This book addresses both the healing and wounding nature of the greatest of contradictions. The human longing for love is fraught with what Jung called the "incalculable paradoxes of love". In this book of essays, McGehee studies the interpersonal and the intrapsychic dynamics of love, as well as its light and dark sides.
J. Pittman McGehee received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminar and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1969. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Formerly the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, he is currently a Diplomate Jungian analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality. Additionally, he is serving as the Carolyn Fay adjunct lecturer in analytical psychology at the University of Houston. Pittman is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist. The Paradox of Love is based on lectures presented at the Jung Center in Houston.
Introduction Chapter 1: What Are Myths and Legends? Chapter 2: North Africa, Middle East: Mesopotamia, Egypt Chapter 3: Mediterranean: Greece and Rome Chapter 4: Northern and Central Europe Chapter 5: Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 6: Asia: India, China and Japan Chapter 7: Australia and Pacific Islands Chapter 8: Central America and South America: Aztecs, Mayans and Incas Chapter 9: North America and Arctic Timeline Important Characters Important Places Bibliography Further Resources Glossary