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The mind is
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— Lakoff & Johnson


Source Material

While most of the entries in the following bibliography are included because of ideas they contain, in a few idiosyncratic instances they are present because of some evocative verbal images that are easily understood in terms of the MetaSelf model.

Arbib, Michael and Hesse, Mary
The Construction of Reality, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986
Arnheim, Rudolf
The Power of the Center, De Gold - New version
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988
Bakan, David
The Duality of Human Existence, Boston: Beacon Press, 1966
Bateson, G. and Bateson, M.C.
Angels Fear, New York: Macmillan, 1987
Becker, Ernest
The Denial of Death, New York: Free Press, 1973
Bergen, Benjamin K.
Louder Than Words: the New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning
New York: Basic Books, 2012
Berlin, Isaiah
"On the Pursuit of the Ideal", New York Review of Books, March 17, 1988
Berry, Thomas
The Dream of the Earth, San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1988
Bly, Robert
A Little Book on the Human ShadowSan Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988
Borysenko, Joan
Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson, New York: Warner, 1990
Bruner, Jerome
Actual Minds, Possible Worlds, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1986
Acts of Meaning, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1990
In Search of Mind, New York: Harper & Row, 1983
Campbell, Joseph
The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, New York: Harper & Row, 1986
An Open Life, New York: Harper & Row, 1990;
originally published: Burdett, New York: Larson Publications. c 1988
Capra, Frijtof and Luisi, Pier Luigi
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision, Cambridge 2014
Carleton, Peter Vail
Frame Work: Spatial Metaphors of the Self
(Privately printed edition of 80 copies. Available.) San Francisco 1991
Collins, W. Andrew, Editor
The Concept of Development, Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Vol. 15, Hillsdale, New Jersey: Erlbaum, 1982
Cornell, Ann Weiser
The Power of Focusing.: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing. New Harbinger Publications, Oakland California 1996
The Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living a Focusing Life, Calluna Press 2005
Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change. W. W. Norton and Company, New York 2013
Danto, Arthur C.
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art, New York: Columbia University Press, 1986
de Sousa, Ronald
The Rationality of Emotion, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1987.
Damasio, Antonio
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, New York: Pantheon Books 2010
The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, San Diego: Harvest 1999
Edinger, Edward F
Ego and Archetype, New York: Penguin, 1973
Field, J. (pseudonum for Marion Milner) (1936)
A life of one's own, Los Angeles: J.P.Tarcher, 1981
Fordham, Frieda
An Introduction to Jung's Psychology, New York: Viking Penguin, 1953
Fox, Matthew
Original Blessing, A Primer in Creation Spirituality, Santa Fe: Bear & Company, 1983
Fox, Matthew, and Swimme, Brian
Manifesto for a Global Civilization,Santa Fe: Bear & Company 1982
Friedman, Maurice
The Worlds of Existentialism, New York: Random House, 1964
To Deny Our Nothingness, New York: Delacorte, 1967
Touchstones of Reality, New York: Dutton, 1972
The Hidden Human Image, New York: Delta, 1974
Gardner, Howard
Developmental Psychology, Boston: Little, Brown second edition, 1982
The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution
New York: Basic Books second edition with epilogue, 1987
Gendlin, Eugene
Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning: a Philosophical and Psychological Approach to the Subjective
Northwestern University Press. First published 1962 by the Free Press of Glencoe.
Focusing, New York: Bantam, 1978
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. A Manual of the Experiential Method.
The Guilford Press, New York 1996
Goffman, Erving
Frame Analysis: an Essay on the Organization of Experience, Northeastern University Press edition 1986
Gerhart, Mary, and Russell, Alan
Metaphoric Process. The creation of scientific and religious understanding, Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, 1984
Gilligan, Carol
In a Different Voice, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard, 1982
Goodman, Nelson
Ways of Worldmaking, Indianapolis: Hacker, 1978
Of Mind and Other Matters, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1984
Hafi, Marcia
"True Colors." Art in America, June, 1989
Hampden-Turner, Charles
Maps of the Mind, New York: Collier, 1982
Jager, Bernd
"Horizontality and Veriticality: a Phenomenological Exploration in Lived Space" Duquesne Studies in Phenomenological Psychology: Vol. II, 1984
Jampolsky, Gerald G
Love is Leting Go of Fear, Millbrae, California: Celestial Arts, 1979
Jaspers, Karl
The Perennial Scope of Philosophy,
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1950.
Trans. by Ralph Manheim. Excerpted in Friedman, 1964.
Johnson, Mark
The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination and Reason, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987
Josselson, Ruthellen
The Space Between Us: Exploring the Dimensions of Human Relationships
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992
Jung, Carl
Answer to Job, "The Portable Jung", ed. Joseph Campbell., New York: Penguin, 1976
Mandala Symbolism, Princeton: Bollingen, 1972
Kapleau, Philip
The Three Pillars of Zen, Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980
Klee, Paul
Pedagogical Sketchbook, London: Faber and Faber
Introduction and translation by Sibyl Maholy-Nagy, 1953
Knauf, Markus
Space to Reason: a Spatial Theory of Human Thought, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2013
Koestler, Arthur
Janus: A Summing Up, New York: Random House, 1978
Kohut, Heinz
The Restoration of the Self, New York:International University Press, 1977
Kopp, Richard R
Metaphor Therapy: Using Client-Generated Metaphors in Psychotherapy
Brunner/Mazel, New York 1995
Kovecses, Zoltan
Metaphor: A Practical Introduction second edition, Oxford University Press 2010
Lakoff, George
"How The Body Shapes Thought: Thinking With an All Too Human Brain," and
"How to Live with an Embodied Mind: When Causation, Mathematics, Morality, The Soul, And God Are Essentially Metaphorical Ideas,"
The Nature and Limits of Human Understanding
Anthony J. Sanford editor, T & T Clark, New York 2003
"Two Metametaphorical Issues": 1) The Meanings of Literal, 2) A Figure of Thought, Berkeley Cognitive Science Report No. 38. May, 1986
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987
More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989
Lakoff, George and Johnson, Mark
Metaphors We Live By, Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 1980
Philosophy in The Flesh: The Embodied Mind And Its Challenge to Western Thought
Basic Books. 1999
Langer, Susanne
Philosophy in a New Key, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1942
Langs, Robert
The Therapeutic Environment, New York: Jason Aronson, 1979
Lao Tzu
Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English New York: Vintage, 1972
Lehman, David
Signs of the Times, New York: Poseidon, 1991
Lewin, Roger
Complexity - Life at the Edge of Chaos, New York: Macmillan, 1992
MacIntyre, Alasdair
After Virtue, Notre Dame, Indiana: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1981
Mahler, Margaret S., with Pine, F. and Bergman, A.
The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant, New York: Basic Books, 1975
Maslow, Abraham
Toward a Psychology of Being, New York: Van Nostrand Company, 1968
McNeill, David
Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1992
Milner, Marion: see Field, J., pseudonym.
Milner, Marion
On not being able to paint, New York: International Universities Press, 1957
Moody, Raymond
The Light Beyond, New York: Bantam Books, 1988
Morse, Melvin
Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children
New York: Random House, 1990
Transformed by the Light, New York: Random House 1992
Moscowitz, Michael
Reading Minds: a Guide to the Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution
Karnak Books: London 2010
Mullan, John
Kierkegaard's Philosophy, New York: New Amer. Lib., 1981
Murdoch, Iris
Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals, New York: Penguin,1992
Needleman, Jacob
The Heart of Philosophy, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982
Nisker, Wes
Crazy Wisdom, Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1990
O'Doherty, Brian
Inside the White Cube, San Francisco: Lapis, 1986
Piaget, Jean
The Essential Piaget, New York: Basic Books, 1977
Regier, Terry
The Human Semantic Potential: Spatial Language and Constrained Connectionism.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
Rest, James R.
Development in Judging Moral Issues
Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1979
Rilke, Rainer Maria
The Book of Hours. Poems from the Book of Hours, "Das Stundenbuch",
Trans. by Babette Deutsch. Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1941
Rinpoche, Sogyal
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, New York: HarperCollins, 1992
Rogers, Carl R.
On Becoming a Person. A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Roman, Klara
Handwriting, A Key to Personality, New York: Pantheon Books 1952
Sacks, Oliver
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat
New York, Harper & Row 1985 (Perennial Library Edition)
Seeing Voices. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989
Sannella, Lee
The Kundalini Experience: Psychosis or Transcendence
Lower Lake, California: Integral Publishing, 1987
Saslow, James
Ganymede in the Renaissance, New Haven: Yale, 1986
Siegelman, Ellen
Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy, New York: Guilford, 1990
Soskice, Janet Martin
Metaphor and Religious Language, Oxford: Clarendon 1985
Stendahl (Beyle, Marie-Henri)
On Love, trans. H.B.V. under the direction of C.K. Scott
Moncrieff New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1967
Sweetser, Eve Eliot
From Etymology to Pragmatics: The Mind-as-Body Metaphor in Semantic Structure and Semantic Change
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Talmy, Leonard
"Force Dynamics in Language and Cognition", Cognitive Science
Vol. 12, No. 1. Jan-Mar. 1988
Tarnas, Richard
The Passion of the Western Mind, Random House, New York 1991
Turner, Mark
Death is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987
Vygotsky, Lev
Mind in Society Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1978
Thought and Language, Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T., 1962
Weisberger, Edward, editor
The Spiritual in Art, New York: Abbeville Press, 1986
Von Eckartsberg, Rolf
"Maps of the Mind", The Metaphors of Consciousness
edited by Ronald S. Valle and Rolf von Eckartsberg, New York: Plenum Press, 1981
Wertcsh, James V.
Vygotsky and the Social Formation of Mind Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard, 1985
Wilber, Ken
Eye to Eye, Garden City, New York: Anchor, 1983
Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, Shambhala. Boston, 1995.
Up from Eden, Boston: New Science Library, 1986
Winner, Ellen
The Point of Words: Children's Understanding of Metaphor and Irony, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1988
Wollheim, Richard
On Art and the Mind, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1974
The Thread of Life Cambridge: Harvard, 1984
Painting as an Art, Princeton, 1987