Dr. Jim Manganiello

Your Creative Imagination UNLOCKED Become Who You Truly Are


Book Reviews

  • Dr. Tom Putnam
    Jungian Analyst | Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
    Three Time President of the New England Society of Jungian Psychoanalysts

    “This comprehensive and exquisitely structured book is an extraordinary achievement and leap forward in Depth Psychology. The authors’ blend the boundaries of Art and Jungian Theory into an absorbing vision for the future course of psychological (and spiritual} practice. This work offers the reader not only a glimpse but a genuine path to the “Great Mystery” that is at the heart of all life. This work will impact not only the way therapists approach their current practice but how psychotherapy will be taught in the future. This lucidly written, genuinely thoughtful and heartfelt book is a must read for all Depth Psychologists or those seeking to deepen their own awareness and connection to the psyche.”

  • John Stewart
    Author | Evolution’s Arrow
    Evolution, Complexity, and Cognition Research Group of the Free University of Brussels

    “On occasions great art has a significant impact on me. For reasons that my thinking mind often does not understand, it can produce complex emotions, realizations, insights or epiphanies. Sometimes these impacts can be transformative. They are always life enhancing. This book presents great art. It does this beautifully and faithfully. On that level the book is a success and to be cherished. But it is much, much more than that. The book introduces a process that is designed to make the reader far more receptive to the impact of the art it presents. It reveals methods that produce deeper engagement with art. For me, these methods had a profound effect. When I used the process outlined by the book, I was far more likely to be impacted by a particular piece of art, and the impact was likely to be much deeper. But even more significantly, I found that these impacts did not end when I finished engaging with the art. They also produced a deeper engagement with life and reality. This extraordinary book has a capacity to awaken the reader. It helped me achieve a richer and more embodied presence in the world. It did not just improve my knowledge and give me great ideas – it helped develop my being.”

  • Cheryl Richardson
    Author of Several NY Times Bestselling Books
    A seen on Good Morning America, The Today Show,
    CBS This Morning, NY Times, USA Today, Good Housekeeping and O Magazine

    “At a time when the world is starved for meaning, emotional maturity, and an authentic connection to soul, UNLOCKED provides a multi-course feast. The marriage of depth psychology and art offers a compelling new vision for the reawakening and use of imagination in the healing of humanity. Every museum and art house would benefit from using this book to engage visitors in this much-needed conversation.”

Your Creative Imagination
Become Who You Truly Are

Discover your hidden path to a deeper sense of self as you join Dr. Manganiello and his collaborator, internationally celebrated abstract artist Frank Arnold, in their effort to unlock your creative imagination. Their knowledge and understanding are transforming, as they will restore your creative self through imagery and direct experience. They will awaken your imagination so you can become more of who you truly are and see yourself and the world in a new light.

You’ll be able to break free from your surface mind and experience the creativity of your deeper mind. You’ll engage the work of Arnold, Kandinsky, Picasso, Twombly, Rothko and Bansky as you discover the difference between surface mind art and deep mind art.

You’ll be able to see how Depth Therapy is a door into more vibrant experiences of life. It uses the imagination to help you break free from the problems that come with being stuck in an identity too small for who you truly are. So you can then live with greater joy, confidence and satisfaction.

Both art and Depth Psychology share a common core—the imagination. Your imagination is part of your deeper mind. It needs to be UNLOCKED to come to life. Your imagination is not a make believe plaything. In truth, it’s an organ of knowing and Being. It can connect you not only to wonder, beauty and Mystery—but also to your soul.

This book is really about you. It’s about what you need to know and do to UNLOCK your Creative Imagination. So you can enjoy the ultimate creative act, what renowned depth psychologist Carl Jung called “the privilege of a lifetime”: To become who you truly are.

Art’s job, and Depth Therapy’s job, is to open your deeper mind and to connect you to your essential core identity. Your job is to stabilize and strengthen that connection, so you can live and die from it.


Book Reviews

  • Spike Humor
    Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Performance-enhancement Expert

    “Unshakeable Certainty will rattle your reality about what has held you back in the past and give you a pathway to creating more clarity in your life.

    In an easy-to-understand and implement five-step process, Unshakeable Certainty will help you reconnect with your authentic self and your unique purpose and help you build a bridge from where you are to where you want to be.

    The book leads you to finding deeper meaning in your life, career, and relationships. Unshakable Certainty is a concisely-crafted book that leaves a lasting impact.”

  • Michael Dowd
    author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, a book that was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists and by religious leaders

    “Unshakable Certainty is crystal clear and superbly practical. If you’re looking to deepen your awareness and improve the quality of your life and relationships, read this book! A better presentation of Eastern wisdom for Westerners would be hard to find.”

  • John Stewart
    Author | Evolution’s Arrow
    Evolution, Complexity, and Cognition Research Group of the Free University of Brussels

    “For a long time I have been looking for a book that translates the great discoveries of the Eastern religious and contemplative traditions into tools and wisdom that can be easily understood and applied by Westerners. The Eastern traditions have accumulated a wealth of powerful knowledge and practices that can enable anyone to live a more creative, wise, peaceful and aware life. However this knowledge is buried in a multitude of confusing, contradictory spiritual traditions, each with their own jargon, myths and worldviews. In the past Westerners have had to spend decades wading through this material in order to understand it and adapt it to their needs and culture.

    Dr. Manganiello’s book is the one I have been searching for. I will recommend it to any people I meet who are interested in a clear, simple and powerful approach to self-development. The book contains the key discoveries made over thousands of years by the Eastern traditions. But it presents them clearly, without jargon and unadorned by the cultural idiosyncrasies of their diverse origins. It extracts the principles underlying Eastern meditative practices and uses them to develop much simpler and straight-forward tools. It shows us how we can easily integrate these into our busy Western lives, to our great benefit.

    Importantly, the book goes beyond the approaches developed by the Eastern traditions. It also incorporates the great discoveries made by Western Psychology. It produces approaches and tools that combine the wisdom of the East with the science and energy of the West. Too often the Eastern traditions have concentrated on transcending the world that we live and work in. In contrast Western psychology has often focused more on helping people to function more effectively in `real life’. Dr Manganiello’s book has synthesized these approaches. The result is a practical guide to living a more creative and wiser life free from fear, self-doubt and insecurity.

    The book is also a great read. I found it simple, clear and well written. And it is also entertaining. Dr Manganiello has a great ability to develop and use illuminating metaphors as a way of communicating ideas that might otherwise be confusing and complex.”

Unshakable Certainty

Discover what you need to know and do to become more clear, more aware, more steady, and more secure about who you are, your work, your relationships and where your life is going. You’ll learn how to break free from the patterns and programs that create repetitive problems in your life. So you can open up your life and find and live more of what you really want and love.

You’ll learn how to avoid the root problem of what causes so many relationships to go flat or to end. And you’ll discover what it takes to create more of the work that energizes and inspires you.

Unshakable Certainty contains the knowledge and tools you need to transform your life. The tools were tested and perfected during more than thirty years of work in the psychological and meditative sciences and in the health and well-being traditions.

You’ll develop the mindfulness necessary to experience the brighter colors in life and to protect yourself from the “miseries” that trouble so many people today: Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia. You’ll learn how to relax at levels you need to restore yourself in body, spirit and mind. And you’ll learn how to find your relaxed center when you need it. So you can live from a balanced state and respond to life situations instead of reacting to them.

You’ll find deep spiritual and psychological wisdom in forms that you can easily understand and practice. You will get the actionable knowledge you need to free yourself from what keeps you stuck in a conditioned identity that doesn’t do justice to who you really are. So you can realize and enjoy your deepest possibilities.