Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 217–226 | Cite as

The Prayer-Poem and Jung’s Use of Active-Imagination

  • Warren L. Molton


The article develops the concept of the prayer poem as a method for spiritual insearch. It further attempts to relate the process of the prayer-poem to Carl Jung’s use of “active-imagination” as a way of pushing the poetic image to a deeper level of meaning and usefulness. The prayer-poem can be a window into the psyche (soul).


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren L. Molton
    • 1
  1. 1.Counseling Center for Human DevelopmentKansas CityUSA

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