Power and Love Resources

Jung on Power and Love:  “… Freud’s theory espoused Eros, Adler’s the will to power. Logically, the opposite of love is hate, and of Eros, Phobos (fear); but psychologically it is the will to power. Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other: the man who adopts the standpoint of Eros finds his compensatory opposite in the will to power, and that of the man who puts the accent on power is Eros….”  Jung (1917)

Doing the work: Love and power in deep conversation: Building a culture of encounter in the age of intolerance – MARION A. OSIEYO

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change byAdam Kahane (2010) Kahane is an internationally renowned “negotiator” of conflict and reconciliation. This is a really interesting book exposing his understanding of power and love, and their relationship with each other, as the dialectical driving force positive change and destruction. Several chapters of examples of his work round the world. 

Meet him on Youtube talking about the book here – https://youtu.be/v8ScJqk25yo

Longer Youtubes by him available.