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The Soul in Anguish

with Danielle McGinnis and Rick Alexander

Next book club begins
October 8, 2023

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What to expect?

  • Engaging Discussions: Immerse yourself in lively conversations that span the spectrum of emotions and ideas. From the darkest corners of anguish to the radiant light of healing, our discussions will traverse the entire emotional landscape presented in "The Soul in Anguish."

  • Deep Analysis: Uncover hidden meanings, symbolic nuances, and psychological insights that Corbett weaves into every chapter. Our book club is a space to dive beneath the surface and explore the layers of significance that make this book a true masterpiece.

  • Monthly Content:

    • You will receive a podcast conversation from Rick and Danielle for each section of the book with prompts and things to contemplate before the group call.

    • We will include our favorite quotes within the week’s reading and suggestions for reframing the content within the chapters to help you stay the course of the chapters.

  • Monthly LIVE ZOOM calls

    • (6+ hours of guidance) led by Danielle and Rick

    • These calls are to engage with the material thus far and will help you take the content during these in-depth discussions. 

    • The calls will be recorded and posted to the community within 24 hours post-call.

Why did we choose The Soul in Anguish?

The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering presents a variety of approaches to suffering,

 from the perspectives of both Jungian and psychoanalytic psychology.

An important theme of the book is that suffering may be harmful or helpful to the development of the personality.

Our culture tends to assume that suffering is invariably negative or pointless, but this is not necessarily so;

suffering may be destructive, but it may also lead to positive developments such as enhanced empathy for others, wisdom, or spiritual development.

In a time of obvious collective suffering, The Soul in Anguish takes us on an extraordinary voyage through the intricacies of the human psyche. Lionel Corbett's evocative prose and deep insights beckon readers to contemplate the complexities of pain, transformation, and spiritual possibility found within the depths of suffering.

This book is not just a collection of words; it's a vessel carrying profound wisdom that has the power to reshape perspectives and illuminate the path to deeper relationship to suffering.

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WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS BOOK CLUB?

When you join our book club, you're not just signing up for a reading group – you're becoming a part of a vibrant community of avid readers and introspective thinkers.

Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for literature and self-exploration. These discussions are intentionally supposed to extend beyond the pages of the book as you navigate the complexities of the human soul with this group then ripple that out into your everyday life.

Any person looking to study, engage, and relate to the depths of suffering in a new and creative way, inducing all its complexity is welcome to join.

DATES:

This is a six-month book club running with the first call

beginning on Sunday, October 8th.

Zoom calls will be held on the second Sunday of each month from 10:00 am-11:30 am MST.

Here’s the exact schedule: 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10

WHERE DO I GET THE BOOK?

You may purchase in any bookstore, or on amazon. 

We would prefer you ordered a physical copy of the book in order to follow along, highlight, and go back and reference it easily.

You can purchase the book here.

***Used copies are available for cheaper.

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THE BEST PART

The best part is that all payments are “pay as you wish,” meaning we want all members of this community to feel like this is a place where all are welcome, regardless of your means.

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What People Are Saying:

"I loved the interaction and raw vulnerability of the group members. A lot of times I find people will lack the courage to step in the ring of vulnerability.

This group was led with openness and engagement right from the start.

People shared their stories and insights right from the heart and that allowed some very interesting perspectives to consider.

I was highly skeptical about joining a "book club" but thought, what the hell....I love to read and lone behold.....it turns out that I loved, loved, loved the group sharing.

That was my favorite part for sure.

I learned that everyone has a different "Hero's Journey" and that just being present and actively listening to people can bring so much joy to them.

It doesn't necessarily have to be about the chapter lesson I found to have "ah-ha" moments. Such a good group."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are the books included? 

Books are NOT included in the program. We encourage you to purchase them in advance of the October 8th start date.

You can purchase the book here.

 

What if I’ve read the book before? 

If you have read the book, you may have not read the book in this way.

We will be breaking down concepts and sharing embodied experiences with the material to ensure that this experience is far different than reading it by yourself.
 

I read really slow. Will I be able to keep up?

We are covering each book over the span of the next 6 months.

The book is approximately 338 pages.

So if we read approximately 338 pages, that’s approximately 14 pages a week, or two pages a day. 

 

I read really fast. Will I get bored? 

Within the book club, we’re doing more than just reading for the sake of completion. 

We will be reading, journaling, note-taking, thinking, processing, self-coaching, applying.

You will not be bored.

 

When are the monthly calls?

Calls will be held the second Sunday of each month from 10:00 am-11:30am MST.

Here’s the exact schedule: 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10

 

What if I can’t make the monthly Zoom Calls?

All calls will be recorded and emailed within 24 hours.

We would prefer if you could make it live, but we understand life happens, in that case you can always submit a question or topic in advance and then listen to the recording for answers, interpretations and/or suggestions on guidance.

 

Can I join at any time? 

Unfortunately, no.

Registration will close on October 8th before we begin the first call.

 

Enrollment is OPEN now.

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