The Primal Wound : A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction, and Growth

The Primal Wound : A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction, and Growth

Book Title: The Primal Wound : A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction, and Growth

Author: Nancy Verrier

Format: Paperback | 296 pages

Publication Date: 25 Apr 1997

ISBN-13: 9780791432945

The primal wound is the result of a violation we all suffer in various ways, beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout life. Because we are treated not as individual, unique human beings but as objects, our intrinsic, authentic sense of self is annihilated. This primal wounding breaks the fundamental relationships that form the fabric of human existence: the relationship to oneself, to other people, to the natural world, and to a sense of transpersonal meaning symbolized in concepts such as the Divine, the Ground of Being, and Ultimate Reality. In this book Firman and Gila apply object relations theory, self-psychology, transpersonal psychology, and psychosynthesis to the issues of psychological wounding, healing, and growth and show how this wounding can be redeemed through therapy and through changing one's way of living.