Ken Kimmel has developed a number of lectures and seminars based on chapters in Eros and the Shattering Gaze, focusing on such topics as:
- "The Burn-Wound of Eros: Transcending Narcissism"
- "Predator Beneath the Lover"
- "The Grail Wound"
- "Men's 'Split-Feminine' - Mother, Lover, Virgin, Whore"
- "Saturn's Wounded Eros"
- "The Capacity To Love: Transcending the 'Heat-Death' of Eros
This timely book reveals the pervasiveness of a culturally and historically embedded narcissism underlying contemporary men's erotic and romantic fantasies, that distorts their understanding of what it really means to love. The book is filled with tales of love and loss, from ancient myth, medieval legend, Western classical literature, and contemporary film. Its template derives from "The Tale of Psyche and Amor", and poignant clinical vignettes and dreams from Ken's thirty years of practice bring to life the major themes of narcissism and its transcendence.