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Lady Grace Launches Officially on May 1, 2012

9 Apr

Lady Grace, Book II of Tales from Earth’s End will be officially launched on May 1, 2012. We at Vilasa Press think you’ll be as pleased with the book as we are. We’re

planning gala launch activities, including free books and who knows what. We’ll be announcing the details here. Information about the book follows. You can also read more on Sandy Nathan’s website.

Sandy Nathan Leads the Depth Psychology Alliance's On-Line Book Club in January 2012

31 Dec

ward winning author, Sandy Nathan, will hostess the Depth Psychology Alliance’s Book Club for the month of January 2012. This is the Club’s first meeting and an exciting event. Sandy will use her book, Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Magic, to illuminate major themes of depth psychology. Numenon is the story of a Silicon Valley billionaire, the richest man in the world, meeting a great Native American shaman.

You may be wondering what Depth Psychology is. Depth Psychology focuses on the deeper parts of human experience––it concentrates on the psyche or soul. Depth Psychology seeks to know the Unconscious realm of the human mind, which is outside of our awareness and which we unable to know directly. Our everyday awareness––the habitual way we think about ourselves and see life––collapses our experience into a collection of programmed responses, rigid and unbending. It makes TV sitcom of something a life with is potentially grand. A vast inner world which is largely unknown exists beneath this reality. It communicates through dreams, myths, and symbols, giving our lives great meaning and richness. If we listen, this unseen world has much to give us. Depth Psychology is about learning to listen.

Depth Psychology Alliance was created to be central gathering place, a global village for academic discussion, research, and development of Depth Psychology ideas. The first online community of its kind, The Alliance hopes to a community that will enable Depth Psychology to emerge more fully into the everyday world. The Book Club will be hosted by a different author each month.

Jungian Type for Writers: What Writers Must Know about Personality Types

20 Mar

Personality type may seem an abstract and unnecessary thing for writers to be concerned about. Shouldn’t we be polishing our prose with our writing groups and editors, instead of worrying about our psychological types?

No. Personality type is something writers must know, in addition to how to construct a killer novel and get it sold. Why?

1. You have a personality type whether you know it or not, and whether you care about it or not.

2. Your personality type is intrinsic to who you are and expresses in your writing, as your writing.

3. Your readers also have personality types. Their reading preferences are shaped by their personality types.

4. The wise writer knows this and adjusts his or her writing style to appeal to as broad a spectrum of reader tastes as possible.