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John A. "Jack" Sanford (26 July 1929—17 October 2005) was a Jungian psychoanalyst and Episcopal priest.

Sanford was the son of Edgar L. Sanford, also an Episcopal priest, as was his own father and grandfather, the author of God's Healing Power and of Agnes Sanford (1897—1982), the founder of the Inner Healing Movement.

Sanford was born in Moorestown, New Jersey, July 26, 1929. His parents were both leaders in the spiritual healing movement. In his early 20s, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and two great-grandfathers, and entered the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Mass., to prepare to be an Episcopal priest. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy, graduating Phi Beta Kappa at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Later on, he obtained an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Kenyon, based on his work in the fields of religion and psychology.In 1955, he was ordained a priest at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Mass. Later he was deeply influenced by his mentor, Fritz Kunkel, himself a disciple of Carl G. Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, of whom Sanford was also a devoted student.

Sanford studied and mastered Greek mythology, Greek language, and American Indian history,His first ordained ministry position was as assistant priest at St. Luke's Parish in Monrovia in 1955. He became rector at Trinity Church in Los Angeles in 1958.

Sanford and his wife Adaline, whom he married in 1954, grew weary of the downtown Los Angeles environment and its declining air quality. When he was offered a position at St. Paul's Cathedral near Balboa Park in 1965 he welcomed the move to San Diego.

Sanford worked as a parish priest for 19 years. In 1974, he left parochial ministry for full-time work as a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, lecturing and authoring a series of books, most of them regarding religion, psychology, Greek mythology, and American Indian history.

Since those years, Sanford enyoyed his private practice as a psychoanalyst focusing on psychology, religion and inner growth and he found some time everyday for writing his books. He was a mentor for Journey into Wholeness since its beginning in 1977.

Sanford was pioneer of authoring books on serious dream study and interpretation, combining both spirituality and science.

On the lighter side, Sanford also wrote novels, reflecting his interest in American Indian history, lore and legend. He also wrote a piece in an entirely different area: "Running with your dogs", in which he reflected an extension of his passion for long-distance running. He ran consistently into his early 70s and completed the Mission Bay Marathon in the 1970s. He was also an avid hiker, backpacking in the Sierras for many years.

Jack´s children are: Kathryn and John Stuart Sanford.

During the years of 2002 to 2003, Sanford started showing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, which became worse with time, so the family decided to move him to a retirement house by the name of Silverado Senior Living in Escondido, California, where he lived his final years, and where he died on October 17, 2005, from Alzheimer's complications.

Sanford's books include:
  • Between People: Communicating One-To-One"
  • Dreams: God's Forgotten Language
  • Dreams and Healing
  • Evil: The Shadow Side of Reality
  • Fate, Love, and Ecstasy: Wisdom from the Lesser-Known Goddesses of the Greeks
  • Healing and Wholeness
  • Healing Body and Soul
  • The Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in Each of Us Affects Our Relationships
  • King Saul, the Tragic Hero: A Study in Individuation
  • The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings
  • The Man Who Lost His Shadow
  • The Man Who Wrestled with God: Light from the Old Testament on the Psychology of Individuation
  • Ministry Burnout
  • Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of John
  • The Song of the Meadowlark: The Story of an American Indian and the Nez Perce War
  • Soul Journey: A Jungian Analyst Looks at Reincarnation
  • The Strange Trial of Mr Hyde: A New Look at the Nature of Human Evil
  • What Men are Like
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Total Books: 37
El Acompanante Desconocido
1998 - El Acompanante Desconocido [Crecimiento Personal Coleccion] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433012906
ISBN-10: 8433012908
Genre: Substores
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Fate Love and Ecstasy Wisdom from the Lesser-Known Goddesses of the Greeks
Invisible Partners How the Male and Female in Each of Us Affects Our Relationships/Audio Cassette
Jung and the Problem of Evil The Strange Trial of Mr Hyde
1993 - Jung and the Problem of Evil the Strange Trial of Mr Hyde (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780938434931
ISBN-10: 0938434934
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Substores
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Healing Body and Soul The Meaning of Illness in the New Testament and in Psychotherapy
Ministry Burnout
1992 - Ministry Burnout (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780664253523
ISBN-10: 0664253520
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Soul Journey A Jungian Analyst Looks at Reincarnation
1991 - Soul Journey a Jungian Analyst Looks at Reincarnation (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780824513702
ISBN-10: 0824513703
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Kingdom Within/Leader's Guide
1991 - The Kingdom Within/leader's Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060670566
ISBN-10: 0060670568
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Dreams God's Forgotten Language
1989 - Dreams God's Forgotten Language (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060670559
ISBN-10: 006067055X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 7

What Men Are Like
1988 - What Men Are Like (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780809129966
ISBN-10: 0809129965
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Dreams and Healing
1988 - Dreams and Healing (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780809121298
ISBN-10: 0809121298
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 5

Sonhos e a Cura da Alma Os
1988 - Sonhos E a Cura Da Alma Os (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788534910712
ISBN-10: 8534910715
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Song of the Meadowlark
1987 - Song of the Meadowlark (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812588439
ISBN-10: 0812588436
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Man Who Wrestled With God Light from the Old Testament on the Psychology of Individuation
1987 - The Man Who Wrestled with God Light From the Old Testament on the Psychology of Individuation (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780809129379
ISBN-10: 080912937X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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The Strange Trial of Mr Hyde A New Look at the Nature of Human Evil
Running With Your Dog
1987 - Running with Your Dog (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780877141259
ISBN-10: 0877141258
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Kingdom Within  The Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings
1987 - The Kingdom Within the Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060670542
ISBN-10: 0060670541
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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The Song of the Meadowlark The Story of an American Indian and the Nez Perce War
King Saul the Tragic Hero A Study in Individuation
1985 - King Saul the Tragic Hero a Study in Individuation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780809126583
ISBN-10: 0809126583
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Man Who Lost His Shadow
1983 - The Man Who Lost His Shadow (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780809103379
ISBN-10: 0809103370
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Evil  The Shadow Side of Reality
1982 - Evil the Shadow Side of Reality [Evil Ppr] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780824505264
ISBN-10: 0824505263
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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