Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung
In focusing on insights and excerpts from C.G. Jung's writings, and from many other inspirational writers, Susan Tiberghien brings together psychology, spirituality, and the arts, offering a way to wholeness.
"Tiberghien gives the reader access to Jung's inner thoughts as he dialogues with his soul in his journals.... Calling upon the writings of Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton and Annie Dillard, she shows us how to write toward wholeness as we engage this 'silent place of the spirit.' A deeply nurturing and inspiring book." Maureen Murdock, author of The Heroine's Journey
"A charming, heartfelt journey into European culture and cuisine, the beauty and loneliness of unfamiliar places, and the exquisite good fortune of finding a lifelong companion. Tiberghien's essays are a rich bouillabaisse of scenic detail and delicious memories. Just a lovely book." Dinty W. Moore
What leads to lasting love? Side by Side is a memoir a 60 year love affair and almost that many years of marriage, where the author relates and relives especially the good moments, focusing on courtship, commitment and celebration, and encouraging the reader to do the same.
"Reading about her ongoing courtship with her husband of over 50 years, Side by Side reminds us about what is possible in a long sustaining love and encourages us to write about our own love story. In language both sensuous and lyrical, Tiberghien reminds us of who we were when the first blush of love opened our hearts to the world.: Maureen Murdock
"Tiberghien's advice, encouragement, and wisdom make this an invaluable book for writers at all stages of their writing lives." --Michael Steinberg, Fourth Genre.
"One Year to a Writing Life is the most illuminating and exciting book I have read about the journey to a life in writing." --Marcia Mead Lèbre,Director Paris Writers' Workshop.
Tiberghien shares one year of dreams, analysis, daily life. A writer, mother, woman in love, she enters her inner world, experiencing vertigo and breathlessness, until she lets the light and darkness fuse within her.
"Looking for Gold is a laboratory for artists, dreamers, and all who seek for ways to realize their true gold." Robert Bosnak,The Little Course in Dreams
"Tiberghien is a writer...Looking for Gold tells a gripping tale that will inspire anyone who hears soul’s subtle invitation and sets out." Kathleen Packard, Contemporary Contributions to Jungian Psychology
Drawing from Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thomas Merton, she incorporates themes from Taoist, Hindu, Sufi, and Native American cultures, along with insights of Jungian psychology.
"Everyone who yearns for a deeper life of prayer will delight in this book... The story rings true; it is not speculation about life, but life itself breaking through words." William H. Shannon, Silence on Fire
"Beautifully written and illusrated, this ecumenical document of sharing can inspire each of us to follow our own path of contemplation and prayer." Robert Hinshaw, C.G. Jung Institute, Kusnacht, Switzerland
A Baroque Sunset was written for International PEN in memory of Amy Clampitt.
Read the essay in "The Circle Continues," gathered by Judith Duerk (Innisfree Press,Philadelphia, 2001).
This essay was first published in the Christian Science Monitor. Read it in the following anthologies: "Cupid's Wild Arrows," edited by Dianne Dicks (Bergli Books, Basel, Switzerland, 1993); "They Only Laughed Lated," edited by Carol Allen, (Europublication, 1997).
Published in "Swaying, Essays on Intercultural Love," edited by Jessie Carroll Grearson & Lauren B. Smith (University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1995).
This story was my first published essay, under the title Spécialité Provençale, in the Albany Review, 1986. Since then it has appeared in several anthologies, the most recent,`France, A Love Story, edited by Camille Cusumano, Seal Press, 2004