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Books by Dr. Arthur Janov

 

Primal Healing
Now in bookstores and at Amazon.com
Dr. Janov's latest and most important book,
PRIMAL HEALING,
FOR THE FIRST TIME, PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY ARE LINKED TO EXPLAIN THE HUMAN CONDITION
Why love is an important ingredient in determining how the brain and personality develop, affecting us for a lifetime. Going back in history to the source of unhappiness, depression, anxiety and addiction to undo the damage.

Primal Healing is Dr. Janov's magnum opus, the culmination of decades of clinical observation and research. Here he melds current research in biology and neurology with his clinical work to produce a definitive thesis regarding how any psychotherapy that uses words as the predominant mode of therapy cannot make profound change. Dr. Janov traces the route of feeling from the brainstem to the prefrontal cortex, indicating how repression sets in to block our feelings to create a whole host of neurotic behaviors and physical symptoms. He illustrates how effective therapy or "cure" involves unblocking the repressive barrier and allowing lower level imprinted feelings to rise to the frontal neocortex.  More...

The Janov Solution: Lifting Depression Through Primal Therapy
Now in Bookstores

This is a book that indicates that is almost impossible to eradicate deep depression without plunging into the depths of the unconscious where the basis of it all lies.

Dr. Janov has found a way to investigate the deep brain system that provides the underpinnings of depression.
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This is a book that indicates that is almost impossible to eradicate deep depression without plunging into the depths of the unconscious where the basis of it all lies.

Dr. Janov has found a way to investigate the deep brain system that provides the underpinnings of depression. And further, he has a system to eradicate the pernicious imprinted memories that cause us to be helpless and hopeless in adult life. He had discovered that the symptoms of depression are exactly those of a certain kind of birth trauma. If we put an overlay over the current symptoms, they describe exactly the birth process. Luckily, there is a way out of all.

Beyond belief!
In preparation

This book examines what forces in us drive us to believe in mystics, healers and gurus. What unconscious impulses lead us to join cults, and reveals how feelings become beliefs in the brain. Dr. Janov discusses all of this through the autobiographies of patients who have lived it. He also examines how the government functions as a cult with the same dynamics as any cult leader from Jim Jones to Rajneesh and to Ben laden.

There is a chapter on the born again, conversion experience and why that happens. Another on what makes a leader or healer and what makes a follower. He cites many research studies on how thinking something will kill pain actually does, and why that happens. He analyzes belief systems and how they function to keep us comfortable. That the brain doesn’t care if it is Islam, the Republican Party or “the secret,” it all works the same in the brain. What he points out is that the thought of a deity makes us believe in it whereas it is the thought itself that relieves and soothes us.

This is the first thorough account of how beliefs work in the brain to bring us comfort and calm. But it is a spurious calm since there is a seething caldron of pain that lies below beliefs that will make us sick and shorten our lives.

Sex and the Subconscious: Perversions and Diversions in the Realm of the Libido
In preparation

Mining the most fascinating case histories taken from more than five decades of clinical study, Dr. Arthur Janov’s Sex and the Subconscious explores both the commonplace and arcane aspects of human sexual health. Demystifying one of the most highly personal yet least understood subjects, Sex and The Subconscious shows how memories of experiences that occur during our nine months in the womb, at birth, and early childhood are imprinted into the subconscious, only to emerge in adulthood as any of numerous sexual patterns and behaviors.

Dr. Janov unravels the mystery behind some of the most complex cases of sexual dysfunction and explains clearly the origins of many problems. Illuminated by first person accounts of patients who have successfully undergone Primal Therapy treatment, Sex and the Subconscious identifies numerous causes behind the kaleidoscopic spectrum of human sexual behavior, including common patterns such as frigidity, impotence, and low-libido, as well as more extreme behaviors such as exhibitionism, sado-masochism, fetishes, and the need for countless sex partners. Some of the sexual patterns that are an outgrowth of incest, the greatest taboo, are revealed in a variety of case histories.

Sex and the Subconscious shows how our sexual-self is the most important aspect of our being, and the clearest indicator of overall health. It clarifies the difference between love and lust, the chemical basis of each, and why we so often confuse the two. In a chapter entitled “The Womb As A Black Box,” we learn how stress to the carrying mother during pregnancy determines the child’s health and later sexual behavior. In another chapter, “Hormones of Love,” Dr. Janov reveals how we develop the ability to love very early in our relationship to our parents, and how that will affect our sex life later on.

One of the world’s most renowned psychologists, Dr. Janov has studied sexual behavior not as an isolated symptom, but as part of the whole human being. In Sex and the Subconscious, Dr. Janov clearly establishes how our sexual health mirrors our overall physical health, and how treating the whole patient, not just a symptom, is the only way to achieve real and long-term healing.

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Other Books

Dr. Arthur Janov has written 11 books.  Dr. Janov's previous book is Sexualite et le Subconscient (the French edition of the forthcoming Sex and the Subconscious) (2006) The following books are currently available for sale through the Primal Center (e-mail us).  They may also be available at your local bookstore, or through online booksellers such as amazon.com:

 

The Biology of Love (2000)

La Biologie de L'Amour [The Biology of Love, French Edition] (2001)

The Primal Scream (Revised Edition) (1970/1999)

Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well (1996)

Le Corps se Souvient [Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well, French Edition] (1997)

The New Primal Scream (1991)

 

The following books by Dr. Arthur Janov are presently out of print (while we do hope to reprint them in the future).  They may be available for borrowing at libraries, and for sale at used book stores, or online used book sources, such as ebay.com or amazon.com:

 

Imprints (1986)

Prisoners of Pain (1980)

Primal Man (1976)

The Feeling Child (1973)

The Primal Revolution (1972)

The Anatomy of Mental Illness (1971)

The Primal Scream (1970)

 

Several of Dr. Janov's books have been translated into various foreign languages.  Please contact us for information on foreign-language editions not listed here.

 

 

In-Print Books

 

The following books are currently available for sale through the Primal Center.  They may also be available at your local bookstore, or through online booksellers:

 

Sexualite et le Subconscient (Sex and the Subconsious) (2006)

Published by Editions du Rocher

 

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The Biology of Love (2000)

Published by Prometheus Books

 

Drawing on years of experience with thousands of patients and a growing body of evidence in neurophysiology, human biology and psychology, Dr. Janov shows how love or the lack of it affects not only our sense of psychological well-being but our physical health and our personalities as well.  "Absolutely phenomenal" - David Rubin, Talk Radio Network.  To order, please click here.

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La Biologie de L'Amour (2001)

Published by Editions du Rocher

 

French translation of The Biology of Love. 

$20

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The Primal Scream

The Primal Scream (Revised Edition) (1970/1999)

Published by G. P. Putnam

 

An updated edition of the groundbreaking, international bestseller.    Please click here for information on the 1996 audiotape version of The Primal Scream.
This version is out of print and we have available the 2nd edition (2002) of this book.


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Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well (1996)

Published by Dove Books

 

The culmination of over a decade of research and writing, Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well reveals the hidden forces of the unconscious that conspire against the human system, making us sick emotionally and physically.  Please click here for information on the audiotape version of Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well

 

"Because Dr. Janov sees us as creatures of unity physical and mental, physiological and psychological, biographical and biological he knows us as we really are; that our pain is because we have been split and that our salvation must come from being re-connected.  To this end, he has written more than a book, Dr. Janov has written a manual of healing."  — J. M.

 

 

Le Corps se Souvient (1997)

Published by Editions du Rocher

 

The French translation of Why You Get Sick - How You Get Well.  To order, please click here.

 

 

 

The New Primal Scream (1991)

Published by Dearborn Press

 

A study of the nature and mechanisms of repression, featuring new case histories, observations, and clinical research. 

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Ordering In-Print Books through the Primal Center

 

Please e-mail us, or call or write us for information about ordering in-print books.  Our address is:

 

Dr. Arthur Janov's Primal Center

209 Ashland Ave.

Venice, CA 90291  USA

 

Our telephone number is:  (310) 392-2003.

 

Our fax number is:  (310) 392-8554

 

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Out-of-Print Books

 

The following books by Dr. Arthur Janov are currently out-of-print:

 

Imprints (1986)

Published by T. Y. Crowell

 

Imprints was the result of over twenty years of research on the birth and other early traumas which are engraved into individuals' physiologic and neurologic systems.  Such birth imprints can later shape personality and physiology.

 

 

 

Prisoners of Pain (1980)

Published by Anchor Press/Doubleday

 

Prisoners of Pain shows how psychological traumas are processed by the brain in the same way as physical injuries, and how they can surface as painful diseases in adult life.

 

 

Primal Man (1976)

Published by T. Y. Crowell

 

Co-authored by Dr. Arthur Janov and Dr. Michael Holden, a neurologist, Primal Man comprises an eloquent statement of Primal theory and a detailed examination of the implications of that theory for everyday life.  In addition to probing the neurologic basis of neurosis, the authors explore such diverse subjects as the nature of psychosis, the need for morality, the structure of sleep and dreams, and the emotional and physiological roots of perversion, impotence, and frigidity in sexual life.  This work also sets forth Dr. Janov's first major exposition of the levels of consciousness, including how they operate and interact.

 

 

The Feeling Child (1973)

Published by Simon & Schuster

 

In this book Dr. Arthur Janov draws upon his vast experience to suggest ways to bring up an emotionally healthy child, emphasizing the common failures most parents make in not recognizing the real needs of their children.  He presents evidence that neurosis may begin well before most people have previously thought - in some cases while the child is still in its mother's body.

 

 

The Primal Revolution (1972)

Published by Simon & Schuster

 

In this book Dr. Arthur Janov explores - through the feelings, actions, and words of his patients - the means through which Primal Therapy solves neurotic problems faster and more effectively than other therapies.  Dr. Janov describes how through Primal Therapy a person can quickly gain awareness of her real feelings and her true needs.  He also discusses the social implications of neurosis and how neurotic societies produce neurotic individuals.

 

 

The Anatomy of Mental Illness (1971)

Published by G. P. Putnam

 

The Anatomy of Mental Illness was the successor to The Primal Scream and presents the supporting data and scientific basis of Primal Therapy.  Here are extensive follow-ups to case histories of discharged patients who report how they have been freed from psychological problems and physical disorders ranging from colitis and headaches, to addiction and alcohol.  It was the first attempt to mesh neurology with Primal Therapy.

 

 

The Primal Scream

The Primal Scream (1970)

Published by G. P. Putnam

 

The book that revolutionized the world of psychotherapy, and changed the lives of people everywhere.  It was the beginning of three decades of research that has produced the most advanced, scientific therapy available.  The Primal Scream sold more than a million copies and has been translated into dozen different languages.  A revised edition of The Primal Scream is presently in print.  Please click here for more information.

 

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