The wounded researcher : research with soul in mind

| April 13, 2011

Title: The wounded researcher : research with soul in mind 

Author :  Robert D. Romanyshyn

Publisher: New Orleans, La. : Spring Journal Books

Call number: BF76.5 .R56 2007 

From the Publisher:

What is the art of doing research that keeps soul in mind? The Wounded Researcher addresses (1) how an imaginal approach to the research process differentiates soul from the complex of psychology (2) how re-search is a vocation in which a topic chooses a researcher through his or her complexes (3) how engaging in transference dialogues helps to differentiate a researcher’s complexes about the work from the soul of the work (4) how an alchemical hermeneutic method opens a space for the soul of the work (5) how this process and method have implications for how one writes down the soul of the work in writing up one’s research and (6) how this imaginal approach to research that keeps soul in mind lays the foundations for an ethical epistemology.

About the Author:

Robert D. Romanyshyn, Ph.D. is a full time faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of five books and numerous other writings, including his most recent book, Ways of the Heart: Essays toward an Imaginal Psychology. He is currently finishing a book of poems and stories entitled Dark Light: Psychologist as failed Poet. For his contributions to Jungian scholarship over the last thirty years he was elected as an associate member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

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