The Earth Has a Soul: C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology and Modern Life

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While never losing sight of the rational, cultured mind, Jung speaks for the natural mind, source of the evolutionary experience and accumulated wisdom of our species. Through his own example, Jung shows how healing our own living connection with Nature contributes to the whole.

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"In the excellent choices of Jung's writings presented here, he shows us what we have lost and how we might find it again."—Joseph L. Henderson, M.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556433795
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 854,904
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor Meredith Sabini, M.A., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, teacher, and author. She is Director of Depth Psychology Programs, a continuing education providership in Berkeley, California, which specializes in dream seminars and self-care retreats for healing arts professionals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Jung's Own Relationship with Nature 25
Excerpts from Memories, Dreams, Reflections 25
On Being at the Tower at Bollingen 35
Jung's Travels: Letters to Emma Jung 39
Jung's Travels: Taos, New Mexico, 1925 42
Jung's Travels: Kenya and Uganda, 1925-26 47
Letters 61
Ch. 2 Consciousness Slipped from Its Natural Foundation 67
Excerpts 67
Ch. 3 Nature Was Once Fully Spirit and Matter 79
Excerpts 79
Letters 88
Ch. 4 The Primitive Knows How to Converse with the Soul 91
Excerpts 92
Archaic Man 99
Ch. 5 We Have Conquered Nature Is a Mere Slogan 121
Excerpts 122
Marginalia on Contemporary Events 129
Ch. 6 Our Civilizing Potential Has Led Us Down the Wrong Path 137
Excerpts 138
The Transformation of Dragons into Machines 147
Americans Must Say No 150
The Effect of Technology on the Human Psyche 152
Man and His Environment 154
Letters 157
Ch. 7 We Know Nothing of Man 163
Excerpts 164
The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man 177
Ch. 8 Nature Must Not Win but Cannot Lose 195
Excerpts 196
The Rainmaker Story 211
A Talk with Students at the Institute 215
Letters 218
Suggested Readings 223
Permissions 225
Index 227
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