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Being in Love


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Grotstein, Preface. Part I: Being in Love. Prelude: Shooting the Albatross. Introduction: A Question of True Love? Love's Many Facets. The Marriage of Alterity and Altruism. Subject Relations. Falling in Love: An Exogamous Initiation. Part II: The Path of Love: An Obstacle Course. Love's Therapeutics. Love's Uncanny Choices. Veils of Projection. Relational Configurations. Interlocking Scenes. A Hall of Mirrors. The Narcissism of Echo. Thresholds: Bluebeard's Castle. Don't Look Back: Orpheus and Eurydice. Part III: Transformations in Love. Exogamy: A Marriage of all Loves. The Iconoclasm of Joy. Laetitia, Liveliness and Love. Aletheia: Becoming in Love. Bibliography

About the Author

Judith Pickering is a psychoanalytic couple therapist, Jungian analyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney. She is a senior supervisor and lecturer for the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. She is a member of The Australian and New Zealand Association of Jungian Analysts and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.


"Judith Pickering's book is a sweeping, awe-inspiring, fulfilling and erudite revisioning of the most important subject we ever experience and confront... Her work is rich, extensive, profound, and I am tempted to say that she has left no stone that I know of unturned in regard to the experience of love." - James Grotstein, from the Preface

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