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Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective (Jung on the Hudson Book Series) [Paperback]

Sylvia Brinton Perera
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  • Paperback: 510 pages
  • Publisher: Hays (Nicolas) Ltd ,U.S.; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (10 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892540575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892540570
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 15.1 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,100,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This volume presents the Irish goddess Queen Maeve in full, and invites us to comprehend the wilderness of the Celtic imagination. She shows how Maeve, whose name means inebriation and whose drink was the sacred mead, represents the profoundly human and archetypal need for experiences of ecstasy and sovereignty. She brings with her the sensitivity of a psychoanalyst who has companioned many souls suffering with their own additions of modern life.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An tour-de-force archetypal guide into addiction 13 Sep 2010
This is an enlightened and absolutely essential book of depth/Jungian psychology for all those affected in one way or another by debilitating addictions and/or working in the addiction field.

Noted psychotherapist Sylvia Brinton succeeds at weaving archetypal and mythic patterns together with the sad realities of addiction into a coherent whole that reveals - perhaps for the first time - the roots at the heart of addiction and - crucially - how those can be transcended by a healthier relationship to the matrix represented by the Celtic Goddess Maeve, an apt mythic embodiment for that worthy purpose.

A praiseworthy, scholarly and altogether successful effort to employ the Jungian perspective for the benefit of all recovering addicts and those involved with the addiction field. A triumph.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful contribution to literature of psychoanalysis 9 April 2002
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Celtic Queen Maeve And Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective by Jungian psychoanalyst Sylvia Brinton Perera is a scholarly, serious look at the phenomenon of addiction utilizing the mythological stories and images of the Celtic Queen/Goddess Maeve. Highly researched and presenting a complex, multi-dimensional view of a very human problem and social ill, Celtic Queen Maeve And Addiction offers a fascinating dichotomy presentation that seeks to better understand the nature of addiction and the symbols of addiction. A close and extensively detailed look at how a figure in ancient Celtic lore relates to modern times. Celtic Queen Maeve And Addiction is an impressive and insightful contribution to the literature of psychoanalysis, addiction, and Jungian Studies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Inspiring 6 May 2007
By Lerves Robots - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent discussion of Celtic mythology and the female archetype. I am not an expert on either archetypes or Jungian psychotherapy, but I still found this book utterly AMAZING. I could relate to many of Perera's clients' stories. So, from an ordinary person off the streets, let me send my highest praise to Perera for an EXCELLENT book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great Book and well researched 6 Mar 2014
By Jane Hendrickson - Published on Amazon.com
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Sylvia Perera is one of the most noted Jungian authors. Her works on the Goddess and ancient lore is great. This is one of the best books written about addiction and its roots and how it fits into the ancient ledgends of Ireland.
Perera is a must read for ancient Goddess archetypal tales.
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