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Conforti's deft weaving together of psychological and scientific theory, dream
analysis, and clinical vignettes elucidates the ways that the psyche entrains both client and therapist into a synchronized pattern. An understanding of the role of the Self in this process reveals the profound meaning and purpose that can be gleaned from careful attention to the communications occurring during the early phase of the therapeutic dialogue. Drawing from the fields of Jungian
psychology, biology, quantum physics, and the new sciences, the author provides a unique lens for viewing the central archetypal dynamics operating within an
individual life. His findings demonstrate how past experiences not only shape the initial stages of therapy, but also allow us to understand the future
trajectory of treatment. This important study confirms C.G. Jung's assertion of the need for an interdisciplinary perspective if we are to truly comprehend the workings of the psyche.
C. G. Jung emphasized the deep link to the physical world that exists for the
collective unconscious and its archetypes. Our dreams and symbols, as well as
the patterns of our behavior, are shaped by the fact that we are creatures of a
material universe. Michael Conforti's research has been directed to understanding the nature of these links and patterns in the light of the new sciences andf quantum theory, chaos theory, self-organization, and the new
biology. Conforti's book successfully integrates this material to offer a new, exciting challenge to psychotherapy. It demonstrates that the study of
consciousness cannot neglect the insights of the sciences and in doing so promises a unified view of mind and matter."