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I’ve been re-reading this book for 2 months. I guess this means I’ve fallen in to studying it. In the early 60s, the author helped begin a contemplative culture in Three Rivers, Michigan, where I now take silent retreat. Apple Farm is described as “a center for people seeking to discover and appropriate the transforming power of symbols in their lives.” The more time I spend in silence there, the more mysterious and deep the place becomes. The book offers clues.The writing is beautiful - spare e...
Helen Luke writes in depth on her inner journey. I was often left wondering what exactly was going on in her life. I found her sharing of her dreams and what they meant to her to more than make up for the lack of physical details. I see her dedication to the truth within and the way she was led and it has given me a nudge to listen more deeply myself. The autobiography is written well and is interesting. The second part of the book is excerpts edited from 20 years of her journals right up until
Her autobiography and excerpts from her journals. Born in l904 in England, Luke studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich, met Jung himself, and practiced as a Jungian analyst in the U.S. The book is full of her dreams and how she tried to make sense of them, from which I have been able to learn some principles for interpreting my own dreams.