Jungian analyst and author Ken Kimmel kicks off the April Book Club on Depth Psychology Alliance April 1 with Eros & the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism

Join the discussion as Ken enlightens us about his research on a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying men's endlessly driven romantic projections and erotic fantasies, that has appropriated their understanding of what love truly is. Men enveloped in narcissism fear their interiority and all relationships with emotional depth that prove too overwhelming to bear--so much so that the lover must either be colonized or devalued. 

Ken shares stories which illuminate many areas of common ground that Jung's Analytical psychology shares with contemporary schools of depth psychology and psychoanalysis.

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  • Hi Ruth. Thanks for your interest in the April book club. The commentary in the forum will be archived indefinitely--at least through 2012 I'd say, so that should make it easy on your schedule to read at your leisure. Hope you can get to it!

  • I've been wanting to read this, but may not have time to keep up with the group. How long after the event is the dialogue available?

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