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Embrace of the Daimon

Sensuality and the Integration of Forbidden Imagery in Depth Psychology

By: Sandra Lee Dennis
Foreword by: Thomas Moore

Price: CAD $31.95

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays

Imprint: Nicolas-Hays

285 Pages

8.5 X 5.5 ins

ISBN:  9780892540563 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 07/01/1998

Some call the imaginal the realm of the archetypes, the home of the gods and goddesses, the land of the daimon, or the source of creativity. Others simply call it the soul. The daimon of the imaginal world facilitate the incarnation of soul into the physical body, and transforming these dark energies allows us to progress as spiritual beings, to live life from a more conscious view. Sandra Dennis suggests that attitudes devaluing the erotic, feminine, instinctual energies particularly those of sexuality, and destructiveness and the marginalization of bodily sensation itself, block these daimonic soul images from incarnating. She discusses our tendency to block these transforming forces and offers suggestions on how to embrace and reclaim them to allow for a more integrated existence. She explains sensations associated with daimonic imagery fragmentation, rage, anxiety, pain, also the other side ecstasy, bliss, orgasmic release understanding that all of these sensations form the basis for profound change in the sense of self.

Sandra Dennis holds an M.A. in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Integral Studies (Psychology and Religion). She has taught at Portland State, the University of Hawaii, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her background also includes training in and teaching a wide variety of spiritual disciplines and approaches to mind/body integration -- she has been a student of inner life her entire adult life. Her interest in daimonic imagery began when a series of non-ordinary states of consciousness began to flood her daily life. These invasions sparked the research that has been used as the foundation for this fascinating study of the imaginal realm.

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