|In English, there is only one word for love. In Sanskrit there are 78. If it is possible to determine the sophistication of a culture by the number of words that exist for a concept, Americans are painfully unsophisticated when it comes to love. Now, in The Paradox of Love McGehee takes readers deep into a discovery of the nature of love, exploring its diverse faces, its history and defining its opposite. He addresses both the healing and wounding nature of love, the greatest of contradictions that Jung called the “incalculable paradoxes of love.” On this fascinating journey to discover what lies at the heart of Love, he reveals the ways in which the scientific and rational nature of the industrial revolution has created a society in which efficiency is highly valued, and Love, having its own inefficient economy, has not been.
Based on classes McGehee presented at the Jung Center in Houston, Texas, The Paradox of Love provides readers with insight on the interpersonal and the intra-psychic dynamics of love, as well as its light and dark sides. Anyone who has ever been transformed or devastated by love and wants to understand the powerful emotion more deeply will welcome McGehee’s insights and understanding.
J. PITTMAN MCGEHEE received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminar and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1969. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Formerly the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, he is currently a Diplomate Jungian analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality. Additionally, he is serving as the Carolyn Fay adjunct lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston. Pittman is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as the author of The Invisible Church.