Carol S. Pearson Writing Styles in Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World

Carol S. Pearson
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Perspective

The book is written from a number of perspectives. It is a popularized version of a number of studies in Post-Jungian psychology that are mentioned in the course of the book and also the footnotes. For example, a more academic reader may want to consult James Hillman's book and see Re-Visioning Psychology (New York: Harper & Row, 1975) for a more technical look at post-Jungian psychology from the standpoint of archetypes. This is an interesting type of psychology in that both normal behavior and the behavior of the mentally disturbed can be studied in view of people's relation to the twelve archetypes. Some readers may object to the extensive usage of pagan myths, gods, and goddesses used to explain psychological material and the archetypes. In fact, the author largely adopts a pagan standpoint. The author argues that a pantheistic standpoint is better to use to discuss psychology than a standpoint...

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