This book, written in the genre of "Imaginal Psychology", presents the imaginal dimension of the mourning process. The "angels" it greets are the interior figures who greet the bereaved during the course of their mourning process. In memory, reverie, and dream, images of the dead return to heal and be healed. As the bereaved enter into relationship with these images, the grief in which they are sequestered is particularized and individualized into the precise nuances of significance which make mourning possible.
Table of Contents
The Psychotherapy of the Dead: Loss and Character Structure in Freud's Metapsychology
Irreplaceable Objects: An Imaginal Approach to the Mourning of Inconsolable Losses
The Resurrection of the Dead: A Jungian Approach to the Mourning Process
Love and Sacrifice
What Do the Dead Want?
Mourning and Culture