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Greeting the Angels
An Imaginal View of the Mourning Process

ISBN 9780895030962
Published June 15, 1992 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

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

Bereavement Guilt

Elegiac Dreaming

What Do the Dead Want?

Mourning and Culture


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