Midwest Book Review – Biography Shelf

May 2014

Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations
Margaret A. Hall
Seculum University Press
5048 Amber Clay Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612
9780983704560, $17.95, 324pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: Keep This Quiet! III – Initiations begins in the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich, where Margaret was enrolled in 1984. She is headed for a big initiation there, which she narrates for us – showing how initiations are life-transforming. Notably, she also dives into the debate between physicist Wolfgang Pauli and psychiatrist Carl Jung about how science/matter and psyche/spirit/synchronicity emerge from a unified psychophysical realm. Dreams lend assistance, as do the brilliant Jung-Pauli letters. Exercises in the back offer practical help in how to work with energy.

Critique: This is the third and highly recommended title in Margaret Harrell’s outstanding Keep This Quiet! autobiographical series. A fascinating and exceptionally well written personal story, Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations is as informative as it is entertaining and will be especially interesting to students of Jungian psychology and metaphysics. Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations is very highly recommended for both community and academic library collections. Also exceptionally commended are the first two volumes in this outstanding series: Keep This Quiet! My Relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert (9780983704508, $17.95 PB, $3.99 Kindle) and Keep This Quiet Too! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert (9780983704539, $17.95 PB, $3.95 Kindle).