"Love and the Soul" is an immensely significant work in the field of depth psychology. Sardello maintains that, to speak truly objectively about soul and the world, we must enter the creative processes that they are. In the creative process, through sensing the creating activity of our I, we can find the link between ourselves and the world. How refreshing to read a sophisticated work in the field of psychology that earns the distinction by leaving theories, abstractions, and in-bred language systems at the door. Like any truly improvisational art, Sardello is not content to present a system of finished concepts that can be repeated and systematized; rather, he enters the active images of experience and, from there, performs language that can deepen the readers own explorations and questions. This quality is reflected in the poetic style that imbues each sentence of this important work.
About the Author
Robert Sardello is co-director of the School of Spiritual Psychology. He is a faculty member of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Texas, the Chalice of Repose Project, Missoula, Montana and a former chairman of the Department of Psychology, University of Dallas. He is an independent teacher and scholar whose body of work is unique. As a practicing psychotherapist for over twenty years, he has worked in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. He developed a Spiritual Psychology based in the Spiritual Science of Rudolf Steiner. He has taught courses at Emerson College, Schumaker College, The Goethean Studies program of Rudolf Steiner College, the Rudolf Steiner Institute. Robert Sardello is the author of several books including Facing the World with Soul, Love and the World, Freeing the soul from Fear, and most recently The Power of Soul: Living the Twelve Virtues. He is the author of some 150 articles in scholarly journals and cultural magazines. Along with Cheryl Sanders-Sardello, he has taught in America, England, Ireland, Canada, Philippines, Holland and Australia. He serves as a consultant to several cultural and educational institutions, and as dissertation advisor at several institutions.
“Whatever Sardello touches breaks open with startling new meaning. Now he enters the great arena of our cultural disorders so that we can suddenly see them afresh. I have thieved privately from his mind for fifteen years. At last his work is out, available to anyone recognizing the need to reimagine the soul’s plight in a world astray.”—James Hillman, founder of archetypal psychology and author of The New York Times best seller The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling