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Living on the Edge
Breaking up to breakdown to breakthrough

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January 2002 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This is a complex book. It offers clarification and a sense of reassurance, but does not intend to provide answers, and is not for those seeking concrete direction. This will be a powerful read for many in a place of loss, chaos or existential angst' - Alison Cooper, Psychothearpy and Counselling

Drawing on sources as diverse as medical and psychological theory, anthropology, religious and spiritual tradition, art and poetry, experienced psychotherapist Elizabeth Wilde McCormick explores the different elements of the edge - the images, dangers, safe places, and offers a unique handbook which charts that often lonely and alien territory.

 
PART ONE - MAPPING THE EDGE
 
General Images and Definitions of the Edge
 
Naming Our Individual Edges
 
Maps of Being
 
Paths of Initiation
 
PART TWO - ASPECTS OF THE EDGE
 
Preparing to Explore the Edge
 
Chaos
 
Exhaustion
When the Well Runs Dry

 
 
Loss and Fear of Loss
 
Grey Melancholy and Black Depression
 
Anger and Rage
 
Vulnerability
 
Aloneness and Alienation
 
Meeting the Trickster
 
Waiting
 
PART THREE - DANGERS OF THE EDGE
 
False Gods
 
PART FOUR - STEPPING STONES AND SAFE PLACES FOR THE EDGE
 
Stepping Stones and Safe Places

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