I very much appreciate Gerhard's remarks. As I thought about what he wrote, I realized that much of my understanding of Gestalt psychology came from my high school biology class, when we reviewed Gestalt psychology research findings on birds or something. In any event, this is hardly sound theoretical footing! My "other" experience with Gestalt comes from my experiences at Esalen Institute, in training with the Gestalt Institute of the Twin Cities (a "branch" on the Gestalt therapy family tree growing from the Cleveland Institute branch and currently in limbo), and subsequent readings, all from Gestalt therapy. I have three of Kohler's books which seem to be largely written for a general audience. Lewin's work, and Wertheimer's, are less accessible and have proven very difficult to find. Perhaps it would be possible to post a list of suggested readings to get caught up in the field of Gestalt psychology.