“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.
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.
A bridge and a key are two of the very important tools presented to us by Jung and Analytical Psychology. Our time, even more so than when Jung was working and writing, is one of radical dualism: we operate from a deep split between myself and other, this and that, subject-object. This was quite clear in Jung’s era: he saw the effects of this split, not only in the heart-mind and soul (or lack thereof) of the patients in front of him, but in the culture and society at large.
Inspired by this year's 50th anniversary of The Summer of Love, when the Beatles' was the No.1 album, this seminar will offer a critique of the dysregulating clinical effects of electronic communications media on the psyche through the lens of Analytical Psychology and Media Philosophy, with therapeutic insights and motifs drawn from the Beatles' music and lyrics released in 1967.
The Self, a central archetype in Jungian psychology, emerges with the transcendent function, which is the unification of the conscious and the unconscious mind. It is the mature highly functioning aspect of ourselves and only appears after the inner struggles of individuation vanquish our immaturity. According to Jung, it is a triumph of an inner battle because, “The experience of the self is always a defeat for the ego.” The emergence of the Self is a fundamental rebirth of the individual. Cultures around the world have depicted this transformation in art and legend showing the emergence of the self and its wholeness as the sought after goal of self-evolution.
This is the first paperback publication of this key work in its revised and augmented second edition of 1966. The earliest versions of the Two Essays, "New Paths in Psychology" (1912) and "The Structure of the Unconscious" (1916), discovered among Jung's posthumous papers, are published in an appendix, to show the development of Jung's thought in later versions. As an aid to study, the index has been comprehensively expanded.
In The Search for Roots, Alfred Ribi closely examines Jung’s life-long association with Gnostic tradition. Alfred Ribi is unique in the Jungian analytical community for the careful scholarship and intellectual rigor he has brought to the study Gnosticism. In The Search for Roots, Ribi shows how a dialogue between Jungian and Gnostic studies can open new perspectives on the experiential nature of Gnosis, both ancient and modern. Creative engagement with Gnostic tradition broadens the imaginative scope of modern depth psychology and adds an essential context for understanding the voice of the soul emerging in our modern age. Alfred Ribi's examination of Jung’s relationship with Gnostic tradition comes at an important time. Initially authored prior to the publication of Jung's Red Book, current release of this English edition offers a bridge between the past and the forthcoming understanding of Jung’s Gnostic roots.
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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 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.
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.
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.