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Books by Daryl Sharp

ISBN 0-919123-00-7. Illustrated. Index. 128 pp. 1980. $25.00

A concise illustration of the meaning and purpose of neurosis, with particular attention to puer psychology, anima and shadow, the mother complex, individuation and dream symbolism. Focus on the life of Franz Kafka.


ISBN 0-919123-30-9. Index. 128 pp. 1987. $25.00

Detailed explanations of the psychological attitudes of introversion and extraversion, the functions of feeling, thinking, sensation and intuition, and the pesky role of the unconscious.

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ISBN 0-919123-34-1. Index. 160 pp. 1988. $25.00

Lost your mate, your energy, peace of mind? Welcome to midlife crisis. Jung’s basic concepts come alive as one man’s plight is dramatically portrayed with humor, compassion and ruthless clarity.


ISBN 0-919123-36-8. Index. 144 pp. 1989. $25.00

Continues the story of Norman’s midlife crisis (title 35) and what happened to him when he went into analysis. Again, part textbook, part novel.


ISBN 0-919123-48-1. Diagrams. Index. 160 pp. 1991. $25.00

Illustrates the broad scope of analytical psychology and the interrelationship of Jung’s cultural, scientific and clinical work. Definitions are accompanied by choice extracts from Jung’s Collected Works, with informed commentary and generous crossreferences.
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ISBN 0-919123-56-2. Index. 128 pp. 1992. $25.00

A lively discussion based on the ideas in Jung’s essay, “Marriage As a Psychological Relationship.” Complex material illustrated with everyday examples. Some inescapable truths emerge, such as that successful relationships depend on becoming conscious of one’s personal psychology.


ISBN 0-919123-62-7. Illustrated. 128 pp. 1993. $25.00

Chicken Little: Messiah, Meshuggeneh or Metaphor? Join the author and Professor Adam Brillig in their fearless search for the truth. This is Book One of The Brillig Trilogy (with titles 67, 72). “Remarkably humorous, beautifully written, tantalizingly irreducible and full of the magic and simplicity of being human. At times it left me breathless.”—Friend’s Review.
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ISBN 0-919123-68-6. 15 illustrations. Index. 144 pp. 1995. $25.00

How does personality differ from persona? What differentiates an individual from the collective? Where does vocation fit in? This is Book Two of The Brillig Trilogy (with titles 61, 72) featuring the author and Professor Adam Brillig in an artful exposition of Jungian psychology.

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ISBN 0-919123-73-2. Index. 128 pp. 1996. $25.00

New Age pursuits are on the wane. People are hungry for substance. Where else to find it but in Jung’s ideas on the nature and influence of the unconscious? This inventive learning experience is Book Three of The Brillig Trilogy (with titles 61, 67).

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ISBN 0-919123-81-3. Index. 160 pp. 1998. $25.00

A comprehensive overview of basic Jungian concepts: archetypes and complexes; psychological types; conflict; neurosis; persona and shadow; projection and identification; the puer/puella syndrome; anima and animus; individuation; dream interpretation; active imagination; inflation, self-knowledge and vocation—and much, much more.


81. Cumulative Index: Inner City Books, 1980-1998
Compiled by Daryl Sharp, Publisher.
ISBN 0-919123-82-1. 8-1/2” x 11”. Sewn 160 pp. 1999. $40.00

Over 15,000 individual entries, from AA to zygon, generously crossreferenced. A detailed Key at the bottom of each page points the way to the Inner City title you need. This useful research tool is FREE with individual orders of 10 books or more (no booksellers).


ISBN 0-919123-96-1. Index. 128 pp. 2001. $25.00

This book grew out of the author’s desire to pinpoint key passages in Jung’s writings that have nourished him for years. It provides readers with the main ingredients of Jung’s work and suggests how they might flavor a life in search of meaning. Each chapter is headed by an appetizer, which is then fleshed out by the author’s commentary—an elucidation or experiential interpretation, sometimes both—meant to stimulate the reader to ruminate on the unconscious factors that influence us all. Those seeking a more robust meal will be amply rewarded by following up the references.
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ISBN 1-894574-13-3. Index. 128 pp. 2005. $25.00

With this book, The Brillig Trilogy (Chicken Little, Who Am I, Really? and Living Jung) becomes The Brillig Quartet. In this volume, the author and the redoubtable Professor Adam Brillig collaborate to create a sparkling love story, salted with balls and ball games, Eros, desire contained and the unpredictable world of the psyche, grounded at all times in the classical precepts of Jungian psychology: individuation, typology, complexes, active imagination, projection, conflict, enantiodromia, the holding of tension and the transcendent function.

Jung often noted that the movement from three to four was difficult but psychologically crucial. As expressed in the alchemical Axiom of Maria — “One becomes two, two becomes three, and out of the third comes the one as the fourth” — we must regularly reassess where we are in our pursuit of wholeness.

Read all about it in Not the Big Sleep, the author’s latest foray into the unknown.

Daryl Sharp, B.Sc., B.J., M.A., is the publisher of Inner City Books and the author of twelve other titles in this series.

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ISBN 1-894574-16-8. Index. 128 pp. 2006. $25.00

This engaging sequel to Not the Big Sleep (title 112) is a salute to relationships, the primacy of eros over logos, and the importance of consciousness. In song and dance, and with the help of Prof. Adam Brillig and various lovelies, Sharp leads readers joyfully through the thicket of some basic Jungian concepts, including the nuances of typology, archetypes, complexes and the enigmatic process of individuation versus individualism.

This is Book 2 in The SleepNot Trilogy. Watch for Book 3, Eyes Wide Open: Late Thoughts, in 2007.

Daryl Sharp, B.Sc., B.J., M.A., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and the author of 14 other books in this series.

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ISBN 9781894574181. Index. 160 pp. 2007. $25.00

This fnal book in The SleepNot Trilogy (with titles 112 and 115) favors readers with new glimpses into the soul of the author and the many life, love and death issues, personal and collective, that he grapples with.

With candor, insight and humor, interweaving his own story with psychological verities and Jung’s concepts, Sharp and Prof. Adam Brillig chart the course, and trials, of individuation that are part and parcel of everyone’s journey through life.

There are those who dismiss Jung as being too heady or mystical. Daryl Sharp brings Jung’s ideas alive and makes them both understandable and palatable. He stretches gold.
—Marion Woodman, author of The Pregnant Virgin.

A Jungian with a sense of humor? Not an oxymoron, but Daryl Sharp. Here is an author able to put complex ideas into words and real-life situations that laymen can understand. It’e a rare ability.
—Robertson Davies, author of Fifth Business and Bred in the Bone.

Daryl Sharp, B.J., B.Sc., M.A., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the author of many other titles in this series, and publisher of Inner City Books.

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ISBN 9781894574211. Index. 128 pp. 2008. $25.00

From the author’s Preface:
C.G. Jung died in 1961 at the age of 86, but his legacy lives on, mightily. His writings are like fine, full-bodied wines—they mature with age, as do we all if we pay sufficient attention to ourselves.
This book celebrates Jung. It presents spirited passages in his Collected Works (CW) together with my experiential commentaries on their psychological significance and contemporary relevance. The selections here are of course just the tip of the wine cellar, so to speak, that is Jung’s legacy and, by extension, the backdrop to the attitude toward the psyche that generally informs the modern practice of analytical psychology.

Some of the material here may be familiar to readers from other contexts. That is to be welcomed. Consider that we all come back to psychological writings anew, according to where we are on our spiral path of self-understanding. For myself, after thirty years practicing as a Jungian analyst, and editing and publishing books by many colleagues, I am still struck by Jung’s all-encompassing wisdom and insights into the workings of the human psyche. Indeed, although I am quite familiar with all the essays in Jung’s Collected Works, wherever I open a volume it is as if I had never read it before. My knees become weak and I am inspirited anew.

Jung Uncorked is published in two volumes. Book One explicates and comments on essays from CW volumes 1-9i. Book Two does the same with CW volumes 9ii to 18. In order to cover Jung’s wide range of interests, the chapters in the two Books deal with one essay from each volume of the Collected Works, sequentially from CW 1 to CW 18.

Daryl Sharp, B.J., B.Sc., M.A., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the author of many other titles in this series, and publisher of Inner City Books.

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ISBN 9781894574228. Index. 128 pp. 2008. $25.00

See description for Book One

Daryl Sharp, B.J., B.Sc., M.A., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the author of many other titles in this series, and publisher of Inner City Books.

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ISBN 9781894574242. Index. 128 pp. 2009. $25.00

This continues the acclaimed series (see titles 120, 121), explicating different essays in Jung's Collected Works, vols. 1-9i.

For excerpts see the newsletter Jung at Heart #49.

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ISBN 9781894574273. Index. 160 pp. 2009. $25.00

This volume concludes the author’s adventurous Uncorked series (see titles 120, 121, 123) explicating various essays in C. G. Jung’s Collected Works. Each chapter presents spirited passages from an essay in one volume of Jung’s CW, with experiential commentaries on their psychological and contemporary relevance.

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ISBN 9781894574310. Sewn. Index. 128 pp. 2010. $25.00

From the author’s Introduction:

This book is inspired by Jung’s cogent observation on the serious nature of nonsense:

“People sometimes think that analysis will take the place of life; they protect themselves in that way against much nonsense that might be lived. But mind you, if you don’t live your nonsense you will never have lived at all, and the meaning of life is surely that it is lived, not avoided.” Nonsense does not always involve Eros, and the erotic is not always nonsense. But in my experience the two have generally gone hand in hand. This book recounts some of my own and others’ nonsense and hopes to give some insights into what that might mean in life.

Nonsense is not necessarily frivolous, foolish or sinful. It may be politically or socially incorrect, but it is often a pointer to the essence of one’s personality, which is what we Jungians call individuation—becoming who you were meant to be. This is far, and only the swift reach it and are delighted.

A Jungian with a sense of humor? Not an oxymoron, but Daryl Sharp. Here is an author able to put complex ideas into words and real-life situations that laymen can understand. It is a rare ability.
—Robertson Davies, author of Fifth Business, The Manticore and The Cunning Man.

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ISBN 9781894574341. Sewn. Index. 160 pp. 2011. $25.00

This is the book many have been waiting for—a sequel (of sorts) to the author’s acclaimed Live Your Nonsense (2010). Some advance reviews:

Trampled to Death by Geese is a rare anomaly in the world of Jungian writing. There are some racy, picaresque scenes, as befits the author’s style, but on the whole it is a delicate balancing act between narcissistic self-indulgence and serious explications of Jung’s ideas, with sheer fun along the way. This is no small feat, comparable to surviving Niagara Falls in a barrel.
-Yellowknife Drummer.

Trampled to Death by Geese is an audacious and clever meld of Logos and Eros. Highly recommended to those who can stand the tension.
—Saskatoon Harold.

Trampled is your best book ever, deftly integrating the opposites.
—T. W., London, Ontario.

Here is an artful dodger able to put complex ideas into words and real-life situations that laymen can understand. It is a rare ability.
—Robertson Davies, author of Fifth Business and The Manticore.

Jungiana simply doesn’t get more readable than this little gem. The writing is absolutely superb. It rolls along like the waves of the sea—constant, steady and rhythmic; fresh, salty and invigorating.
—A.C. Review of Books, Toronto, Ontario.

Daryl Sharp, 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 this series. He is the publisher of Inner City Books in Toronto, Canada, where he has an analytic practice.

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ISBN 9781894574358. Sewn. Index. 128 pp. 2012. $25.00

This final volume in The Eros Trilogy is all one might expect from the author who coined the term “Jungian romance.” Sharp and his rogueish side-kick Razr jostle for position, adroitly balancing Logos and Eros, puer and senex. Overall, it is both heady and hearty.
A bonus here is the inclusion of a long-lost scholarly essay by the late A. R. Pope of Zurich, “The Eros Aspect of the Eye,”

Here are some advance reviews:
Hijacked by Eros is saucy and salty, peppered with nonsense and experiential insights.
—B. C. Review of Books, Vancouver.

Sharp explores the genre he created (Jungian romance) with courage and panache. Serious fun.
—Melbourne Daily Mail.

Sharp is the Harold Pinter of the Jungian world.
Simultaneously sparse and profound, his books offer a refreshing perspective on Jung’s fundamental ideas.
—Washington Tribune.

Hijacked by Eros packs a mighty wallop:
Unadulterated Jung, song and dance, and sexy ladies.
—Indianapolis Broad Rippler.

Hijacked by Eros is a remarkable blend of thinking and feeling, Logos and Eros. It is a refreshing and informative read, light-hearted and bold in elucidating the basic tenets of Jungian psychology. —San Francisco Mirror.

DARYL SHARP, M.A., B.Sc., B.J., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich and the author of many other books. He is the publisher of Inner City Books in Toronto, Canada, where he has an analytic practice.

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ISBN 9781894574365. Sewn. Index. 128 pp. 2013. $25.00

From the introduction:

“Juxtaposing “Growing Up” and “Puer” may seem oxymoronic. But consider the mistaken belief that adolescence must be outgrown before one grows up. Au contraire; psychologically, the es-sence of the puer aeternus—his love of life, spontaneity, creative drive and urge to realize his po-tential—must accompany a man as he ages or he becomes dry, listless, and spiritless—the es-sence of negative senex, old man, not wise, but rather crotchety and irritable. This is like Gepetto advising Pinocchio (in some versions of the tale) to “Stay wood!” .In Miles to Go Before I Sleep, what Sharp started over thirty years ago in The Secret Raven reaches maturity, following C. G. Jung’s advice to any puer: go through it, not above it or away from it (as the untried puer might do).
—A.C. Review of Books, Toronto.

Miles To Go is a full-bodied blend of thinking and feeling, Logos and Eros—no running away. It is an exciting and compelling read, light-hearted but with gravitas—puer with wisdom and tended wings.
—Melbourne Sentinel.

Daryl Sharp, 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 this series. He is the publisher of Inner City Books in Toronto, Canada, where he has an analytic practice.


ISBN 9781894574419. Sewn. Index. 112 pp. 2013. $25.00

Eros, Naturally is a romp with gravitas. It is another “Jungian romance” by the author who created the genre, starting with Chicken Little: The Inside Story (1993) and continuing through over a dozen more tomes. No other writer has so adroitly interwoven Logos and Eros, thinking and feeling. In this new book, Sharp’s wit and analytic knowledge are counterpointed by Badger, an alter-ego who lives in the basement.

Sharp has learned well from his mentors—Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Edward F. Edinger, and the bevy of writers he calls collectively “the modern European Mind.” As the Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett of the Jungian literary community, his prose is wry, succinct and resonates on many levels. Eros, Naturally is no exception—serious fun, whimsical- and informative, a real page-turner.

Eros, Naturally amuses its readers with its wit and surprises its readers with its candor and amazes with its insights into the human predicament. It introduces us to Badger, who leaves his basement sett to take us on frolics in time and place—Toronto in the 1950s, Paris and London in the 60s, then Zurich, San Francisco, Jamaica,, etc. Back in Toronto in the 2010s, he discovers that “every badger has an inner badgerette.” Not every reader will agree with the author’s enthusiasms in music and films, but all will enjoy the play of wit and revel in the wit at play, especially the self-selected epitaph, “He was kind and generous; he loved women “ An endearing diarist in the tradition of Stephen Leacock and Samuel Pepys.
—John Robert Colombo, author and anthologist, Toronto.

Eros, Naturally is Sharp’s latest entertaining admixture of mind-science and subject-driven fiction. His approach to psychic well-being, his “Jungian romances,” will interest more people in self-discovery than any of the many academic tomes on the subject.
—R. J., San Francisco Times.


ISBN 9781894575433. Sewn. Index. 112 pp. 2014. $25.00

This second volume in the Badger Trilogy features more Jungian notes from underground, with Badger expounding on the contrasexual archetypes and Daemon musing on the personal influence of Jung’s essay, “The Undiscovered Self.”

Another Piece of My Heart is playful and thought-provoking, as befits the author’s style in integrating Logos and Eros while differentiating between the two. Sometimes bawdy and whimsical, often laugh-out-loud absurd, and always mercurial—it is deceptively easy reading, a page-turner bound to keep one up into the wee hours. All in all, it will stir the heart and mind of cognoscenti and new readers alike.

Sharp’s prose is wry, sardonic, candid and resonates on many levels. With Badger McGee and Bo Peep in his basement and El Jay in his bed, this book by Daryl Sharp—still the Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett of the Jungian literary community—will amuse and edify those who thought Jungian psychology was only for intellectuals and the elite.

“An endearing diarist in the tradition of Stephen Leacock and Samuel Pepys.”—John Robert Colombo, author and anthologist, Toronto.

Daryl Sharp, 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. Sewn. 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.


ISBN 9781894574457. Sewn. 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.


ISBN Mixed. Sewn. Index. 400 pp. 2013. $50.00

These books are Sharp's first creation of the genre "Jungian romance." They feature the author interplaying with the gnomic Prof. Adam Brillig.

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ISBN Mixed. Sewn. Index. 416 pp. 2013. $50.00

More in the genre "Jungian romance," with an emphasis on Eros.

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ISBN Mixed. Sewn. Index. 416 pp. 2013. $50.00

Whimsical forays by the author into close relationships.

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ISBN Mixed. Sewn. Index. 544 pp. 2013. $60.00

Close explications of Jung's ideas in his Collected Works.

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ISBN Mixed. Sewn. Index. 432 pp. 2016. $50.00

This bundle offers substantial savings but each title is otherwise available for individual purchase.