Ensoulment is an encounter with a young filmmaker struggling to explain the feminine, according to psychologist Carl Jung’s theories. She interviews authors and leaders including Dr. James Hollis, Dr. Abigail Disney, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Dr. Cynthia Eller and Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, amongst others, to broaden her perspective about what the feminine is and how it takes place in Western culture. What starts out as an attempt to make a film, ends in a search of meaning, belonging and the path back to her true self.
“Ensoulment” by Loris Simon-Salum gives the reader an in-depth view on femininity in today’s Western culture through the compilation of interviews and stories from theorists (particularly Jung) and thought leaders of today. It is a compelling read that is as thoughtful as it is thought-provoking. It is one of those unusual books that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after it is finished and set back upon the shelf. There are a lot of new age concepts in this book to address the issue of femininity and the authors own journey of self-discovery and meaning of the concept. The book challenged my own thoughts and beliefs and I found myself talking about this book with friends and discussing what their thoughts were on femininity. This opened up some very intriguing conversions about all of our beliefs and how they were shaped as well. The book is well written and easy to understand, which is exactly what a reader needs in an anthology like this one that is describing the topic from so many unique perspectives. It is a must read for lovers of inspiring and thought provoking literature. They will undoubtedly find the book to be both useful and helpful. I highly recommend!
Reviewed by Sarah Holloway, Blogger, Indie Book News and Reviews
More information about “Ensoulment” by Loris Simon-Salum can be found on the author’s website www.ensoulmentfilm.com