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We have an extensive listing of books from Inner City Books. Inner City Books was started in 1980 to promote the understanding and practical application of the work of C.G. Jung. Inner City Books is still the only publishing house in the world devoted exclusively to books written by Jungian analysts. Inner City Books best-sellers include Marion Woodman's classic books, like Addiction to Perfection and The Owl Was a Baker's Daughter.

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Phallos: Sacred Image of the Masculine
by Eugene A. Monick

Through close examination of the physical, psychological and mythological aspects of phallos, the author differentiates masculinity from patriarchy and discovers a mysterious, divine reality coequal with the maternal principle as an originating force in the psyche. 30 illustrations. Index.
"I have never seen the subject dealt with so well - clinically, theoretically and religiously." - Morton Kelsey.


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Under Saturnís Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men
by James Hollis
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Under Saturnís Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men
by James Hollis

Saturn was the infamous Roman god who ate his children in an attempt to stop them from usurping his power. Men throughout history have been psychologically and spiritually burdened by this legacy, wounding themselves and others. Here the author of The Middle Passage (title 59) offers a rich perspective on the secrets men carry in their hearts. Index.

"Inspires with its compassion and wide reach into the cultural and personal lives of men." - Dragonsmoke.




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ADDICTION TO PERFECTION: The Still Unravished Bride
by Marion Woodman

"This book is about taking the head off an evil witch." A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body imagery, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships. Illustrated. Index. Over 150,000 sold.

"An Epicurean feast! Drink lightly and eat slowly, but feed your heart and soul." - Psychological Perspectives.



James Hollis, The Middle Passage
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THE MIDDLE PASSAGE: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife
by James Hollis

Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years? Why then? Why do we consider it to be a crisis? What does this pattern mean and how can we survive it? The Middle Passage shows how we may pass through midlife consciously, rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer. Index.

"Hollis's call to readers is a bit of a dare: either engage the dragons heroically, or risk an inauthentic life. His challenge is compassionate and inspired." - Psychological Perspectives.



James Hollis, Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places
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Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places
by James Hollis

James Hollis writes:

Is the purpose of life to achieve happiness? Who does not long to arrive some distant day at that sunlit meadow where we may abide in pure contentment? In reality we know life is not like that. Much of the time we are lost in the dismal states of guilt, grief, betrayal, doubt, depression and the like.

Swamplands of the Soul explores the quicksands where we have all floundered. It lights a beacon of hope by showing what they mean in terms of our individual journey and the engendering of soul. Encompassing both the meadow and the bog, this author's perspective asserts that the goal of life is not happiness but meaning. And meaning, though it may not be all sunlight and blossoms, is real.

James Hollis, Ph.D., is the acclaimed author of The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife (1993), Under Saturn's Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men (1994) and Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life (1995).




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THE OWL WAS A BAKER'S DAUGHTER: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa and the Repressed Feminine
by Marion Woodman

Eye-opening insights into the body as mirror of the psyche in eating disorders and weight disturbances. Case studies and practical procedures emphasize the integration of body and soul. Illustrated. Index. Over 65,000 sold.

"Interesting both for a sense of the Earth Mother and for its recognition of the feminine principle in the Holy Spirit." - Margaret Laurence, author of The Stone Angel.




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THE PREGNANT VIRGIN: A Process of Psychological Transformation
by Marion Woodman

"The woman who is virgin, one in herself, does what she does not for power or out of the desire to please, but because what she does is true." Here is writing with a thinking heart, blending art, literature, religion and extensive case material. Continues the author's pioneering work on the nature of the feminine in both women and men. Index. Over 120,000 sold.

"Some writers seem to speak directly to one's deepest self. Woodman is that kind of writer." - Toronto Star.




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THE RAVAGED BRIDEGROOM: Masculinity in Women
by Marion Woodman

Continues the author's long-standing concern with the feminine (titles 4, 12, 21), focusing on the ways in which a woman may be undermined by a crippling relationship with her inner man. Powerful images from poetry, myth, dreams, analysis and personal experience. Illustrated. Index. Over 35,000 sold.

"Practical and inspiring in turn, one is grateful for Woodman's experience and perception." - Journal of Analytical Psychology.




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CONSCIOUS FEMININITY: Interviews with Marion Woodman
by Marion Woodman

Those already familiar with Woodman through her writing, lectures or audio and video tapes will value the deep passion that animates these candid discussions of her work. For those who haven't yet discovered her, this is a good place to start. Index.

Marion Woodman's books have sold well over 400,000 copies, with 19 editions in 10 languages.




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CASTRATION AND MALE RAGE: The Phallic Wound
by Eugene Monick

Scholarly yet lyrical, and informed by both Jungian and Freudian theory, this sequel to Phallos (title 27) maps the insecurities and unconscious forces which prompt men to violence, and proposes powerful countermeasures.




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THE PHALLIC QUEST: Priapus and Masculine Inflation
by James Wyly

Priapus was a Greek god famous for the enormous size of his genitals. Here he is seen as an apt metaphor for the inflation of modern-day patriarchy - its grandiosity and search for more and more power. Literary studies and case examples. 30 illustrations. Index.




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ARCHETYPAL PATTERNS IN FAIRY TALES
by Marie-Louise von Franz

"This book is a collection of fairy tale interpretations I presented in a series of lectures at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. I did not want to focus on a specific theme but rather to wander through many countries and types of fairy tales. I chose some that challenged me because they were unusual. I wanted to show both their diversity and their underlying similarities, so that one could appreciate what is nationally or racially specific and what is common to all civilizations and all human beings. I wanted to show how Jung's method of interpreting archetypal fantasy material could be applied to these diverse tales."

Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales is the first new volume of Dr. von Franz's legendary Zurich lectures to be published since 1980. There are in-depth studies of six fairy tales - from Denmark, Spain, China, France and Africa, and one from the Grimm collection - with references to parallel themes in many others. Featuring the symbolic, non-linear approach she is famous for, it offers unique insights into cross-cultural motifs, as well as being an invaluable resource for understanding dream images.

  • "Dr. von Franz has the rare ability to ground her psychological theories and insights in practical examples from everyday life. This makes her work equally accessible to both the general reader and the professional." - Fraser Boa, director of the von Franz film series The Way of the Dream.
  • Marie-Louise von Franz, Ph.D., was Jung's co-worker for over 40 years. She is an acknowledged authority on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales, myths, dreams and alchemy. She is the author of many books on the application of Jungian psychology, including three classics in this series: Redemption Motifs in Fairy Tales, On Divination and Synchronicity, and Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology.




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COMING TO AGE: The Croning Years and Late-Life Transformation
by Jane R. Pretat

This book provides much-needed understanding of inner events and creative possibilities during the years between middle age and the end of life. Drawing on her Jungian training and experience as a marriage and family therapist, the author explores the tasks and rewards of this transition, with chapters on Jung's transformational experiences, active imagination and the singular relevance of the Demeter-Persephone myth. Index.

"For anyone remotely interested in the world of the elderly, especially women, Pretat's book is a breath of fresh air." - Crone's Nest.




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SACRED CHAOS: Reflections on God's Shadow and the Dark Self
by Francoise O'Kane

God's shadow, or in psychological terms the dark Self, provokes unspeakable suffering in those whose life it touches. It is connected to death, destruction and madness. But, paradoxically, it is also indispensable to life. Can we accept that God has a shadow, that He does not simply love us? At a time when our highest values and abilities are turning against us, the psychological message of this book is a beacon of hope. Index.




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TRACKING THE GODS: The Place of Myth in Modern Life
by James Hollis

Myth takes us deep into the psychic reservoirs of humanity. Whatever our cultural and religious background or personal psychology, a greater intimacy with myth provides a vital link with meaning, the absence of which is so often behind the private and collective neuroses of our time. Just as today's anthropologists seek to reconstruct the sensibility of previous cultures, so future generations will seek to understand the kind of world we have made for ourselves. They will ask the same questions of us that we ask of the past, and we can ill afford to be less conscious of our values than those who one day will sift through our bones. Tracking the Gods explains why a connection with our mythic roots is crucial for us as individuals and as responsible citizens of our age.




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THE SECRET LORE OF GARDENING: Patterns of Male Intimacy
by Graham Jackson

An archetypal perspective on the psychological bond between "green" and "yellow" men, with affinities to earth and sky, matter and spirit, respectively, showing how the fruit of their symbolic gardening can be a deeply rooted, creative affirmation of life. Brings together a wealth of material from literature, film and clinical experience. Illustrated. Index.

"Jackson's books are a refreshing look at the psychology of gays: nonderogatory, nonjudgmental and completely positive." - M.E.N. Magazine.




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THE LIVING ROOM MYSTERIES: Patterns of Male Intimacy, Book 2
by Graham Jackson

This companion volume to The Secret Lore of Gardening (title 52) explores the complex psychological dynamics underlying intimate relationships between the "blue" man, with a crest saying Power or Control - our culture's definition of masculinity - and the "red" man, who represents the feminine - or, as many blue men would insist, the effeminate man. Illustrated. Index.

"Jackson's books are a refreshing look at the psychology of gays: nonderogatory, nonjudgmental and completely positive." - M.E.N. Magazine.

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