Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul

Nancy Qualls-Corbett, Ph.D. is a practicing analyst in Birmingham, Alabama since 1981. A diplomat of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, she is the author of The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine and Awakening Woman: Dreams and Individuation. She has also contributed to the book The Secrets of Mary Magdalene. Nancy combines her love of mythology and travel in teaching seminars in Greece, Italy, Egypt, and Canada.

Nancy Qualls-Corbett has contributed the chapter Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul to The Dream and its Amplification.

Nancy says:
In the body of his work, Dr. C.G. Jung explains the dynamics not only the personal psyche and the personal association to one’s dreams but also the far reaching effects of the collective unconscious. These archetypal elements connect past and present that mirror a more universal aspect, the World Soul, the Anima Mundi. Redeeming the Feminine presents the dreams of a woman that depict not only the abuse and repression of the feminine principle, a term Jung referred to as Eros, but also how these vital images of psyche reflect the essence of the feminine principle onto a greater dimension. Her dreams also lead us to a more conscious understanding of how one may begin to redeem the feminine principle in one’s life and how that healing process may be reflected in the World Soul.
A Giant Dream© from an original painting
by Howard Fox www.howardfox.com

The Dream and Its Amplification unveils the language of the psyche that speaks to us in our dreams. We all dream at least 4-6 times each night yet remember very few. Those that rise to the surface of our conscious awareness beckon to be understood, like a letter addressed to us that arrives by post. Why would we not open it? The difficulty is in understanding what the dream symbols and images mean.

Through amplification, C.G. Jung formulated a method of unveiling the deeper meaning of symbolic images. This becomes particularly important when the image does not carry a personal meaning or significance and is not part of a person's everyday life.


I. The Amplified World of Dreams - Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti

II. Pane e’ Vino: Learning to Discern the Objective, Archetypal Nature of Dreams - Michael Conforti

III. Amplification: A Personal Narrative - Thomas Singer

IV. Redeeming the Feminine: Eros and the World Soul - Nancy Qualls-Corbett

V. Wild Cats and Crowned Snakes: Archetypal Agents of Feminine Initiation - Nancy Swift Furlotti

VI. A Dream in Arcadia - Christian Gaillard

VII. Muse of the Moon: Poetry from the Dreamtime - Naomi Ruth Lowinsky

VIII. Dreaming the Face of the Earth: Myth, Culture, and Dreams of the Mayan Shaman - Kenneth Kimmel

IX. Coal or Gold? The Symbolic Understanding of Alpine Legends - Gotthilf Isler

X. Sophia’s Dreaming Body: The Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror - Monika Wikman

XI. The Dream Always Follows the Mouth: Jewish Approaches to Dreaming - Henry Abramovitch

XII. Bi-Polarity, Compensation, and the Transcendent Function in Dreams and Visionary Experience: A Jungian Examination of Boehme’s Mandala - Kathryn Madden

XIII. The Dream As Gnostic Myth - Ronald Schenk

XIV. Four Hands in the Crossroads: Amplification in Times of Crisis - Erel Shalit

XV. Dreams and Sudden Death - Gilda Frantz

From a review by Marcus West, in Spring, 2014.
"This book is an exploration of the collective unconscious as witnessed, primarily, through dreams, … it is a celebration, … demonstrating the wisdom of this unconscious self.  
Every single chapter illuminates the process of the self, the collective unconscious and dreams. 
The book is rich and inspirational, encouraging us to trust in the wisdom of the psyche and to open ourselves to the lumen naturae of the self. I thoroughly recommend it."
The book can be purchased from Amazon or directly from Fisher King Press

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