Sacred Disorder | Cliff Bostock's blog – 'Finally, I came to regard as sacred the disorder of my mind' (Rimbaud)

About this blog, my work & contacting me

I am an Atlanta writer and consultant in psychology (with a PhD). As a writer, I am interested in the way psychology, culture and politics interact. For more than 20 years, I wrote a weekly column, “Headcase,” that takes up these subjects.

In my practice,  I specialize in working with the imagination’s process — not just in creating art but as the means by which we remember our lives, experience the present and visualize the future.

My work is inspired by the imaginal psychology of James Hillman and Carl Jung, as well as the psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud. I have had extensive education and training in psychotherapy but no longer consider my work psychotherapy. Therefore, my work does not qualify for insurance reimbursement. I do offer sliding-scale fees.

I call my work Imaginal Training. Read more about it at  To contact me: write cliffbostock at gmail. com or call me at 404- 518 – 4415. Email is preferred.

This blog is a space for rumination about my interests and life experience.

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There are 2 Comments to "About this blog, my work & contacting me"

  • Jason Thompson says:

    Hi Cliff,

    I noticed you mentioned the lack of attention that Hillman gave to gender issues (can’t remember how you worded it) but i have alwars found the same lacuna in his work- its infuriating to me that he skirted around such a core existential issue. The best I could find on gender in the Arch Psych group is Pat Berry’s piece on The Dogma Of Gender where she nails it.

    Anyway the point of my writing is to show you a small piece by Hillman I found buried in an old Utne Reader which I thouight you might like. It’s on the topic of gener….. it doesnt go into much depth but I think gives some clues regarding why he avoided this subject:



  • Ken says:

    I just wanted to say hi and thank you for sharing your personal journey. I lived in Atlanta from 1984 to 1995 and you were one of my favorite writers. I live in Plano, Texas now, but seeing your name brought back fond memories of Atlanta (Dogwoods, Saturdays in the Va-Highlands, L5P)

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