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Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction – Paperback

Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction – Paperback
Genre: Addiction & Creativity
Tags: Addiction, Archetypes, Creativity, Jung, Recommended Books
ASIN: 0877735883
ISBN: 139780877735885
This powerful book spans the realms of Jungian psychology, existential philosophy, and literary analysis to explore the relationship between addiction and creativity. By examining the lives and works of writers such as Dostoevsky, Eugene O'Neill, Jack London, and Jean Rhys, as well as the experiences of people in recovery, Linda Leonard holds out the hope that anyone bound by addiction can reclaim the power that fuels dependency for a life of joy and creativity.
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This is a unique and courageous book, as heartening to the artist as to the addict in each of us. It is a marvelously distilled meditation on creativity’s darkness en route to the light. Leonard has deftly woven literary, spiritual, and psychological treatments of the dark night of the soul into a seamless tapestry, and found precious meaning in some of the most devastating aspects of human experience. For anyone facing their own darkness, this book is a welcome and comforting companion, an inspiring guide, and a very wise friend. (Amazon Customer Review)


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