and the Idea of Mexico

The history of Mexico's fearless intimacy with death--the elevation of death to the center of national identity.Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in a nation that has made death its tutelary sign. Examining the history of death and of the death sign from sixteenth-century holocaust to contemporary Mexican-American identity politics, anthropologist Claudio Lomnitz's innovative study marks a turning point in understanding Mexico's rich and unique use of death imagery. Unlike contemporary Europeans and Americans, whose denial of death permeates their cultures, the Mexican people display and cultivate a jovial familiarity with death. This intimacy with death has become the cornerstone of Mexico's national identity. Death and Idea of Mexico focuses on the dialectical relationship between dying, killing, and the administration of death, and the very formation of the colonial state, of a rich and variegated popular culture, and of the Mexican nation itself. The elevation of Mexican intimacy with death to the center of national identity is but a moment within that history--within a history in which the key institutions of society are built around the claims of the fallen. Based on a stunning range of sources--from missionary testimonies to newspaper cartoons, from masterpieces of artistic vanguards to accounts of public executions and political assassinations--Death and the Idea of Mexico moves beyond the limited methodology of traditional historiographies of death to probe the depths of a people and a country whose fearless acquaintance with death shapes the very terms of its social compact.

Touching Spirit

... rather than on the approaching death of the physical body . It would seem that
dreams are much less concerned with the death of the body than with the
individuation process . The individuation process is what Jung called the soul ...

Touching Spirit

The founder of a spiritual healing school reveals conveys her techniques for a new life, such as meditation, spiritual counseling, psychic self-defense, and the laying-on-of-hands. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Men s Dreams Men s Healing

... at the time of this dream , Pete's individuation process involved more than
simply a symbolic preparation for death but ... into account the unbelievable
psychic toll that the HIV epidemic has had upon the collective soul of the gay
community .

Men s Dreams  Men s Healing

Power, money, physical appearance - traditionally, masculinity has been measured by standard little related to the inner reaches of the soul. In [this book] Robert Hopcke frames masculine psychology within the innermost of realms: dreams. In sharing his dreamwork with two men - one homosexual, one heterosexual - over years of therapy, Hopcke spotlights several recurrent themes in the psychology of contemporary men, including a lack of feeling awareness, fear of intimacy, authority issues, and the experience of fatherhood. Drawing on the work of Jung as well as Greek myths and Christian symbolism, Hopcke uses the inner journeys of these two men to move the reader toward a new understanding of what it means to be male in modern times.

The Understanding of Dreams and Their Influence on the History of Man

Dreams. and. the. Individuation. Process. By transcendence in dreams I mean
anything that can provide a vision of ourselves , life ... describes the evolution of
the soul after death , presents as symbols 355 Dreams and the Individuation
Process.

The Understanding of Dreams and Their Influence on the History of Man


Dreamwork for the Soul

types of dreams for , 193–95 See also Alternative healing Health and dreams ,
179 , 248 Hearne , Keith , 76 Heaven , 301 ... death , 285–86 Implicate ( enfolded
) order , 27 , 51 , 335 , 336 In the Zone ( White and Murphy ) , 28 Individuation ,
31 ...

Dreamwork for the Soul

Rather than emphasize universal dream symbols, this guide offers a seven-step method that will enable you to understand your dreams from a personal and spiritual viewpoint.

Greeting the Angels

with the souls of those who died without having sufficiently individuated
themselves from these conditions . ... Gradually , however , his dreams of the
dead supply him with a mythical formulation which can contain his grief and
permit him to ...

Greeting the Angels

This book, written in the genre of "Imaginal Psychology", presents the imaginal dimension of the mourning process. The "angels" it greets are the interior figures who greet the bereaved during the course of their mourning process. In memory, reverie, and dream, images of the dead return to heal and be healed. As the bereaved enter into relationship with these images, the grief in which they are sequestered is particularized and individualized into the precise nuances of significance which make mourning possible.

Windows of the Soul

only way change would come was for Mae to act out an unfinished drama of
grieving . By doing so she honored her dream's message . We have no more
choice about the pressure toward individuation than we do about being hungry if
we ...

Windows of the Soul

Your dreams are probably trying to tell you something and it may not be what you think. Dr. Paul Meier, and Dr. Robert Wise help you find the clues needed to decipher and discern the hidden meanings of these nightly visitors. Dr. Meier's psychiatric expertise, combined with Dr. Wise's twenty-eight years of ministry experience, offered a unique overview of dream process and the unconscious. Windows of the Soul offers a concrete, proven method for discovering what lies beneath the surface of the nightly phenomenon we call dreams.

Death of a Hero Birth of the Soul

When frogs appear , whether from the individual unconscious in dreams or the
collective unconscious in fairy tales ... the difficult stages of his own individuation
process , particularly at times when those around him were advising wrongly .

Death of a Hero  Birth of the Soul

John Robinson presents the compelling journey from youth to middle age in this study of the spiritual and psychological realities of male midlife. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Cross currents of Jungian Thought

136 ] Clift & Clift : The Hero Journey in Dreams ( See chapter 6 , “ Human
Development and Individuation " ) [ p . ... 144 ] Herzog : Psyche and Death [ p . ...
114 ] Jacobsohn , von Franz & Hurwitz : Timeless Documents of the Soul ( p . 135
] Jaffé ...

Cross currents of Jungian Thought


Imaginal Body

Para-Jungian Reflections on Soul, Imagination, and Death Roberts Avens. we as
a When take the dream corrective to the " dayresidues " ( Freud ) or as an
instruction for tomorrow ( Jung ) , we are using it for ... psychotherapy , or the
Jungian process of individuation , Hillman would call his way " soul - making " or "
initiation .

Imaginal Body


Archetypal Psychology

images - such as discussed below in regard to therapy ( q.v. ) , is thus an
equivalent of soul - making . ... As Corbin has said : “ It is their individuation , not
ours , ” suggesting that soul - making can be most succinctly defined as the
individuation of imaginal reality . ... psychology are best found in The Dream and
the Underworld ( Hillman 1979a ) which elaborates the relations between psyche
and death .

Archetypal Psychology

Traces the intellectual ancestry of archetypal psychology, assembles its literature, and clarifies the root metaphors governing its practice. Includes a bibliography of relevant publications, as well as a complete checklist of all of James Hillman's writings to 1992.