‘An intriguing series of self-portraits refracted through tender, sensitive meditations on art.’
‘As a film maker, Jungian analyst, and writer, Juliet Miller has been continuously engaged with images, and aspects of the intense interface between life and art. The events she narrates in this sensitive memoir provide the reader with an opportunity to meditate on certain crucial moments in life when an encounter with a work of art can psychologically mirror, accompany, or challenge us, providing a temenos for self-analysis and healing. Her book will be of interest to therapists, art-lovers, and the general public.’
Diane Finiello Zervas, art historian and Jungian analyst with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists.
‘A compelling autobiography that teaches us the value of looking and listening to our inner reactions in our encounters with creative works. We readers move from exquisite descriptions of Juliet Miller’s connections with paintings as a child, to seeing how her maturing life in art parallels and enhances her life as a psychoanalyst. She is a Jungian and as such the spiritual is never far away. What a pleasure to be alongside her developing understanding. This is a brilliant sequel to Juliet’s previous books on art and creativity.’
Caroline Pick, film-maker and artist.
‘Juliet Miller explores the nature, value and potential meaning(s) of art from within a Jungian depth psychology paradigm allied to a scholarly appreciation of art. Her understanding and use of this is central to the book and it is the emphasis on the experience of things, not theory (as Jung would value) that is the teacher here. We are encouraged to reflect more, stay still, listen closely and go deeper. Treasure to find and deep connections to make. Drawing together, and reflecting on different strands of her own rich experience, she helps us to think about art: the experience (and often difficult) processes of creation; engaging with it; and finding and making meaning. As a practising psychotherapist, and artist I found this book illuminating and helpful.’
Sally Dhruev, psychotherapist and artist.