Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Multivalent Soul: A Healing Phenomenon of Fluidity
by Irvine, Alexandra C., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2020, 65; 27741658
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this paper is to explore the practice of depth psychology as a holistic and systemic methodology. The author sought to sew a thread between hierarchical, heroic consciousness and the mysterious domain of the unconscious to understand the healing phenomenon of a soul perspective and intrapsychic awareness. Using a combination of hermeneutic and heuristic methodology the necessarily paradoxical healing nature of psyche was proposed in concert with demonstrating the benefit of learning the mythopoetic language of soul. The discussion reveals that through the ritual container of the therapeutic relationship, the way of the transcendent function, and experiences of the numinous a challenging yet awe-inspiring transformation is created for a person to emerge into a deeper psychological horizon. The practice of depth psychology was found to declare the multiplicity and fluidity of both psyche and psychological healing.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Heilveil, Ben
Commitee: Altman, Avrom, Jacobson, Gioia
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/9(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Spirituality
Keywords: Active imagination, Depth psychology, Dreams, Initiation, Jungian psychology, Mythology
Publication Number: 27741658
ISBN: 9781658496612
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