Ecstasy

Care of the Soul
Care of the Soul
December 3, 2019
Quiet
Quiet
December 8, 2019
Care of the Soul
Care of the Soul
December 3, 2019
Quiet
Quiet
December 8, 2019

Understanding the Psychology of Joy

by Robert A Johnson


I n his long life, Robert A Johnson wrote many books on difficult subjects in a warm and accessible language. (Robert passed away in 2018 at the age of 97.)

He thus became one of the most widely-read Jungian authors.

W hen I was researching for my Master’s in psychotherapy, I came across this publication, “Ecstasy: understanding the psychology of joy.” My Master’s topic was “Mysticism: Psychosis and Gnosis” and Robert brought depth to my thinking.

He brings to light the powerful and life-changing ecstatic element that lies dormant - but long-repressed - in all of us. If something is repressed, it emerges in unexpected and unintended ways.


R obert explains that it is ecstasy we seek through drinking alcohol, for instance, or even in a thrilling football game. Or in sex. But the ultimate ecstatic experience is a spiritual experience or feeling at one with all creation.

Add this to your library of classic Jungian writers. It will provide inspiring and comforting bedtime reading.