Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The consolations of philosophy

By De Botton, Alain

Publishing Date: ©2000

Classification: 100

Call Number: 101 DEB

Philosophy can be a source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Dividing his work into six sections - each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher - de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhaver (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy - and, of course, the final word on consolation - comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us."

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Dream symbols of the individuation process: notes of C.G. Jung's seminars on Wolfgang Pauli's dreams

By Jung, C. G.

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 154.63 JUN

Jung’s legendary American lectures on dream interpretation In 1936 and 1937, C. G. Jung delivered two legendary seminars on dream interpretation, the first on Bailey Island, Maine, the second in New York City. Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process makes these lectures widely available for the first time, offering a compelling look at Jung as he presents his ideas candidly and in English before a rapt American audience. The dreams presented here are those of Nobel Prize–winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who turned to Jung for therapeutic help because of troubling personal events, emotional turmoil, and depression. Linking Pauli’s dreams to the healing wisdom found in many ages and cultures, Jung shows how the mandala—a universal archetype of wholeness—spontaneously emerges in the psyche of a modern man, and how this imagery reflects the healing process. He touches on a broad range of themes, including psychological types, mental illness, the individuation process, the principles of psychotherapeutic treatment, and the importance of the anima, shadow, and persona in masculine psychology. He also reflects on modern physics, the nature of reality, and the political currents of his time. Jung draws on examples from the Mithraic mysteries, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese philosophy, Kundalini yoga, and ancient Egyptian concepts of body and soul. He also discusses the symbolism of the Catholic Mass, the Trinity, and Gnostic ideas in the noncanonical Gospels. With an incisive introduction and annotations, Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process provides a rare window into Jung’s interpretation of dreams and the development of his psychology of religion.- (Princeton University Press)

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A little book on the human shadow

By Bly, Robert

Publishing Date: ©1988

Classification: 100

Call Number: 155.23 BLY

Bly's analysis of Jung's idea of "the shadow", the repressed world that a person has tried to forget, all that one hides intentionally or out of blind fear.

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Happier: learn the secrets to daily joy and lasting fulfillment

By Ben-Shahar, Tal

Publishing Date: ©2007

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158 BEN

One out of every five Harvard graduates has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar's lectures on that ever-elusive subject: happiness. Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life.

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Girl, stop apologizing: a shame-free plan for embracing and achieving your goals

By Hollis, Rachel

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158.1 HOL

Rachel Hollis is sounding a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people--whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee--instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

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Girl, wash your face: stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be

By Hollis, Rachel

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158.1 HOL

Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Each chapter begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward. From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son's request that she buy a necklace to "be like the other moms," Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.

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A life at work: the joy of discovering what you were born to do

By Moore, Thomas

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158.7 MOO

Shows how to search for the sacred dimension of work and find life's meaning in the process.

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Famine, affluence, and morality

By Singer, Peter

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 170 SIN

First published in 1972, Singer's essay argued that choosing not to send life-saving money to starving people on the other side of the earth is the moral equivalent of neglecting to save drowning children because we prefer not to muddy our shoes. In this publication, his essay is accompanied by other pieces on our obligations to others, as well as a new introduction that discusses Singer's current thinking.

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A grammar of motives

By Burke, Kenneth

Publishing Date: 1969

Classification: 100

Call Number: 191 BUR

About this book Mr. Burke contributes an introductory and summarizing remark, "What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it?" An answer to that question is the subject of this book. The book is concerned with the basic forms of thought which, in accordance with the nature of the world as all men necessarily experience it, are exemplified in the attributing of motives. These forms of thought can be embodied profoundly or trivially, truthfully or falsely. They are equally present in systematically elaborated metaphysical structures, in legal judgments, in poetry and fiction, in political and scientific works, in news and in bits of gossip offered at random.

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