This book introduces the reader and student to the unconscious mind, the hidden treasures and dangers it holds. It contains some very basic, useful, and empirically supported facts from depth psychology, which allows everyone access to deeply hidden aspects of themselves.
Introduction -- Why pay attention to the unconscious? Famous artists as case studies: Rene Magritte, Artemisia Gentileschi, Georgia O'Keeffe, Egon Schiele, and Vincent van Gogh -- Neuroscience of the mind -- The role of psychometrics in the study of the unconscious: what are your personal preferences in resolving stress, conflict, and ambiguity? -- An easy start: memes, slips of the tongue and ear, and parapraxes -- Creativity and the unconscious: the objective correlative and the presence/hermeneutic dialectic -- Expressive writing and the motivational unconscious: recreating and reconstructing the richness of your life -- The royal road to the unconscious: dream analysis -- Epilogue -- Appendix