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ISBN 0-919123-04-X. 84 illustrations. Index. 288 pp. 1980. $40.00

Shows the secret goal of alchemy to be the transformation of the personality and the search for wholeness. Invaluable for interpreting images in modern dreams and for understanding relationships.

ISBN 0-919123-17-1. Index. 192 pp. 1984. OUT OF PRINT

Helpful guidelines for both therapists and clients, including methodology (strategy and techniques) and detailed suggestions for psychosexual and developmental assessment. Emphasis on revaluing the feminine in relationships.

ISBN 0-919123-39-2. Index. 144 pp. 1989. $25.00

Why do we fear love? How do we invite betrayal? What can we learn about ourselves from eroticism, abandonment, solitude? What unconscious drives are at work in seduction and jealousy? Are love, suffering and creativity connected?

ISBN 0-919123-42-2. 8 illustrations. Index. 224 pp. 1990. $35.00

Focus on the ways in which a woman may be undermined by a crippling relationship with her inner man. Powerful images from poetry, myth, dreams, analysis and personal experience.

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 0-919123-74-0. Index. 160 pp. 1996. $25.00

Who does not long to arrive some distant day at that sunlit meadow where we may live in pure contentment? Yet much of the time we are lost in the quicksands of guilt, grief, betrayal, depression and the like. Perhaps the goal of life is not happiness but meaning.

ISBN 0-919123-80-5. Index. 160 pp. 1998. $25.00

A timely and thought-provoking corrective to the generalized fantasies about relationships that permeate Western culture. Here is a challenge to greater personal responsibility, a call for individual growth as opposed to the search for rescue by others.

ISBN 0-919123-84-8. Index. 160 pp. 2000. $25.00

Like M. Esther Harding, Emma Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Barbara Hannah (1891-1986) took Jung’s message to heart and amplified it according to her own experience. The six essays here exemplify her legacy: a keen mind, psychological integrity and an abiding faith in the healing power of the unconscious.

106. The Parental Image: Its Injury and Reconstruction
M. Esther Harding
Edited by Daryl Sharp
ISBN 1-894574-07-9. 24 illustrations. Index. 160 pp. 2003. $25.00

The effect of the parental image in the psyche of each individual has ever been the basis upon which we develop relationships with other people, with a vocation, and indeed with all realms of life. This much-loved classic of Jungian psychology explores the various stages of maturation and the challenges faced by anyone who seeks authentic independence. Dr. Harding describes in depth the task of each level of development as we venture into the world. Using the ancient Babylonian creation legend (the Enuma Elish) to illustrate the process, and relating it to modern dreams and case material, she makes it clear that the struggle to grow up has always been both difficult and liberating.

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.

Also available lower-priced as part of The SleepNot Trilogy.

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.

Also available lower-priced as part of The SleepNot Trilogy.

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.

Also available lower-priced as part of The Eros Trilogy

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.

Also available lower-priced as part of The Eros Trilogy