The New Diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity

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The New Diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity ❰Read❯ ➲ The New Diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity Author Tristine Rainer – Polishdarling.co.uk The New Diary is about a completely modern concept of journal writing It has little to do with the rigid daily calendar diary you may have kept as a child or the factual travelogue you wrote to recall The New Diary: How Epub Ü Diary is about a completely modern concept of journal writing It has little The New MOBI :ï to do with the rigid daily calendar diary you may have kept as a child or New Diary: How MOBI ð the factual travelogue you wrote to recall the Grand Canyon Instead, it is a tool for tapping the full power of your inner resourcesThe New Diary is as much for those who already keep a journal as it is for those who have never kept one It does not tell you the right way to keep a diary rather, it offers numerous possibilities for using the diary to achieve your own purposes It is a place for you to clarify goals, visualize the future, and focus your engergies a means of freeing your intuition and imagination a workbook for exploring your dreams, your past, and your present lifeIt is for everyone seeking concrete methods for dealing with personal problems It is for women and men interested in achieving self reliance and inner liberation, for artists and writers seeking new techniques for overcoming blocks to creativity.


10 thoughts on “The New Diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity

  1. Barbara K. Barbara K. says:

    I finished reading Tristine Rainer s The New Diary this morning Great book Although it was published in 1978, it s every bit as fresh today, from the preface by Anais Nin to the final chapter on using a journal as a resource and tool to enhance creative work.This is both a book for people new to keeping diaries or journals and an excellent resource for people who ve been keeping them for decades There s something for everyone here, even for those who ve never considered, never thought they wa I finished reading Tristine Rainer s The New Diary this morning Great book Although it was published in 1978, it s every bit as fresh today, from the preface by Anais Nin to the final chapter on using a journal as a resource and tool to enhance creative work.This is both a book for people new to keeping diaries or journals and an excellent resource for people who ve been keeping them for decades There s something for everyone here, even for those who ve never considered, never thought they wanted, to keep a diary.What makes this a great book on journaling is that it explores so many ways of looking at the journal and looking at one s life from day to day, moment to moment, from using the four functions of sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting to exploring various points of view, formats and even traveling through time The main strength of the book is that it explores journaling or diary keeping as a process It s the process that s important, not the product, though of course the product will be enhanced by all the methods and ways of thinking about the diary explored here, and the product will beaccessible and satisfying if one uses the advice about rereading given here.If someone told me they were just about to start their first personal journal, I d recommend two books, this one and Visual Journaling by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox Between them I think they cover everything you might possibly want to do with a diary, until you think of new things on your own I wish I d read both books when I started I m very glad to have read them since


  2. Liz Liz says:

    This could arguably be the most important book in my life I read it at 12 and started journaling seriously a practice which continued for 20 or so years Around 9 11 most of them were lost forever It s something that I can t even think about without getting very upset.Anyway my 12 year old self thought this was a VERY important book, second only to Harriet the Spy By the way GO READ Harriet the Spy


  3. Bakari Bakari says:

    If you re serious about journal diary writing, I highly suggest this one The book doesn t provide lists of journal prompts, but rather provides various frameworks and ways of thinking about journal writing and how it can be useful Rainer also includes journal entries by herself and other writers as examples of what she s explaining The book is not preachy or filled with quotes and spiritual prompts She show how journaling can help you process your current and past experiences, and deal with If you re serious about journal diary writing, I highly suggest this one The book doesn t provide lists of journal prompts, but rather provides various frameworks and ways of thinking about journal writing and how it can be useful Rainer also includes journal entries by herself and other writers as examples of what she s explaining The book is not preachy or filled with quotes and spiritual prompts She show how journaling can help you process your current and past experiences, and deal with challenges in your life She also includes a chapter on journaling and eroticism which is a subject often overlooked in many books on journaling


  4. ♥ Ibrahim ♥ ♥ Ibrahim ♥ says:

    In this book, she doesn t teach you how to keep a diary, but instead shows you how your diary can offer you so many possibilities You will be able to clarify your goals, focus your inner energies, free inhibitions and release your imagination Here you explore and seek to understand It is that active communication with the self that makes the diary a new diary Here are some of the goals we can achieve through the New Diary The New Diary is a safe place to free the creative child within you In this book, she doesn t teach you how to keep a diary, but instead shows you how your diary can offer you so many possibilities You will be able to clarify your goals, focus your inner energies, free inhibitions and release your imagination Here you explore and seek to understand It is that active communication with the self that makes the diary a new diary Here are some of the goals we can achieve through the New Diary The New Diary is a safe place to free the creative child within you and experience the full range of your imagination It allows you to develop an ease with writing and the habit of writing simply from using what you already have your own experience As you discover your natural voice in the diary, you can also begin to focus on your genuine interests and to collect material for many creative uses.The therapeutic and creative benefits of keeping the New Diary are, in fact, almost as numerous as the people who enjoy the pleasure of keeping it Among the advantages most frequently mentioned are A healthful release for feelings and tensions a place to advise yourself, clarify goals, and make decisions a way to nourish yourself with friendship and self acceptancea nonthreatening place to work out relationships with others and to develop your capacity for intimacy a path to self awareness and self knowledge a place to rehearse future behavior a technique for focusing your energies on what is immediately important a way to organize and expand your t i m ea place to find creative solutions to problems a memory aid a means of achieving self identitya way to enjoy and profit from solitude a guide to finding clarity in the midst of crisis or changea device for discovering your path and taking responsibility for the direction of your lifea means of accelerating or con cluding psychotherapy.A place to develop skills of self expressiona method for turning negative mental habits into positive energya way to gain perspective on your emotions and to resolve the pasta means of keeping in touch with the continuity and rhythms of your lifea place to record meaningful in sightsa way to preserve family and personal historya quiet place to relax and refresh yourselfa device for freeing your intuition and imaginationA way to learn to trust lifea means of experiencing the essential humanness that links all peoplea tool for recording and understanding dreams a way to become your own guide and gurua place to celebrate the process of livinga path to spiritual peacea workbook for creative writing and drawinga safe place to take intellectual and creative risksa source book for future projects a means of discovering joy within the context of your life please see pp 4, 5


  5. Cindy Richard Cindy Richard says:

    This book talks about the importance of journaling for all sorts of reasons and shared several techniques I ve been journaling for years, so it was helpful to examine new ways to refresh and deepen my practice.


  6. Deborah Blair Deborah Blair says:

    This is one of the best books to support people in their process of keeping a journal The well known journal keeper, Annais Nin,gives a good introduction she and author, Tristine Rainer had some years of interaction.I first started journaling when I was 12 years old Having suffered from Selective Mutism, both from the extreme physical and emotional abuse from birth on, and from Asperger s Autism I was fortunate to be in a gifted student program where I had a wonderful teacher who suggested This is one of the best books to support people in their process of keeping a journal The well known journal keeper, Annais Nin,gives a good introduction she and author, Tristine Rainer had some years of interaction.I first started journaling when I was 12 years old Having suffered from Selective Mutism, both from the extreme physical and emotional abuse from birth on, and from Asperger s Autism I was fortunate to be in a gifted student program where I had a wonderful teacher who suggested that I could write my feelings, stories, dreams and thoughts down in journal form She knew that I loved to read and I was greatly amazed to find that like the authors I had so admired, lived for, found comfort in that I too could write Maybe not as good but this was a way that I could communicate.1964 was a time long before the personal computer By the time that this book came on the market with Tristine Rainer I had fifteen years of journalling under my belt I had had the good fortune to study with Ira Progoff, Ph.D a friend of Carl Jung, M.D self labeled as an Anti psychologist psychologist author of, At a Journal Workshop I loved to go on writing retreats with Ira and with other teachers that had studied with him The atmosphere of being with up to 200 orothers, siting to write together sharing if we chose was as important to me as the many weeks and months of intense formal meditation retreats and trainings that I was involved with Ms Rainer s book came in 1979 it provided an enrichment process for lne journalists and for journal classes and small groups that were often meeting at that time and during the eighties and early nineties This book is filled with eexercises that can add to and encourage the journal process It helps with self healing, creative inspiration, working with your dreams, grief, sorting through current situations in one s life and life planning Although I loved and still cherish the years of work with Progoff his method of compartmentalizing work into sections can be off putting and confusing The New Diary has ideas and inner work exercises that can be done in an ongoing journal process that one does in ongoing journals with no need to compartmentalize.Having journaled for fifty years taught it in groups and help clients use it in the psychotherapy Jungian Analysis process The New Diary is, along with Progoff s harder book, At a Journal Workshop, and Jungian Anaylist, Robert Johnson s Inner Work one that I encourage all of my friends and students to keep on their reference shelf It is one that can be gone to whenever one is stuck or needs some inspiration It is sad that the real journaling process has been abandoned by many in this age of the internet and or the blogging Facebook process used instead the private journal especially hand written so that it goes from head and heart to paper can both be a form of meditative inner work a way to center and sort and a real tool for self awakening


  7. Ellyn Ellyn says:

    I don t quite remember how or when I got this book I think it was for sale in a horribly stuffy second hand bookshop for a couple dollars but it was very, very important to me when I was 13 or so.If I d have written this review back then, I would have given it five stars Now, however there are times when I ll pick it up and read a section, and depending on the section in question I might be inspired or irritated by it The main problem I have with books of this sort, nowadays, and why I I don t quite remember how or when I got this book I think it was for sale in a horribly stuffy second hand bookshop for a couple dollars but it was very, very important to me when I was 13 or so.If I d have written this review back then, I would have given it five stars Now, however there are times when I ll pick it up and read a section, and depending on the section in question I might be inspired or irritated by it The main problem I have with books of this sort, nowadays, and why I keep reading them is a little beyond me, but I think there s a touch of self indulging, narcissistic pleasure in there somewhere is the amount of what I think of as being and I understand this may sound a bit critical, and I know some people thrive on this stuff, but it s honestly how I feel self helpy spiritual woo they contain This appealed to me when I was younger Not so much any.When I write in a journal, I like to write in it I write a lot, I write on all kinds of topics, and at the end of the day I have neither the time nor the patience to bother with such exercises as getting in touch with Older Self, or Younger Self, or Dreaming Self, or Wiser Self, or what have you In my own personal experience, such exercises irritate far, faroften than they ever bring insight In fact, I can t stand actually going into a journal entry holding in mind that I should complete this or that exercise in this entry I simply do what I do, and it s fun.Now, I understand that Rainer s message is that the diary is, in the end, whatever the hell you want it to be and that s great I agree with that entirely If you want your diary to be filled with letters to self, or long dead friends, or dream musings or single word entries or wildly chaotic scribbles or whatever your interest might be, wonderful In that sense, her book is great, and I am entirely with her However, I find little value in the rest of the book any


  8. Tara Tara says:

    My favorite book on journaling Can be delved into deeply or picked up at odd intervals I used this text in a class for six months and can look back now and positively identify when I began making huge changes in my life it was after less than 2 months working in my journal every day I ve given many copies to friends.


  9. Erin Erin says:

    It s got that 70s self help smell all over it, but at its core if you ignore some of thegodawful example entries this book provides a lot of interesting journaling techniques I do find that some of them get me writingthan I otherwise would, and in ways that clear my head and feel helpful Its tone doesn t suit me, but the content underneath is good.


  10. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Very difficult to separate my views on the book from my views of the diary contents that are explored The diaries are from the 60s and 70s Women debate if they should choose a career or get married One woman writes that her fear is she s such a poor housekeeper that she will never find a husband Like, this was actually a thing Men married you because of your ability to fucking cook and clean and mend Like they were interviewing for a housekeeper Because wow That s so screwed up One w Very difficult to separate my views on the book from my views of the diary contents that are explored The diaries are from the 60s and 70s Women debate if they should choose a career or get married One woman writes that her fear is she s such a poor housekeeper that she will never find a husband Like, this was actually a thing Men married you because of your ability to fucking cook and clean and mend Like they were interviewing for a housekeeper Because wow That s so screwed up One woman imagines herself aged 40, and how she would feel if she d spent her life in the masculine energy of creating a project and carrying it through Jane, a novelist, diaries a conversation to get inside the heads of her characters, a group of Aztec Indians in the period immediately following the Spanish conquest p 296 Jane I need to understand you I feel so far away.Star Jaguar You should visualize us as we walk in file with the burdens on our backs Watch our legs, our feet Watch the ways we spread our toes out in the dirt, carefully avoiding the sharp stones Watch us as we set our burdens down and prop them with the sticks Watch the way we sit Each of us sits differently.Because there s nothing like imagining how Star Jaguar and his fellow Aztec Indians sit instead of actually, you know, researching genocide And maybe finding out the name of the actual groups of people who were annihilated.So, yeah This all interfered with my ability to compartmentalize the journaling techniques discussed Basically Rainer suggests using the four Jungian techniques Catharsis feeling Description sensing Free intuituive writing intuiting Reflection thinking and making lists So I didn t get a ton from the book in terms of journalling ideas and useful techniques.I accidentally own two copies of this, and I ll be finding new homes for them The book wasn t valuable enough to keep in my library, and I rate it a 2, for just ok


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10 thoughts on “The New Diary: How to use a journal for self-guidance and expanded creativity

  1. Barbara K. Barbara K. says:

    I finished reading Tristine Rainer s The New Diary this morning Great book Although it was published in 1978, it s every bit as fresh today, from the preface by Anais Nin to the final chapter on using a journal as a resource and tool to enhance creative work.This is both a book for people new to keeping diaries or journals and an excellent resource for people who ve been keeping them for decades There s something for everyone here, even for those who ve never considered, never thought they wa I finished reading Tristine Rainer s The New Diary this morning Great book Although it was published in 1978, it s every bit as fresh today, from the preface by Anais Nin to the final chapter on using a journal as a resource and tool to enhance creative work.This is both a book for people new to keeping diaries or journals and an excellent resource for people who ve been keeping them for decades There s something for everyone here, even for those who ve never considered, never thought they wanted, to keep a diary.What makes this a great book on journaling is that it explores so many ways of looking at the journal and looking at one s life from day to day, moment to moment, from using the four functions of sensing, feeling, thinking and intuiting to exploring various points of view, formats and even traveling through time The main strength of the book is that it explores journaling or diary keeping as a process It s the process that s important, not the product, though of course the product will be enhanced by all the methods and ways of thinking about the diary explored here, and the product will beaccessible and satisfying if one uses the advice about rereading given here.If someone told me they were just about to start their first personal journal, I d recommend two books, this one and Visual Journaling by Barbara Ganim and Susan Fox Between them I think they cover everything you might possibly want to do with a diary, until you think of new things on your own I wish I d read both books when I started I m very glad to have read them since


  2. Liz Liz says:

    This could arguably be the most important book in my life I read it at 12 and started journaling seriously a practice which continued for 20 or so years Around 9 11 most of them were lost forever It s something that I can t even think about without getting very upset.Anyway my 12 year old self thought this was a VERY important book, second only to Harriet the Spy By the way GO READ Harriet the Spy


  3. Bakari Bakari says:

    If you re serious about journal diary writing, I highly suggest this one The book doesn t provide lists of journal prompts, but rather provides various frameworks and ways of thinking about journal writing and how it can be useful Rainer also includes journal entries by herself and other writers as examples of what she s explaining The book is not preachy or filled with quotes and spiritual prompts She show how journaling can help you process your current and past experiences, and deal with If you re serious about journal diary writing, I highly suggest this one The book doesn t provide lists of journal prompts, but rather provides various frameworks and ways of thinking about journal writing and how it can be useful Rainer also includes journal entries by herself and other writers as examples of what she s explaining The book is not preachy or filled with quotes and spiritual prompts She show how journaling can help you process your current and past experiences, and deal with challenges in your life She also includes a chapter on journaling and eroticism which is a subject often overlooked in many books on journaling


  4. ♥ Ibrahim ♥ ♥ Ibrahim ♥ says:

    In this book, she doesn t teach you how to keep a diary, but instead shows you how your diary can offer you so many possibilities You will be able to clarify your goals, focus your inner energies, free inhibitions and release your imagination Here you explore and seek to understand It is that active communication with the self that makes the diary a new diary Here are some of the goals we can achieve through the New Diary The New Diary is a safe place to free the creative child within you In this book, she doesn t teach you how to keep a diary, but instead shows you how your diary can offer you so many possibilities You will be able to clarify your goals, focus your inner energies, free inhibitions and release your imagination Here you explore and seek to understand It is that active communication with the self that makes the diary a new diary Here are some of the goals we can achieve through the New Diary The New Diary is a safe place to free the creative child within you and experience the full range of your imagination It allows you to develop an ease with writing and the habit of writing simply from using what you already have your own experience As you discover your natural voice in the diary, you can also begin to focus on your genuine interests and to collect material for many creative uses.The therapeutic and creative benefits of keeping the New Diary are, in fact, almost as numerous as the people who enjoy the pleasure of keeping it Among the advantages most frequently mentioned are A healthful release for feelings and tensions a place to advise yourself, clarify goals, and make decisions a way to nourish yourself with friendship and self acceptancea nonthreatening place to work out relationships with others and to develop your capacity for intimacy a path to self awareness and self knowledge a place to rehearse future behavior a technique for focusing your energies on what is immediately important a way to organize and expand your t i m ea place to find creative solutions to problems a memory aid a means of achieving self identitya way to enjoy and profit from solitude a guide to finding clarity in the midst of crisis or changea device for discovering your path and taking responsibility for the direction of your lifea means of accelerating or con cluding psychotherapy.A place to develop skills of self expressiona method for turning negative mental habits into positive energya way to gain perspective on your emotions and to resolve the pasta means of keeping in touch with the continuity and rhythms of your lifea place to record meaningful in sightsa way to preserve family and personal historya quiet place to relax and refresh yourselfa device for freeing your intuition and imaginationA way to learn to trust lifea means of experiencing the essential humanness that links all peoplea tool for recording and understanding dreams a way to become your own guide and gurua place to celebrate the process of livinga path to spiritual peacea workbook for creative writing and drawinga safe place to take intellectual and creative risksa source book for future projects a means of discovering joy within the context of your life please see pp 4, 5


  5. Cindy Richard Cindy Richard says:

    This book talks about the importance of journaling for all sorts of reasons and shared several techniques I ve been journaling for years, so it was helpful to examine new ways to refresh and deepen my practice.


  6. Deborah Blair Deborah Blair says:

    This is one of the best books to support people in their process of keeping a journal The well known journal keeper, Annais Nin,gives a good introduction she and author, Tristine Rainer had some years of interaction.I first started journaling when I was 12 years old Having suffered from Selective Mutism, both from the extreme physical and emotional abuse from birth on, and from Asperger s Autism I was fortunate to be in a gifted student program where I had a wonderful teacher who suggested This is one of the best books to support people in their process of keeping a journal The well known journal keeper, Annais Nin,gives a good introduction she and author, Tristine Rainer had some years of interaction.I first started journaling when I was 12 years old Having suffered from Selective Mutism, both from the extreme physical and emotional abuse from birth on, and from Asperger s Autism I was fortunate to be in a gifted student program where I had a wonderful teacher who suggested that I could write my feelings, stories, dreams and thoughts down in journal form She knew that I loved to read and I was greatly amazed to find that like the authors I had so admired, lived for, found comfort in that I too could write Maybe not as good but this was a way that I could communicate.1964 was a time long before the personal computer By the time that this book came on the market with Tristine Rainer I had fifteen years of journalling under my belt I had had the good fortune to study with Ira Progoff, Ph.D a friend of Carl Jung, M.D self labeled as an Anti psychologist psychologist author of, At a Journal Workshop I loved to go on writing retreats with Ira and with other teachers that had studied with him The atmosphere of being with up to 200 orothers, siting to write together sharing if we chose was as important to me as the many weeks and months of intense formal meditation retreats and trainings that I was involved with Ms Rainer s book came in 1979 it provided an enrichment process for lne journalists and for journal classes and small groups that were often meeting at that time and during the eighties and early nineties This book is filled with eexercises that can add to and encourage the journal process It helps with self healing, creative inspiration, working with your dreams, grief, sorting through current situations in one s life and life planning Although I loved and still cherish the years of work with Progoff his method of compartmentalizing work into sections can be off putting and confusing The New Diary has ideas and inner work exercises that can be done in an ongoing journal process that one does in ongoing journals with no need to compartmentalize.Having journaled for fifty years taught it in groups and help clients use it in the psychotherapy Jungian Analysis process The New Diary is, along with Progoff s harder book, At a Journal Workshop, and Jungian Anaylist, Robert Johnson s Inner Work one that I encourage all of my friends and students to keep on their reference shelf It is one that can be gone to whenever one is stuck or needs some inspiration It is sad that the real journaling process has been abandoned by many in this age of the internet and or the blogging Facebook process used instead the private journal especially hand written so that it goes from head and heart to paper can both be a form of meditative inner work a way to center and sort and a real tool for self awakening


  7. Ellyn Ellyn says:

    I don t quite remember how or when I got this book I think it was for sale in a horribly stuffy second hand bookshop for a couple dollars but it was very, very important to me when I was 13 or so.If I d have written this review back then, I would have given it five stars Now, however there are times when I ll pick it up and read a section, and depending on the section in question I might be inspired or irritated by it The main problem I have with books of this sort, nowadays, and why I I don t quite remember how or when I got this book I think it was for sale in a horribly stuffy second hand bookshop for a couple dollars but it was very, very important to me when I was 13 or so.If I d have written this review back then, I would have given it five stars Now, however there are times when I ll pick it up and read a section, and depending on the section in question I might be inspired or irritated by it The main problem I have with books of this sort, nowadays, and why I keep reading them is a little beyond me, but I think there s a touch of self indulging, narcissistic pleasure in there somewhere is the amount of what I think of as being and I understand this may sound a bit critical, and I know some people thrive on this stuff, but it s honestly how I feel self helpy spiritual woo they contain This appealed to me when I was younger Not so much any.When I write in a journal, I like to write in it I write a lot, I write on all kinds of topics, and at the end of the day I have neither the time nor the patience to bother with such exercises as getting in touch with Older Self, or Younger Self, or Dreaming Self, or Wiser Self, or what have you In my own personal experience, such exercises irritate far, faroften than they ever bring insight In fact, I can t stand actually going into a journal entry holding in mind that I should complete this or that exercise in this entry I simply do what I do, and it s fun.Now, I understand that Rainer s message is that the diary is, in the end, whatever the hell you want it to be and that s great I agree with that entirely If you want your diary to be filled with letters to self, or long dead friends, or dream musings or single word entries or wildly chaotic scribbles or whatever your interest might be, wonderful In that sense, her book is great, and I am entirely with her However, I find little value in the rest of the book any


  8. Tara Tara says:

    My favorite book on journaling Can be delved into deeply or picked up at odd intervals I used this text in a class for six months and can look back now and positively identify when I began making huge changes in my life it was after less than 2 months working in my journal every day I ve given many copies to friends.


  9. Erin Erin says:

    It s got that 70s self help smell all over it, but at its core if you ignore some of thegodawful example entries this book provides a lot of interesting journaling techniques I do find that some of them get me writingthan I otherwise would, and in ways that clear my head and feel helpful Its tone doesn t suit me, but the content underneath is good.


  10. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Very difficult to separate my views on the book from my views of the diary contents that are explored The diaries are from the 60s and 70s Women debate if they should choose a career or get married One woman writes that her fear is she s such a poor housekeeper that she will never find a husband Like, this was actually a thing Men married you because of your ability to fucking cook and clean and mend Like they were interviewing for a housekeeper Because wow That s so screwed up One w Very difficult to separate my views on the book from my views of the diary contents that are explored The diaries are from the 60s and 70s Women debate if they should choose a career or get married One woman writes that her fear is she s such a poor housekeeper that she will never find a husband Like, this was actually a thing Men married you because of your ability to fucking cook and clean and mend Like they were interviewing for a housekeeper Because wow That s so screwed up One woman imagines herself aged 40, and how she would feel if she d spent her life in the masculine energy of creating a project and carrying it through Jane, a novelist, diaries a conversation to get inside the heads of her characters, a group of Aztec Indians in the period immediately following the Spanish conquest p 296 Jane I need to understand you I feel so far away.Star Jaguar You should visualize us as we walk in file with the burdens on our backs Watch our legs, our feet Watch the ways we spread our toes out in the dirt, carefully avoiding the sharp stones Watch us as we set our burdens down and prop them with the sticks Watch the way we sit Each of us sits differently.Because there s nothing like imagining how Star Jaguar and his fellow Aztec Indians sit instead of actually, you know, researching genocide And maybe finding out the name of the actual groups of people who were annihilated.So, yeah This all interfered with my ability to compartmentalize the journaling techniques discussed Basically Rainer suggests using the four Jungian techniques Catharsis feeling Description sensing Free intuituive writing intuiting Reflection thinking and making lists So I didn t get a ton from the book in terms of journalling ideas and useful techniques.I accidentally own two copies of this, and I ll be finding new homes for them The book wasn t valuable enough to keep in my library, and I rate it a 2, for just ok


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