What is dialectical thinking and why do we need it in psychology?
How are "moments of truth" to be psychologically discerned and differentiated?
How does the recognition of the historicity of archetypal and mythological materials relate to their interpretation?
In a seminar held in the El Capitan Canyon near Santa Barbara, California, in June of 2004, the renowned Jungian analyst Wolfgang Giegerich, along with conversation partners, David L. Miller and Greg Mogenson, tackled these important questions while at the same time thinking Jungian psychology forward in a radically new way. Conceived to meet "the call for more" that followed the publication of Giegerich’s landmark book, The Soul’s Logical Life, this volume also serves as the most accessible introduction to Giegerich’s approach to psychology for the first-time reader of his work. A valuable resource for students of fairy tale, myth, and depth psychology, this volume includes a complete and up-to-date bibliography of Giegerich’s writings in all languages.
Introduction by David L. Miller; 1. 'Conflict/Resolution,' 'Opposites/Creative Union' versus Dialectics, and The Climb Up the Slippery Slope, Wolfgang Giegerich; 2. 'Different Moments of Truth': A Few Examples, Wolfgang Giegerich; 3. The Historicty of Myth, Wolfgang Giegerich; 4. Interiorizing Psychology into Itself: Following the Movement from Kant to Hegel in the Background of Giegerich’s Psychology Project, Greg Mogenson; 5. Different Movements in Dialectical Movement, Greg Mogenson; Afterword, Wolfgang Giegerich; A Bibliography of the Works of Wolfgang Giegerich; Index