Archive Publishing was conceived in 2002 by Hazel Marshall and Ian Thorp as a result of their passion for the work of Barbara Somers, Ian Gordon-Brown and others involved with the birth and growth of Transpersonal Psychology.
Ian Thorp MA has been involved with design, print and publishing for over 30 years. He has designed many of the books and provided the illustrations for others. Through his experience as a psychotherapist and workshop facilitator, he has found a real need in people for material that both acknowledges and feeds the Soul, Self, Spirit, Atman.
Following the publication of the first two books in the Wisdom of the Transpersonal series, it was decided that Archive Publishing was ready to start publishing other books that were based on the transpersonal experiences of individuals or the work of people working transpersonally with others. Archive Publishing remains the main imprint for these titles with the addition of Talking Stick as an imprint for titles of a less academic nature.
Since clay is my favourite medium in my work with children, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and comment on Touching Clay, Touching What?: The Use of Clay in Therapy. Very little has been written about this medium for therapy and this book fills a much needed void. It is a fine, important contribution.
Jay Ramsay takes us step by step through the stages of the alchemical process using a wide range of original transpersonal exercises to create a memorable journey that challenges, inspires and transforms us at every stage. We too can be kings and queens: we too, once we leave our dross behind, are gold.
As far back as she could remember Josephine had experienced psychic phenomenon; knew she had lived before and carried a passion for exploring what life is really about. With husband Brian, their joint curiosity evoked a challenging, interesting and sometimes exciting life, but more importantly, they discovered they had led many lives upon ancient sites in Dorset and Somerset.
This is not so much a definitive book about Buntie Wills therapeutic method, but more a mosaic of personal memories and tributes by the many who new her. It is an attempt to capture something of her essence and the richness experienced by those who met her.
"This fascinating exploration into the rich underworld of the female body is a well-written, passionate and thoughtful plea for a return to body-consciousness and acceptance of what it is to be female."
In The Dream of the Cosmos, Anne Baring addresses the real cultural roots of our multifaceted crisis — spiritual, psychological, ecological, social, political and economic. The book is a symbol of hope and renaissance - essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the patterns of Western culture and show how it can be overcome.