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Skin disease, a message from the soul : a treatise from a Jungian perspective of pyschosomatic dermatology / Anne Maguire.

By: Maguire, Anne (Physician)
Material type: TextTextLondon, England: Free Association Books, 2004Description: 206p.; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 1853437484Uniform titles: Hauterkrankungen als Botschaften der Seele. English. Subject(s): Skin -- Diseases -- Psychosomatic aspects | Dermatology | Skin -- Diseases -- Psychological aspects | Biological control systemsLOC classification: RL701 .M3413 2004
Contents:
Introduction. -- I The soma.-- II The psyche. -- Part I. -- 1 The role of the skin in mythology. -- 2 The role of the skin in the Old Testament. -- 3 The role of the skin in fairy tales. -- Part II. -- 4 Eczema. -- 5 Urticaria. -- 6 Psoriasis. -- 7 Lichen planus. -- 8 Alopecia areata and totalis. -- 9 Blistering diseases of the skin. -- 10 Erythroderma. -- 11 Connective tissue diseases. -- Part III. -- 12 The archetypal background of skin disease. -- 13 The archetype of fire. -- 14 The archetype of the serpent. -- Part III. -- Epilogue
Abstract: 'This work is an exploration of the unconscious psychic background of acute, but mainly chronic skin diseases. It is a study which includes both the personal unconscious of each individual and the vast archetypal world with its communication by image and symbol, which is named the collective unconscious or objective psyche.....'
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-205) and index.

Introduction. -- I The soma.-- II The psyche. -- Part I. -- 1 The role of the skin in mythology. -- 2 The role of the skin in the Old Testament. -- 3 The role of the skin in fairy tales. -- Part II. -- 4 Eczema. -- 5 Urticaria. -- 6 Psoriasis. -- 7 Lichen planus. -- 8 Alopecia areata and totalis. -- 9 Blistering diseases of the skin. -- 10 Erythroderma. -- 11 Connective tissue diseases. -- Part III. -- 12 The archetypal background of skin disease. -- 13 The archetype of fire. -- 14 The archetype of the serpent. -- Part III. -- Epilogue

'This work is an exploration of the unconscious psychic background of acute, but mainly chronic skin diseases. It is a study which includes both the personal unconscious of each individual and the vast archetypal world with its communication by image and symbol, which is named the collective unconscious or objective psyche.....'

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