Introduction by Robert Sardello.
Suffering -- Religious Aspects : Fire and emptiness: a brief perspective on suffering in religions, p69-81.. Inanna (Sumerian Deity) : Ch.3 The Fabric of our Lives: suffering in mythology. Heart and body: Inanna as an image of suffering and transformation of the feminine soul, p50-60.. Prometheus (Greek Mythology) : Ch.3 The Fabric of our Lives: suffering in mythology. Mind and consciousness: Prometheus as an image of suffering in the transformation of the masculine spirit, p60-68.. Lewis, Clive Staples. 1898-1963: The Ghost and The Lizard : p27-31.. Fairy Tale: Cinderella : comparison of Perrault and Grimms versions, 'The search for ourselves: suffering, healing and growth portrayed in a fairy tale,' p39-48.. Symbolism of Cross : p103-14.. Jesus Christ : The cosmic pilgrimage: Jesus Christ and the Cross, p84-114.
Introduction to a message in suffering - Robert Sardello. 1 Foreword: Pain, suffering, transformation, and joy. 2 The search for ourselves: suffering, healing, and growth portrayed in a fairy tale. 3 The fabric of our lives: suffering in mythology. 4 Fire and emptiness: a brief perspective on suffering in religions. 5 The cosmic pilgrimage: Jesus Christ and the cross illustrate transformation through time. 6 The secret initiation: suffering as a mystery. 7 Opening the heart--Tempering the soul: Conclusion
'The goal of medicine and mainstream psychology is to relieve the pain... The goal of Jungian psychology is often to deepen and amplify the pain until its meaning becomes clear. The meaning helps us find the purpose of our suffering and directs us toward a reorganization of life on a higher (or deeper) level.'