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Murray Stein, Ph.D., studied as an undergraduate at Yale University (B.A. in English) and attended graduate student at Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies). He trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich. From 1976 to 2003 he was a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, of which he was a founding member and President from 1980 to 1985. In 1989 he joined the Executive Committee of IAAP as Honorary Secretary for Dr. Thomas Kirsch as President (1989-1995) and served as President of the IAAP from 2001 to 2004. He was president of ISAP Zurich 2008-2012 and is presently a training and supervising analyst there. He resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland.His special interests are psychotherapy and spirituality, methods of Jungian psychoanalytic treatment, and the individuation process. Major publications include In Midlife, Jung’s Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Soul: Retrieval and Treatment, Transformation: Emergence of the Self, Outside, Inside and All Around, and The Bible as Dream: A Jungian Interpretation.
Henry Abramovitch Ph.D., is training analyst and founding President of Israel Institute of Jungian Psychology. He is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University Medical School and former President of Israel Anthropology Association.
He is the author of Brothers and Sisters: Myth and Reality, Why Odysseus Came Home as a Stranger and other Puzzling Moments in the Life of Buddha, Socrates, Jesus, Abraham, and other Great Individuals, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He lives and practices in Jerusalem.
Join Dr. Steve Buser, publisher of Chiron Publications, as he shares 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; the four primary archetypal figures in fairytales; primary male and female tetralogies; the hero’s journey in fairytales; and the feminine journey in fairytales. This seminar will be based on her newly published collected works, volumes 1, 2 & 3.
At the age of eighteen, while still in high school, Marie-Louise von Franz met Carl Jung at his Bollingen Tower. She later described this as the most decisive encounter of her life. She entered into analysis with him months later, completed her doctorate in classical philology and began seeing her first analysands soon after. She was wholeheartedly dedicated to the unconscious, both in her own life and that of her analysands. She developed a far-reaching expertise in fairytales, alchemy, synchronicity and numbers. She is estimated to have personally analyzed over 65,000 dreams. She was a prolific writer and a highly sought-after teacher.
The Collected works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. The first volume, Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Profane and Magical Worlds, released on her 106th birthday, January 4, 2021 and is to be followed by 27 more volumes over the next 10 years. Volume 2 looks at the hero’s journey and released on June 1, 2021. Volume 3 explores the maiden’s quest and releases in late summer of 2021. Steven Buser is one of two General Editors in The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz. He will take us through a history of the project, an overview of von Franz’s life and work, as well as a deep dive into the first three volumes of this foundational material.
Areas covered in the seminar 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; the four primary archetypal figures in fairytales; primary male and female tetralogies; the hero’s journey in fairytales; and the feminine journey in fairytales.
STEVEN BUSER, M.D. trained in medicine at Duke University and served 12 years as a physician in the U.S. Air Force. He is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is the co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center.
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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 sense of journey—our life as a journey—
is intricately woven throughout Hollis’s body of work. It is
one of the major themes that I found so engaging and
provocative. The unfolding of our lives is not so much
arriving at a place as it is awakening to the journey we all
are summoned to travel. Our journey is our never-ending
search for meaning. It unfolds as we wrestle with the
questions posed to us by life so we can become our unique
selves. In essence, the journey is found in the courage to
become who we are meant to become. This living the
journey, then, represents the considered life, the examined
life.” ~From the Foreword to Wisdom for the Inner Journey
To attend the event, please register on: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Chiron Publications is pleased to re-release the book Jung And Aging: Possibilities And Potentials For The Second Half Of Life.
In March 2012, the Library of Congress and the Jung Society of Washington convened the first Jung and Aging Symposium. Sponsored by the AARP Foundation, the symposium brought together depth psychologists and specialists in gerontology and spirituality to explore the second half of life in light of current best practices in the field of aging. Featuring essays by James Hollis and Lionel Corbett, this volume presents the results of the day’s discussion, with supplementary perspectives from additional experts, and suggests some practical tools for optimizing the second half of life.
The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey
Chiron Publications is pleased to present The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey. The book, releasing October 1, is now available for pre-orders.
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.
Other Books by James Hollis
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, 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.
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.
The Jewel in the Wound
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A Jungian Legacy: Tom Kirsch honors the life and legacy of Tom Kirsch with essays from close friends of Tom who share how he touched their lives. In addition, included is Tom’s talk at ISAP for the memorial day of Jung, which was about his relationship to Zurich and to the Jungian analysts, including Jung himself, and also his interview with Murray Stein.
From the moment of his conception in his mother womb, Tom Kirsch was surrounded by Jungians. Jungian psychology was, as it were, written into his DNA. His contributions to the field are immeasurable and his legacy will continue to impact future generations.
In A Jungian Legacy: Tom Kirsch, Luis Moris has edited and published the complete text of a filmed interview with Tom and enlarged this manuscript with chapters by some of Tom’s closest friends and colleagues.
“Luis has been motivated to edit and publish the complete text of the filmed interview herein and to enlarge this manuscript with chapters by some of Tom’s closest friends and colleagues… Our lives do live on in the minds and hearts of those who remember us. This book is a work of love, a kind of Kaddish, for which Tom may be deeply grateful.” – Jean Kirsch
Luis Moris is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Zurich. In 2016, he founded Blue Salamandra Films, a production house dedicated to the creation of films that relate to the works of C.G. Jung and analytical psychology.
A poisoned apple. An evil stepmother. A cold dark tower. The heroine is confronted out of the darkness of her own unconscious. Will she be devoured by the dark animus of the archetypal evil stepmother, or can she confront her ghosts and transform them into a healing space of strength?
Dr. Steven Buser, general editor of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, gives a behind the scenes look into the editing process and dives into content of Volume Three, Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Maiden’s Quest.
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 androgynous mother, 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.
von Franz is the master at bringing fairytales alive and fathoming their depths. Her writings are some of the most profound work ever done on fairytales. Her deepening journey in Volume Three marvelously illuminates the quest of the feminine.