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This book presents a broad and deep symbolic reading of the characters involved in the mythical Holy Grail. It discusses on Arthur and his loyal and faithful knights; the wise old Merlin and his visions of the future; the archetypical themes of quest and the desire to return to the golden age.
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M. Z. AlvarengaReview:
'Jung described the process of individuation as applied to the individual, and throughout his life he demonstrated how the evolution of his thought was recorded in his work. Later Jungians described the process of individuation as also applied to culture, an important development in our understanding of cultural phenomena. In The Grail, Arthur and his Knights: A Symbolic Jungian Reading, published here in English for the first time, Maria Zelia de Alvarenga reveals how the individuation of the work is accompanied and followed by the process of individuation of the author. Anyone who reads her work will see the richness of her thought and approach. She possesses a privileged intuition and an accurate and deep sensibility, and takes us on a memorable journey with the Grail, Arthur, and his knights. If, as the author says in her discussion of Parsifal, "not asking the question is to lose oneself and not fulfil one's destiny", then she herself in this work has asked the necessary questions to embark on this process. As Parsifal, the "pure, naive fool", says to others, "go as far as we went and then you will know": on that day we will stop telling stories and become a legend ourselves. In this sense, de Alvarenga has herself already become a legend, and in "individualizing" the story of the Grail her book transforms the reading itself into a new adventure. And to this adventure, I invite all readers.'- Dr Iraci Galias, psychiatrist, Jungian Analyst, and founding member of Brazilian Society of Analytical Psychology (SBPA
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Book Description Routledge, 2013. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9781780491417 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01491315