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Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies


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Series Advisor: Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology, Essex University, UK.

The Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies series features research-focused volumes involving qualitative and quantitative research, historical/archival research, theoretical developments, heuristic research, grounded theory, narrative approaches, collaborative research, practitioner-led research, and self-study. The series also includes focused works by clinical practitioners, and provides new research informed explorations of the work of C.G. Jung that will appeal to researchers, academics, and scholars alike.

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Psychogeotherapy Revisioning Therapeutic Space

Psychogeotherapy: Revisioning Therapeutic Space

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Martyna Chrześcijańska
December 30, 2020

Psychogeotherapy offers a critical exploration of the roles played by ideas of space and containment in psychotherapy. Employing approaches from psychogeography with a focus on the praxis of ‘aimless walking’, it explores alternate models of therapeutic space and what the author terms ‘...

Jung's Technique of Active Imagination and Desoille's Directed Waking Dream Method Bridging the Divide

Jung's Technique of Active Imagination and Desoille's Directed Waking Dream Method: Bridging the Divide

1st Edition

Laner Cassar
July 23, 2020

Jung's Technique of Active Imagination and Desoille's Directed Waking Dream Method brings together Carl Jung’s active imagination and Robert Desoille’s "rêve éveillé dirigé/directed waking dream" method (RED). It studies the historical development of these approaches in Central Europe in the first ...

The Cartesian Split A Hidden Myth

The Cartesian Split: A Hidden Myth

1st Edition

Brandon D. Short
July 20, 2020

The Cartesian Split examines the phenomenon of Cartesian influence as a psychological complex in the Jungian tradition. It explores the full legacy of Cartesian rationality in its emphasis on abstract thinking and masculinisation of thought, often perceived in a negative light, despite the ...

Symbolic Mental Representations in Arts and Mystical Experiences Primordial Mental Activity and Archetypal Constellations

Symbolic Mental Representations in Arts and Mystical Experiences: Primordial Mental Activity and Archetypal Constellations

1st Edition

Giselle Manica
July 08, 2020

Symbolic Mental Representations in Arts and Mystical Experiences explains how the individual’s conceptualization of reality is dependent on the development of their brain, body structure, and the experiences that are physiologically confronted, acted, or observed via learning and/or simulation, ...

Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature Exploring Individuation, Alchemy and Symbolism

Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature: Exploring Individuation, Alchemy and Symbolism

1st Edition

Roula-Maria Dib
February 21, 2020

Jungian Metaphor in Modernist Literature argues for the centrality of Carl Jung’s theory of individuation and alchemy in modernist poetics. Through analysis of the uses of a mythic method in modernist literary works, the book develops a related alchemical model which serves to expand understanding ...

Imagination in the Western Psyche From Ancient Greece to Modern Neuroscience

Imagination in the Western Psyche: From Ancient Greece to Modern Neuroscience

1st Edition

Jonathan Erickson
August 08, 2019

Imagination in the Western Psyche: From Ancient Greece to Modern Neuroscience offers a comprehensive treatment of the human imagination by integrating the rich discourse on imagination in the humanities with modern neuroscientific research. This book is the first to offer an integrated ...

The Self and the Quintessence A Jungian Perspective

The Self and the Quintessence: A Jungian Perspective

1st Edition

Christine Driver
July 04, 2019

The Self and the Quintessence explores Jung’s work on number symbolism and the alchemical journey and considers how they act as metaphors underpinning theories about the development of the self and individuation. It goes on to consider the implications of these dynamics in terms of the symbol of ...

Transcendent Writers in Stephen King's Fiction A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus

Transcendent Writers in Stephen King's Fiction: A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus

1st Edition

Joeri Pacolet
February 12, 2019

Transcendent Writers in Stephen King’s Fiction combines a post-Jungian critical perspective of the puer aeternus. Offering new insight into King’s work, it provides reconceptualisation of the eternal youth to develop a new theory: the concept of the transcendent writer. Combining recent Jungian ...

Jung and Kierkegaard Researching a Kindred Spirit in the Shadows

Jung and Kierkegaard: Researching a Kindred Spirit in the Shadows

1st Edition

Amy Cook
January 17, 2019

Jung and Kierkegaard identifies authenticity, suffering and self-deception as the three key themes that connect the work of Carl Jung and Søren Kierkegaard. There is, in the thinking of these pioneering psychologists of the human condition, a fundamental belief in the healing potential of a ...

Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali

Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali

1st Edition

Leanne Whitney
January 08, 2019

The East-West dialogue increasingly seeks to compare and clarify contrasting views on the nature of consciousness. For the Eastern liberatory models, where a nondual view of consciousness is primary, the challenge lies in articulating how consciousness and the manifold contents of consciousness are...

Jung’s Psychoid Concept Contextualised

Jung’s Psychoid Concept Contextualised

1st Edition

Ann Addison
November 08, 2018

Jung’s Psychoid Concept Contextualised investigates the body-mind question from a clinical Jungian standpoint and establishes a contextual topography for Jung’s psychoid concept, insofar as it relates to a deeply unconscious realm that is neither solely physiological nor psychological. Seen as a ...

Marian Apparitions in Cultural Contexts Applying Jungian Concepts to Mass Visions of the Virgin Mary

Marian Apparitions in Cultural Contexts: Applying Jungian Concepts to Mass Visions of the Virgin Mary

1st Edition

Valeria Céspedes Musso
August 31, 2018

Marian Apparitions in Cultural Contexts provides an analysis of collective phenomena, specifically mass visions of the Virgin Mary, from a psychoanalytical perspective. It draws from Jung’s compensation theoretical model with the aim of merging depth-psychology and historical material from the ...

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