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Love and the World

A Guide to Conscious Soul Practice

April 2001
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  • Publisher
    Lindisfarne Books
  • Published
    1st April 2001
  • ISBN 9780970109743
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.

Drawing on images of the Grail legend and myths of Sophia—she who is called the Soul of the World—Sardello develops approaches to intelligence of the heart, the world significance of grieving, the transformative power of radical receptivity, re-enlivening the senses, the creative power of dreaming, and a new basis for relationships.

Based on a synthesis of C.G. Jung’s writings on the nature of soul, James Hillman on the work of soul making, and Rudolf Steiner on the formation of a spiritual culture, Love and the World establishes a ground of hope for the new millennium, as well as a radically fresh direction for psychology—one concerned with what we can be, rather than what has influenced us from the past.

Robert Sardello, author of Facing the World with Soul, offers an immensely human approach to the soul we share with one another and with the world. Love and the World is vital reading for anyone who wishes to explore the riches of spiritual psychology.

This is an updated and revised edition of Love and the Soul.

“Whatever Sardello touches breaks open with new meaning.” —James Hillman, author of The Soul’s Code and The Force of Character 

“Robert Sardello is one of the most creative thinkers I know. He writes from a combination of breathtaking originality and heartfelt compassion.” —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul

“An author of considerable integrity, warmth, and insight who is contributing very significantly to the emergence of a new, genuinely spiritual psychology in America.” —Lee Irwin, Ph.D., Religious Studies Chair, University of Charleston, and author of Awakening the Spirit, Visionary Worlds, and The Dream Seekers

C O N T E N T S:

Getting Started

1. Taking the Side of the World
2. Individuality as Love
3. The Soul of the World
4. Time, Love, and the Soul
5. Grieving, Love, and the Soul
6. Dreaming and the World
7. Coming to Our Senses
8. Heart and Soul
9. Soulful Relationships
10. Community and Friendship


Robert Sardello

Robert Sardello, PhD, is cofounder (with Cheryl Sanders-Sardello, PhD, in 1992) of the School of Spiritual Psychology. At the University of Dallas, he served as chair of the Department of Psychology, head of the Institute of Philosophic Studies, and graduate dean. He is also cofounder and a faculty member of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, as well as author of more than 200 articles in scholarly journals and cultural publications, and is a former faculty member of the Chalice of Repose Project in Missoula, Montana. Having developed spiritual psychology based in archetypal psychology, phenomenology, and the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner from more than thirty-five years of research in this discipline, as well as holding positions in two universities, Dr. Sardello is now an independent teacher and scholar, teaching throughout the US, Canada, and the UK, as well as the Czech Republic, Philippines, and Australia. He is a consultant to many educational and cultural institutions and a dissertation adviser at numerous academic institutions. He is author of several books, including Facing the World with Soul (2003) and Love and the World (2001).