Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy: Sacred Science and the Search for Soul
This book was published by Routledge Press in January of 2017. Here is the publicity blurb that accompanies the book:
In Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy, Todd Hayen explores what the spiritual concepts of the enigmatic ancient Egyptians can teach us about our own modern psyches and the pursuit of a meaningful life.
Hayen examines the ancient Egyptians’ possession of a concept contemporary academics have labeled “consciousness of the heart”: an innate knowledge of the entirety of the universe. While all human beings possess this consciousness of the heart, our modern culture has largely lost the ability to tap into this inborn knowledge. By examining the material accomplishments of ancient Egypt, and how their seemingly deeper awareness of their inner world created a harmonious outer world, we can begin to understand how modern psychotherapy, through a Jungian perspective, could be instrumental in achieving a more profound and meaningful personal experience of life.
Ancient Egypt and Modern Psychotherapy will be insightful reading for analytical psychologists in practice and in training, Jungian psychotherapists and psychologists, and academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies and ancient spirituality.
Todd Hayen’s book does what all good, creative scholarship does: it opens our minds to new ways of seeing something we thought we already knew. But it does more than this: it shows how we today can benefit from exploring the remarkable “sacred science” of ancient Egypt. We need not “walk like an Egyptian” to profit from understanding how they did, and their insights into the much-neglected soul seem to me to present better ways of healing our own fractured psyche than any amount of modern pharmacology. Hayen does not solve the “mysteries of Egypt;” he invites us to share with him his evident passion for embracing them. The first step in any psychotherapy is taking our inner world seriously. The reader of this book soon sees that Hayen does.” Gary Lachman, associate professor in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies and author of The Secret Teachers of the Western World
Why Life Sucks: And What You Can Do About It
Are you depressed? Are you feeling life has no meaning or purpose? Are you unfulfilled? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you owe it to yourself to check out this little e-book. At only 19 pages long, you can read through it in no time and learn some of the secrets to pulling yourself out of the depths of depression and the feelings surrounding a belief that life sucks! Author and psychotherapist Todd Hayen, PhD, treats dozens of patients every week using these tested techniques to beat depression and develop a new outlook on what life is all about.
This little book was originally conceived as an e-book and can still be bought and downloaded as such from Amazon.ca and other online booksellers. It is only about 20 pages long, but is packed with helpful information about depression and how a person can navigate through it.
If you are a current client pick up a paper copy of the book (or download a free pdf) when you come in for your next session. Otherwise you may purchase it from Amazon.ca for .99 (e-book). If you email me and let me sign you up on my newsletter list I will also send you a free pdf copy!
On the Very Edge of Magnificence
Not yet published, but soon to be, this memoir style book tells the story of my personal experience with my first wife’s struggle with cancer, her treatment, her spiritual commitment, and her eventual death.
From the back cover:
Presented as a love letter to his deceased wife, a devoted husband tells the story of the journey he and his beloved experienced through her courageous encounter with cancer.
Not only a commentary on the sometimes cold approach conventional medical science has toward treating cancer patients, but also an uplifting spiritual story of transcendence, hope, and the indefatigable power of love and faith.
This book is for anyone who has experienced, or is about to experience, a similar journey and for those who find themselves, for whatever reason, also on the very edge of magnificence.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I was a music composer working in Hollywood on film and television scores. Although the two passions of my life do not, at first glance, seem to be related, I believe that my love for music and the creation of music is very much related to my passion for the human mind and our never ending search for meaning and purpose in our lives. Enjoy the music below, and let me know if anything in particular touches your heart and soul. I will soon be adding meditation music specifically designed to assist you in your efforts to become more mindful through meditation.
This CD is a wonderful compilation of arrangements of popular Christmas tunes recorded with the 92 piece Moscow Symphony Orchestra. I produced this album in 2006 and also arranged half of the pieces recorded. “Joy to the World” is a sample of the cinematic quality of these arrangements.
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