HORNS AND HALOS / PERSONAL GROWTH BOOK
HORNS AND HALOS
This book explores the roots of human hatred which emerge from the soil of intimacy. DeMaria, in the process of revealing traditional psychologies failure to articulate a meaningful understanding of human emotion and, in particular, hate, moves towards an existential phenomenological description of hating in intimacy. He fleshes out this description with a case study that shows the paralyzing effects of self-hate. Finally, by pulling together findings in philosophy, anthropology and feminism, DeMaria opens the door to a new vision of human becoming and a psychology of good and evil.
"DeMaria is a pioneer in that feared landscape of our emotional repertoire known as hate. His phenomenological research has established outposts in this under-explored realm through experientially rich portraits that are accessible to the general reader while also yielding deep implications for psychologists."
-Chris Aanstoos, Ph.D.
Editor The Humanistic Psychologist
"This book is a well written, lucid introduction into the world of emotions, especially the world of hate and the world of love. Dr. DeMaria takes us through the complex field of discourse on emotions as a knowledgeable guide, pointing out the highlights and contours of the domain and leading the reader toward meaningful and useful discoveries and insights. I strongly recommend this primer into the world of hate and love as a journey of discovery and self-insight."
-Rolf von Eckartsberg, Ph.D.
Author of Metaphors of Consciousness
NOTE TO THE READER:
Although this is an academic work with Chapters 1-3 being a phenomenological study extremely helpful for graduate students in qualitative research, Chapters 4-6 deal with more applied issues for the therapist or interested layman on dealing with love/hate relationships.