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Ibis Press Authors

Ibis Press Authors

Ibis Press Authors   Adams, W. Marsham Agrippa, Cornelius Anthony, Maggy Atkins, Charles Bane, Rosanne Bartlett, Robert Allen Bedi, Ashok, M.D. Bell, Lynn Birch, Una Bloch, Douglas Bogart, Greg Bolen, Jean Shinoda Borstein, Agneta Bosman, Leonard Brahm, Laurence J. Brennan,

Practice of Ally Work

Practice of Ally Work

The Practice of Ally Work: Meeting and Partnering with Your Spirit Guide in the Imaginal World
by Jeffrey Raff, Ph.D.

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Jeff Raff has written about the ally (known by different names in different traditions) in his books Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Healing the Wounded God, and the Wedding of Sophia.

Here, he shares with readers the techniques he has developed and taught in his workshops and lectures for achieving intimate contact with the divine. The ally is a divine being– a face of God– that is unique to every being. It appears in the imaginal realm to partner with a specific person; but it has to wait for its human partner to seek it. The person has to learn how to enter the imaginal realm to meet and relate with the ally, and to that effect,

Raff has designed a progressive series of exercises. Starting with imagination-building practices, he takes you through learning how to identify your ally, learning its name, and obtaining guidance from it. Intermediate and advanced exercises teach you how to deepen your relationship with the ally and incorporate that awareness of your ally into everyday life. A relationship with your ally is a two-way street in that your attention to its existence in the imaginal realm makes it manifest in the material world, while the ally helps you achieve self-realization and gnosis in the literal sense of the word.

2006.
ISBN: 0-89254-121-0
208 Pages, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Paperback.
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Wedding of Sophia

Wedding of Sophia

The Wedding of Sophia
The Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy
by Jeffrey Raff, Ph.D.

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Jeff Raff has written about the ally (which has been called many different names in different traditions) in his books Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Healing the Wounded God, and The Wedding of Sophia. Here, he shares with readers the techniques he has developed and taught in his workshops and lectures for achieving intimate contact with the divine. The ally is a divine being—a face of God—that is unique to every being. It appears in the imaginal realm to partner with a specific person; but it has to wait for its human partner to seek it. The person has to learn how to enter the imaginal realm to meet and relate with the ally, and to that effect, Raff has designed a progressive series of exercises. Starting with imagination-building practices, he takes you through learning how to identify your ally, learning its name, and obtaining guidance from it. Intermediate and advanced exercises teach you how to deepen your relationship with the ally and bring it into everyday life. A relationship with your ally is a two-way street in that your attention to its existence in the imaginal realm makes it manifest in the material world, while the ally helps you achieve self-realization and gnosis in the literal sense of the word.

Sufi mystics centuries ago . . . believed that uniqueness was one of the most significant attributes of human existence. If this is so, they wondered, is it likely that God or the Holy Spirit—the agent responsible for religious inspiration and prophecy—would only offer universal truths? They supposed that it was in fact much more likely that both God and the Holy Spirit would provide individual revelations to correspond with the uniqueness of the person receiving the revelation. If we accept the Sufi premise, it is possible to imagine a spiritual teaching that encourages each individual to seek his or her own revelation of truth and relationship to God.
—from the Introduction

Jeffrey Raff, Ph.D., attended the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, graduating as a diplomate Jungian analyst. He has been in private practice since 1976, and gives classes, seminars, and workshops all over the country on Jungian psychology and alchemy. He lives in Littleton, Colorado.

2003.
ISBN: 978-0892540662
192 Pages, 5-1/2″ x 8-3/8″.
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Jung and the Alchemical Imagination

Jung and the Alchemical Imagination

Jung and the Alchemical Imagination
by Jeffrey Raff

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An exciting work that uses alchemy to understand the three cornerstones of Jungian spirituality– the self, the transcendent function, and active imagination. Through the interpretation of alchemical imagery, Raff explains the nature of these three concepts and illustrates how they form a new model of contemporary Western spirituality.

2004.
ISBN: 0-89254-045-7
304 Pages, 5 3/8″ x 8 1/4″. Paperback.
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Healing the Wounded God

Healing the Wounded God

Healing the Wounded God
Finding Your Personal Guide on Your Way to Individuation and Beyond
by Jeffrey Raff & Linda Bonnington Vocatura

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Through their work with their clients, their own experiences, and studies in myth, mysticism, and alchemy, the authors have traced the emergence of a new spiritual paradigm in which the divine seeks wholeness through and with us.

Many of us are having experiences that bring us in contact with a being who seems to exist independently in the realm beyond the psyche, or what the authors term “the psychoid.” This being, the ally, challenges and helps us along our way to individuation. The ally represents our divine counterpart and works with us, if we are willing, to help heal the schism between and within the divine and us.

The authors show us how to contact and consciously enter into a relationship with the ally through our dreams and by employing what C. G. Jung termed “active imagination.” When we work with the ally to transform ourselves, the divine transforms as well, all three elements co-creating a whole being. The authors explore the ally's parallels in mystical traditions such as Sufism and alchemy, and how the ally differs from angelic beings. They also present an exciting new view of various creation myths, revealing that salvation exists beyond the “vault of heaven” for God and human alike.

2002.
ISBN: 0-89254-063-X
288 Pages, 5-3/8″ x 8-3/8″. Paperback.
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