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Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love is a provocative book that reminds us that our soul’s primary longing is for love and then explores that longing.

Veronica Goodchild explains that our most important task is the growth of our consciousness and that this cannot be accomplished apart from an awareness of the complexities of love and its shadows. It takes the reader into that domain where eros’ arrows thrust us into those shadowy depths where our keenest vulnerabilities and woundings and our deepest imaginings and longings are hidden.


“This book grows out of a fully embodied, compelling, passionate, profoundly personal, richly imagined, reflective and visionary engagement with its theme, the inescapable connection between Eros and Chaos, love and its wounds, both given and received. Veronica Goodchild has learned that these wounds, painful and unwelcome as they may be, can nevertheless be what opens us to the divine.”

– Christine Downing, author of The Goddess and The Long Journey Home and many other writings.

“With threads of Jungian thought, mythology, poetry, and unique personal experiences, Veronica Goodchild weaves an exploration into the interrelated dynamics of Eros and Chaos, not only in the universe, but in one’s personal psychology – a microcosm within a macrocosm. An engaging book!”

– Nancy Qualls-Corbett, Jungian Analyst and author of The Sacred Prostitute.

“Veronica Goodchild honors the mystery of dream-vision and synchronicity. She explores the fierce truth of how the shadow side of Eros refreshes soul-growth and, like a Renaissance alchemist, she calls for an inner science and art equal to the wonder and wildness of experience. I feel a profound creative urgency here.”

– Coleman Barks, author of The Soul of Rumi and many other works.