Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
Author: Gary S. Bobroff
Throwing light on the mysterious phenomenon of crop circles within the context of modern psychological reality, Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine in an engaging look at the science, history, and symbolic nature of the mystery of these annually occurring giant-scale works of art. Gary S. Bobroff offers a framework for the reader’s own deeper consideration of crop circles by examining both the phenomenon itself and the nature of the era into which it has arrived, with special consideration of its relevance to Jungian archetypal psychology.
Living in the moment of the death of one worldview and the birth of another, our culture suffers from a hyper-masculine inflation that has us alienated, imagining ourselves to be separate from each other and the earth. Today we are presented with environmental, social, and spiritual crises and mysteries that call us back toward closer participation with the world. Crop Circles–formed in living grain–exemplify the archetypal feminine nature of this moment’s change: a calling toward conscious, felt engagement with a dynamic, living, mysterious world. Placing this modern “dream” into the context of modern reality, Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine considers what it means to live in an era of strange encounters with energies larger than ourselves.
CHAPTER ONE – BODY OF EVIDENCE
CHAPTER TWO – WITCHES’ RINGS & DEVIL’S TWISTS
CHAPTER THREE – GREENING CIRCLES
CHAPTER FOUR – ANTIQUE PAGEANTRY
CHAPTER FIVE – REASON ALONE
CHAPTER SIX – A CALLING BACK DOWN
CHAPTER SEVEN – THE REALITY OF THE PSYCHE
CHAPTER EIGHT – GHOSTS OF ELECTRICITY
CHAPTER NINE – NEVER MIND
CHAPTER TEN – FIELDS OF WAVING CORN
“By invoking the perspectives of the great psychologist C. G. Jung, Gary Bobroff provides penetrating insights into one of the most puzzling phenomena of our time.”—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind
“Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine is one of the most original and valid approaches to the crop circles that I have read for a long time, and the author is to be congratulated for opening the subject out to a new area of investigation! Bobroff's appearance at the renowned Glastonbury Symposium conference to discuss the themes of the book was very well received and inspired many people to take a fresh look at an old but continuing mystery, opening the doors to important and deeper layers of understanding.”—Andy Thomas, author of Vital Signs, The Truth Agenda, and Conspiracies
“Unflinchingly intelligent! Vital and important, original, insightful, and resonant with hope. [The author] fearlessly acknowledges the deep mystery inherent in the Crop Circle phenomenon and gently offers a way for people to absorb, accept, and understand.”—Laura Ferguson, director of the College of the Melissae
“I learned more from Gary Bobroff about masculine and feminine archetypal energies and how they manifest in the world than from any other book in my substantial Jungian library. His approach is neither a return to the Goddess nor a repeal of the Warrior but a siren call to balance both ‘intelligences’ for the salvation of our planet.”—Diane Croft, author of The Unseen Partner
“A tremendous achievement! Clear, lucid, and comprehensive!”—Anne Baring, author of The Dream of the Cosmos and The Myth of the Goddess
"Both psychologically grounded and open to the inspiring awe of this new wonder, Bobroff's approach is one that is accessible to everyone, and no prior exposure to Jung or crop circles is required"—K. D. Farris, author of Meshe, Heshe, Mison, and Orbit
From the Trade Paperback edition.