I want readers to take away from this book the opinion that to focus upon our individual in-depth singularity is more important than colluding with our surrounding society’s collective expectations.
TRENTON, N.J. (PRWEB) January 11, 2022
John N. H. Perkins introduces a feminist psychological understanding of the age-old tale of the tragic lovers Tristan and Isolde in his new book, “The Love Grotto: Life Lessons about Sex, Love, Religion, and Society in Gottfried von Strassburg’s Tale of Tristan” (published by Archway Publishing).
In the book, Perkins discusses the significance of the couple’s unorthodox relationship being set in contrast to the ingrained standards of their societal milieu. His psychological insights offer much wisdom to readers in contemporary times. “The Love Grotto” is an analysis of profound love as a unity of the sensual with the spiritual; of the earthly with the heavenly; of the masculine with the feminine into one indissoluble wholeness of being. In his analysis, Perkins argues that for love to succeed, each partner must achieve sufficient integration of masculine and feminine prototypes within themselves as well as practicing self-sacrifice.
“I want readers to take away from this book the opinion that to focus upon our individual in-depth singularity is more important than colluding with our surrounding society’s collective expectations,” Perkins says.
“The Love Grotto” is available for purchase at the Archway link above, at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Grotto-Religion-Gottfried-Strassburg%C2%92s/dp/1480898201.
“The Love Grotto”
By John N. H. Perkins
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781480898196
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 304 pages | ISBN 9781480898202
E-Book | 304 pages | ISBN 9781480898219
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John N. H. Perkins is a psychoanalyst in the tradition of C. G. Jung. He was educated at the University of Notre Dame, in the University of Chicago’s Great Books curriculum at Shimer College, and The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Perkins studied with the late Joseph Campbell at Sarah Lawrence College, and was the analysand and protégé of the celebrated analyst and writer Dr. Robert A. Johnson.
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