Where the Shadows Lie
Where the Shadows Lie takes the reader on a journey through Tolkien’s Middle-earth, following the hobbits, their companions, and the characters they encounter on their quest. Along the way, Skogemann reveals the deep symbolic layers that are the source of joy and enchantment that many find in reading The Lord of the Rings. Aragorn, with the aid of Gandalf, Legoli, and Gimli, ascends to the throne and becomes the center of a great, unified kingdom—a symbol of the collective Self. The four hobbits, representing individual ego-consciousness, are transformed by the quest and acquire the psychological tools they need to renew the Shire—the small domain enfolded in the great.
Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious and the archetypes provide a key to understanding the forces of fantasy that are so powerful in Tolkien’s masterpiece—and thereby a key to understanding ourselves and the events of the outside world in our modern times.
Thresholds of Initiation
Basing his study on Jung’s archetypal theory–especially that of initiation–Thresholds of Initiation represents thirty years of testing the theory in analytical practice. Joseph Henderson considers archetypes to be predictable patterns of inner conditioning that lead to certain essential changes and shows the parallels between individual psychological self-development and the rites that marked initiation in the past.
Dr. Henderson’s topics include the uninitiated; return of the mother; remaking a man; trial by strength; the rite of vision; thresholds of initiation; initiation and the principle of ego-development in adolescence; and initiation in the process of individuation.
This is essential reading for an understanding of the universal nature of initiation, especially as it relates traditional initiatory practices to Jung’s theory of archetypes.
The Soul in Anguish
The Soul in Anguish presents a variety of approaches to psychotherapeutic work with suffering people, from the perspectives of both Jungian and psychoanalytic psychology. An important theme of the book is the impact of suffering—suffering may be harmful or helpful to the development of the personality. Our culture tends to assume that suffering is invariably negative or pointless, but this is not necessarily so; suffering may be destructive, but it may lead to positive developments such as enhanced empathy for others, wisdom, or spiritual development.
The book offers professionals in any helping profession various frameworks within which to view suffering, so that the individual’s suffering does not seem to be random or meaningless. Cognitive-behavioral approaches, the approach of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric association, and the promise of evidence-based strategies may or may not be applicable to the unique circumstances of the suffering individual. These approaches also ignore the unconscious sources of much suffering, its implications for the ongoing development of the personality, and the nuances of the therapeutic relationship. We cannot objectify or measure suffering; suffering is best viewed from within the individual’s perspective, because people with the same diagnosis suffer in unique ways.
“Lionel Corbett is someone with the courage and the imagination to tackle issues for which there is no resolution, only the summons to repeated encounters: the religious nature of the human psyche, the intractability of so much suffering, and the inevitability that sooner or later we will all be tested beyond our understanding and coping strategies. What will we do, or become, then? That is where this book begins.”
From the Afterword by James Hollis, Ph.D., Author of Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives
“A groundbreaking, meticulously researched study from an outstanding Jungian analyst and scholar, providing illuminating ways into the transformative potential of suffering and how it can be dealt with in the consulting room. Charting the soul’s agonies with great compassion and profound sensitivity, the author skillfully delineates clinical, philosophical and spiritual concepts of suffering that testify to the endurance of the human spirit.”
Ursula Wirtz, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst, Author of Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation
“With extraordinary candor The Soul in Anguish brings its readers face to face with one of the most difficult topics in life, suffering, in all its forms. This remarkable exploration of the range of suffering, especially as encountered in psychotherapy, mines for meaning and finds both its positive and negative expressions. Transcending the categorical, pathological descriptions of the DSM, The Soul in Anguish reveals the archetypal nature of the experience of suffering. Dr. Lionel Corbett, a true physician, offers healing to mind, soul and body, in this uplifting engagement with what is usually only touched upon, or even avoided in most treatments, i.e., anguish. This book reimagines our pain and anguish to bring about the possibility of a true psychological and soulful grasp of suffering. No therapist should miss the opportunities of Dr. Corbett’s rich study.”
Joseph Cambray, Ph.D., Author of Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe
Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice, and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Paciﬁca Graduate Institute. He is the author of numerous papers and three books: The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, Psyche and the Sacred, and The Religious Function of the Psyche. He is the co-editor of: Jung and Aging, Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field, and Psychology at the Threshold.
The Principle of Individuation
The Principle of Individuation suggests new approaches, on both personal and communal levels, for gaining freedom from the compulsion to repeat endlessly the dysfunctional patterns that have conditioned us. In this concise and contemporary account of the process of individuation, Murray Stein sets out its two basic movements and then examines the central role of numinous experience, the critical importance of initiation, and the unique psychic space required for its unfolding. Using psychological insights from Carl Jung’s writings, from myths and fairytales, and from years of clinical experience, he offers a vivid description of this lifelong and dynamic process that will be useful to clinicians and the general public alike.
Stein suggests new approaches—on both personal and communal levels—for gaining freedom from the compulsion to repeat endlessly the dysfunctional patterns that have conditioned us. In this concise and contemporary account of the process of individuation, he sets out its two basic movements and then examines the central role of numinous experience, the critical importance of initiation, and the unique psychic space required for its unfolding. Using psychological insights from C. G. Jung’s writings, from myths and fairytales, and from years of clinical experience, Stein offers a vivid description of this lifelong and dynamic process that will be useful to clinicians and the general public alike.
As a movement toward the further development of human consciousness in individuals, in cultural traditions, and in international arenas where the relations among diverse cultures have become such a pressing issue today, understanding the principle of individuation has relevance for students and workers in many fields. The principium individuation is a phrase with a long and distinguished history in philosophy, extending from the Middle Ages to Leibniz, Locke, and Schopenhauer. In Jungian psychology, it is brought into the contemporary world as a psychological principle that speaks of the innate human tendency to become distinct and integrated-to become conscious of our purpose, who and what we are, and where we are going.
The Individuation of God
Peter B. Todd argues for the integration of science and religion to form a new paradigm for the third millennium. He counters both the arguments made by fundamentalist Christians against science and the rejection of religion by the New Atheists, in particular Richard Dawkins and his followers. Drawing on the work of scientists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians, Todd challenges the materialistic reductionism of our age and offers an alternative grounded in the visionary work taking place in a wide array of disciplines.
“Kudos to Peter B. Todd for this masterful contribution which will undoubtedly advance the dialogue between the scientific disciplines and theology. Drawing upon the work of scientific thinkers such as Schrödinger, Heisenberg, Huxley, Pauli, Einstein, Pribram, and Bohm on the one hand and theologians such as Teilhard de Chardin and Hans Küng on the other, Todd asserts that Dawkins’ “God delusion” refers to a passé, naïve conception of an anthropomorphic God who created a pre-Copernican clockwork universe. By contrast, Todd points the way to a scientifically illuminated theology. He pulls from such diverse fields as neuropsychoanalysis, quantum physics, Jungian thought, and transpersonal psychology to develop a higher-order understanding of evolution that embraces the complementarity of mind and matter and is bound by neither time nor space. It is a vision of evolution that honors consciousness, the archetypal, and the numinous as fundamental. It is difficult to do full justice to the philosophical sophistication and precision Todd brings to this subject. Readers should brace themselves for an intellectually challenging and exciting journey foreshadowing a paradigm shift in which the conceptual boundaries between science, theology, and psyche are smashed.”—David Van Nuys, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Sonoma State University, and host of Shrink Rap Radio Podcast
“This book is the work of a religious thinker and an experienced psychologist who has immersed himself in the writings of Carl Jung and sciences of our age. This is not a theological book; rather, it is an expression of depth psychology, of divine experience, what Todd calls an “epiphany to the human consciousness . . . a God from within evolving matter itself,” where matter matters and God is an expression of the human mind. Todd helps us engage with our experience of God as the unconscious archetype. A first-class example of what Jung spent most of his life doing, namely, restoring meaning to symbols as expressions of the human condition, it is as erudite as it is joyous, in short, a work of love and purpose.”—David B. Russell, Ph.D.
“Science and religion are still viewed as enemies by the popular mind, but as Peter Todd eloquently shows, the gap between them is rapidly closing. Todd writes clearly and persuasively with considerable knowledge of both camps. Jung was intent on reconciling science and religion through psychology, a project which met with widespread misunderstanding. Todd throws light on this endeavor and shows us the one world that can be glimpsed beyond the separate modalities of faith and reason. The Individuation of God represents a significant cultural fusion of scientific research and religious vision.”—David Tacey, Ph.D., author of How to Read Jung and Edge of the Sacred: Jung, Psyche, Earth
“Peter Todd has written a masterful, if at times a bit dense (or perhaps it was just that I felt “dense”), synthesis of quantum physics, depth or psychodynamic psychology, and religion, in a surprisingly small and readable volume. To do it justice I’ll need to read it again! It had personal meaning for me, as I have been an Anglican/Episcopal priest for 35 years, and worked as a Jungian Analytical Psychologist for the last 15. My weakest area was the third strand of thought he presents, quantum physics, and in particular the work of Bohm, Pribram, and Schroedinger, that offers a solution to those like me who strive to bridge the apparent (but, as Todd points out, largely illusory) gulf that popular culture still tends to see extant between science and religion. In building his argument for “a theology for the third millennium,” Todd weaves these three areas of human intellectual endeavor, while also offering a damning critique of such militant atheists as Richard Dawkins, and equal disdain for the “fundamentalist” factions of all three of the Abrahamic religions (i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). He notes, and I think correctly, that the common error of both is rigidity in accepting their own dogmas as “true” to the exclusion of any other, ignoring all evidence that would contradict their strongly held positions. Hence, he sees little difference in the process of either side, although the respective content may vary considerably.
In the course of his discussion, he touches on many very contemporary topics, most notably global climate change, and calls for a new vision – such as that inspired by our journey to the moon in the 1960’s, which allowed humankind for the first time to view our planet as it is in the universe, a relatively small, fragile world that is a unity. Unless we are able to transcend our current nationalistic rivalries and petty jealousies, we are once again, like the days at the height of the cold war, in a position to destroy “this fragile earth, our island home.” Whether or not we are able to avert the impending destruction depends, at least in part argues Todd, on our willingness to leave behind the misplaced “faith in materialism” that has brought us to this brink, and replace it with “a consciousness of the sacredness of all people and of the earth itself.” (p 145)
This volume offers those of us who choose to recognize the value of human consciousness in all its varied expressions, whether overtly religious, mystical or scientific and exploratory, as unified in a common goal, namely that “through the human being the universe is making a mirror to observe itself.” (Bohm, 2002, quoted by Todd)—David G. Davidson-Methot, Ph.D.
Peter B. Todd has been a research psychologist at the Neuropsychiatric Institute Sydney, a member of the Biopsychosocial AIDS Project at the University of California, a consultant in the department of immunology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and a research coordinator at the Albion Street AIDS Clinic Sydney. His papers have appeared in the British Journal of Medical Psychology, the Griffith Review, and the interdisciplinary journal Mind and Matter. He is currently a psychoanalytic psychologist in private practice in Sydney, Australia.
The Golden Key
Want to re-invigorate your coaching practice?
Are you looking to start up a coaching practice?
Either way it’s best to start with some inner work.
Executive coaches have complex responsibilities. They get drawn into the stress and pressure of 21st century business with its volatility, uncertainty and immense ambiguity to support and develop high potential leaders with heavy responsibilities.
The Golden Key to Executive Coaching is a unique contribution to the field of professional leadership development. What distinguishes Janet Steinwedel’s approach is her incorporation of the lessons of depth psychology-particularly the work of Carl Jung-into her outlook and methodology.
Within this accessible volume, Dr. Steinwedel also offers practical wisdom gleaned from her academic background in Human and Organizational Systems, in such corporate roles as Director of Leadership and Business Effectiveness at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development at Delaware Investments, and 10 years as President of Leader’s Insight, her own executive coaching company.
While The Golden Key is primarily written as a guide for other executive coaches, it contains much of value for all those seeking to more fully integrate their authentic selves into their professional careers. It may also serve as a “plain language” primer to the thought of Carl Jung, one of the most insightful, far-reaching minds of the 20th century.
“Janet Steinwedel’s The Golden Key is a profoundly useful addition to the theory and practice of
coaching. What so many of her predecessors have missed is the simple, but ineluctable fact that both
participants, coach and client, are human beings with their own psychological mechanisms and processes. Her book brings many of the insights of depth psychology to the practitioner who otherwise may be limited to behavioral strategies which in the end are always undermined by the human psyche. No relationships can be any more evolved than how we are related to our inner world, for what we ignore there will continue to tumble through us into the world. Steinwedel’s book brings insights and tools to this collaborative process which can only deepen the coaching practice through deepening the
James Hollis, PhD
Author and Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C.
About Janet S. Steinwedel, PhD
As President of Leader’s Insight, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Effectiveness consultancy, Dr.
Steinwedel provides thought leadership as a consultant and executive coach. She assists leaders in
clarifying their goals and objectives and becoming more aware of themselves and their behaviors in
service to their aspirations and business results. With 25 years of experience working in such industries as pharmaceuticals, health care, financial services, insurance, communications, retail, and hospitality, Janet works effectively with a broad range of leaders. She uses an analytical framework which provides a
foundational understanding of personality and human behavior-conscious and unconscious processes. In addition to her own work with corporate executives, Janet devotes time to a “coaching for coaches”
process in which she helps other executive coaches with their personal and professional development.
The Fire and the Rose
Our encounters with love, spirituality, and sexuality play a major role in shaping who we are. These powerful aspects of our lives are woven into the pattern that forms our potential for wholeness. Through growing consciousness, sexuality and spirituality can support our efforts to live more passionately and to understand love in all of its forms. In this stimulating and inspiring book, Jungian Analyst Bud Harris, Ph.D., challenges us to reconsider our views of spirituality and sexuality as opposites and bring them into harmony and creativity. He encourages that together, we can heal one of our culture’s great wounds of the soul.
“Bud Harris addresses the neurotic split between divinity and the body, between spirit and matter, and proffers a path of reconciliation and reclamation of sexuality as a vital link to a fuller expression of spirit. Full of personal confession, case examples and exercises, this work offers both theoretical and practical tips to personal and cultural healings.” –James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, author, Finding Meaning In The Second Half of Life
“I have read The Fire and the Rose three times now and find something fresh and necessary to my life in each reading. Dr. Harris is generous with his personal history, widely read, and deeply involved in the human journey. He is a healer in words and stories.” –Gail Godwin, Ph.D., novelist, author of Father Melancholy’s Daughter and Glass People
“When life becomes stagnant and congealed, most often sexuality brings a new crisis fraught with the high cost and great promise of the fire of the numinous. The desire that seems to be wrecking our lives may well be the Self-awakening us to Soul and the Divine…. The choice, Harris proposes, is dead soul, addiction, or discovering those questions that keep us alive and thirsty.” –Rev. Dr. Bill Dols, creator and editor of The Bible Workbench and coauthor, Finding Jesus, Discovering Self: Passages to Healing and Wholeness
“A deeply soulful book written from the heart, filled with wisdom, intimate personal sharing, challenging questions, and insights into the wonders and mysteries of sexuality and spirituality. This book is significant for all of us, and a timely resource for psychotherapists and spiritual directors….I can’t wait to share this book with others, especially my clients.” –Gail Vaughn Rogers, M.A., psychotherapist
“[Bud Harris] invites the reader to meander in the labyrinth of the Self and there to engage with one’s particular monster. His wise counsel, to live the paradox of freedom through honest engagement with the shadow, is the Ariadne thread of a mature anima….” –John Beebe, MD, Jungian analyst, author, Integrity in Depth
“Bud Harris sees spirituality as the driving force that moves us into a life connected to something greater than ourselves, and desire as awakening of the soul, ridding us of fear, and nourishing us during our lifelong journey of `becoming.’ … He suggests solutions: to journal, to record dreams, and to understand metaphor in religion, literature, and myth as a source of wisdom. He challenges us to create joyful, passionate, and meaningful lives.” –Charlotte Mathes, PhD, Jungian analyst, author, And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart
“Dr. Bud Harris explores with humility and wisdom the tension spirituality and sexuality brings to individuals, couples and societies…. He has added points of discussion at the end of several chapters as well as helpful guidelines in dealing with dreams…. I highly recommend this book.” –Tess Castleman, MA, LPC, Jungian analyst, author, Threads, Knots, Tapestries
The Cult of the Black Virgin
Why are over 500 of the world’s images of the Madonna “black” or “dark”? And why are they so little known? A resurfacing of the powerful pagan goddesses of sexuality, the underworld and earth-wisdom, the Black Virgins are symbols of power and majesty, the other aspect of the traditional Madonna’s maidenhood or tender maternity. They personify the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant in a quest for lost feminine wisdom and the search for soul.
There are many icons of Mary that show black faces and hands. In France, these are called Vierge Noires-Black Virgins. Elsewhere, may be called Black Madonnas or the “other Mary.” Jung called her Isis, while others claim she is the symbolic remains of a prehistoric worship of the Earth Mother. She is generally connected with Cybele, Diana, Isis, and Venus, as well as with Kali, Inanna, and Lilith.
Historically she is connected with the Crusades, the Islamic occupation of Spain, the Conquistadors, as well as the Merovingians and Knights Templars, who viewed her as Mary Magdalene.
Ean Begg’s fascinating book investigates the pagan origins of the phenomenon as well as the heretical Gnostic-Christian underground stream that flowed west with the cult of Mary Magdalene and resurfaced in Catharism at the time of the Crusades, especially with the Templars.
The Black Nightgown
A woman’s dream of being trapped in a black nightgown reveals a dread that dominates her psyche and blocks her development as a self. In her story and others’, Jungian analyst Nathan Schwartz-Salant reveals how the same complex characterizes our society as a whole. This archetypal pattern is called the Fusional Complex.
The Fusional Complex is like the Renaissance alchemists’ prima materia, said to be vile and worthless, ubiquitous and easily discarded, and yet essential for the creation of that most highly prized goal of the alchemical opus: the lapis, a symbol of the self. Like the prima materia, the Fusional Complex is found everywhere-in addiction and codependency, in masochistic submissions that sacrifice essence and potential, in the dark corners of relationships that are fixed in old patterns and simmer in contempt and resentment, and in the array of the character disorders. Because it generally goes unseen, however, these disorders do not transform.
Through the theory of the Fusional Complex, and with the non-ordinary perception that detects it, we can learn to make transformative discoveries that are rarely possible through usual analytic procedures. And through the cultural and individual examples of The Black Nightgown, we will see that the Fusional Complex is the doorway through which any new form of consciousness and associated self—the structure that bestows a sense of identity and order within human life—must pass.
Synchronicity: The Promise of Coincidence
Based on real-life experiences—Deike Begg’s own and those of her clients—this is a simple and profound exposition of an idea that is often presented through the complicated mystification of physics or philosophy. Begg explores synchronicity as signposts and the universe’s call of destiny. She describes in clear language how to recognize a synchronicity: i.e. if it is not an emotional response to the intersection of two different sorts of time or worlds it is not a synchronicity.
Deike Begg is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, an astrologer with a worldwide reputation and practice, Rebirther, and past-life therapist. She is the author of Rebirthing – Freedom from your Past, and co-author with her husband, Ean Begg, of On the Trail of Merlin and In Search of the Holy Grail and the Precious Blood. She is a member of the International Association for Jungian Studies, founding member of C.G. Jung Seminars Scotland and has lectured to Jungian groups all over the world.
Rilke – A Soul History
In the Image of Orpheus tells the inner story of Rilke’s literary career, tracing—step by step—the mythopoetic journey inscribed in the interweaving lines of the poet’s life and art. Blending biography with in-depth analyses of Rilke’s poetry and prose (from his little-known Visions of Christ through the Sonnets to Orpheus), the lively narrative draws upon Hillman and Jung, Plato and Petrarch, Apuleius, Ibn Arabi and Lou Andreas-Salomé, as it unfolds the poet-seer’s vision of the nature and destiny of the human soul—a vision as timely as it is timeless.
“A profound book….The splendid style of the writing, the breadth of cultural erudition, the coherence of the biographical narrative all contribute, but these reflect something of larger import. By focusing the powerful lens of depth psychology on Rilke’s life and work, In the Image of Orpheus carries us deeper into the interior of the poet’s imaginative landscape than ever before. It is difficult to conceive of a study that might bring greater psychological subtlety and spiritual insight to the evolution of this deep-souled poet. One ends with new appreciation of both the power of art in forging a soul, and the centrality of the soul in the creation of great art.”
-Richard Tarnas, author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche
“Equal parts incisive literary criticism and powerful spiritual reflection….Meticulously charting the progress of Rilke’s remarkable and complex poetic achievement, Polikoff traces also Rilke’s passage through a life’s and the soul’s passions….A book for any and every admirer of Rilke’s poetry.”
-David St. John, University of Southern California
Poet, translator, and independent scholar Daniel Polikoff received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and his Diploma in Waldorf Education from Rudolf Steiner College. In addition to work in numerous literary journals and anthologies, he has published two collections of poetry (Dragon Ship and The Hands of Stars) as well as Parzival/Gawain: Two Plays, his edited translation of a dramatic version of the Grail legend. Dr. Polikoff has taught literature in Waldorf schools and shared his passion for Rilke in a wide variety of venues, including the Festival of Archetypal Psychology at Notre Dame (where the idea for In the Image of Orpheus was born); the San Francisco Jung Society; and seminars in literary circles. He resides with his wife Monika and two children in the San Francisco Bay area.
On Life’s Journey
C.G. Jung wrote in The Development of Personality, “In every adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention and education. That is the part of the human personality that wants to develop and become whole.”
In this reflection on life’s journey, Daniel A. Lindley applies the insights gleaned from many years of study of literature and psychoanalysis to show how we are “always becoming” and always obligated to care for that archetypal child. Drawing upon psychological truths expressed by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Eliot and others, Lindley illuminates the process of individuation through personal experience, art and archetype. From birth to old age, he demonstrates, even in our separateness we share an archetypal ground. Thus, at any point in our lives, “the path we walk is not unknown; it has purpose and direction. We are living out stories that existed long before we did, and will be there long after we are gone.”
Four million teenagers in Canada and the United States use marijuana, a million of them daily. Yet both countries are moving toward legalization because so many of us have heard only the pro-marijuana side. This book presents the case against marijuana on an equal footing:
- The scientific research refuting all the pro-marijuana talking points
- Why marijuana is not safe for adolescents or behind the wheel
- Why legalization would be an economic burden on society and the promise of tax revenue a mirage
- How to spot the misleading language used by pro-legalization partisans
- How the news media helped to create an epidemic of teenage use
- Why de facto decriminalization is better than legalization
- Why marijuana laws that prohibit use are good for the public health
“This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about accuracy and fairness in news coverage.”
Former National President, Society of Professional Journalists
Ed Gogek, MD, an addiction psychiatrist for 30 years, has treated over 10,000 addicts and alcoholics in prisons, homeless clinics, mental health centers and substance abuse treatment programs. His op-eds on addiction and mental health have appeared in the New York Times and more than a dozen major U.S. newspapers. He received medical training in Canada and the United States.
“Dr. Gogek has a unique ability to master the complex and hotly contested material to make it understandable. His book has a strong message that our nation, including both Left and Right, needs today when most discussions of drug policy are filled with dangerous misinformation.”
~Robert L. DuPont, MD
First Director of National Institute of Drug Abuse
Second White House Drug Chief
Love Is All Around in Disguise
The notions of love surrounding us in disguise and of life as an adventure of endless discovery are threads in Sister Irene Dugan’s unique philosophy of taking the risk to live life to the fullest, of not missing the boat. The First Epistle of John (4:16) records that God is love. This God who is love desires to find a home—to abide—in us. Such love is all around in disguise awaiting our discovery. This book—part polemic, part instruction manual—is the summation of Irene’s life work, told in her own words and supported by the rich understanding of her trustee.
Irene Dugan entered the international Roman Catholic community of women known as the Religious of the Cenacle in 1930, taking her vows in 1938 at the age of twenty-nine. She was a teacher, director of retreats, spiritual guide, and pioneer in depth spirituality—the blending of the traditions of Christian spirituality with modern holistic depth psychology and the arts. The innovative spiritual growth groups for laywomen she began in 1946 continued until her death.
In the early 1970s, her interest in psychospiritual integration led her to Dr. Ira Progoff, and she became a Progoff Intensive Journal consultant, conducting innovative workshops in the U.S., England, Ireland, Scotland, and France. Irene dedicated many years to exploring the integration of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus, with holistic depth psychology.
Avis Clendenen met Sister Dugan in 1971 when she was twenty-one and in search of a spiritual mentor. Irene served as her spiritual guide for the next twenty-six years. Their last conversation took place in June 1997, a few weeks before Irene’s death. She directed Avis to pick up a box she had left for her at the Fullerton Cenacle. The box contained two copies of her unfinished manuscript, an audio recording of her introduction to the book, and assorted notes and papers. Thus Avis became a trustee of Love Is All Around in Disguise, the title Irene had given to her book.
Avis writes, “In putting together this book, it has been my challenge and graced opportunity to respect her voice and unique expressions in bringing to fruition this singular aspect of her spiritual legacy. This book [is] for those seeking a fuller share in the greatness-the potential for fulfilling ourselves-that Irene believed is our destiny.”
Lectures on Jung’s Aion
Aion, a major work from Jung’s later years, has long been a source of fascination for a wide variety of scholars and thinkers. Presented here are two substantial commentaries concerning this rich and complex text by two important figures in Jung’s life and work: Barbara Hannah and Marie-Louise von Franz. This is the first volume in a series edited by Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas, “Polarities in the Psyche,” focusing on the broad theme of the opposites in the psyche. The next volume is “The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals.”
Hannah delivered these lectures at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1957. Over the course of the lectures, she addresses each chapter of Aion, providing detail and in-depth analysis for selected passages and offering the reader suggestions for further sources and study. Well-paced and thoughtfully planned, she scans the work from beginning to end, bringing many subtle nuances to light.
In a private interview with Claude Drey conducted in her home in the spring of 1965, Marie-Louise von Franz takes a close look at chapter fourteen of Aion, “The Structure and Dynamics of the Self.” Published here for the first time, she offers a lively and free-flowing discussion of key sentences in the work.
Jacob & Esau
In 1934, Erich Neumann, considered by many to have been Carl Gustav Jung’s foremost disciple, sent Jung a handwritten note: “I will pursue your suggestion of elaborating on the ‘Symbolic Contributions’ to the Jacob-Esau problem . . . The great difficulty is the rather depressing impossibility of a publication.” Now, 80 years later, in Jacob and Esau: On the Collective Symbolism of the Brother Motif, his important work is finally published.
In this newly discovered manuscript, Neumann sowed the seeds of his later works. It provides a window into his original thinking and creative writing regarding the biblical subject of Jacob and Esau and the application of the brother motif to analytical psychology.
Neumann elaborates on the central role of the principle of opposites in the human soul, contrasting Jacob’s introversion with Esau’s extraversion, the sacred and the profane, the inner and the outer aspects of the God-image, the shadow and its projection, and how the old ethic—expressed, for example, in the expulsion of the scapegoat—perpetuates evil.
Mark Kyburz, translator of C. G. Jung’s The Red Book, has eloquently rendered Neumann’s text into English. Erel Shalit’s editing and introduction provide an entrée into Neumann’s work on this subject, which will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from lay persons to professionals interested in Jungian psychology and Jewish and religious studies.
Erich Neumann was born in Berlin in 1905. He emigrated to Israel in 1934 and lived in Tel Aviv until his death in 1960. For many years he lectured and played a central role at Eranos, the seminal conference series in analytical psychology. His writings include Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, The Origins and History of Consciousness, and The Great Mother. The correspondence between C. G. Jung and Neumann was published in 2015.
Dr. Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Israel and founding director of the Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University. He is the author of several books, including The Cycle of Life and The Hero and His Shadow.
Dr. Mark Kyburz specializes in scholarly translation from German into English and is the co-translator of C. G. Jung’s The Red Book (2009). He lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland.
Imaginal Figures In Everyday Life
Mary Harrell unflinchingly greets a cast of imaginal figures who inhabit her life, and encourages all of us to welcome their wisdom into our own inner landscapes. These very real beings dwell in a realm between matter (nature) and mind (reason), appearing in dreams, intuitive callings, visions, feelings, and sometimes frightening events.
“Reading Dr. Harrell’s exquisite prose I am reminded of the poet John Keats who invited us ‘to call the world the vale of soul making.’ In that place between matter and mind, in that place between worlds, on that thin line between fact and fiction, dream and reason, idea and image, one needs a poetic sensibility. Dr. Harrell has such a sensibility and alongside her we learn to make that call.”
– Dr. Robert Romanyshyn
– Robert Romanyshyn is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. The author of seven books including The Wounded Researcher, he has recently published Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life.
“Bravely personal, and yet deeply universal, Mary Harrell opens the door into another realm and invites us in. Through a daring plunge into the soulscape of her own life, Mary shows us the timeless, eternal figures that play out in the imaginal realm, that space between mind and matter that is always there but not always in our consciousness. Her unmistakable message is that by looking deeply at our own stories we can awaken to what it means to be fully human.”
– Barbara Beyerbach, Ph.D.
– Barbara Beyerbach, co-editor of Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy: Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts, is a professor at the State University of New York at Oswego in the Curriculum and Instruction Department and works to transform schools into inclusive learning communities.
“As I read, I felt I was in the company of a wise, compassionate friend whose human suffering resonated so much with my own. Mary’s courage, deep looking and astute insights shine a light for our own healing journeys; inviting each of us to own all of our life stories, so that we might come to know and embrace our most authentic self. One requires no preparation in analytical psychology to receive this precious offering.”
–Roberta Schnorr, Ph.D.
– Roberta Schnorr’s explorations are guided by many beautiful teachings and mindfulness practices offered by her venerable teacher, Zenmaster Thich Nhat Hanh. These practices continue to guide her on the path toward transformation and healing—in order to cultivate joy, understanding and compassion for all beings.
From Dawn to Dusk
Jungian analyst Judith Hubback is interested in studying change and the resistance to it in both patients and analysts, as well as enabling people to develop their full potential. She describes how she became a leading analyst in mid-life after working as a teacher, journalist, broadcaster and social researcher. The author reveals how she assisted patients in finding their own inner helper and how a special kind of listening can foster therapeutic relating. She traces her own psychological progress and experience in analysis; shares insights on the nature of analysis, spirituality, feminist issues and patients’ dreams; and explores links between depth psychology and world affairs.
Friendship and Healing
The letters of John Adams and Benjamin Rush depict the friendship that grew between the two as the course of history brought change into their lives and forced them to change themselves. Of particular interest are the dreams both Founding Fathers described in their letters and the evidence Sheila Zarrow has uncovered about how they considered the effects of their dreams.
Rush, in his seminal text on medicine, wrote that dreaming is “as much a native faculty as memory or imagination.” Dreams have meaning well beyond the personal and the present. They have roots and tendrils that stretch throughout the unknown inner world of our psyches. While we sleep, they make connections between our lives and the lives of others throughout history, back through mythology, and out to the eternal. Friendship and Healing explores one bright thread in the history of our country through the letters and dreams of two men who were there at its beginning.
“It is a pleasure to learn from this very readable book that two of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and Benjamin Rush, were reflective. It gives us hope that our own leaders who claim to be guided by our historical past will rediscover the virtue of looking back upon one’s self. Moreover, these Founders reflected upon their dreams and had opinions about them. The author assists their efforts by dreaming their dreams onward, providing insightful interpretations that bring us into the present. The book makes a powerful point that for guidance today we can turn to the ‘history’ of the nation that lies within the dream life of each of us.” —George R. Elder, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and writer, coeditor of An American Jungian: In Honor of Edward F. Edinger
“So much is fascinating about the birth of America, but nothing more so than the dream life of our founding fathers. Zarrow, in this captivating account of the friendship between John Adams and Benjamin Rush, reflects how the inner life of the psyche was also present at the creation of our nation. In doing so, she engagingly deepens our notion of ‘collective consciousness.’” —Dr. Stephen Martin, cofounder and president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and a graduate of the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland
Sheila Zarrow writes:
Dr. Joseph Henderson was mentor to me for many years until his death in 2007 at age 104. He felt a deep connection to American history, was most interested in John Adams, and had spent some time on Benjamin Rush’s farm. When I told Henderson about how I had spent three years meditating at the foot of Adams’s statue in Worcester, Massachusetts, he enthusiastically encouraged me to study Adams, a study that led me also to Rush. My journey into their world ran parallel to my journey inward and the many synchronicities that came together with the writing of Friendship and Healing are testimony to the eternal nature of the living psyche.
The letters of John Adams and Benjamin Rush depict the friendship that grew between the two as the course of history brought change into their lives and forced them to change themselves. Of particular interest are the dreams both men described in their letters and the evidence Zarrow has uncovered about how they considered the effects of their dreams.
Rush, in his seminal text on medicine, wrote that dreaming is “as much a native faculty as memory or imagination.” Dreams have meaning well beyond the personal and the present. They have roots and tendrils that stretch throughout the unknown inner world of our psyches. While we sleep, they make connections between our lives and the lives of others throughout history, back through mythology, and out to the eternal. Friendship and Healing explores one bright thread in the history of our country through the letters and dreams of two men who were there at the beginning.
Fountain of the Love of Wisdom
Marie-Louise von Franz (1915-1998) is remembered as one of the most beloved and perhaps most important of Carl Jung’s students. Her more than twenty books have inspired more than two generations of readers, many of whom found their way into Jungian psychology through her compassionate and profound insights.
She lived in Kusnacht, Switzerland, and was a scholar of Medieval Latin as well as a major figure in analytical psychology. She met Jung in 1933 and worked with him from 1934 until his death in 1961. A founder of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, she published works on a wide range of subjects, including dreams, alchemy, personality typology, myths, and, most famously, fairy tales. Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas has assembled a commemorative volume in memory of Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz.
Comprised of fifty-five essays, poems, and reminiscences, The Fountain of the Love of Wisdom: A Homage to Marie Louise Von Franz also gathers material documenting her life and work, including a biographical sketch and chronology, eulogies, birthday addresses, personal impressions, reactions from the Jungian community to the news of her death, reviews and lists of her published work in English, including books, articles, and films.
This is an important volume for the many readers of Jungian literature who have over the years come to appreciate the depth of insight and compassion of Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz. It is also an excellent introduction for those who are new to this important pioneer of the Jungian movement.
Experiencing Hildegard: Jungian Perspectives
Hildegard lives in these pages, not only through the superb analysis of a woman living in a turbulent and changing time, but also in an affirmation of Hildegard’s deep trust of the soul’s potential to change individuals and their culture. Through this exploration of Hildegard of Bingen, she emerges as a woman deeply immersed in a rich inner life creatively expressed in many forms. In particular, she is seen as a woman of the past, caught between a patriarchal institution and her recognition of the divinity of all creation and of the feminine. She thus anticipates by many centuries the anguish of our time. The domains of eco-feminism, spirituality (both ecclesial and secular), and the natural religiosity of the psyche are all enriched by the synthetic consciousness evident in this work.
The psychology–theology interface is a contemporary necessity, and this volume in particular will be warmly welcomed by clinicians, spiritual directors, artists and musicians, the Hildegard readership, and the general searching public.
In this revised and expanded edition, Clendenen brings the scholarship up to date and addresses the changes wrought by Hildegard being named a Doctor of the Church.
With a foreword by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, Experiencing Hildegard is a synthesis of Hildegard of Bingen’s spirituality with insights from Jungian depth psychology, particularly regarding the unconscious and the reality of the soul. In this revised and expanded edition, Clendenen brings the scholarship up to date and addresses the changes wrought by Hildegard being named a Doctor of the Church.
“Clendenen’s updated edition offers a courageous and much-needed inquiry into the Vatican’s decision to declare Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church. Her analysis is thoughtful, moving, honest, and creative. This is dialogue between religious studies scholarship and contemplative practices at its best.”
–Ulrike Wiethaus, author of Maps of Flesh and Light: The Religious Experience of Medieval Women
“When Pope Benedict announced he would proclaim Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church, Clendenen contacted diverse scholars, analysts, clinicians, and artists, inviting new and essential dialogue for inclusion in this revised edition. She posed tough questions about gender and timing, meaning and status. The interweaving of the responses into a cohesive and sustained fabric is simply top-notch, a powerful choir which turns head and heart.”
–Therese Schroeder-Sheker, The Chalice of Repose Project
Avis Clendenen, Ph.D. and D.Min., Chicago Theological Seminary, is the Sister Irene Dugan Scholar in Spirituality and professor of religious studies at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, where she teaches courses in pastoral theology and at the intersections of spirituality and depth psychology.
Education from the Heart
Jungian symbolic education aims to rescue pleasure and emotion in teaching and learning and recast them as existential activities that are no longer merely rational and forgettable. It proposes the use of expressive techniques in the classroom to favor spontaneity and enhance the physical, emotional, imaginative, and creative participation of teacher and student. The result is a method of teaching that is lively and useful, rooted in the pedagogic transference, where consciousness is formed and social participation is refined. The symbolic method trains teachers to avoid dissociating the subjective and the objective dimensions and provides students with the opportunity to learn about the world with their whole being, by uniting reason, emotion, and creativity and reveal the pleasure of knowledge.
Jungian symbolic education takes as its model life and life’s natural ways of teaching. Its foundation is Carlos Byington’s theory of Jungian symbolic psychology, which describes archetypal patterns of consciousness by elaborating symbols coordinated by archetypes. It gives central emphasis to Jung’s theory of the individuation process with contributions from psychoanalysis, especially from Freud and Melanie Klein, and from analytical psychology, in particular from Erich Neumann. It is a systemic theory of education that unites Jean Piaget’s constructivism with depth psychology and positions symbolic constructivism within the pedagogic transference.
Education from the Heart, with many theoretical and practical contributions, is recommended not only for teachers and administrators, but also for parents and for those involved in the widespread and crucial debate on education.
Carlos Amadeu Botelho Byington, M.D., a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, graduated at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich and is a founding member of the Brazilian Society for Analytical Psychology. He is the author of numerous books, including Jungian Symbolic Education; The Development of Personality; Structure of Personality: Persona and Shadow; Symbolic Dimensions of Personality, as well as many articles
Corpus Anima is a collection of previously published essays written for professional Jungian journals about the unity of psyche and soma, spirit and matter, body and soul. There are also two chapters of more personal reflections, previously unpublished, including a series of articles on the mid-Atlantic Azorean Archipelago. The essays on psyche and soma come from the direct experience of their unity. We live, life moves, at the confluence of these polarities of spirit and matter, body and soul, where through the capacity to hold contradiction and paradox we can become whole.
Included in this collection is a published essay (Routledge) on the Portuguese poet and writer, Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). His particular paradoxical expression of the soul and its life in the world is radically inspiring. The lines below are written on his tomb in Lisbon, resting in the same national monument with Vasco de Gama (c. 1460s-1524), world oceanic explorer. Pessoa was an explorer of inner worlds. He is, posthumously, a national treasure.
I am nothing.
I shall always be nothing.
I cannot want to be anything.
But I have in me all the dreams of the world.
Cedrus Monte, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst, graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Switzerland (1995) where she now resides. She is originally from Northern California. Her roots lie there, even her heart; but even deeper roots, soul roots, lie in the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous island regions of Portugal. An uprooted wanderer of many lands, she has grounded herself as much as possible in the one constant earth, the body.
Archetypal Symbolism of Animals
In The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals, Barbara Hannah, a student and a close friend of C.G. Jung, presents lectures on the symbolic meaning of several domestic and wild animals. According to Jung, the animal is sublime and, in fact, represents the “divine” side of the human psyche. He believed that animals live much more in contact with a “secret” order in nature itself and—far more than human beings—live in close contact with “absolute knowledge” of the unconscious. In contrast to humankind, the animal is the living being that follows its own inner laws beyond good and evil—and is, in this sense, superior.
Hannah’s previously published lectures were on the cat, dog, and horse. These lectures add material on the serpent, the lion, the cow, and the bull, illustrating how, in the light of consciousness, the archetypal images of animals can be positive and helpful. Here Hannah shows how our animal nature can become the psychic source of renewal and natural wholeness.
The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals is volume 2 in the “Polarities of the Psyche” series, edited by Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas. This series focuses on the broad theme of the opposites in the psyche. In 2004, Chiron published the first volume, Lectures on Jung’s Aion, by Barbara Hannah and Marie-Louise von Franz. The next volume planned is Barbara Hannah’s Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women.
This volume and its companions in the series are invaluable resources for a deeper understanding of Jung’s ideas on archetypes in the human psyche.
Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams
In Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams, Elizabeth Caspari connects the world of real, living animals with the symbolic world of animal images in human thought, both conscious and unconscious. She gives the reader an opportunity to make this connection on his or her own personal journey of discovery. This book is a study of animals—their natural history, mythology, folklore, and religious significance around the world as well as their role in our lives, dreams, and everyday language. It examines the symbolic impact animals have on our collective culture, particularly on our own personal and interior lives.
From Albatross to Zebra, each animal is pictured in color and factual context is given about its behavior in the natural world. Information is included about habitat, distribution, weight, size, longevity, and classification.
By drawing on a process of amplification developed by C.G. Jung, in which an image is related to a previous historical, mythological, religious, or ethnological context, Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams discusses the meaning of the animal in a dream, amplifying the reader’s understanding of that animal. Intended for anyone interested in the actual behavior and nature of animals and the world we live in, Animal Life presents a good deal of ethological and mythological material. By contemplating the significance of our fellow creatures, and how everything in our universe is connected, Animal Life offers a more whole, and more healing, view of the world. Fully illustrated in color.
A Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart
Jungian psychoanalyst Charlotte Mathes experienced a parent’s worst nightmare—the death of her child. In this book, she describes her experience of struggling to find meaning and wholeness in one of the most shattering of experiences. That journey led her to Jungian archetypal psychology and to a heartfelt desire to help others come to terms with the profound sense of grief and loss that follows such an event.
The author tells her story of “personal knowing from walking the path of mother grief,” while establishing a background that guides the reader through the steps and archetypes that mark the process of mourning. Through personal experience, myth, and stories, she shows how one can gain a renewed sense of inner and outer wholeness in life.
Charlotte Mathes helps parents discover the “myth” they have been living and shows ways to greater self-awareness, understanding, and wisdom. She also suggests practical resources such as movies, books, and music that help parents regain perspective and learn how and where to reach out for help.
This invaluable guide is written from experience and a profound psychological perspective that puts it all together in a holistic way that is accessible and helpful in a time of personal tragedy.