a sculpture of the Celtic goddess Queen Maeve

Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective

by Sylvia Brinton Perera Author

In her career as a Jungian analyst, author Sylvia Brinton Perera has spent 26 years studying archetypes and images from ancient mythology and the ways that they can illuminate our contemporary psychological states. In this book, Perera explores addiction through the lens of the Irish goddess Queen Maeve, or 'the inebriating one.' For those who suffer from addiction themselves, or those who have seen loved ones struggle, this book offers a narrative from Jungian psychology for understanding the fight against addiction, and for understanding the primal human needs that drive people towards it in the first place.