Enemy, Cripple, Beggar : Shadows in the Hero's Path
"'Enemy Cripple & Beggar' provides an informed and thoughtful perspective concerning literary good and evil alongside society's norms and mores. An original work by Erel Shalit . . . a unique blend as a literary and psychology manual, making it highly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library collections." -Midwest Book Review..... "A fascinating journey into the Hero and the Shadow . . . a treasure for our times. Vital and applicable to both lay people and experts, the book flows seamlessly and spirally from scholarship, to textual interpretation, to case studies, and the analysis of dreams. Shalit draws on an impressive breadth of scholarship and myths/fairy tales, looking at both history and story." -Joseph Madia, New Mystics..... 'Enemy, Cripple & Beggar' provides new thoughts and views on the concepts of Hero and Shadow, elaborating on mythological and psychological images. Myths and fairy tales explored include Perseus and Andersen's 'The Cripple.' You'll also enjoy the psychological deciphering of Biblical stories such as Amalek - The Wicked Warrior, Samson - The Impoverished Sun, and Jacob & the Divine Adversary. With the recent discovery of The Gospel of Judas, Dr. Shalit also delves into the symbolic relationship between Jesus and Judas Iscariot to illustrate the hero-function's inevitable need of a shadow. This Fisher King Press publication can be comfortably read by those interested in Analytical Psychology and by those interested in the interface between psychology and mythology, and psychology and religion. Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Ra'anana, Israel. He is a training and supervising analyst, and past president of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology. He is the author of several publications, including The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel and 'The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego.' Articles of his have appeared in journals such as 'Quadrant, ' 'The Jung Journal, ' 'Spring Journal, ' 'Political Psychology, ' 'Clinical Supervisor, ' 'Midstream, ' and he has entries in 'The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion.' Dr. Shalit lectures internationally at professional institutes, universities and cultural forums.
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
- 12 Feb 2010
- Fisher King Press
- United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations