Marked by Fire

Fans of The History of My Body often ask, "Where did the title come from?" Typically, I respond with an abbreviated version of the dream that led to the novel's name. Now you can read the whole story in a chapter of what promises to be an extraordinary anthology of Jungian memoirs edited by Patricia Damery and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, soon to be released by Fisher King Press.  I can't wait to read the other chapters and feel deeply honored to be included in such distinguished company! So here's a little teaser to whet your appetite; you can pre-order via the link below. 

Marked By Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way

Edited by Patricia Damery and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky

“This life is the way, the long sought after way to the unfathomable which we call divine”
—The Red Book

Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way is a soulful collection of essays that 
illuminate the inner life. Have a look at this formidable list of Jungian Authors and the titles to their essays.

When Soul appeared to C.G. Jung and demanded he change his life, he opened himself to the powerful forces of the unconscious. He recorded his inner journey, his conversations with figures that appeared to him in vision and in dream in The Red Book. Although it would be years before The Red Book was published, much of what we now know as Jungian psychology began in those pages, when Jung allowed the irrational to assault him. That was a century ago.

How do those of us who dedicate ourselves to Jung’s psychology as analysts, teachers, writers respond to Soul’s demands in our own lives? If we believe, with Jung, in “the reality of the psyche,” how does that shape us? The articles in Marked By Fire portray direct experiences of the unconscious; they tell life stories about the fiery process of becoming ourselves.

Section One: Might of the Earth
Patricia Damery: The Soul is a Riddlemaker: Three Lessons
Jerome Bernstein: My Second Tallit
Claire Douglas: Bear Creek Farm 1976-1982: Finding Jung-Finding Myself

Section Two: When Fate Becomes Destiny
Gilda Frantz: The Greyhound Path to Individuation
Jacqueline Gerson: Finding Meaning: An Unexpected Encounter

Section Three: Winter Road
Jean Kirsch: The I Ching and I: Reflections on a Jungian Individuation
Chie Lee: Old Roots, New Soil

Section Four: Dark Night of the Body
Karlyn M. Ward: Voices
Henry Abramovitch: Into the Marginal Zone
Sharon Heath: The Church of Her Body

Section Five: Writing the Fire
Dennis Patrick Slattery: The Soul’s Claim: Choose It or Lose It
Robert D. Romanyshyn: I Only Ever Wanted to be a Bus Driver: An Unfinished Life
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky: Drunk with Fire: How the Red Book Transformed My Jung

Product Details
170 pages - Large Page Format 9.25” x 7.5” 
Publisher: Fisher King Press; 1st edition (April 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-926715-68-1 

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