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🔷Save 15% – Paperback Version of Volume 6 of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz Volume 6 releasing June 30 🔷

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Volume 6 of the 
Collected Works of 
Marie-Louise von Franz
 
 Niklaus Von Flüe And Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Their Visions
 
Volume 6 of the The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz heralds translations of material never before available in English. It explores the profound visions of two ground-breaking saints in the Catholic church, Saint Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua.
 

The paperback version of Volume 6 will be available for purchase on June 30. Preorder your copy today and save 15% by using the discount code Volume 6.

Saint Niklaus von Flüe, the patron saint of Switzerland, was held in the highest esteem by both CG Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz. Jung even declared him the Patron Saint of Psychotherapy, due to the Saint’s deep inward reflections and profound experiences. His visions reportedly began while still in his mother’s womb and continued until his death. One of his later visions was a terrifying image of the face of God. Von Franz saw Niklaus as the shadow brother of Christ and wrote of him as the alchemical Anthropos, a universal man. His visions were an evolution of Christian mysticism.

Saint Perpetua was a young Christian woman put to death in 203 AD in the Roman arena at the age of 22. Her profound visions occurred days before her death. Von Franz penetrates these images, suggesting they were revelations of a new, Christian God-image breaking through from the collective unconscious into the animus of young Perpetua.

Marie-Louise von Franz is at her very best as she unravels the mysteries held within the visions of these two saints.

Note: Volumes 4 and 5 are currently in production and we look forward to their release when translations are complete.

Other Volumes in the Collected Works:
 
Volume 3 
The Maiden’s Quest

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.

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 – 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.

Watch Dr. Steven Buser’s Presentations
on the life of Marie-Louise von Franz and
Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 6 of her Collected Works
 
Chiron Publications, PO Box 19690, 28815, Asheville, United States

Coming soon from Chiron and Murray Stein!

The Mystery of Transformation

The transformation of personality is mysterious, whether it comes about gradually or suddenly. In part, it is the result of the process of aging. Life itself puts a person through a series of transformations similar to the moultings of insects and reptiles. There are also rituals created by humans in their cultures that facilitate transformations to higher levels of identity and consciousness through instigating a process of spiritual death and rebirth into a greater sense of wholeness. The essence of the process is alchemical and what controls it is mysterious, lodged in the unconscious dynamics of the self. The chapters in this book are attempts at exploring those dynamics while acknowledging that they will forever remain beyond our understanding, a mystery.  They consist of a series of probes into the mystery of the individuation process.  Central to the discussion are Jung’s late writings on the alchemy of psychological transformation in the late stages of individuation.

Hear more from Murray Stein in his interview with Laura London, below, recorded June 18th or visit  Speaking Of Jung!

In Recognition of Father’s Day

With Father’s Day this weekend, Chiron Publications 
recognizes the following books:

 
 
by Anita S. Chapman
 
When the archetypal patriarchal or matriarchal dominate in a daughter’s psyche, the positive masculine spirit does not mature sufficiently out of the maternal unconscious for there to be an optimal meeting between feminine and masculine principles. It becomes difficult for a more conscious, well-integrated, whole human being to develop. Where inadequate or incompetent fathering is combined with absent or passive, silent mothering, the balance is off; a daughter’s talents and possibilities for the future can remain dormant—or fade away in self-doubt.
These analytical discussions of two plays, The Heiress and A Delicate Balance, demonstrate how too much or too little parenting can have this detrimental effect. Particularly, when a father withdraws from the family and does not give loving attention to his daughter, or when he presents himself as an overbearing elder, he is neglecting to support his child in the natural process of separation from the mother/Mother—not helping her achieve personal autonomy and an individual life of her own. As an adult, such a daughter will likely find herself in a place not directed from within by her unique potential for wholeness, but rather in one dictated by the limiting expectations of her family and the collective patriarchal culture around her.
 
 
 

by Arthur & Libby Colman

The Father: Mythology and Changing Roles examines the changing role of the father in today’s family and explores the impact of fatherhood on a man’s life.

 

by Mary E. Loomis
 
In Her Father’s Daughter, Mary Loomis uncovers the inner price of living up to masculine expectations and definitions of success. She shows women how to break those ties, move through their hidden shame, and take charge of their own destinies.
 
 
                                                                                       Order Her Father’s Daughter

by Alfred Collins
 
Using a varied palate of examples from the literature of both Western and non-Western cultures, Alfred Collins illustrates the Fatherson archetype from angles both personal and professional.
 
 

by Harry A. Wilmer
 
This fascinating collection of autobiographical and biographical essays examine the many roles of mother and father, both personal and cultural, in the psychological life and development of the individual.
 
 

The Feminine Entrapped Within a Fruit: A Jungian Interpretation – Now Available!

Available now:  
The Feminine Entrapped Within a Fruit: A Jungian Interpretation
by Inácio Cunha

Chiron Publications is pleased to announce the June 15 release of The Feminine Entrapped Within a Fruit: A Jungian Interpretation by Inácio Cunha.
 
The main purpose of this book is to investigate the archetypal motif of the feminine entrapped within vegetable species (mainly fruits). Several fairytales, originated in different regions (America, Europe, Africa, and Eastern countries) were analyzed. This motif deals primarily with the dynamic of suppression and repression of the feminine, as well as its redemption, which may occur in the collective consciousness.

Throughout the text, the reader will have the chance to observe how the dynamic of suppression and repression of the feminine, as well as its redemption, may occur not only collectively, but also as a subjective happening within the psyche of both man and woman. The symbolical meaning of each fruit portrayed in the tales, the importance of the water, and the shadowy aspects of both the masculine and feminine principles are taken in to enhance the psychological understanding of human psyche, as far as the play of oppositions is concerned. Dreams of modern man and woman are also analyzed to demonstrate the actuality of the theme.
 
 
Table of Contents
 
  • Chapter 1
  • The Entrapment Within The Fruit
  • The Story Of The Crooked Mooress
  • Chapter 2
  • The Interpretation
  • The Characters
  • The Colors Of Blood And Cheese
  • The Water Element
  • The Demonic Feminine
  • The Figure Upon Which Evil Is Projected In The Fairytale
  • Chapter 3
  • The Fruit, The Woman And The Decay
  • The Revivifying Quality Of The Fruit
  • Chapter 4
  • The Transformation Of The Maiden
  • The Renewal Of The Anima.
  • The Fate Of The Crooked Woman
  • Chapter 5
  • Final Considerations
  • Appendix
  • Synopsis 1: The Bel Princess
  • Synopsis 2: The Love of The Three Pomegranates
  • Synopsis 3: The Love of the Three Oranges
  • Synopsis 4: The Three Citrons
  • Synopsis 5: The Three Citrons of Love
  • Synopsis 6: The White Little Dove and The Crooked Mooress
  • References
About the Author

Inácio Cunha, PhD, is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst trained at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz (Switzerland). He lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he has his clinical practice and lectures on Jungian Psychology.

Other Chiron Titles  with a Jungian Focus on Fairytales
     Psyche’s Stories:
 
Each of these essays provides a Jungian interpretation of a well-known or rare fairy tale to reveal the universal psychic dynamics that affect us in our lives and collectively in the world.
 
Volume 1              Volume 2                   Volume 3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Susan Rowland lecture and workshop open for registration

The Jung Society of Washington will host Susan Rowland, Ph.D. for a lecture on Friday, June 24, and a workshop on Saturday, June 25. Registration is now open for these Zoom events.
Jung’s Feminine Heroic in Tumultuous Times, with reference to 

The Sacred Well Murders, a lecture with Susan Rowland

Friday, June 24, 2022
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom 
All – $25
Student rate – $10
 

Jung portrays individuation as beginning with the death of the hero. Not for the first time, his insight is prescient for our troubled twenty-first century in which notions of the heroic masculine warrior have been tested to destruction, even on occasion becoming vehicles for the shadow. By contrast, Jung provides a feminine that is marginalized, often forced into the shadow, pluralized, and hospitable to other cultures and/or forms of consciousness. Taking inspiration from Jung’s feminine, it is possible to discover less ego-centric, less dogmatic, less euro-centric, and more collective modes of individuation. Arguably, these are better fitted to intervene in the crises of our times.

To explore new kinds of heroism, Rowland’s Jungian arts-based research has transitioned into writing murder mysteries because the genre is a link to pre-patriarchal individuation myths, such as those of the Holy Grail and the Well Maidens of Logres. In particular, she will demonstrate her argument using her novel of Jungian active imagination and amplification, The Sacred Well Murders, which arose from Jungian divination during the pandemic. If possible, she encourages people to read the novel ahead of the lecture to facilitate discussion of how its feminine heroism both arises from, and responds to, pandemic conditions and climate anxiety.

 
How to Make Art or Creative Practice into Jungian Arts-Based Research, 
a workshop with Susan Rowland

Saturday, June 25, 2022
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom 
General – $75
Members – $50
Sen/Stud – $40 (Members who are either seniors over 65 or full time students)

 
This workshop will be in three parts: First, you will examine Jung’s theory and practice of psychic fertility or creativity and divination. Second, you will experientially explore psychic images arising within the group. You will work singly and collaboratively to delve into the (sacred) well of psychic energy constellated by Jungian arts practices and by archetypal activation between participants. Third, you will take time to devise a project that might stretch from initial psychic images to a work of Jungian arts-based research that can enter and participate in the anima mundi. Put another way, you will envision JABR as psychotherapy for the collective.

In The Sacred Well Murders…

A simple job turns deadly when Mary Wandwalker, novice detective, is hired to chaperone a young American, Rhiannon, to the Oxford University Summer School on the ancient Celts. Worried by a rhetoric of blood sacrifice, Mary and her operatives, Caroline, and Anna, attend a sacrifice at a sacred well. They discover that those who fail to individuate their gods become possessed by them.

For the so-called Reborn Celts, who run the summer school, have been infiltrated by white supremacists. Could their immersion in myth be less a symbol for psychic wholeness and more a clue of their intent to engage in terrorist violence? Who better to penetrate their secret rites than an apparently harmless woman of a certain age?

Mary agrees to spy on the Reborn Celts, then learns, to her horror, of Anna’s passionate affair with the chief suspect, Joe Griffith. With Griffith also the object of Rhiannon’s obsession, Mary realizes too late that that these 21st century Celts mean murder.

The Reborn Celts draw Mary and her friends into three rites to summon their gods: at an Oxford sacred well, by the Thames on the way to London, and in Celtic London, where bloodshed will restore one of the Thames’ “lost rivers.”

Before the fatal night of the summer solstice, Caroline and Anna race to London seeking Mary, who has been kidnapped. Will she end as the crone sacrifice? Or will the three women re-make their detecting family, so re-constituting a pattern of archetypal feminine compassion?

About the Author…
 
Susan Rowland (PhD) teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is the author of ten books on Jung, the feminine, literature and the arts. Her last (with Joel Weishaus) is Jungian Arts-Based Research and the Nuclear Enchantment of New Mexico (2021). 
 
For a decade Susan has been working on a project to examine feminine heroism as a way to cultural renewal. This novel, The Sacred Well Murders, is the first volume to be published. The book explores marginalized women becoming involved in epoch-defining events that entail literal and symbolic violence. 
 
Susan lives in southern California with poet, Joel Weishaus. Her website is: susanrowland-books.com

June Spotlight!

June Book Spotlight:
The Soul’s Ministrations by 
Marianne Tauber
The Soul’s Ministrations: 
An Imaginal Journey Through Crisis
 
Paperback Original Price $24.95
On Sale for $12.47


When her husband was diagnosed with a serious brain tumor, Marianne Tauber turned to art—painting and poetry—to cope with the situation. Years later, she explicates what was behind the drive to create, presenting seventeen paintings and poems alongside a narrative of the time of crisis in journal form. She delves into the concepts of Jungian psychology and alchemy to make sense of the images and their healing effect, bringing about an alchemical rebirth.

“This is a gripping and powerful book, catalyzed by crisis and personal tragedy, but born of an imaginative and courageous spirit. Through her meditative discipline, painting, and poetry, Tauber looks unflinchingly into the darkest depths of her soul. Creatively developing an alchemical active imagination, she follows an arduous path, not only to psychological survival, but to redemption, greater wholeness, and wisdom. Replete with archetypal and symbolic amplifications, The Soul’s Ministrations is a significant and scholarly contribution to Jungian literature and a valuable guide to anyone who must struggle with the tragic aspects of life or wishes to learn about the creative depths of the psyche.” —Stanton Marlan, Ph.D., ABPP

 
Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Marianne Tauber studied Romance Languages at the Universities of Zurich and Madrid before marrying into a Jungian family who had entertained personal and professional ties with C.G. Jung from 1946 on—an influence that would last throughout her life. Her husband’s career as a transplant surgeon brought the young family to New York City in 1971; they became citizens in the Bicentennial year. 
 
Marianne is now a California licensed psychotherapist with a doctorate in clinical depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She presently lives and works in Los Angeles, has presented her book in the US and Europe, and leads workshops.
New Releases from Chiron

In Search of the Father: Two Plays

When the archetypal patriarchal or matriarchal dominate in a daughter’s psyche, the positive masculine spirit does not mature sufficiently out of the maternal unconscious for there to be an optimal meeting between feminine and masculine principles. It becomes difficult for a more conscious, well-integrated, whole human being to develop. Where inadequate or incompetent fathering is combined with absent or passive, silent mothering, the balance is off; a daughter’s talents and possibilities for the future can remain dormant-or fade away in self-doubt.
Reflections of a Passerby: 
Jesus, Jung, and the Power of Choice
 
In Reflections of a Passerby: Jesus, Jung, and the Power of Choice, Eleanor Norris, PhD, takes us along on her search for meaning through the study of the life of Jesus-the Christian myth. Was Jesus solely human or solely divine? Was he the symbol of the Self, as C.G. Jung proposed? Through Norris’s personal journey, we’re introduced to Jungian perspectives and in-depth study of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, weaving together critical thinking, imagination, and somatic knowing, challenging us to understand her and our own assumptions and contributing to each of our journeys of individuation and awakening consciousness.
 
 Love and Soul-Making: 
Searching the Depths of Romantic Love
 
Love and Soul-Making brings awareness to both the patriarchal origins of romance and the unarguably magical, archetypal experience of love. Relationships can serve as an alchemical vessel for the development of the soul as part of the individuation process. The struggles of relationships, whether one is partnered or not, can allow us to engage more deeply with the psyche and can guide us further into her territory.

For those experiencing romantic difficulties, the myth of Psyche and Eros can serve as a guide to the stages involved in soul-making and how that is enacted in human relationships. This book encourages contemplating relationships both literally and metaphorically. With metaphorical vision, we create possibility for the alchemical transmutation process and the development of the soul. This book provides context to the soul-making process, and it can help to re-animate your creativity and vitality. Soul (Psyche) follows what she loves (Eros).
 
Volume 6 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz – Niklaus Von Flüe And Saint Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Their Visions
 
 
The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 6 heralds translations of material never before available in English. It explores the profound visions of two ground-breaking saints in the Catholic church, Saint Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua.

Note: Volumes 4 and 5 are currently in production and we look forward to the releases when translations are complete.
DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5-TR and ICD-10
 
The publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 (DSM-5, 2013) and the more recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 – Text Revision edition (DSM-5-TR, 2022), together ushered in a major change to the field of mental health diagnosis. DSM-5-TR Insanely Simplified provides a summary of key concepts of the new diagnostic schema introduced in DSM-5 as well as the updated DSM-5-TR. It utilizes a variety of techniques to help clinicians master the new spectrum approach to diagnosis and its complex criteria.
The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 4 – 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis
 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis is the fourth volume in The Collected Writings of Murray Stein. It includes works by the author with special relevance to analytic practice. Among them are the Ghost Ranch papers from 1983-1992, essays on transference and types of countertransference, the problem of sleepiness in analysis, sibling rivalry and envy, the aims of analysis, the faith of the analyst, and reflections on spirituality in analysis.
 
 
Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis
 
The Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis by Murray Stein is a work that describes the methods that in combination sets this form of psychotherapy apart from all the others.
 
The first chapter describes how the theory of individuation serves as an assessment tool for the analyst and guides the process toward the client’s further psychological development. The second chapter, on the analytic relationship, discusses the depth psychological understanding of the healing effect of the therapeutic encounter.

Working with dreams and active imagination comprise the other two chapters. In both of these chapters, there is detailed discussions of how these methods are used in Jungian psychoanalysis and to what purpose. It is the combination of “the four pillars” that makes Jungian psychoanalysis unique.
Professor Hamilton’s Passage to India
 
In 1975, Dr. Charles Hamilton, Professor of Infectious Diseases from a respected medical school in the U.S. visited India after receiving a substantial research grant. There he was invited by several institutes to visit and lecture. He accepted the invitations gladly and hoped to explore the possibility of his return for an extended stay to gather valuable data for his research.
 
 
At Home In The World: 
Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging 
 
Part of the Zurich Lecture Series and previously published by Spring Journal, 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.
 
 
The Sacred Well Murders
 
Author Susan Rowland’s first mystery novel!

A simple job turns deadly when Mary Wandwalker, novice detective, is hired to chaperone a young American, Rhiannon, to the Oxford University Summer School on the ancient Celts. Worried by a rhetoric of blood sacrifice, Mary and her operatives, Caroline, and Anna, attend a sacrifice at a sacred well. They discover that those who fail to individuate their gods become possessed by them.
The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves
 
The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves by James Hollis explores the need to know ourselves more deeply, and the many obstacles that stand in our way. 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.
 
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. 
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