#jungianliterarycriticism

Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times

ReviewIn his book Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times Steven Herrmann examines the life and writings of the poetess from a number of challenging perspectives… As with all individuals who teeter on the edge of society’s norms, Dickinson’s self-enforced isolation from her peers and community is shown by Herrmann to have been an […]

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Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul

by Steven B Herrmann  Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul begins with a dream that sent the author, Steven B. Herrmann, on a journey to analyze the “shamanic structures” of the collective unconscious that are present in the poetry and prose of America’s greatest bard, Walt Whitman. From a contemporary, analytical psychological point

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