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Rytovaara, M. (2002). Books received. J. Anal. Psychol., 47(4):653-655.

(2002). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 47(4):653-655

Books received

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Marica Rytovaara

Analytical Psychology

COWAN, LYN. Tracking the White Rabbit: A Subversive View of Modern Culture. London/New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2002. Pp. xvi + 135. Pbk.$15.95.

Lyn Cowan is a Zürich trained Jungian Analyst. She has served as Director of Training and president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and lives in Minnesota. This collection of essays spans over twenty years and deals with a variety of topics ranging from abortion, gender and sexuality to language, memory and melancholia. She examines aspects of culture from a Jungian perspective rather than from the traditional political and social vantage points. Lyn Cowan offers a beginner's guide to subversion and reassures the reader that a subversive attitude is not inherited, but can be acquired. She writes in a free flowing confessional style, which is peppered with verbal puns and quotes from contemporary literature and archetypal musings. Her essays have evocative titles such as ‘Tracking the White Rabbit: notes on eccentricity’, ‘Feeding the Psyche: junk words and corn-fed music’, ‘Styx and Stones; hatred and the art of cursing’ and ‘Sexual Encounters of the Third kind’. In the essay on eccentricity she argues that the idea of the self as the centre of the psyche is a defensive illusion, because the dead centre is merely dead. Eccentricity is being off centre and provides an excellent mode of survival. In feeding the psyche she rallies against ‘anaesthetising mental speak’ and instead prefers the authenticity of country music that reaches the heart.

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