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ISBN 9781894574464. 25 Illustrations. 64 pp. 2016. $25.00
8"x11" layflat binding.


Mandala Power
The Sanskrit word mandala means “whole circle” in the ordinary sense of the word. In the sphere of depth psychology, it refers to a sacred protective image, often a squared circle, or vice versa, enclosing many intricate, symmetrical forms.

ICB Mandala logoMandalas have been created by all peoples everywhere at all times. They are “cosmograms”—images of an individual’s psychic reality, a snapshot of where one is at that moment—how they relate to themselves and the world around them.

The eminent Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung, after extensive research, discerned that mandalas are a traditional antidote for chaotic states of mind. Thus he encouraged his patients to draw, paint or dance mandalas when they were depressed or beset with conflicting desires.

In short, mandalas are images that help to heal the split or distressed personality, in service of the self-regulation of the psyche.

There is no need to be a skilled artist. Whether it is approached as meditation, sensation, reflection, or just playful activity, the act of using color and image to amplify the connection with the unconscious is an invitation to enrich one’s personal life. You can incorporate it into a ritual; use your favorite music; dance it; frame it—or simply use it as an instant portable entry to a different mode of being.

This coloring book is an invitation to play and create. It is an extension of Inner City Books’ mandate to promote Jung’s ideas. We wish you the joy of disappearing into these pages. Who knows what you will find in here, and in yourself?

Have fun and tell your friends!

About the Artist and His Work
In this collection, Ontario artist David Rankine provides twenty-five black and white images ready to be colored with whatever medium comes to hand. The result will be attractive, but their real power lies in the doing of them and subsequent meditation on their personal significance in terms of soul and psychic wholeness. They are essentially a spiritual practice with the purpose of being psychologically alert and present to oneself. For more information, visit



ISBN 9781894574457. Index. 128 pp. 2016. $25.00


In this book I revert to my earlier love of explicating Jung’s essays, interweaving Logos and my own whimsical Eros commentaries. Some passages may be familiar to readers, like a loved painting with a few added brush-strokes here and there. 

Pocket Jung is written for the general reader who may not be acquainted with Jung’s own writings, many of which, intended for the specialist, are not easily understood by those who lack the technical knowledge that would enable them to appreciate the value and significance of Jung’s researches. Such knowledge is particularly necessary for an understanding of the alchemical research that occupied so much of his time and energy during the last twenty years of his life. 

I have not attempted to make an exhaustive resume of Jung’s approach to psychic reality. Rather I have tried to set forth here some of the basic ideas on which his school of psychology rests. 

The material of these chapters was originally presented over the years to an intelligent group of men and women in Columbus, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto, who were not very familiar with Jung. I hope that this relatively simple presentation may also meet the needs of a wider public. My intention has been to capture the richness of Jung’s thoughts and stimulate the reader to know more about Jung’s work and school of depth psychology. Jung’s primary aim was to raise the individual’s level of consciousness, so that she or he not be prey to unknown psychic forces, and that is my aim too. Now read on and savor some of the best of C. G. Jung. 

The cover of this book is deliberately bland, so you can carry it around without anyone knowing you are discovering yourself.

Daryl Sharp, Dipl. Analytic Psych. (Zurich), M.A., B.Sc., B.J., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and the author of many other books in the series Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian analysts. He is the publisher of Inner City Books in Toronto, Canada, where he has an analytic practice.


ISBN 9781894574440. Index. 128 pp. 2015. $25.00


In this final volume of his Badger Trilogy,  Sharp pushes the boundaries of “subjective non-fiction” about as far as they can go. Still, true to his other books in the “Jungian romance” genre (which he created), he continues to explore the psychological aspects of relationship.

Eros: Melodies of Love is informative, often playful or romantic, and always fun to read. Through his alter-egos Daemon or Badger McGee, Sharp deftly interweaves a colorful quilt of Logos and Eros, full of compassion, good humor and Jungian wisdom. Not for nothing has he been called the Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett of the Jungian literary community, and this latest volume underlines it. Open it anywhere and be engrossed.

This is a warm and thoughtful book with big ideas. Readers familiar with Sharp’s other writings will be delighted anew. Those who chance on this book will be moved to read his other works, which all highlight the task of living intentionally, psychologically conscious.

“Lyrical and down-to-earth; a chorus of love as it manifests in life and relationships.”—A.C. Review of Books, Toronto.

“An eye-opening read for anyone interested in self-understanding. It verges on the magical in bridging the collective gap between thinking and feeling.”—J. N. Hassam, Puffin Post, Edmonton, Alberta.

“Master of rebirth in the second half of life, Sharp is living proof that Jungians do it better and longer.”—J. Sparkles Gareth, Hoosier Book Journal, Indianapolis.

Daryl Sharp, Dipl. Analytic Psych. (Zurich), M.A., B.Sc., B.J., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and the author of many other books in the series Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian analysts. He is the publisher of Inner City Books in Toronto, Canada, where he has an analytic practice.