C.G Jung and The Red Book – Lectures presented by Lance S. Owens, MD
There are two sets of lectures presented below (in mp3 audio format), all recorded during the original presentations. The first series of four lectures was presented at Westminster College to the general public in January and February of 2010, shortly after the Red Book was published. It provides a useful introduction to Jung and his Red Book (Liber Novus).
The second series of seven seminar evenings with a total of fourteen lectures was presented at Westminster College from September 2011 to May 2012. The seminar group was composed mostly of psychologists in clinical practice. This is a much more in-depth consideration and reading of the Red Book, and reflects an additional two years of my own deepening study of the text.
Archetypal Psychology Series – Universal principles, original forms; the fundamental essences and primordial forces that animate the cosmos.
“The archai have emerged as a significant theme in New School conversations. We have grouped these conversations together as explorations of ARCHAI—The Archetypal Research Convivium. Convivium derives from the Latin meaning to live together. The Convivium is open to any New School partner. What participation means will emerge over time. ARCHAI conversations include conversations on Carl Jung and on the field of archetypal psychology, a post-Jungian psychology founded by James Hillman. Hillman drew on Jung, the Islamic scholar Henry Corbin, Plotinus, and other classical sources. Archetypal psychology was popularized by Thomas Moore. We have also included conversations on the Sufi teacher Ibn ‘Arabi, the subject of Henry Corbin’s work, and on Corbin himself.”
Dream Tending – Articles by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat “DreamTending is a method of working with dreams that considers dream images as “living images.” It makes the particularity and presence of these images available to the dreamer. The wisdom of ancestral callings, the instinctual knowledge of animal visitations, the musings of the soul are attended to from a psyche-centered, rather than person-centered, perspective. The “intelligence” of the dream is listened to from the inside out.”
The Red Book – On-line resources in relation to Carl Jung’s Red Book
JUNG LEXICON: A Primer of Terms & Concepts by DARYL SHARP – FREE pdf eBOOK
Jung Lexicon takes the reader to the source. It was designed for those seeking an
understanding of relevant terms and concepts as they were used by Jung himself. There are choice extracts from Jung’s Collected Works, but no references to other writers. Jung Lexicon is not a critique or a defence of Jung’s thoughts, but a guide to its richness and an illustration of the broad scope and interrelationship of his interests.
Informed by a close reading of Jung’s major writings, Jung Lexicon contains a
comprehensive overview of the basic principles of Jungian psychology. The implications and practical application of Jung’s ideas are well covered by other volumes in this series.
ABSTRACTS OF THE COLLECTED WORKS OF C.G. JUNG, Carrie Lee Rothgeb, Editor, CG Jung Page
DIGESTING JUNG: Food for the Journey by DARYL SHARP – FREE pdf eBOOK
“As a young man I had a burning ambition to be a writer. I have become one, but my lot in life has not been to be a novelist. Rather, following my own process of individuation, I have become nothing more nor less than a journeyman dedicated to promoting the understanding and practical application of Jung’s work. That is my vocation, both as writer and publisher, and I am glad of it. This particular book evolved out of a desire to pinpoint key passages in Jung’s writings that have nourished me for many years. It provides readers new to analytical psychology with the main ingredients of Jung’s work and how they might flavor a life. Those already familiar with Jung’s ideas will savor again the continuing relevance of his holistic approach to psychological issues. The appetizers that head each chapter are fleshed out by my commentaries—elucidations of Jung’s ideas or experiential interpretations, sometimes both—meant to stimulate the reader to ruminate on what is happening in his or her own life and the unconscious factors that for good or ill influence the lives of each of us. Those seeking a more robust meal will be amply rewarded by following up the footnote references.
PERSONALITY TYPES: Jung’s Model of Typology by DARYL SHARP – FREE pdf eBOOK
This book is not a critique or a defense of the model of psychological types elaborated by C.G. Jung, but rather an explanation. The intention here is not to simplify his model, but to illustrate its complexity and some of its practical implications. Jung’s model of typology is not a system of character analysis, nor is it a way of labeling oneself or others. Much as one might use a compass to determine where one is in the physical world, Jung’s typology is a tool for psychological orientation. It is a way of understanding both oneself and the interpersonal difficulties that arise between people.
Other books have been written based on Jung’s system of psychological types. If there is anything distinctive about this one, it is its close adherence to Jung’s expressed views.
“If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that that I am unconscious most
of the time. Not always, but mostly—and, moreover, usually unaware of
it. That is in the nature of the psyche: the ego cannot see itself from the
outside. This means that everything is colored by subjectivity, from experiments with electrons to the belief, or not, in God.”
CHICKEN LITTLE: The Inside Story, A Jungian Romance by Daryl Sharp
“The heart-wrenching saga of Chicken Little, like the heroic epic
of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, has been passed down from generation
to generation. No one knows exactly how old it is. It first surfaced
some three hundred years ago on seven stone tablets discovered in
Lower Kraznac, deep in the Carpathian Mountains, by a traveling
monk looking for succor. Some tablets are whole, others are merely
fragments. There are huge gaps. The first seems to start in midstory, and the seventh ends so abruptly that one cannot help but think that others are still to be found.”
“The Jung 2.0 web site is for those who are interested in a “progressive Jungian psychology”, a Jungian psychology that is conscious of the danger of obsolesce of contemporary psychotherapies in general . . . and is dedicated to trying to make Jungian thinking viable in the 21st century. The members of this community are especially open to learning from and incorporating modern sciences (specifically evolutionary psychology and neurobiology). It is not afraid to suggest and debate revisions and offer constructive criticisms of both Jungian thinking and Jung’s original ideas and writings. The articles available on this page introduce readers to progressive and thought provoking views of Carl Jung and his psychology.” Links below from the Jung 2.0 web site – please visit the site for additional information for each article.
- The Cultural Complex and Archetypal Defenses of the Collective Spirit: Baby Zeus, Elian
- Gonzales, Constantine’s Sword, and Other Holy Wars.
- Images of the unconscious, by Alexei Kurakin
- Evolutionary Jungian Psychology by Bruce J. MacLennan
- Evolutionary Psychology, Complex Systems, and Social Theory by Bruce J. MacLennan
- Is the Modern Psyche Undergoing a Rite of Passage? by Richard Tarnas
- From Psyche to Memory : Cognitive Science and the Analyst’s Memory by Soren Ekstrom
- The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach to Moral Judgment by Jonathan Haidt
- Jung and the Recall of the Gods. by John Dourley
- Jung and the New Age: A Study in Contrasts by David Tacey
- Giegerich/Hillman: What is Going on? by Ginnete Paris
- Jung’s Model of the Psyche. by Dr. Irene Gad
- Jung, Christianity, and Buddhism by by James Heisig
- 8 archetypes guide how the function-attitudes are expressed in an individual psyche. by Jungian Analyst, John Beebe
- Part 1: The spine and its shadow. by Jungian Analyst, John Beebe
- Part Two: The Arms and their Shadow. by Jungian Analyst, John Beebe
- Jung’s Empty Self: a Buddhist and Postmodern Perspective. by Lee Robbin
- Depth Psychology and Integrity by F. Christopher Reynolds
- The Question of Victor White, by James Arraj
- Face to Face With Jung An hour-long interview video of Jung from 1957
- The Mystique of the Nonrational and a New Spirituality by James W. Hesig
THE JUNG PAGE – A comprehensive source of publicly available articles dedicated to “…exploring questions of meaning which engage the individual as well as the varied cultures in which we live. This conversation is greatly enlarged by the contributions of C. G. Jung, (1875-1961) and the rich permutations of analytical psychology which continue to develop. Here you will find original essays, reprinted articles, reviews of books and films, research tools, a lexicon of terms, and works of creativity. You will also find ways to connect with the worldwide Jungian community, including information on publishers, local societies and professional organizations, scholars, analysts, and other interested individuals.”
C.G. JUNG’S COLLECTED WORKS ABSTRACTS – Excellent resource for review of the entire collected works provided by The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). The main objectives of the IAAP are to advance the understanding and utility of analytical psychology worldwide, and to ensure that the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards are maintained in the training and practice of analytical psychologists among its Member Groups.
Written by Mathew V. Spano; In this essay, Mathew Spano offers a concise, valuable set of reflections on the origins and content of Jung’s formidible Red Book.
Written by Timothy C. Thomason; Timothy Thomason explores how Jung’s encounters with Native Americans in the Taos pueblo in 1925 deepened his belief that humans need a sense of their individual and cultural significance to be psychologically healthy.
Written by Thomas Singer; In this terra-cotta relief from the Greco-Roman era we see the baby Zeus surrounded by his shieldbearing protectors, the Kouretes, also known as the Daimones. Had it not been for them, according to the myth, this child of Rhea and Kronos would have been devoured by his father, who was in the habit of swallowing his children. A Cretan hymn tells the story: “For here the shielded Nurturers took thee, a child immortal, from Rhea, and with noise of beating feet hid thee away.”
Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous, information provided by Roger Heydt
Jung is credited with having set the course for what today is known as Alcoholics Anonymous. No, not the founder of A.A. — that was a joint effort from Bill Wilson, a stock broker (alcoholic) and “Dr. Bob” an Akron, Ohio, M.D. (also a confessed alcoholic).
A RARE ONLINE FIND FOR SCHOLARS – Digitization of selected books from C.G. Jung’s library – ETH-Bibliothek Around 300 titles dating from the 15th to the 18th century, which were collected by C.G. Jung between 1928 and 1940, are now available online. Between 1928 and approx. 1940, C.G. Jung built up a collection of over two hundred early printed books on alchemy. In his works he analyzed them from a psychological point of view. Thus arose one of the most complete private collections of its time in the field of alchemy. It also includes other rare works in related areas such as magic, mysticism and Kabbalah, along with ancient books of dreams and literature of the Church Fathers.
THE OPPOSITION OF ‘INDIVIDUAL’ AND ‘COLLECTIVE’ PSYCHOLOGY’S BASIC FAULT Written by Wolfgang Giegerich
- Today’s Magnum Opus of the Soul On Wolfgang Giegerich’s “Opposition of ‘Individual’ and ‘Collective’—Psychology’s Basic Fault: Reflections on Today’s Magnum Opus of the Soul.” by Dolores E. Brien
- Response to Wolfgang Giegerich’s. “Reflections On Today’s Magnum Opus of the Soul. by Greg Mogenson
Does Myth (Still) Have A Function In Jungian Studies? Modernity, Metaphor, and Psycho-Mythology by Michael Vannoy Adams
REVIEW: WHAT IS SOUL by Wolfgang Giegerich (2012) by John C. Woodcock Ph. D
THE NEUROSIS OF PSYCHOLOGY. JUNG’S THOUGHT OF THE SELF by Wolfgang Giegerich
Sanford L. Drob
Michel Whan ‘In history there is never a way back’ C.G. Jung
Mark Saban Response to Michael Whan
John Woodcock, “The Technological World: Has Psychotherapy Caught up?”
John Woodcock “Dream Work in Therapy: A Thing of the Past?”