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Speaking of Jung Episode 100

Watch Laura London’s Interview with James Hollis 
on the 100th episode of 
Speaking of Jung

Dr. James Hollis was recently the guest on Laura London’s Speaking of Jung, discussing his new book, The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves.

To commemorate the 100th episode, this interview was a video livestream on YouTube. You can now watch the replay or listen to the audio.

The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves explores the need to know ourselves more deeply, and the many obstacles that stand in our way. Also included is the chapter, Notes Toward a Personal Memoir:
“I never plan to write a memoir or an autobiography,
hence the key word toward above. So this essay is rather a processing of memories that keep coming to the surface, apparently because there is some serious affect attached,” James Hollis, The Broken Mirror.
The various chapters illustrate internal obstacles such as intimidation by the magnitude of the project, the readiness to avoid the hard work, and gnawing self-doubt, but also provide tools to strengthen consciousness to take these obstacles on. Additional essays address living in haunted houses, the necessity of failure, and the gift and limits of therapy.

Also Available from James Hollis
The Best of James Hollis
The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey is a collection of excerpts from his writings.
These selections, compiled by editor Logan Jones, span across his body of work from The Middle Passage (1993) to Prisms (2021) organized into different topics ranging from the psychological concepts of Carl Jung to the everyday tasks of our living and callings.

Prisms: Reflections on This Journey 
We Call Life
 

Prisms: Reflections on the Journey We Call Life summarizes a lifetime of observing, engaging, and exploring why we are here, in service to what, and what life asks of us. These eleven essays, all written recently, examine how we understand ourselves, and often we have to reframe that understanding, the nature and gift of comedy, the imagination, desire, as well as our encounters with narcissism, and aging.

Hollis explores the roadblocks we encounter and our on-going challenge to live our brief journey with as much courage, insight, and resolve as we can bring to the table.

Hauntings – Dispelling the Ghosts 
Who Run Our Lives
In Hauntings, James Hollis considers one’s transformation through the invisible world—how we are all governed by the presence of invisible forms—spirits, ghosts, ancestral and parental influences, inner voices, dreams, impulses, untold stories, complexes, synchronicities, and mysteries—which move through us, and through history. He offers a way to understand them psychologically, examining the persistence of the past in influencing our present, conscious lives and noting that engagement with mystery is what life asks of each of us. From such engagements, a deeper, more thoughtful, more considered life may come.

James Hollis, Ph.D.
James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Washington, DC. Originally a Professor of Humanities, he is the former Director of the Houston Jung Center and the Washington, D.C. Jung Society. 
He is Vice-President emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, author of eighteen books, and a frequent public speaker. He lives with his wife Jill, a retired therapist and painter, and together they have three living children.

Pre-Order today! Paperback version – Volume 3 of The Collected Works of  Marie-Louise von Franz -releasing  January 4!

Pre-Order today!
Paperback version – Volume 3 of The Collected Works of 
Marie-Louise von Franz 
releasing 
January 4

 

In honor of the January 4 birthday in 1915 of Marie-Louise von Franz, Chiron Publications will release the paperback version of Volume 3 of her Collected Works.
Pre-orders are now available.

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28-volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 3 turns to the Maiden’s Quest within fairytales.

The maiden/heroine navigates a complicated maze of inner and outer relationships as she builds a bridge to the unconscious. The heroine contends with the animus in many forms like a devouring and incestuous father, demonic groom, the beautiful prince, an androgenous mother, a cold dark tower, and through conflict with the evil stepmother.

Dangers and pitfalls await her as the conscious feminine strives to make connections with the unconscious masculine. The maiden is the undeveloped feminine and the promised fruit of her struggle with the animus is the coniunctio. Volume 3 is a masterwork of cross-cultural scholarship, penetrating psychological insight, and a strikingly illuminating treatise. With her usual perspicacity and thoroughness, von Franz gathers countless fairytale motifs revealing a myriad of facets to the maiden’s quest.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1. Bluebeard
Chapter 2. The Pastor’s Wife
Chapter 3. The Woman Who Became A Spider
Chapter 4. Sedna
Chapter 5. The Girl and the Skull
Chapter 6. The Two Sisters
Chapter 7. Mother Holle
Chapter 8. Ingebjörg and the Good Stepmother
Chapter 9. The Wages of the Stepdaughter and the House Daughter
Chapter 10. Little Fatima with the Moon Forehead
Chapter 11. Snowflake
Chapter 12. Sleeping Beauty — Little Briar Rose
Chapter 13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Chapter 14. Rapunzel
Chapter 15. Cinderella
Chapter 16. The Magic Horse
Chapter 17. Hans Wunderlich
Chapter 18. Allerleirauh, All-Kinds-Of-Fur
Chapter 19. The White Bride and the Black Bride
Chapter 20. The Goose Girl
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index of Authors
Index of Fairytales

Coming in 2022!
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MARIE-LOUISE VON FRANZ: 
FAIRYTALES, VISIONS, AND THE AFTERLIFE
with Dr. Steven Buser and the Pacifica Graduate Institute
February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 (Thursdays)
2-4 p.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom
Areas covered in the course will include:
  • An overview of von Franz’s life and work
  • A history and overview of the evolving project of her collected works.
  • A deep dive into her work on fairytales, particularly her early writings.
  • A method for the interpretation of fairytales.
  • The four primary archetypal figures in fairytales.
  • Primary male and female tetralogies.
  • The hero and heroine’s journey in fairytales.
  • The Visions of Niklaus von Flue and Perpetua.
  • The mysteries of death, life after death, and the diamond body.

Volume 2 – 
The Hero’s Journey
Volume 2 – The Hero’s Journey is about the great adventure that leads to a cherished and difficult to obtain prize. In these fairytales, the Self is often symbolized as that treasured prize and the hero’s travails symbolize the process of individuation. In its many manifestations, the hero embodies the emerging personality. “In the conscious world, the hero is only one part of the personality—the despised part—and through his attachment to the Self in the unconscious is a symbol of the whole personality.”

Von Franz’s prodigious knowledge of fairytales from around the world demonstrates that the fairytale draws its root moisture from the collective realm. This volume continues where Volume 1 left off as von Franz describes the fairytale, “suspended between the divine and the secular worlds (…) creating a mysterious and pregnant tension that requires extreme power to withstand.” The resistance of the great mother against the hero and his humble origins, as well as the hero freeing the anima figure from the clutches of the unconscious are universal archetypal patterns. The spoils retrieved by the hero symbolize new levels of consciousness wrested from the unconscious.

Volume 1 – 
The Profane and Magical Worlds
Volume 1 – Both paperback and hardcover – are now available. Fairytales, like myths, provide a cultural and societal backdrop that helps the human imagination narrate the meaning of life’s events. The remarkable similarities in fairytale motifs across different lands and cultures inspired many scholars to search for the original homeland of fairytales. While peregrinations of fairytale motifs occur, the common root of fairytales is more archetypal than geographic. A striking feature of fairytales is that a sense of space, time, and causality is absent. This situates them in a magical realm, a land of the soul, where the most interesting things happen in the center of places like Heaven, mountains, lakes, and wells.
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End of Year Savings Now Available!

 End of Year Savings 
Now Available
As a new year quickly approaches, the staff of Chiron Publications would like to thank you for your support in 2021. We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and peaceful New Year.

Please use the discount code goodbye2021 to receive a 10% discount on your order through January 5, 2022.

Offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Here is a look back at the 2021 Chiron titles…

2021 Releases
A Mystical Path Less Traveled: A Jungian Psychological Perspective – Journal Notes, Poems, Dreams, and Blessings
Drawing on the Analytical Psychology of Carl Gustav Jung, on the discoveries of modern science, and on mystical traditions from numerous world religions, this book proposes a psychological mysticism that preceded, and now replaces, the historical theological mysticism that has been dependent on theistic images of god. Such images are no longer meaningful for many people – or necessary.

Behold
As a Jungian transpersonal psychotherapist, Jung’s symbols and archetypes inspired the mystical world of Lauren Sleeman’s novel, Behold. Alchemy also plays a significant role in this magical fantasy, a journey of personal and collective transformation. The many layers of archetypal consciousness in human experience are brought to light in a humorous yet “instructive” way.

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz
Volumes 1, 2 & 3

 

Chiron Publications is honored to publish the newly translated volumes of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, one of the most renowned authorities on fairytales.

Von Franz amplifies a variety of fairytale motifs to show that the magical realm is alien to the profane and mundane realm of ordinary daily life. She was one of Analytical Psychology’s most original thinkers and here she presents a lucid, concise exploration of the archetypal symbols found in fairytales.

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein
Volume 3 – Transformations
In Volume 3 of Murray Stein’s Collected Writings, the focus is on Transformation—a word used often in discussions of psychological and spiritual development. 
The works in this collection are directed at an assessment of this developmental process on a personal, individual level as well as on a cultural level.

Coming Together – Coming Apart: 
The Play of Opposites in Love Relationships
Relationships are hard enough to negotiate without advice from outsiders who don’t know you at all. This book is not a “how-to” aimed at attaining the ideal. Rather, it is a how-it-is, an exploration of how relationships are, how they develop, how they deteriorate, how they may end and how they may even revive.

Haunted – the Death Mother Archetype
The disturbing experience of psychological infanticide reflects the darkest aspect of the wounding of the Sacred Feminine – the Death Mother archetype that annihilates rather than nurtures life. 
Through myth, story, classic literature, biography, poems, art and dreams, Dr. Violet Sherwood weaves together symbolic aspects of psychological infanticide with psychoanalytic theory of traumatic attachment and the literal truth of a centuries-old history of infanticide.

In Brigid’s Footsteps: The Return of the Divine Feminine
In Brigid’s Footsteps: The Return of the Divine Feminine focuses on the Celtic goddess and Christian saint Brigid as an archetype of the Divine Feminine. 
Drawing on mythology, history, and transpersonal psychology, the author traces the iconic Brigid’s evolution from incarnation as goddess of wisdom, craft, and healing to embodiment as a saint of Celtic Christianity who served as midwife to Mary at the birth of Jesus.

Jung And Aging: 
Possibilities And Potentials For The Second Half Of Life
Aging-what it is and how it happens-is one of today’s most pressing topics. Most people are either curious or concerned about growing older and how to do it successfully. 
We need to better understand how to navigate the second half of life in ways that are productive and satisfying, and Jungian psychology, with its focus on the discovery of meaning and continuous development of the personality is especially helpful for addressing the concerns of aging.

Lost and Found In East Jesus
Appalachian folklore, echoes of a Biblical apocalypse, life in a circus town and more come together in the debut short story collection by David E. Peeler. Murderous backwoods preachers pursue the innocent through the mountains of North Carolina and rabbit eared nudists serve as spiritual guides in Lost and Found in Jesus. 
In the footsteps of writers like Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy, Peeler explores our common humanity as it is revealed in characters and settings that are strange and eccentric, mystical and sacred, often humorous and at times tragic.

Prisms: Reflections on This Journey We Call Life

Prisms: Reflections on the Journey We Call Life summarizes a lifetime of observing, engaging, and exploring why we are here, in service to what, and what life asks of us. These eleven essays, all written recently, examine how we understand ourselves, and often we have to reframe that understanding, the nature and gift of comedy, the imagination, desire, as well as our encounters with narcissism, and aging.

James Hollis, Ph.D., a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C., explores the roadblocks we encounter and our on-going challenge to live our brief journey with as much courage, insight, and resolve as we can bring to the table.

Simply Being
Simply Being is a celebration of the various facets of life, its blessings, beauties, and challenges. 
Exploring the richness of our manifold existence seen through the many different lenses beyond the quotidian and the mundane, Roula-Maria Dib looks at the multifariousness of reality and nuances of the self with its different roles and experiences, peeking into the parallel worlds of myth, and art, which infuse our everyday life.

The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey

The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey is a collection of excerpts from the writings of James Hollis, PhD, Jungian psychotherapist and author. These selections, compiled by editor Logan Jones, span across his body of work from The Middle Passage (1993) to Prisms (2021) organized into different topics ranging from the psychological concepts of Carl Jung to the everyday tasks of our living and callings.

Hollis’s wisdom will challenge readers to find their own path, to be who they are called to be, to take the risks to trust their soul, and thus live a life worthy of their unique gifts. Hollis’s writings ask us to live a deeper and more authentic life.

The God-Image: From Antiquity to Jung
Lionel Corbett’s book describes the development of images of God, beginning in antiquity and culminating in Jung’s notion of the Self, an image of God in the psyche that Jung calls the God within. Over the course of history, the Self has been projected onto many local gods and goddesses and given different names and attributes. These deities are typically imagined as existing in a heavenly realm, but Jung’s approach recalls them to their origins in the objective psyche.

The Labyrinth Of Love: The Path to a Soulful Relationship
Why is love so difficult? Is there such a thing as a soulmate? Why can’t I find someone to love me just the way I am? Why does the person I gave my heart to in the early days now feel so distant or even dangerous? When love goes bad, is there a way to turn things around? If we lost each other along the way, can we find each other again? In the wake of betrayal, can trust ever be rebuilt?

 

In this helpful and enlightening book, expert couples therapist, Dr. Chelsea Wakefield, explains why couples who begin with such hopeful expectations become disenchanted, withdraw into self-protection or become entangled in unresolvable conflicts. She provides step by step guidance out of these shadowlands, and teaches six essential “love capacities” any couple can develop that will open the path to a soulful, enduring relationship.

The Necktie and the Jaguar: 
A memoir to help you change your story and find fulfillment
Compelling reading for anyone seeking the courage to make more conscious choices and live fully awake, The Necktie and The Jaguar is a memoir with thought-provoking questions that encourage self-exploration. Author Carl Greer—businessman, philanthropist, and retired Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist—offers an illuminating roadmap to individuation and personal transformation.

The Self in Jungian Psychology: 
Theory and Clinical Practice
Realizing the Self is the absolute goal of Jungian psychology. Yet as a concept it is impossibly vague as it defines a center of our being that also embraces the mystery of existence. This work synthesizes the thousands of statements Jung made about the Self in order to bring it to ground, to unravel its true purpose, and to understand how it might be able to manifest.

There You Are – Marion Woodman: 
Biography of a Friendship

How deep can a friendship go?

Jill Mellick explores the grace, challenges, and gifts of an unexpected, instantly deep friendship with Marion Woodman. She documents with letters, calls, journals, memories, and photographs.

Timeless moments—singing, dancing, opening arms to storms, holding public events or retreats by the Pacific and on an island in Georgian Bay, home stays, creating words and music together—unfold. Across decades, they exchange letters about external and internal journeys. Their friendship and love endure, together, apart, through harrowing, life-threatening illnesses each; Mellick even secures Woodman a second opinion, which saves her life.

Unveiling Sophia: Heart Wisdom in an Age of Technology
Eternal feminine wisdom synchronizes the human heartbeat with the heartbeat of the universe. The Dalai Lama famously proclaimed that Western Women can save the world. But many modern women are painfully dissociated from Sophia, their inner spring of feminine wisdom and the primal source of their power and nurturance.

Whispers of the Soul: New and Selected Poems

WHISPERS OF THE SOUL
…SOMETIMES GENTLE
…SOMETIMES FIERCE

A collection of poems that range from expressions of gratitude for the gifts of nature, to musings about aging and the fragility of life, to insights about women’s issues and concerns, to observations about the complexities of family dynamics, to reflections about writing and therapy.

Now Available! New Audiobooks and Others!

2 New Audiobooks
by James Hollis
Now Available!

The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey
is a collection of excerpts from the writings of James Hollis, PhD, Jungian psychotherapist and author. These selections span across his body of work from The Middle Passage (1993) to Prisms (2021) organized into different topics ranging from the psychological concepts of Carl Jung to the everyday tasks of our living and callings. Hollis’s wisdom will challenge readers to find their own path, to be who they are called to be, to take the risks to trust their soul, and thus live a life worthy of their unique gifts. Hollis’s writings ask us to live a deeper and more authentic life.
James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Washington, DC. Originally a Professor of Humanities, he is the former Director of the Houston Jung Center and the Washington, D.C. Jung Society. He is Vice-President emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, author of seventeen books, and a frequent public speaker. He lives with his wife Jill, a retired therapist and painter, and together they have three living children.


Prisms: Reflections on the Journey We Call Life James Hollis summarizes a lifetime of observing, engaging, and exploring why we are here, in service to what, and what life asks of us. These 11 essays, all written recently, examine how we understand ourselves, and often have to reframe that understanding, the nature and gift of comedy, the imagination, desire, as well as our encounters with narcissism, and aging.

In Hauntings, James Hollis considers how we are all governed by the presence of invisible forms – spirits, ghosts, ancestral and parental influences, inner voices, dreams, impulses, untold stories, complexes, synchronicities, and mysteries – that move through us through history. He offers a way to understand them psychologically, examining the persistence of the past in influencing our present, conscious lives and noting that engagement with mystery is what life asks of each of us. From such engagements, a deeper, more thoughtful, more considered life may come.
James Hollis, Ph.D., a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C., explores the roadblocks we encounter and our on-going challenge to live our brief journey with as much courage, insight, and resolve as we can bring to the table.

Audiobooks also available at Chiron Publications:



Robert A. Johnson, best-selling author of He, She, We and other psychology classics, shares a lifetime of insights and experiences in this easy-to-listen-to explanation of psychological projection – seeing traits in others that are, in fact, our own. He masterfully reveals how each of us gives up our inner gold to those whom we idealize or are attracted to. Each one of us must learn the arduous task of “taking back” this gold as we move through life’s journey.

Drawing on early Christianity, medieval alchemy, depth psychology, and the myths of the Flying Dutchman and the Once and Future King, he also explores the subjects of loneliness, fundamentalist religion, and the spiritual dimensions of psychology.

One of the most influential and visionary analysts of his generation, Johnson follows the tradition of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell among those whose ideas have shaped our deepest metaphors of self and psyche. His books are known worldwide for presenting Jung’s complex theories with the simplicity and grace.


Robert A. Johnson was more than an international best-selling author of 15 books, brilliant and influential Jungian analyst, and acclaimed international lecturer; he was a master storyteller. This audiobook is a direct recording of Robert’s own tellings of these stories, remastered for improved quality. Robert told these stories, his favorites, to an appreciative and revering community each night at Journey into Wholeness events from 1981 to 2001. Robert collected several of these stories in his beloved India, but the audiobook includes stories and myths from Chinese, Native American, Mexican, and European traditions. Each story is introduced by a colleague, mentee, or friend whose life was profoundly changed by the presence and teachings of this wise and other-wordly sage.

Robert taught us we could enjoy a myth or a story as a child would, or we could listen more carefully to discover a road map for our own inner work. Magical, humorous, tragic, enigmatic, these stories illustrate Robert’s capacity to speak to the delights and adversities of the human experience, and to our collective quest to become our most conscious and authentic selves.


Dr. Murray Stein’s prolific career has produced a substantial body of writings, lectures, and interviews. His writings, captured in these volumes, span a wide domain of topics that include writings on Christianity, individuation, midlife, the practice of analytical psychology, and topics in contemporary society. His deep understanding of analytical psychology is much more than an academic discourse, but rather a deeply personal study of Jung that spans nearly half a century.

The unifying theme of the papers collected in this volume is the individuation process as outlined by C.G. Jung and adopted and extended by later generations of scholars and psychoanalysts working in the field of analytical psychology.

Individuation is a major contribution to developmental psychology and encompasses the entire lifetime, no matter its duration. The unique feature of this notion of human development is that it includes spiritual as well as psychosocial features. The essays in this volume explain and expand on Jung’s fundamental contributions.

Volume 2 of Dr. Stein’s Collected Writings consists of psychological reflections on classical mythology for insight into archetypal structures and dynamics that play out in contemporary life. Mythology is an important resource for depth psychology, and the works included in this volume are a contribution to the archetypal perspective on psyche inspired by the works of C.G. Jung, James Hillman, and Raphael Lopez-Pedraza.

Murray Stein shares these timeless lectures—a work of respectful and loving interpretation. The Bible presents a world elaborated with reference to a specific God image. As the mythographer Karl Kerenyi puts it in writing about the Greek gods and goddesses, every god and every goddess constitutes a world. So it is too with the biblical God, whose name Stein exceptionally capitalizes throughout out of cultural respect. The biblical world is the visionary product of a particular people, the ancient Hebrews and the early Christians, who delved deeply into their God image and pulled from it the multitude of perspectives, rules for life, spiritual practices, and practical implications that all together created the tapestry that we find depicted in the canonical Bible. Yahweh is the heart and soul of this world, its creator, sustainer, and destroyer. The Bible is a dream that tells the story of how this world was brought into being in space and time and what it means.

With the necessary demise and death of antique cosmologies and traditional religious paradigms dependent on external deities and devils, the modern religious challenge involves two simultaneous sacred endeavors: to eulogize, bury, and grieve the theistic and monotheistic god-images and the religions dependent on them; and, secondly, to bring fresh imagination to the meanings of god and religion, which will satisfy both the modern mind and ancient soul.
Drawing on the insights of Jungian or analytical psychology, Dr. Wright offers depth psychological analysis of our contemporary religious and political dilemmas, as well as invites readers to be midwives for the emerging religious myth that many believe to be on our collective horizon — a myth that will be more inclusive, intellectually and scientifically honest, and soul satisfying.

Breast cancer can interrupt a life and demand that we pay more attention to the way we live. In this lyrical and inviting account, Patricia Greer explores associations and images that surround her experience of the disease. A Jungian analyst, she works with metaphors and meanings related to the illness and uses her dreams, inner journeys, and poetry to deepen into and under the reality of cancer. She shares her exploration with the hope that it may help others reflect on their experiences and find insights from understanding cancer as a source of wisdom. For all those who have been touched by the disease and for those who love them, care about them, care for them, breast cancer can be a soul journey.

Holiday Discount Available on Marie-Louise von Franz Books!


Holiday discount available on 
The Collected Works of 
Marie-Louise von Franz 
Chiron Publications is pleased to extend to you a 20% discount on The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz. Please use coupon code mlvf2021 when ordering from the Chiron website. Offer expires January 5, 2022. Note: Orders will not arrive by December 31.

Von Franz amplifies a variety of fairytale motifs to show that the magical realm is alien to the profane and mundane realm of ordinary daily life. She was one of Analytical Psychology’s most original thinkers and here she presents a lucid, concise exploration of the archetypal symbols found in fairytales.

Fairytales, like myths, provide a cultural and societal backdrop that helps the human imagination narrate the meaning of life’s events. The remarkable similarities in fairytale motifs across different lands and cultures inspired many scholars to search for the original homeland of fairytales. While peregrinations of fairytale motifs occur, the common root of fairytales is more archetypal than geographic. A striking feature of fairytales is that a sense of space, time, and causality is absent. This situates them in a magical realm, a land of the soul, where the most interesting things happen in the center of places like Heaven, mountains, lakes, and wells.

Coming in 2022!
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MARIE-LOUISE VON FRANZ: 
FAIRYTALES, VISIONS, AND THE AFTERLIFE
with Dr. Steven Buser and the Pacifica Graduate Institute
February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 (Thursdays)
2-4 p.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom
Areas covered in the course will include:
  • An overview of von Franz’s life and work
  • A history and overview of the evolving project of her collected works.
  • A deep dive into her work on fairytales, particularly her early writings.
  • A method for the interpretation of fairytales.
  • The four primary archetypal figures in fairytales.
  • Primary male and female tetralogies.
  • The hero and heroine’s journey in fairytales.
  • The Visions of Niklaus von Flue and Perpetua.
  • The mysteries of death, life after death, and the diamond body.

Volume 3 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz
hardcover edition
Volume 3 of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz (hardcover edition) is now available for purchase.

 

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28-volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 3 turns to the Maiden’s Quest within fairytales.
The maiden/heroine navigates a complicated maze of inner and outer relationships as she builds a bridge to the unconscious. The heroine contends with the animus in many forms like a devouring and incestuous father, demonic groom, the beautiful prince, an androgenous mother, a cold dark tower, and through conflict with the evil stepmother. 
Dangers and pitfalls await her as the conscious feminine strives to make connections with the unconscious masculine. The maiden is the undeveloped feminine and the promised fruit of her struggle with the animus is the coniunctio. Volume 3 is a masterwork of cross-cultural scholarship, penetrating psychological insight, and a strikingly illuminating treatise. With her usual perspicacity and thoroughness, von Franz gathers countless fairytale motifs revealing a myriad of facets to the maiden’s quest.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Bluebeard
  • Chapter 2. The Pastor’s Wife
  • Chapter 3. The Woman Who Became A Spider
  • Chapter 4. Sedna
  • Chapter 5. The Girl and the Skull
  • Chapter 6. The Two Sisters
  • Chapter 7. Mother Holle
  • Chapter 8. Ingebjörg and the Good Stepmother
  • Chapter 9. The Wages of the Stepdaughter and the House Daughter
  • Chapter 10. Little Fatima with the Moon Forehead
  • Chapter 11. Snowflake
  • Chapter 12. Sleeping Beauty — Little Briar Rose
  • Chapter 13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Chapter 14. Rapunzel
  • Chapter 15. Cinderella
  • Chapter 16. The Magic Horse
  • Chapter 17. Hans Wunderlich
  • Chapter 18. Allerleirauh, All-Kinds-Of-Fur
  • Chapter 19. The White Bride and the Black Bride
  • Chapter 20. The Goose Girl
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Authors
  • Index of Fairytales

Volume 2 – 
The Hero’s Journey
Volume 2 – The Hero’s Journey is about the great adventure that leads to a cherished and difficult to obtain prize. In these fairytales, the Self is often symbolized as that treasured prize and the hero’s travails symbolize the process of individuation. In its many manifestations, the hero embodies the emerging personality. “In the conscious world, the hero is only one part of the personality—the despised part—and through his attachment to the Self in the unconscious is a symbol of the whole personality.”

Von Franz’s prodigious knowledge of fairytales from around the world demonstrates that the fairytale draws its root moisture from the collective realm. This volume continues where Volume 1 left off as von Franz describes the fairytale, “suspended between the divine and the secular worlds (…) creating a mysterious and pregnant tension that requires extreme power to withstand.” The resistance of the great mother against the hero and his humble origins, as well as the hero freeing the anima figure from the clutches of the unconscious are universal archetypal patterns. The spoils retrieved by the hero symbolize new levels of consciousness wrested from the unconscious.

Volume 1 – 
The Profane and Magical Worlds
Volume 1 – Both paperback and hardcover – are now available. Fairytales, like myths, provide a cultural and societal backdrop that helps the human imagination narrate the meaning of life’s events. The remarkable similarities in fairytale motifs across different lands and cultures inspired many scholars to search for the original homeland of fairytales. While peregrinations of fairytale motifs occur, the common root of fairytales is more archetypal than geographic. A striking feature of fairytales is that a sense of space, time, and causality is absent. This situates them in a magical realm, a land of the soul, where the most interesting things happen in the center of places like Heaven, mountains, lakes, and wells.

Preorder today –  Whispers of the Soul: New and Selected Poems

Preorder today – 
Whispers of the Soul:
New and Selected Poems

 

Chiron Publications is pleased to announce the upcoming December 1 release of Whispers of the Soul: New and Selected Poems by Patricia Greer. The book, consisting of over 60 poems, will be a thoughtful holiday gift.
Whispers Of The Soul
…Sometimes Gentle
…Sometimes Fierce
A collection of poems that range from expressions of gratitude for the gifts of nature, to musings about aging and the fragility of life, to insights about women’s issues and concerns, to observations about the complexities of family dynamics, to reflections about writing and therapy.

About the Author

Patricia Greer, MA, PhD, is a retired psychotherapist and Jungian analyst who has worked primarily with women for more than thirty-five years. She has listened to their stories and has felt privileged to walk with them on their paths of individuation, of becoming more fully and authentically themselves.

She is the author of two previous books: Breast Cancer, A Soul Journey, an exploration of the potential insights and wisdom that may be gained from a life crisis, and the companion volume,Soul Play, A Workbook to Inspire and Guide Your Soul Journey.

In her work, in her writing, and in her life, she has long been a seeker of soul, a journeyer who looks into and underneath ordinary moments to access a depth of understanding and meaning.

 
Also Available from Patricia Greer
Breast Cancer: A Soul Journey
 


Breast cancer can be a wake-up call for many women. It interrupts our lives and may demand that we pay attention to the way we are living. This book explores associations and images that surround the illness, and offers a possible map for your own soul journey.

This is one woman’s very personal story, but it touches on universal themes that may resonate with many women. Patricia works with metaphors and meanings that connect to cancer; she uses her dreams, inner journeys, and poetry to probe beneath the literal ordeal of cancer and find greater self-awareness and authenticity.

Soul Play: A Workbook To Inspire And Guide Your Soul Journey
Women who read Patricia Greer’s first book, Breast Cancer: A Soul Journey, asked for a workbook for their own journeys of personal exploration. She offers this companion volume as a guide for those who want to discover inner wisdom. Accessible and conversational, this book contains suggestions, questions, and examples which will be helpful for anyone who wants to look within themselves to find insights and direction for their lives.