Archetypal Reflections: Insights and Ideas from Jungian Psychology

Archetypal Reflections: Insights and Ideas from Jungian Psychology

by Keiron Le Grice

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908995193
Publisher: Muswell Hill Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Muswell Hill Press Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,092,023
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Keiron Le Grice, PhD, is a professor of depth psychology and chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, California. His publications include The Archetypal Cosmos; Discovering Eris; and The Rebirth of the Hero.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 Depth Psychology and Human Nature 1

The Function and Role of Depth Psychology 1

Freud and Jung: Comparisons and Contrasts 7

The Forces of Psychology 17

Chapter 2 Introducing Archetypes 23

The Concept of Archetypes 23

Creativity and Inspiration, Possession and Inflation 33

Personal and Archetypal, Stereotypes and Typology 36

Fate and Participation 39

Chapter 3 The Pantheon of Jungian Archetypes 43

The Hero 43

The Shadow 44

Anima and Animus, Feminine and Masculine 48

From the Shadow to the Anima 50

The Differentiation of the Anima 53

The Differentiation of the Animus 55

The Archetype of the Spirit (the Wise Old Man and the Crone) 56

The Great Mother 59

The Trickster 63

The Child 65

Chapter 4 Individuation and the Self 67

Individuation and Archetypes 67

The Dissolution of the Persona 72

The Relationship with the Self 73

Conscious Participation and Affirmation 75

Pleasure and Pain, Happiness and Suffering 79

Individuation, Religion, and Enlightenment 82

Chapter 5 Religion, Myth, and Spirituality 89

Freud: Religion as Illusion 89

Freud, Jung, and Campbell 90

Myth and Archetypes 95

Morality and Individuation 99

Transformations of Myth 101

Myth, Nature, and the Cosmos 106

Christ and Devil, Light and Dark 107

Chapter 6 The Evolution of Consciousness and Worldviews 113

Philosophy and the Western Worldview 113

Cartesian Philosophy and the Rise of the Modern Ego 115

Disenchantment and Participation 117

Collective Transformation and Enantiodromia 119

Cosmological Evolution and Individuation 124

Chapter 7 Synchronicity 127

Defining Synchronicity 127

Numinosity and Intensity of Experience 128

Interpretation of Meaning 129

The Moral Vector 131

Prevalence 132

The Symbolic Attitude 135

Reason and Worldviews 137

Causality and Acausality 140

Order, Orchestration, and the Self 142

Chapter 8 The Unconscious and the Anima Mundi 147

The Psychoid Dimension of Archetypes 147

Biology and the Unconscious 149

The Collective Unconscious as Matrix and Field 151

The Anima Mundi and the Interiority of Nature 153

Space and Time 156

Chapter 9 Science and the New Cosmology 159

Modern Physics 159

Morphic Fields 161

Systems Theory and the Tao 162

The Universe Story and Cosmological Evolution 165

Chapter 10 James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology 171

Hillman's Approach 171

Psychopathology and the Medical Model of Psychotherapy 173

The Paternal Lineage of Depth Psychology 174

Individuation, Wholeness, and the Unconscious 176

Spirituality, Therapy, and Transcendence 178

Gods and Archetypes: Hermes, Senex, and Puer 180

Personification and Personifying 182

Image, Symbol, and Meaning 184

Polytheism, Postmodernism, and the Self 187

Heidegger and Dasein 190

Notes 193

Bibliography and Recommended Reading 197

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