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The Laughter at the Heart of Things: Selected Essays (Used)
by Luke, Helen M.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 9780930407520, 0930407520
These essays explore the nature of feminine and masculine psychology and the role of story and myth in human culture, and offer insight into the spiritual meaning within modern and classical literature. Several previously unpublished essays are collected here-including an analysis of two of Shakespeare's greatest plays, "The Merchant of Venice" and "Antony and Cleopatra." The title essay reflects on the vital importance of a sense of humor on the spiritual road to freedom and joy. These essays combine Christian spirituality with Jungian psychology to discuss the importance of openly and consciously facing the suffering that is part of being human.
"There are prophets, there are guides, and there are argumentative people with theories, and one must be careful to discriminate between them. In our time, there have been certain people whose research has brought them up above the level of argumentation, with a new theory -- they have opened up dark ideas, thrown light onto them, and permitted new questions to arise. . . There are people who manage, through their own efforts and through great help, to become 'remarkable men,' as they are called in the film of G. I. Gurdjieff's book, "Meetings with Remarkable Men." Of course, 'remarkable men' also means 'remarkable women,' and I can't think of a better example today of a remarkable man in that sense than Helen Luke." -- From the foreword by Peter Brook, Director of Meetings with Remarkable Men
"Luke's (1904-1995) Jungian outlook permeates this posthumous collection of essays, which seek to explain the world and life in archetypal terms, mainly through literary works. For example, we learn that the "shadow" archetype is variously represented by Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice", by Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings", and by Alberich the dwarf in Wagner's Ring cycle. In these and a few other works, she meticulously picks out which characters represent ego, anima and so forth, and then retells the plots, showing how the archetypes come to life and play off each other. Luke's style is clear, personable and consistent. . ." -- Publishers Weekly
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