This Festschrift celebrates 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 Guindi 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
-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
-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