Center for Sacred Psychology

Printed Works by Center Network Members, Past and Present...

All books are soft-cover, all addresses are USA

Available from Center for Sacred Psychology (Limited number of copies available)

COMING HOME: A HANDBOOK FOR EXPLORING THE SANCTUARY WITHIN
by B.Caprio & T.M.Hedberg 

Love of home, longing for home, and distress over homelessness are universal experiences.  The insights of C.G. Jung's psychology offer us a way to "come home" to the abode within--the dwelling place available to all.
[Paulist Press, 1986. Illustrations, journaling pages, 275pp.  ISBN: 0-8091-2739-3]

AT A DREAM WORKSHOP
by B.Caprio & T.M.Hedberg

A dream retreat given by the authors, transcribed so readers can experience it 'on paper.' Dream recall, dream incubation, active imagination with dream images, and Jungian context for the exploration of dreams are included. 
[Paulist Press, 1987. Five charts; 240pp. ISBN: 0-8091-2925-6]

Available from Dove Publications ( Pecos, NM www.pecosmonastery.org)
A CODE OF ETHICS FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS
by T.M.Hedberg & staff of the Center for Sacred Psychology 

Defines spiritual direction, the qualities and training of directors, boundaries of this ministry, and relationships of spiritual companions to those they serve, to other professionals (such as psychotherapists), and to their communities.

$3.95 + s/h

[Dove Publications, 1992. 16 pages. No ISBN#]

Available from Church Publishing, Inc. (Harrisburg, PA www.churchpublishing.org)
"Not Words Alone: Spiritual Direction With Visual Images"
by B. Caprio
(in STILL LISTENING: NEW HORIZONS IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, Norvene Vest, ed.)

Anthology with articles by and for experienced spiritual companions.

$21.00 + s/h

[Morehouse, 2000.  ISBN: 13:978-0-8192-1814-8]

Available from Amazon (www.amazon.com)

FINDING YOUR BEST ANGLE: GIVE THIS TO AN ACTOR
by Mary Rose Betten

This collection of poems has a unifying theme: the acting profession. Under that umbrella are many subcategories of associated subject matter, from nuts-and-bolts how-to for the would-be star to an inside look at what happens in the theater, television, film, and advertising businesses.

$10.20 + s/h

[Daniel & Daniel, 2009, 80pp. ISBN-13: 978-1564744869]

Available from Finishing Line Press (www.finishinglinepress.com)

THE PRODIGAL SON'S MOTHER
by Mary Rose Betten

A chapbook collection that is a fully-realized reminder that there is always more than one story woven into the most familiar narratives. Mary's poems are an imaginal journey into a story she has made her own--a classic example of Jungian active imagination.


$14

[Finishing Line Press, 2009, 28 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-59924-468-6]

Out-of-Print Works (may be available through used-book sources)
Spiritual Direction:

COMING HOME: A MANUAL FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
by B.Caprio & T.M.Hedberg

A companion volume to the Coming Home Handbook, for spiritual directors. Includes pages on establishing a practice, pitfalls common to soul-friends, and 38 handouts to copy. Among these are pages on projection, images of God, typology, folklore, and spiritual reading.

[Paulist Press, 1986. 75pp. ISBN: 0-8091-2787-3]

"The Medieval Alchemists: What Can They Teach Us About Spiritual Direction?"
by B.Caprio.

The alchemists of past centuries, whose work so interested Carl Jung, have lessons for those who tend the soul today.

[In PRESENCE (the journal of Spiritual Directors International), Vol.9:3, October 2003, pp.20-35.]

Folklore and Popular Culture Through a Jungian Lens:

GIRL SLEUTH ON THE COUCH: THE MYSTERY OF NANCY DREW
by B.Caprio

Nancy Drew has influenced girls around the world since her birth in the 1930s...and new adventures of the famous girl sleuth continue to appear today in books, t.v., and film.  Why is she so popular? Could she be the ancient virgin goddess in modern dress? Maps of River Heights, quizzes for the reader, charts, and dozens of illustrations (mostly from the earliest Drews).

[Source Books, 1992. 208pp. ISBN: 0-949147-23-8]

THE WOMAN SEALED IN THE TOWER: A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO FEMININE SPIRITUALITY
by B.Caprio

The old legend of Saint Barbara, an early Christian martyr whose story morphed into the fairy tale of Rapunzel, is springboard for a study of women's interior lives. How does the typology of Jung, as symbolized by the elements of earth, air, water and fire, address this subject matter? Extensive questions for the reader.

[Paulist, 1982. 105pp. ISBN: 0-8091-2486-6]

STAR TREK: GOOD NEWS IN MODERN IMAGES
by B.Caprio

An exploration of the inner space themes found in the original 1966-1969 series, with references to other space blockbusters of the 1970s--Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Exercises for the reader.

[Sheed, Andrews & McMeel, 1978. 153pp. ISBN: 0-8362-3400-6]

Other Works:

"Cats and Catholicism"
by T.M.Hedberg (in CATHOLICISM AND JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY, J. Marvin Spiegelman, ed. Anthology of 23 articles)

Yes, cats!--does institutional religion need some feline energy?

[Falcon Press, 1988. ISBN: 0-941404-82-X]

"The Re-Enchantment of Poetry Therapy"
by T. M. Hedberg. (in
THE ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, Vol.24, No.1, 1997; pp.91-100)

Poetry in therapy has, at times, been treated so clinically as to rob it of the power to touch the human heart. Dr. Hedberg notes a reversal of this trend, a reaffirmation of the age-old healing power of poetry.

 

RIGHTEOUS RELIGION: UNMASKING THE ILLUSIONS OF FUNDAMENTALISM AND AUTHORITARIAN CATHOLICISM
by Kathleen Ritter and Craig O'Neill

The authors discuss religion as a "fortress of absolute truth," religion as parent, and the process of transforming these projections so that one may recapture the sacred.

[Haworth, 1996, 212pp. ISBN: 0-7890-6016-7]

COMING OUT WITHIN: STAGES OF AWAKENING
FOR LESBIANS AND GAY MEN

by Craig O'Neill and Kathleen Y. Ritter

Craig, (†2011)  who was part of the Center staff for many years, and Kathleen empathically describe the many types of loss common to gay men and lesbian women.  Using an eight-phase model, they illustrate how such losses can be catalysts to spiritual transformation. 

[HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.  256 pp. ISBN: 0062507060]

 

MIRACLES & MINEFIELDS: WHY GOD AND ALLAH NEED TO TALK
by Ruth Broyde Sharone

Ruth, a colleague of the Center, has a long, unique career in Interfaith dialog and service.  As her one-of-a-kind narrative takes her around the world into a wide variety of spiritual settings, she keeps not only her deep respect for those she encounters, but also her sense of humor!  Ruth includes discussion questions for interfaith groups and book clubs.  We highly recommend this work; read more at www.MinefieldsandMiracles.com .          
 
[Mixed Media Memoirs, 2012; 359 pp.   ISBN:10-1469919494]
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