Heart Attack and Soul
Heart Attack and Soul: In the Labyrinth of Healing
Dr. Stephen Parker
88 pp. 2011.
When the heart stops a world comes to an end. The work of Steve Parker shows us that there is life after the end, after the heart has been attacked by death, and survived. In his remarkable reports and stunning paintings, we are moved to witness the transition from his life before to his life after as it forges its way to renewal.”
Robbie Bosnak, Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreams
Steve Parker’s story really struck home for me. He exquisitely captures the labyrinthine emotional journey I had gone through following my own severe heart attack.
Any family going through a similar devastating landscape will benefit enormously by learning here about emotional healing following a traumatic event.
Carolyn Thomas, Heart Sisters, www.myheartsisters.org
Dr. Parker’s account of dreams preceding a heart attack is a valuable resource for all workers in the field of health; his insights into the power of using dream images to accelerate the healing process gives us a practical guide. Highly recommended.
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., The Healing Power of Dreams
This is a story of alchemical transformation after a severe heart attack. It contains 40 original images, quotations, and a short commentary for each of the images.
It was the basis of an art show at the Commonweal Art Gallery in Point Reyes, California in February, 2012.
The author is a clinical psychologist and blogging author of www.heartcurrents.com, www.dreamcurrents.com, www.jungcurrents.com