Jung and a Course in Miracles

Jung and A Course in Miracles contains the most Jungian-inspired essays from previous volumes along with new work.

From the Preface: ‘In this volume, you’ll find several essays built around Dante Alighieri’s poem The Divine Comedy, beginning with ‘The Infernal Regions’, which looks at the midlife crisis — finding ourselves ‘lost and alone in a dark wood’ — and Jung’s approach for navigating this time. We also look at John Milton’s anti-hero from Paradise Lost, in ‘The Favourite’. But it’s not all serious. You’ll even find appearances from humorist David Sedaris, and (dare I say it) The Brady Bunch. All in the name of relating Course principles to our daily lives.’

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The Farthest Reaches of Inner Space: A Course in Miracles and the Postmodern World

Stephanie Panayi’s fifth volume of essays exploring the interface between psychology, philosophy, creativity and spirituality.

Authenticity and spiritual transcendence are prominent values in our postmodern world. The Farthest Reaches of Inner Space looks at how A Course in Miracles can help us live out these values, embodying the wholeness of our personality and spiritual Self.

Above the Battleground: The Courageous Path to Emotional Autonomy and Inner Peace

‘I wish I hadn’t got so upset!’ These words are familiar to all of us. Why do we go on automatic pilot when we feel rejected or unfairly treated, retaliating with an outburst that we later regret? And why are there similarities in the course of our relationships with friends, partners, and jobs? Above the Battleground explores the origins of our most intense emotional needs and how they send us into self-defeating battles to have them met. Using psychological theory, principles from A Course in Miracles, and examples from the author’s clinical experience, Above the Battleground provides a unique take on the origins of our deepest insecurities along with a way to rise above them to achieve a sense of security, happiness and peace.

Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’: Volume One

A collection of essays from Stephanie Panayi’s blog, Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’, which discusses the practical application of the Course’s theory with reference to philosophers, musicians, literary folk, and the odd television program.

Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’: Volume Two

Volume Two from Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’, combines the thoughts of philosophers, psychologists, and principles from the Course to further our understanding of healing and forgiveness.

From the Preface

So, who might you encounter within these pages? There’s a bit of Sigmund Freud (‘Of course there is!’) and his thoughts on aggression, a smidge of Martin Seligman and his Positive Psychology, loads of Émile Durkheim — the sociologist concerned with modern despair —, a big nod to professor of psychology Lawrence Kohlberg and his experiments in morality, and a good dose of gratitude for Melanie Klein and her pioneering work with infants and children.

And most importantly, I still refer to the odd television programme…

Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’: Volume Three

I like to think of this volume of Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’ as the ‘Freud and Jung’ volume. This is because the last two posts give voice to something that has struck me for a very long time: that the Course is both Freudian and Jungian in its outlook.

This volume also includes a discussion of recent trends in psychology: there’s a comparative look at the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, and at psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on ‘mindsets’.

Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’: Volumes One to Three

Combined Volumes One to Three of Reflections on ‘A Course in Miracles’: A deep dive into the Course, covering work, relationships, creativity, and all the barriers to being your true self.

Alchemists of Suburbia: A Course in Miracles, Psychology and the Art of Integration

In her newest collection of essays, Stephanie Panayi continues her deep dive into A Course in Miracles with the help of philosophers, psychologists and artists.

Alchemists of Suburbia makes psychological concepts relatable, useful and accessible, luminously grounding them in the ebb and flow of everyday life, and contextualising them within a spiritual framework.

In this volume, Panayi revisits the work of her ‘Big Four’ psychologists – Sigmund Freud, Karen Horney, Carl Jung and Melanie Klein – incorporating personal examples and reflections on artists such as David Bowie, Kate Bush, Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith. The subject of healing and forgiveness – of ‘alchemy’ – is indeed a broad church.