Johnson, whose work will already be familiar to those interested in Jungian thought, specializes (as in his three books He
, and We
) in applying Jung's theories to the relations between men and women. In this slender book, he mines two important tales for what they can tell us about feeling not simply emotion but a grounded sense of values. Everyone in our culture, he argues, is "wounded" in the area of feeling, but the wound is expressed differently among men than among women. To understand the male problem, he examines the figure of the Fisher King from the Grail legends; to understand women's relationship to feeling, he explores the famous folktale of the Handless Maiden pledged to the devil by her own father. A solid contribution to Jungian thought. Pat Monaghan
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"Incisive, stark, healing. . . . .In his unique style, Robert Johnson identifies wounded feeling in the heart of contemporary society and, through two powerful tales, points the path to healing." -- Marion Woodman, author of Leaving My Father