This is a book of two parts: the first focuses on theoretical concepts with special reference to the structure of the psyche, while the second includes more clinical material. Both exemplify the London Society's interest in childhood and the development of ideas about the use of reductive analysis within the Jungian framework.
Table of Contents
Editorial introduction -- Basic Concepts/Mainly Theoretical -- Analytical psychology: a modern science -- The empirical foundation and theories of the self in Jung’s works -- What is a symbol supposed to be? -- Symbols: content and process -- The archetypes of the collective unconscious -- The indivisibility of the personal and collective unconscious -- Maturation of ego and self in infancy -- The importance of analysing childhood for assimilation of the shadow -- Some views on individuation -- Clinical Studies -- Reflections on not being able to imagine -- A problem of identity in relation to an image of a damaged mother -- Invasion and separation -- Mediation of the image of infant-mother togetherness -- The unimaginable touch of time*