Books Wanted: Channeling Productive Psychological Destruction/Creation
February 17, 2014 10:56 AM Subscribe
What I'm looking for: something to read about destroying those idealizations I've built up over, really, a lifetime - and in turn, building up trust in myself and holding my own powers/creations as my own, instead of turning them over to groups with institutionalized power.
Background: I need to break up with the city I live in, the large institution I have worked for for 10+ years, and deal with the fact that I idealize Academia in general and this one in particular and that it's let me down too many times - something akin to a crappy relationship or family, but those aren't the problems.
posted by Weighted Companion Cube to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for books, specifically, as I spend too much time online as it is. Non-religious strongly preferred, although treatments of mytho-religious uses of archetypes in a Jungian or Joseph Campbell way are absolutely OK.
I'm in therapy and this is what came out last week with a sudden flash of realization. I have some low-grade depression and I'm actually handling it pretty well (therapy, low-dose meds, 3-4x weekly exercise are all helpful).
I'm a creative type but in deep procrastination and not creating anything right now, either, which is why the whole 'destruction/creation' thing is sort of what I'm looking for.
Bonus points for queer- and gender-nonconforming friendly resources.