Celebrate with Murray Stein on his 80th Birthday!

Celebrate with Murray Stein on his 80th Birthday!
Saturday, September 2
10 a.m. EDT
via Zoom
Join us for this free online event celebrating Murray Stein’s 80th birthday. We will be launching Chiron’s new book, Individuation Psychology: Essays in Honor of Murray Stein. Contributors to the book will be offering reflections on Murray’s long career and profound impact on analytical psychology.

Individuation Psychology:
Essays in Honor of Murray Stein
A Festschrift in Honor of
Dr. Stein’s 80th Birthday
Available September 2 – Pre-order Today!


Chiron Publications is honored to publish a Festschrift celebrating Murray Stein, a man whose life and influence within Analytical Psychology has spanned several continents, wildly different cultures, several sweeping societal shifts, and now enters his ninth decade. He was forged in an American crucible, strengthened in Europe, and eventually matured into a world-wide phenomenon.

These essays explore individuation in varied ways and reveal Dr. Stein’s extensive impact on the world of Jungian psychoanalysis. An ambassador for post-Jungians, his own writings and the publication of others through his founding of Chiron Publications added valuable and novel insights about subjects as wide-ranging as Christianity, masculine psychology, and the practice of Jungian analysis.

The diverse topics contained in these essays reflect the fertile, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective that has characterized Dr. Stein’s unique blend of scholarship, personal warmth, and far-reaching vision. From the times of the Delphic Oracle psychotherapists have illuminated the inner landscape where psyche dwells. Dr. Stein has witnessed countless developments and challenges in the decades after Jung’s death. His gentle, wise stewardship reflects what Guinid says about individuation, it is “a testimony of the inner process”. And Dr. Stein’s lifework succeeds at re-enchanting a world stripped of mystery and meaning by modernity as Roderick Main and Len Cruz observe.

After more than five decades of remarkable contributions, Murray Stein’s lifework remains relevant and through his impact on the K-pop band BTS, he has appealed to a new generation of seekers after inner gold. This is a testament to a highly individuated man who fully demonstrates an ongoing individuation, and we are eager to see what his next decade will bring.


Table of Contents

-Introduction – Prima Materia: A Tale of Two Urinals byvSteven Buser, Co-Editor
-Introduction – From Adherent to Individualist to Sage: Observationsbon C.G. Jung and Murray Stein by Len Cruz, Co-Editor
On Individuation
-Chapter 1 – Individuation Psychology: A Testament to “The Outer Reaches of Individuation” by Joe Cambray
-Chapter 2 – Individuation As Testimony of Inner Process by Magi Guindi
-Chapter 3 – Individuation as Re-enchantment by Roderick Main
-Chapter 4 – In the Still World of the Heart (In des Herzens stille Welt): Reflections on Goethe and Individuation Psychology by Paul Bishop
-Chapter 5 – Active Imagination and Testament: A Window on the Other Side of Life by Chiara Tozzi
-Chapter 6 – Seeking the Divine: Reflections on Steinbeck’s “To a God Unknown” by Robert Mercurio
-Chapter 7 – An Interview with Murray Stein in Celebration of his 80th Birthday by Jan Wiener
-Chapter 8 – Jung’s Dream of the Arab Prince by John Beebe
-Chapter 9 – “Love…can unite opposites and reverse the paradox”: The Individuation Process of the Medieval Mystic Hadewijch by Maria Grazia Calzà
-Chapter 10 – Schopenhauer: The Grand Disabuser by Ann Casement
-Chapter 11 – Individuation, Soul Making, and Cultural Complexes by Thomas Singer
-Chapter 12 – Balancing: Weight, Wings, and Wind by Linda Carter
-Chapter 13 – Psychological Types and the Individuation of Unique Personality by James Johnson
-Chapter 14 – Who is a Friend?: Friendship in the Process of Individuation by Henry Abramovitch
Crossing Borders
-Chapter 15 – The Transformative Plumbed Serpent of the Americas: Quetzalcoatl by Nancy Furlotti
-Chapter 16 – Individuation and Pre-Hispanic Mythology: A Tribute to Murray Stein by Patricia Michan
-Chapter 17 – The Self and the Heart, Individuation Psychology and Chinese Culture by Heyong Shen
-Chapter 18 – “Let it happen”: Wei Wu-Wei for Individuation by Ann Chia-Yi Li
-Chapter 19 – Approaching Zen Buddhism via Individuation Psychology by Mari Yoshikawa
-Chapter 20 – Individuation Theory and Practice: The Promising Emergence of a Nonbinary Transcendent “Third” Between Temporal Depth Psychology and Non-Temporal Dzogchen Psychology by Jim Manganiello

Praise for Murray Stein

“Murray has helped unlock the significance of Jung for making sense of (and responding to) the challenges of the twenty-first century. It is therefore an honour as well as a great pleasure to contribute to this Festschrift for Murray Stein, and to join with Chiron in celebrating his work as a Jungian who is a scholar—and a gentleman.”
– Paul Bishop

“Murray Stein’s capacity to carry joy and pleasure on one shoulder while carrying the sorrows that life brings on the other—simultaneously—is a lifetime achievement. A well-known leader for many years, he has consistently held and maintained perspective and an overview of the worldwide Jungian community in remarkable ways.”
– Linda Carter
“Analyst, author, academic, administrator – Murray excels in every arena in which his positive attributes are abundantly on display. Above all, he exudes innate authority – a rare quality in the psychoanalytic profession – where he is an able spokesman for that international field.”
– Ann Casement
“Murray is a special human being, so full of life and creativity. As Erich Neumann has described in his books on the nature of creativity, Murray is definitely one of the ‘Great Individuals’ who is in touch with the creative essence of the unitary reality, that transpersonal realm that creates new light. It has been and continues to be a privilege to know him.”
– Nancy Furlotti
“Murray’s writing is often soaked in the hermetic secret sauce needed to transform letters, words and paragraphs into music, music for the inner ear. He is a judicious student of Jung’s work and a capable keeper of the flame. Murray’s own original work has given rise to an individuation psychology that extends and deepens what has gone before it. His words carry the melodic harmony needed to convey psychological meaning, meaning that lays far beyond the reach of the intellect. Murray’s work helped bring Jung’s sage individuation sheet music notations into song.”
– Dr. Jim Manganiello
The Murray Stein Collection from Chiron Publications

Audiobooks Available for Volumes 1 – 5

 Volumes 1-5 of the Collected Writings of Murray Stein are now available as audiobooks.

Also Available in Print from Murray Stein
The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 1
 – Individuation

 The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 2 
– Myth and Psychology

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 3
– Transformations

The Collected Writings of Murray Stein: Volume 4 
The Practice of Jungian Psychoanalysis

The Collected Writings Of Murray Stein: Volume 5
Analytical Psychology and Christianity

The Collected Writings Of Murray Stein: Volume 6
Analytical Psychology And Religion

The Collected Writings Of Murray Stein: Volume 7
The Problem of Evil

The Mystery of Transformation

Outside Inside and All Around: 
And Other Essays in Jungian Psychology

Four Pillars of Jungian Psychoanalysis

The Bible as Dream: A Jungian Interpretation

Men Under Construction: Challenges and Prospects

Map of the Soul – 7: Persona, Shadow 
& Ego in the World of BTS

Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP-ZURICH). He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (1977) and of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts (1980). He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 2001 to 2004 and President of ISAP-ZURICH from 2008 to 2012.

He has lectured internationally and authored countless papers and well over 45 books, including Jung’s Treatment of Christianity, In Midlife, Jung’s Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Outside Inside and All Around and Jung’s Red Book for Our Time Volume 1 through 5 (co-edited with Thomas Arzt). 
He is currently preparing his Collected Writings, seven volumes of which have been published to date. He lives in Switzerland and has a private practice in Zurich and from his home in Goldiwil.

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