Dr. Murray Stein’s prolific career has produced a substantial body of writings, lectures, and interviews. His writings, captured in these volumes, span a wide domain of topics including Christianity, individuation, midlife, the practice of analytical psychology, and topics in contemporary society. His deep understanding of analytical psychology is much more than an academic discourse, but rather a deeply personal study of Jung that spans nearly half a century.
Volume 6 of the Collected Writings of Murray Stein continues where Volume 5 left off, namely the archetypal exploration of religion in general and Christianity in particular. It begins with the question of what it might look like if we interpreted the Christian Bible as if it were a dream. Characters in the dream include a father-hero archetype called Yahweh, a satanic shadow brother, multiple anima figures and a servant-king that brings completion. Volume 6 goes on to explore concepts of Heaven and Hell, the reality of the soul, synchronicity and the divine, and the psychology of the God image. Dr. Stein is at his best as he brings forth the convergence of psychology and religion.
Table of Contents
–The Bible as Dream
-Synchronicity and Divine Providence
-Heaven and Hell
-The Reality of the Soul
-“Known or Unknown, God Is”
-“Introduction,” Minding the Self
-Imago Dei on the Psychological Plane
-Jungian Psychology and the Spirit of Protestantism
-Analytical Psychology and Religion
Volume 5 of the Collected writings of Murray Stein – Jungian Psychology and Christianity – is currently in production and will be published later this year.