1st Edition

Jungian Psychology and the Human Sciences

Edited By Roger Brooke, Camilla Giambonini, Brianna Stich Copyright 2025
    236 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume brings together selected papers from the 2021 IAJS conference focusing on Jungian psychology’s place within the broader human science field, with contributions providing an interdisciplinary examination of fields such as psychoanalysis, feminism, critical thought, and eco-psychology.

    The historical foundations of Jungian thought in phenomenology, hermeneutics, the significance of imagination and the body’s genetics open the book with outstanding essays from both renowned and aspiring new scholars. Chapters highlighting matters of current social, political and ecological considerations shed light on the intersections between Jungian psychology and much contemporary thought in these fields. The healing process takes center stage in the last part of the book, which will interest readers involved with the broader psychotherapy field.

    With rigorous and scholarly contributions from a variety of international figures in analytical psychology, this book will be of great interest to all Jungian and depth psychology scholars, students and analysts in training, as well as readers in the broader human science psychology field interested in current Jungian psychology and phenomenology.

    Introduction: Jungian Psychology and the Human Sciences

    Roger Brooke

    1. The Role of the Good-Enough All-Rounder in Jungian Studies: “Clinic and Academy” Revisited

    Andrew Samuels

    Part 1: Philosophical Foundations

    2. The Way of the Daimon: From Jung’s Red Book to the Alchemical Imagination and the Reddening of Psychology

    Stanton Marlan

    3. In the Gap between Phenomenology and Jungian Psychology: Cultivating a ‘Poetics’ of Psychological Life

    Robert D. Romanyshyn

    4. Two Jungs: Two Sciences?

    Mark Saban

    5. Archetypes, Embodiment, and Spontaneous Thought

    Erik Goodwyn

    Part 2: The Social and Political Horizons 

    6. Healing is Political

    Robin McCoy Brooks

    7. Hillman’s Ambivalence: An Inhuman Twist of Human Science

    Michael Sipiora

    8. Geography of Creative Thought: Walking with Freud and Nietzsche

    Lucy Huskinson

    9. An Archetypal Perspective on Anti-Homeless Architecture

    Adam J. Schneider

    10. Encounters with African Elephants: Transformative Gatherings

    Gwenda Euvrard

    11. Anatomy of a Vision: A Psychological Approach to the Papua New Guinea UFO Sightings, June 26-27, 1959

    David J. Halperin

    Part 3: Psychotherapy and Analysis

    12. Jung’s Personal Confession

    Betsy Cohen

    13. Jung, Groddeck, and Analytic Technique

    Marco Balenci

    14. Jung and Kristeva: The Looking Glass between Self and Other

    Susan E. Schwartz

    15. Ressentiment: Its Phenomenology and Clinical Significance

    John White

    16. Froom Grievous to Grief

    Fanny Brewster


    Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh and a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice. He is author of numerous articles on Jungian psychology, phenomenology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, but is best known for his book, Jung and phenomenology, Classic Edition, (Routledge 1991/2015).

    Camilla Giambonini PhD., is a lecturer in forensic psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Jungian Studies, her PhD thesis focused on teenage sexting and the psychosocial articulation of Jungian psychology. Currently, she is a psychodynamic psychotherapy trainee at the Society of Analytical Psychology in London.

    Brianna Stich, MA is a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Duquesne University. Brianna is currently writing her dissertation on hoarded homes and the phenomenological and psychoanalytic meanings of their spaces, things, and interrelationship with the bodies which dwell there.