Themes

The pieces in the book are woven from the spools of life’s inner challenges and the mind’s creative capacity to deal with them. There are streams running though it, covering a wide variety of topics, to be discovered and explored. The reader is invited to dive in to the intertwined verbal and visual world of the book – and themselves – to engage with their own experience and process.

Main themes include:

  • identity, authenticity and becoming
  • annihilation, fragmentation and woundedness
  • resurgence, healing and wholeness

Some other threads are:

  • concealment, discovery; facing pain
  • the labour of therapy; the therapist
  • love, compassion, truth and mystery
  • growth, decay and transformation
  • cycles, waves, rhythm and music
  • energy, power and vibrancy
  • embodied mind and soul, embodied process
  • the cellular and universal
  • individuality, diversity, commonality and connectedness
  • light and dark, opposites and inversions, (a)symmetry
  • space, shape, boundaries, freedom
  • creativity, play, intuition, unfamiliar resources of the mind
  • melding and resonance of written word and image

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