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This evocative and wide-ranging study of loneliness, Dr Goodwyn’s multifaceted exploration into the feelings of loneliness that affect our mental health and well-being is a much-needed and heartfelt enquiry.     

--Dr Elizabeth Brodersen, Accredited Training Analyst and Supervisor, C.G. Jung Institute, Zürich, and editor of Jungian dimensions of the mourning process, burial rituals and access to the land of the dead, Intimations of Immorality, Routledge 2023.

"What stands out is the book's underlying message of hope: he provides not just a diagnosis but also a compelling roadmap for the restoration of our social and spiritual soil fed by the treasures of our depths and transcendence. The seeds of the soul that sprout in this soil blossom into flowers and fruits of meaning and purpose. This is a timely, relevant and an essential prescription for our times and a must read for seekers and scholars alike." 

--Ashok Bedi, M.D., Psychiatrist and a Jungian analyst. Author; Path to the Soul and other works at

"Rethinking the machinations of Western medicine and capitalistic incentives that keep us enslaved in hegemonic power systems dominated by reductive ideologies, Goodwyn implores us to nurture the sociocultural dimensions of mental health aimed to remedy our malaise from the toxicity of our alienating environments.  We have all but ignored our social craving for belonging eclipsed by digital realities and pseudo-cultural mass media that reinforce the pain of aloneness underlying our collective pathos.  This book attempts to reorient us to actualize our craving for authentic relationality as social beings in search of soul.   An important treatise on reintroducing the humanization of psychiatry in our age of the brain.


--Prof. Jon Mills, University of Essex; author of End of the World: Civilization and Its Fate


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