Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation

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Spring Journal, Aug 8, 2014 - Ego (Psychology) - 374 pages
In Trauma and Beyond, Ursula Wirtz courageously and brilliantly undertakes the most truculent question: "wither the soul after soul-murder"? She summarizes the literature in the field, the range of methodologies, and provides numerous illustrations and case studies which demonstrate a realistic, hopeful, sequential approach to trauma integrating fragmented splinters. She illustrates the narrow passage between the necessity of ego-death, abiding a most difficult in-between, and attending the birth of an enlarged, more capacious ego state. Trauma and Beyond is not only a contribution to the field, but has the makings of a classic study of the resilience of the soul in the face of even the most devastating traumata.JAMES HOLLIS, PH.D., JUNGIAN ANALYST AND AUTHOR, HOUSTON, TEXAS

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URSULA WIRTZ, Ph.D., has a doctorate in literature and philosophy from the University of Munich and a degree as clinical and anthropological psychologist from the University of Zurich. She graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich in 1982 and is a training analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAPZURICH) and the Academic Chair of ISAPZURICH's Jungian Odyssey Committee.

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