1st Edition

How and Why We Still Read Jung Personal and professional reflections

Edited By Jean Kirsch, Murray Stein Copyright 2013
    222 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    How relevant is Jung’s work today?

    How and Why We Still Read Jung offers a fresh look at how Jung’s work can still be read and applied to the modern day. Written by seasoned Jungian analysts and Jung scholars, the essays in this collection offer in depth and often personal readings of various works by Jung, including:

    Ambiguating Jung

    Jung and Alchemy: A Diamonic Reading

    Chinese Modernity and the Way of Return

    Jung: Respect for the Non-Literal

    Including contributions from around the world, this book will be of interest to Jungian analysts and academic Jung scholars globally. With a unique and fresh analysis of Jung’s work by eminent authors in the field, this book will also be a valuable starting point for a first-time reader of Jung.

    Saban, Ambiguating Jung. Stein, A Lecture for the End of Time - "Concerning Rebirth". Marlan, Jung and Alchemy: A Diamonic Reading. Bishop, On Reading Jung in German: Jung’s Significance for Germanistik. Rowland, Reading Jung for Magic: "Active Imagination" for/as "Close Reading". Stephenson, Reading Frye Reading Jung. Cohen, Tangled Up in Blue: A Reappraisal of Complex Theory. Sara Liuh, Chinese Modernity and the Way of Return. Hogenson, Philosophy, the Thinking Function, and the Reading of Jung. Tacey, Jung: Respect for the Non-Literal. Kirsch, A Lifelong Reading of Jung


    Jean Kirsch is a Jungian analyst practising in Palo Alto, California. A graduate of Stanford University Medical School, she is a member and past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. She is a member of the training faculty at the C. G. Jung Institute.

    Murray Stein is a training and supervising analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich (ISAPZurich). He is a former president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and of ISAPZurich.

    "This splendid book is an adventure! It gives many different entrées to Jung's work. The uniting theme is the authors' generosity. They tell us their personal paths into Jung's ideas and illuminate his insights from their unique personalities. This leads readers Reading Jung to trust their own paths to enter Jung's thought. The gift multiplies. "Ann Belford Ulanov, Ph.D. Jungian analyst.

    "In putting together this extraordinary collection of authors and ideas, the editors offer us a unique text that is not only informative, provocative and path breaking but also challenges the reader to explore her/his own multiple readings of Jung.  The book is destined to be a creativity engine for Jungian Studies". Joe Cambray, Ph.D., President, IAAP

    "So many striking approaches to Jung and his work - and so many 'Jungs' to approach! It is a delight to follow the stories of this unique and original gathering of writers - who by definition are also readers - and to reflect upon and reconsider one's own attitudes." Robert Hinshaw, Jungian analyst and publisher, Einsiedeln, Switzerland

    "For most of the psychological world, the depth of Jung’s achievement is yet fully to be discerned, even as those who have studied him for years continue to find new layers of meaning and provocative observation. While the eleven essays from these seasoned Jungian scholars and analysts illustrate how each continues finding new contours to the Jungian terrain, all of them offer their own original insights into the on-going development of analytic psychology. The reader not only learns more of Jung’s vast contribution, but receives a richer range of lenses through which to see the world, as well as an invitation to greater self-reflection." James Hollis, Ph. D., Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and author