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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jonathan Erickson
August 21, 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

Forthcoming

Christine Driver
July 22, 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...

A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture: Wandering madness

A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture: Wandering madness

1st Edition

Iwao Akita
September 10, 2018

A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture: Wandering Madness explores differences between Western and Japanese models of mental health. It argues that while the advent of modern mental health has brought about seminal changes in our understanding of and relationship to those...

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...

The Archetypal Pan in America: Hypermasculinity and Terror

The Archetypal Pan in America: Hypermasculinity and Terror

1st Edition

Sukey Fontelieu
May 31, 2018

The Archetypal Pan in America examines the complex moral and ethical dilemmas that Americans have had to face over the last few decades, including the motivations for the Vietnam War; who was in control of women’s productive rights; how to extend civil rights to all; protests for the historically...

Modern Myths and Medical Consumerism: The Asclepius Complex

Modern Myths and Medical Consumerism: The Asclepius Complex

1st Edition

Antonio Lanfranchi
March 26, 2018

Modern Myths and Medical Consumerism is concerned with the loss of a sense of limit in technological medicine today, and the way in which the denial of death leads to an uncontrollable, consumeristic multiplication of needs. Taking its starting point from C. G. Jung’s analytical psychology, the...

Towards a Jungian Theory of the Ego

Towards a Jungian Theory of the Ego

1st Edition

Karen Evers-Fahey
January 12, 2018

Despite their prevalence and weight in many of his collected works and letters, Jung did not articulate a general theory of the ego and consciousness. Towards a Jungian Theory of the Ego examines the development of Jung’s concept of the ego as he expanded and revised this concept, from his earliest...

Eros and Economy: Jung, Deleuze, Sexual Difference

Eros and Economy: Jung, Deleuze, Sexual Difference

1st Edition

Barbara Jenkins
January 03, 2018

Eros and Economy: Jung, Deleuze, Sexual Difference explores the possibility that social relations between things, partially inscribed in their aesthetics, offer important insights into collective political-economic relations of domination and desire. Drawing on the analytical psychology of Carl...

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