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September Book Spotlight: The War Of The Gods In Addiction:  C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Archetypal Evil

September Book Spotlight:
The War Of The Gods In Addiction: 
C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Archetypal Evil

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The War of the Gods of Addiction, based on the correspondence between Bill W., one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Swiss psychiatrist, C.G. Jung, proposes an original, groundbreaking, psychodynamic view of addiction. Using insights from Jungian psychology, it demonstrates why the twelve steps of AA really work.

It explores, through theoretical and clinical material, modern and ancient myths, and fairy tales, the crucial process of neutralizing the archetypal shadow / archetypal evil, an aspect of all true addictions. 

It also explains how dreams may be used in the diagnosis and treatment of addiction. This book bridges the longstanding gap between the mental health and twelve-step recovering communities in ways that significantly encourage mutual understanding and benefit. 

About The Author
David Schoen, LCSW, MSSW, is a Jungian analyst who practices near New Orleans, Louisiana. He lectures and teaches nationally, is an internationally published author on the psychic significance of the hurricane, and a Louisiana poet.

Coming Soon
The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny
In The Lost Coin, Stephen Rowley shares his lifelong journey—searching for his birth parents, seeking his true identity, and discovering his soul’s calling.

The Wise Old Woman Spirit: Help as a Partnership
Open this book and enter the world of eros and, curiously, emptiness—two vital qualities of the Wise Old Woman spirit that can help us survive … possibly even thrive.

New Releases
Individuation Psychology: 
Essays in Honor of Murray Stein

The Wizard, the Egg and Fitcher’s Bird: 
Returning Spiritual Life to Nature 
in the Individuation of Women

The Lion Will Become Man: 
Alchemy and the Dark Spirit in Nature-
A Personal Encounter – ZLS Edition

Eternal Echoes: 
Erich Neumann’s Timeless Relevance to 
Consciousness, Creativity, and Evil – ZLS Edition

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🌎 Latest Zurich Lecture Series booknow available – “The Lion Will Become Man: Alchemy and the Dark Spirit in Nature—A Personal Encounter” 🌎

Pre-order today – the latest 
volume in the Zurich Lecture Series – 
The Lion Will Become Man: 
Alchemy and the Dark Spirit in Nature
—A Personal Encounter
by Keiron Le Grice
Just in time for this year’s Zurich Lecture Series, the latest volume in the ZLS book series: The Lion Will Become Man: Alchemy and the Dark Spirit in Nature—A Personal Encounter by Keiron Le Grice.

In this compelling psychological memoir, Keiron Le Grice, the 2023 Zurich Lecture Series’ speaker, details his experience of a profound transformative crisis between 2001 and 2004. He explains how, by a sustained investigation of the root causes of his condition, he was eventually able to overcome the crisis, guided by instructive dreams and startling coincidences, illuminated by a series of symbolic paintings, and aided by his serendipitous discovery of the Gnostic text The Gospel of Thomas.

Exploring the nature of the unconscious mind and the mysterious spiritual power behind his experience, Le Grice turns to the mystical symbolism of alchemy and the psychology of Carl Gustav Jung to set out a deep understanding of psychological rebirth and its relationship to the ongoing evolution of the Western psyche. The Lion Will Become Man gives a striking example of alchemy at work and reveals its great value as a guide to the complex developmental process that Jung called individuation.

“a gripping . . . plunge into one individual’s spiritual emergency and the path to a new life. . . . Keiron Le Grice illustrates how his own personal dark night of the soul led to a transformative illumination and the unavoidable challenge of becoming ‘who he is.’”

—Gary Lachman, author of Jung the Mystic

“Keiron Le Grice traverses the path laid down by . . . Jung to redefine alchemy for depth psychology in our time. . . . The author weaves a unique tapestry that ultimately becomes an archetypal narrative about transforming our collective psyche..”

— Dick Russell, author of The Life and Ideas of James Hillman

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: Sublimatio and Devil Possession
  • Chapter II: The Descent of the Western Ego
  • Chapter III: Dread, the Nigredo, and the Opposites
  • Chapter IV: Mortificatio and Ego-Death
  • Chapter V: Solutio and the Prima Materia
  • Chapter VI: Calcinatio and Dionysian Dismemberment
  • Chapter VII: The Lion, the Child, and the Transformations of Mercurius
  • Chapter VIII: The Cauda Pavonis
  • Chapter IX: God, Sophia, and the Dark Spirit in Nature
  • Chapter X: Coniunctio in California
  • Chapter XI: The Unio Mystica and the Transformation of the World
  • Afterword
  • Appendix: An Extract from Mircea Eliade’s Interview with C.G. Jung for Combat
  • Bibliography


The 2023 Zürich Lecture Series

The 2023 Zürich Lecture Series
Keiron Le Grice, PhD
September 27 – 30, 2023 | Zürich, Switzerland

2023 ZLS Speaker – Keiron Le Grice, PhD
Keiron Le Grice is a professor of depth psychology in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, and the author of several books, including The Archetypal Cosmos and The Rebirth of the Hero.
About the Zürich Lecture Series

The ZLS was established in 2009 for the purpose of presenting annually a significant new work by a selected Jungian psychoanalyst or scholar who has previously offered innovative contributions to the field of Analytical Psychology by either: bringing analytical psychology into meaningful dialogue with other scientific, artistic, and academic disciplines; showing how analytical psychology can lead to a better understanding of contemporary global concerns relating to the environment, politics, religion; or expanding the concepts of analytical psychology as they are applied clinically.

For the Series the selected lecturer delivers lectures over a two-day period in Zürich based on a previously unpublished book-length work, which is published by Chiron Publications.

The Zürich Lecture Series – Published by 
Chiron Publications
Volume 1 – Where Soul Meets Matter: Clinical and Social Applications of Jungian Sandplay Therapy 
by Eva Pattis Zoja

Eva Pattis Zoja explores the psyche’s astonishing capacity and determination to regulate itself by creating images and narratives as soon as a free and protected space for expression is provided. A variety of examples from analytic practice with adults and from psychosocial projects with children in vulnerable situations illustrate how sandplay can be used in different therapeutic settings.

Volume 2 – ‘Two Souls Alas’ : Jung’s Two Personalities and the Making Of Analytical Psychology 
by Mark Saban
In his memoir, Memories Dreams Reflections, Carl Jung tells us that, as a child, he had the experience of possessing two personalities. ‘Two Souls Alas’ is the first book to suggest that Jung’s experience of the difficult dynamic between these two personalities not only informs basic principles behind the development of Jung’s psychological model but underscores the theory and practice of Analytical Psychology as a whole.

Volume 3 – Reading Goethe at Midlife: 
Ancient Wisdom, German Classicism & Jung 
by Paul Bishop
Reading Goethe at Midlife reveals the remarkable symmetry between the ideas and Jung and Goethe. Jung’s analysis of the stages of life, and his advice to heed the “call of the self,” are brought into the conjunction with Goethe’s emphasis on the importance of hope, showing an underlying continuity of thought and relevance from ancient wisdom, via German classicism to analytical psychology.

Volume 4 – Creativity: 
Patterns of Creative Imagination as Seen Through Art 
by Paul Brutsche

We don’t know where creativity comes from. Is it inspired from above? Welling up from below? Picked up from the air?

This book does not claim to reveal this secret. It does not attempt to reduce creativity to a “nothing but,” for example to explain it as a special ability of certain creative individuals with special abilities. On the contrary, it is about exploring the fullness and variety of this amazing power, which is the basis of all cultural, artistic, scientific and spiritual activity of man, without attributing it to a simple cause.

Volume 5 – A Story of Dreams, Fate and Destiny 
by Erel Shalit
In this rich and poetically written book, Erel Shalit “calls attention to the dream and its images along the nocturnal axis that leads us from fate to destiny.” He takes us on a journey from ancient history, beginning with the first documented dream, that of Gilgamesh, to Adam and Eve and the serpent, to Joseph in Egypt as the Pharaoh’s dream interpreter, through ancient Greece to the Asklepion, to Swedenborg’s visions, to our world today through the eyes of Freud, Jung, and science, and finally to the process of active imagination to reveal the workings of Mercurius and the transcendent function.

Volume 6 – At Home In The World: 
Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging 
by John Hill


This work offers a profound philosophical and psychological exploration of the multi-dimensional significance of home and the interwoven themes of homelessness and homesickness and contemporary global culture. Home is a particular dwelling place, as a cultural or national identity, as a safe temenos in therapy, and as a metaphor for the individuation process are analyzed expertly from multidisciplinary perspectives and, more poignantly, through the sharing of diverse narratives that bear witness to lives lived and endured from memories of homes lost and regained.

Volume 7 – The Power of Stories: Mythodrama: 
Conflict Management and Group Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents Using Stories
by Allan Guggenbühl
In this book a therapeutic method and conflict management approach is presented, which is successfully employed in group work with children and adolescents in despair or in a conflict situation. Mythodramas main focus are specially selected stories, which mirror the issues of the respective group, connect to the issues of the group, and serve as an entrance to the imaginal. The book describes how the stories are selected, told, enacted, and linked to the issues and concerns of the group or individual. Mythodrama is a potent method, based on Jungian psychology, which helps groups to move on, express their emotions, concerns, and get motivated to find solutions. Mythodrama has successfully been applied in groups consisting of traumaticised children or adolescents, violent youth, bullies, victims of aggression, adolescents with identity crises, etc. Mythodrama is also a method which is employed in conflict management in schools. The key elements of Mythodrama are Stories, Play, Imagination, Drama, and Concrete Changes.

Volume 8 – Breaking The Spell Of Disenchantment: Mystery, Meaning, And Metaphysics In The Work Of C. G. Jung
by Roderick Main

Roderick Main examines various ways in which C.G. Jung’s analytical psychology, developed during this same period, can be seen to challenge that dominant narrative.

After explaining the complex and ambivalent nature of disenchantment and the many different responses to it, Main shows how the Jungian process of individuation intrinsically fosters a culturally much needed reenchantment of the world, though in a way that also continues to acknowledge the role of both disenchantment and naïve enchantment. He then focuses in turn on Jung’s lifelong engagement with anomalous phenomena, his concept of synchronicity as a principle of acausal connection through meaning, and his implicit panentheistic metaphysics to show in greater detail how, contrary to disenchantment, analytical psychology affirms genuine mystery, inherent meaning, and relationship to spiritual or divine reality.

Volume 10 – Eternal Echoes: Erich Neumann’s Timeless Relevance to Consciousness, Creativity, and Evil
by Nancy Swift Furlotti
Eternal Echoes offers the reader an overview of Erich Neumann’s opus, which is large and multifaceted. Beginning with an introduction of Erich Neumann including a series of his active imagination watercolors, we see an intimate view into his internal process. The Jung-Neumann Correspondence examines evil as witnessed during WW11. The work Neumann focused on during this period resulted in his exploration of his own Roots of Jewish Consciousness, both Revelation and Apocalypse, and Hasidism.

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Now Available: The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny

Now Available:
The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny

The coin lost in the river is found in the river.
—Zen kōan

In The Lost Coin, Stephen Rowley shares his lifelong journey—searching for his birth parents, seeking his true identity, and discovering his soul’s calling. We join him when, as a boy growing up in Iowa, he visits Chicago for the first time and is shocked by blatant racial segregation and sprawling urban poverty. We see Stephen as a young athlete sustaining a life-changing injury, then becoming radicalized at the University of Wisconsin, entering the field of education at Stanford, and becoming a visionary school administrator before being fired by a vindictive Silicon Valley school board.

He plays golf with a Tibetan lama, and experiences transcendence in a vivid dream, ultimately becoming a psychotherapist in his sixties. We witness the heart-rending scene when he and his wife adopt their own son, and we join him for a poignant reunion with his birth mother, who, it turns out, had desperately hoped he might appear in her life after she’d given him up for adoption.

As we accompany Stephen Rowley on this adventurous and reflective journey, we come to understand more deeply the trauma engendered when separating mother from child, and the unspoken restlessness and yearning for connection many adoptees feel.

“It is my hope,” he writes, that we all “may discover the unique capacity within us to heal and even thrive, not in spite of the wounds we carry, but because of them.”

Praise for The Lost Coin

“Dr. Stephen Rowley’s The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny tells the story of the author’s experience as an adopted child and his search for identity and belonging. What sets this book apart is the psychological perspective Rowley brings to the story, as he delves into the complex emotions and experiences that come with adoption—feelings of loss, identity confusion, and the search for oneself through the search for one’s birth family. Rowley does a fantastic job of weaving together his personal narrative with depth psychological insights, making for a deep and thought-provoking read.”
— Stacey Shelby, PhD, Depth Psychotherapist and author of Love and Soul-Making: Searching the Depths of Romantic Love

“An old Zen parable notes that we are all looking for the face we had before the world was made. Given up for adoption as an infant, Stephen Rowley, in The Lost Coin, depicts his multi-decade search for his roots and illustrates this profound drive for self-knowledge. His personal story touches on questions that rise for all of us as we explore the threads of history that brought us to this troubled present.”
— James Hollis, PhD, Jungian Analyst and author of numerous books, most recently The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves

“As a psychotherapist and an adoptee myself, I was deeply moved by Stephen Rowley’s The Lost Coin. I could feel so well the immense pain involved in the process of separation and adoption, and touched by the reunion of the author and his biological mother. As Jung said, ‘You can only take a client as far as you’ve gone yourself,’ and by bringing us along on his journey, Rowley is able to share the wisdom he has gleaned. l highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to know more about relational complexities, and especially the complexities inherent to most, if not all adoptees.”
— Shirin Fouladi Ruf, MA, LMFT, Psychotherapist, Stairway Recovery Center

“Every adoptee or anyone affiliated with adoption should read The Lost Coin. What a fascinating and insightful look into the journey of Stephen Rowley and the impact adoption has had on his life. This memoir delves into the root issue of ‘Who Am I?’ that every adoptee struggles with, and the effects of separation from one’s biological mother at birth.”
— KelLee Parr, Author of My Little Valentine: The Story of a Mother and Daughter’s Lost Love and Mansion on a Hill: The Story of The Willows Maternity Sanitarium and the Adoption Hub of America

“Dr. Stephen Rowley’s book about his journey is a must-read for adoptees and professionals who work in the field of adoption. Steve’s first letter to me was very well-written from the adoptee’s point of view and grabbed me as a genuine request to complete himself and find the ‘missing coin.’ I knew from my first contact with him that he was on a mission. I had received lots of letters from adoptees before, but there was something different about his request. He was on a journey to find out about his history and wasn’t going to stop until that was accomplished. Steve’s story of his journey to get his biological history and make the emotional connection with his birth family is well-documented and worth the time to read.”
— Tom X. Lazio, Former Executive Director of American Home Finding Association, Ottumwa, Iowa

“From my own experience as a late-discovery adoptee in reunion and as a professional coach with over 20 years of experience guiding adults navigating midlife transitions, searching for answers to the question, Who am I?, is an experience every human being will encounter at some point in their lives. Dr. Stephen Rowley’s memoir, The Lost Coin, is not only a poignant description of his inner experience of being an adoptee who literally embarks on a decades-long search for the answer to this question, but Dr. Rowley also opens our eyes to consider a universal message for any of us struggling in navigating the unknown. That is, the invisible and powerful force that destiny plays in our lifelong search for wholeness and healing. His experience illustrates that when we are ready and willing to open ourselves up to see the hidden meaning and truths behind our own losses and struggles, we will come to know their purpose for our unique path to growth and healing.”
— Nancy McCaughey, Principal and Professional Certified Coach, Nancy McCaughey Coaching, LLC

“I am pleased to recommend Stephen Rowley’s book, The Lost Coin, as a heartfelt account of the story of adoption. It is especially relevant for those who have been impacted by adoption – those who have been adopted, those who have adopted or are considering it, and others who want to know more. With his background as a psychotherapist and educator, his interest in Jungian psychology and the Eastern philosophy of the lamas, he brings insight into the inner life of those who have been adopted and how others can better understand this journey.”
— Janet Tatum, MSW, Jungian Analyst, PNSJA/IAAP, Certified Sandplay Therapist – Teaching Member STA/ISST, Philemon Foundation Board Member, Redmond, Washington

“The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny details the long and at times painful passage of the adoptee to understand their feelings, their past, and to go on living, gaining the feeling of being real in a family that does not share genetic inheritance. Stephen Rowley’s quest to differentiate his feelings and to validate and believe what he felt, hence grounding himself in his emotional life while accepting and loving himself for the child he had been, is the journey of the adoptee.”
— Audrey Punnett, PhD, RPT-S, CST-T, Jungian Child, Adolescent & Adult Analyst (IAAP), author of The Orphan: A Journey to Wholeness, and coauthor of Jungian Child Analysis. 

“In The Lost Coin, Dr. Stephen Rowley eloquently shares his journey of searching for his birth parents. While he underscores the lifelong impact of the trauma of separation of child from parent, he also helps us all to understand the human spirit that both craves and relentlessly reaches for self, hope, and grace. This compellingly honest book will be a comfort for those who are part of an adoption journey and may still be searching for healing, and an incredibly useful witness for those standing ready to help.”
— Rita Soronen, President & CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

About the Author


Stephen Rowley, PhD, is a depth psychotherapist practicing in Bainbridge Island, Washington. His professional past includes serving as an elementary school teacher and principal, and a school district superintendent in Washington and California. He also has been a college professor at three universities in the Pacific Northwest.
He holds a PhD in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University. He also earned an MA in Counseling Psychology (with an emphasis on clinical and depth psychology) from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California.

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Ann Ulanov Workshop  In Praise of Projection Saturday, September 23 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom

Hosted by the C.G. Jung Society of Atlanta
This event will be recorded. If your schedule does not allow you to attend the event, you can still reserve a ticket and a recording will be emailed out 

to you to watch at your convenience.

Cost: members: $50; non-members: $60; students $25
3 CEUs offered: $25 (LPC, LMSW, LMFT)

Projection is as basic to your psyche as breathing is to our body. It establishes a network of relationships to our world and to each other. And “we always see our unavowed mistakes in our opponent” (CW 8, para 507). Left undissolved, the two-way traffic of projection can cause divisiveness. If dissolved and related to, projection expands bonds to each other, to our deeper psyche and to greater reality beyond the psyche. With lecture and discussion this workshop will explore six meanings of projection among psychoanalytic theorists emphasizing Jung’s unique contribution to understanding this phenomenon.

The six kinds of projections to be addressed are: projection as defense (Freud, Klein), as projective identification (Klein, Betty Josephs, Ogden, Jung’s “imago”), projection as noticing (Winnicott, “imago” again), integrative projections of the good (Jung God-image), projections as gifts from God (Nicholas of Cusa, Jung).

Books by Ann Ulanov
The Functioning Transcendent

By Ann & Barry Ulanov
The Witch and the Clown

Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div., Ph.D., L.H.D. is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Emerita Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, a psychoanalyst in private practice New York City, a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. With her late husband, Barry Ulanov, she is author of six books, including Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and The Envying, The Healing Imagination.

By herself she has authored many books, including The Female Ancestors of Christ, The Unshuttered Heart: Opening To Aliveness and Deadness in the Self, Back to Basics, Some of her books have been translated into Korean, Italian, Russian, and Czech. 
Dr Ulanov is the recipient of awards in the field, including the Oskar Pfister Award for Distinguished Work in Depth Psychology and Religion from the American Psychiatric Association, The Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, for her book, Finding Space: Winnicott, God and Psychic Reality. She lectures here and abroad.

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3 Day Sale!  40% off all von Franz Titles!

3 Day Sale! 40% off all von Franz Titles!
The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz

We would like to offer our entire collection of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz at a 40% discount. Be sure to make your purchases by Sunday night to be eligible for the full discount.

Volume 8
Introduction to the Interpretation of 
Fairytales & Animus and 
Anima in Fairytales
Paperback was $40, now $24!
Hardcover was $70, now $42!

Volume 7
Aurora Consurgens
Paperback was $52, now $31!
Hardcover was $74, now $46!

Volume 6
Niklaus Von Flüe And Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Their Visions
Paperback was $37, now $22!
Hardcover was $57, now $34!

Volume 3 
The Maiden’s Quest
Paperback was $42, now $25!
Hardcover was $69, now $41!

Volume 2 – 
The Hero’s Journey
Paperback was $42, now $25!
Hardcover was $69, now $41!

Volume 1 –
Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: 
The Profane and Magical Worlds


Paperback was $42, now $25!
Hardcover was $69, now $41!

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The Wizard, the Egg and Fitcher’s Bird: Returning Spiritual Life to Nature in the Individuation of Women

Announcing the Release of
The Wizard, the Egg and Fitcher’s Bird 
Returning Spiritual Life to Nature in the Individuation of Women

The animus remains a baffling, misunderstood force in women’s psychology, but the fairytale “Fitcher’s Bird” brings his ambivalent, wizardly power and his psychic aims as the spirit of individuation into view, reaching into rich alchemical symbolism to do so. The tale and its alchemical background are illuminated with dreams and psychic images from several women’s lives, whose stories help us understand the profound personal and archetypal value of engaging creatively with the animus.

Like the alchemical nature God, Mercurius, the animus is a life force, an archetype with two sides. His negative side is symbolized in “Fitcher’s Bird” by a wizard’s longtime ability to abduct maidens from their parental homes with barely a touch by dressing as a beggar and appealing to their charity. He displays a perverse dominance over the feminine that has built up in our traditional attitudes over the millennia and takes hold of women through their own participation in those attitudes. Taking them to his great house in the forest, the wizard promises young women riches for their obedience. But the maidens, like the wives of Bluebeard, predictably enter the one forbidden room and end up slaughtered—in “Fitcher’s Bird” they are hewn limb from limb.

Only one maiden is clever enough to pay attention to the gift the wizard’s positive side offers—a simple egg, symbolizing the process of individuation when an ego nurtures a relationship with the unconscious. Switching her focus to the egg, the heroine redeems her sisters and at the end of the tale makes an appearance as the wondrous Fitcher’s bird—an image for the archetypal feminine redeemed from dismemberment and disappearance.

In Memory of
Laurel Howe
Sadly, author Laurel Howe passed away before the release of her book, The Wizard, the Egg and Fitcher’s Bird.

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