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(1994). Journey of the adopted self: A quest for wholeness. NY,USA: Basic
(2009) Ghosts in the adopted family. Psychoanalytic Inquiry: Vol 30, No 1, 71-79.Published online 31 Dec 2009. Retrieved from

VERRIER, N. (1993). The primal wound: Understanding the adopted child. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press.

SUMNER, B. (2020). Tree of strangers. Palmerston North, NZ. Massey University Press.

Minnie Dean
HOOD, L. (1994). Minnie Dean: Her life & crimes. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin.

Transformational writing

TIBERGHIAN, S.M. (2018). Writing towards wholeness: Lessons inspired by C.G.Jung. Asheville, NC. (Chiron Publications).

MATOUSEK, M. (2017). Writing to awaken: A journey of truth, transformation and self-discovery. Oakland, CA: Reveal Press./Archetypal psychology.

Imaginal/Archetypal psychology

(1992). Care of the soul: An inspirational programme to add depth and meaning to your everyday life. London, UK: Piatkus.
(2012). Dark nights of the soul: A guide to finding your way through life’s ordeals. London, UK: Piatkus.

ROBERT ROMANYSHYN. An eloquent voice for the soul dimension and depth of being.

(2002). Ways of the heart: Essays toward an Imaginal Psychology. Pittsburgh, PA. Trivium Publications.
(1999). The soul in grief: Love, death and transformation. Berkeley, CA: Frog Ltd.

MARY HARRELL. Imaginal figures in every day life. Exemplar of the imaginal.

HARRELL, M. (2015). Imaginal figures in everyday life: Stories from the world between matter and mind. Asheville, NC. Chiron Publications

Where to buy

Haunted: The Death Mother Archetype by Violet Sherwood, PhD is available from good bookstores (if they don’t have it at your local bookstore please ask them to order it).
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Photo of Haunted book by Violet Sherwood

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