Présentation de l'éditeur
The mythic bonds to Nature such as those found in Aboriginal Australian cultures appear to have real survival value because they bind us to the earth in a meaningful way. When these bonds are destroyed by excessive rationality or a collapse of cultural mythology, we are left alone, outside the community of Nature and in an alienated state. In this state we do real damage to the environment, because it is no longer part of our spiritual body or moral responsibility.
Jung was one of the first thinkers of our time to consider the psychic influence of the earth and the conditioning of the mind by place. Inspired by his writings and those of James Hillman, the field of ecopsychology has arisen as a powerful new area of inquiry. Edge of the Sacred: Jung, Psyche, Earth contributes to global ecopsychology from an Australian perspective.
Dr. David Tacey is Reader in literature and depth psychology at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He is the author of eight books, including Jung and the New Age (2001), The Spirituality Revolution (2003) and How to Read Jung (2006). The author was born in Melbourne and raised in Alice Springs, central Australia. It was here that he was influenced by Aboriginal cultures and their religion and cosmology. After completing a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide, David Tacey was a Harkness Fellow in the United States, where his studies were supervised by James Hillman. He regularly gives lecture courses at the summer school of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich.
Introduction: The Sacred From Below - The Earthly Spirit of Our Time
Psyche and Earth
Mind and Earth: Psychic Influence Beneath the Surface
The Primitive Within: Colonization in Reverse
Going Native in Africa and Australia
Going Native in Islamic North Africa: Danger and Opportunity
Towards the Dreaming Place: A Memoir
The Psyche Down Below
Descent into the Unconscious
The Need for Sacrifice
On Not Crossing the Gap
Relaxing Barriers, Admitting the Other
Entering the Dream of Nature
Holy Ground and Creation Spirituality
Conclusion: Tracking the Sacred