Georgina, a Jungian analyst, returns from her mother's funeral to discover her husband's affair. At the same time, her teenage daughter is suffering from suicidal depression. Georgina consults a shaman from Peru, an Irish mystic, an energy healer in Minnesota, five psychiatrists and four psychologists to help her child. Together mother and daughter learn the big lesson of life: nothing is done to you; it is done for you, so you can awaken.
Four stalwart friends accompany Georgina on this journey which carries her to the incandescent shore of her being, where she encounters her own heart.
Susan Plunket just published her debut novel "When Every Breath Becomes a Prayer". It's available in paperback and kindle on Amazon Prime. She is an author and psychologist in private practice, in Greenwich Village.
Her special interests are Jungian dream analysis and working with people who have had an experience of the numinous, a divine beckoning, which frequently occurs at a time of crisis in a person’s life.
She received her doctorate at The New School for Social Research in 1989 and completed her clinical training at New York Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health. From 2005 to 2008 she served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. Since 2008 she has been on the editorial review board of Quadrant: The Journal of the New York C.G. Jung Foundation.
I love trees. And because I love them, I often personify them in my writing. Here Kate is falling asleep in her house, which is nestled in a grove of palm trees. As she lies in the dark, listening to the wind moving through the palm fronds, she imagines that the trees are tall elegant women in ballgowns, which rustle as they move through the ballroom.
When Every Breath Becomes a Prayer
Lying there in the dark, listening to the sound of the palm trees overhead, Kate imagined them to be elegant ladies rustling their silk gowns as they moved through a ballroom.