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"The intelligence of the heart magnificently rings and radiates from this story with a truth so true that it is possible to re-found one's lifeon it. This writing is one of the new 'world-initiation' forms." - Robert Sardello, Ph.D., co-director of the School of Spiritual Psychology, editor of Goldenstone Press, and author
"Patricia Damery's memoir details how, inspired by the experience of tending anorganic farm, she learned to live with the power of this intelligenceand apply it responsibly to healing endeavors. In part a cautionarytale, Damery's story reveals what can happen when professional trainingdoes not entirely validate one's natural way of using one's heartand mind." - John Beebe, M.D., author of Integrity in Depth
"I can highly recommend this book not only for those in theprofessions of psychology and psychiatry, but also for the grower orfarmer contemplating or already practicing biodynamic agriculture. Noother book available describes so well the positive spiritualconsequences when one practices biodynamic agriculture." - Hugh J. Courtney, founder of Josephine Porter Institute for Applied Biodynamics, Inc. and Earth Legacy Agriculture LLC

"On rare occasions in my own life, I have had 'teaching dreams' in which I experienced a teacher or guide who seemed to be explaining some aspect of consciousness that could help me transcend my everyday egoself. Indeed, this book conveyed a similar feeling, as if Damery herself appeared in my sphere of consciousness to guide me on a path towardgreater illumination by showing me the landscape she herself hastraversed." - Bonnie Bright, founder of Depth Psychology Alliance

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Growing up on a small farm in the Midwest,  I was of the last generation to be raised in the small farming culture of our country. My mother was a teacher, her own father a commercial artist, and, of course, my father farmed. I have always been stretched between these two very different cultures, and my life decisions reflect that. 

I got away from the rigors of farming as soon as I was able. When I went to college I studied chemistry, mainly because I scored high in sciences, and, I suspect now, because I am unconsciously drawn to alchemy (as was Carl Jung). I taught high school one year before deciding that was not for me. Although I did not stay in teaching, I was introduced to the study of Jungian psychology through a graduate program in psychology at Sonoma State University near Santa Rosa, California.  The openness and creativity of California ignited my love of both psychology and the beautiful, varied land, and as a result, I decided to reside here and to study psychology. 

After getting a degree in psychology and becoming licensed to practice psychotherapy, I entered a training program at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation is in part about this experience as well as my return to farming after meeting my husband Donald. Through a farming crisis (also the subject of Farming Soul) we became trained and then certified in Biodynamic agriculture.

I have written two novels, Snakes and Goatsong, both about our relationship to the earth and to each other, as well as various professional articles published in Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, and Psychological Perspectives. I also co-edited an anthology Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way (Fisher King Press, 2012)

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  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991309820
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  • Publisher: Leaping Goat Press; 2 edition (July 15, 2014)
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M9NYG2O
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