The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind

Author(s) : Robert D. Romanyshyn

The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Jung and Analytical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 95332
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367468422
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367468

Reviews and Endorsements

'Soul work and academic research have been so split apart that both have been lamed - soul psychology without intellectual respectability and scholarly research utterly irrelevant to the soul's concerns. Romanyshyn's book not only follows from all his earlier diligent explorations in the Western history of soul, but charts a course that joins the integrity of scholarly work with devotion to the soul's vital needs. New winds, new directions, new methods.' - James Hillman.

'In this sparkling new book, Romanyshyn re-imagines depth psychology as a praxis of "research that keeps soul in mind" in several ways at once: as a practice of mourning what has been lost in one's experience; as an alchemical hermeneutics that consists in transference dialogues with one's unconscious psyche; and as an ethics of self-examination by the researcher that acknowledges his or her wounded state in the complexes that underlie perception and judgment. Building on the premise that the chasm between psyche and nature must be bridged, Romanyshyn re-visions both therapy and theory. Therapy becomes much more sensitive to the imagistic in its attention to reverie; theory reinstates the archetypal, collective and psychoid unconscious as primary reality. This exciting book takes bold steps that are as original as they are timely.' - Edward S. Casey, SUNY at Stony Brook; Pacifica Graduate Institute

'Like Orpheus who steps into the gaps of seemingly unbridgeable differences, Romanyshyn has alchemically transformed our understanding of what it means to do truly profound and ethical psychological research. This groundbreaking contribution to the field of Jungian/archetypal psychology and hermeneutic phenomenology could well begin a revolution in the way psychological research is imagined and practiced.' - Stanton Marlan, Jungian psychoanalyst, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University.

'Romanyshyn engagingly explores the gap between the motivation to do embodied, soulful research and the failure of language to communicate the unknowable core that can give meaning to a research project. For students on the dissertation journey, this book is a map that makes it possible to travel in territory traditionally excluded from academia. Romanyshyn defends his controversial proposition with passion and a powerful dedication to introducing eros into academic research.' - Ginette Paris, Core Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute, author of The Wisdom of the Psyche: Beyond Neuroscience.

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