JAPA (Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association) Review
IJP (The International Journal of Psychoanalysis) Review
The Psychoanalytic Review, August 2006, Vol 93, #4 pp 682-684
“The author has written a beautiful, elegant, and profound work that gets to the soul of psychoanalysis…It informs psychoanalytic theory and technique in a way that is rare but most welcome.”
-From the Foreword by James Grotstein, M.D.
“In this searching and gracefully written book, Gerald J. Gargiulo reclaims the soul as the proper study of psychoanalysis. It is hard to write about phenomena that defy description, but Gargiulo’s achievement is to find metaphors and allusions that illuminate the meaning of meaning. …Gargiulo, whose spiritual ancestry includes a panoply of philosophers, theologians, scientists, poets and analysts, has the passionate conviction and relentless curiosity that characterize the most creative contributors to the psychoanalytic canon. Psyche, Self and Soul will be inspiring to readers inside and outside the analytic community who seek the experience of the learner, the wisdom of the seeker.”
-Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.
“In this profoundly astute compendium of essays, Gerald J. Gargiulo succeeds admirably in showing how psychoanalysis may be viewed as an ongoing spiritual quest…This is a deeply thoughtful and satisfying book exploring the confluence of psychoanalysis and spirituality.”
-Jon Mills, Psy.D., Ph.D.
“Gargiulo’s poetic style touches the reader deeply and draws one into the mystery of the human spirit…Psyche, Self and Soul presents a holistic view of the psychoanalytic process that is the result of a life engaged in a psychological/spiritual quest.”
–Ewert Cousins, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus: Fordham University