Jung's Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions Volume 4

Jung's Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions Volume 4

by Murray Stein, Thomas Arzt

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Overview

The spiritual malaise regnant in today’s disenchanted world presents a picture of “a polar night of icy darkness,” as Max Weber wrote already a century ago. This collective dark night of the soul is driven by climate change-related disasters, rapid technological innovations, and opaque geostra­tegic realign­ments. In the wake of what policy analysts refer to as “Westlessness,” the post­modern age is characterized by incessant distractions, urgent calls to responsibility, and in-humanly short deadlines, which result in a general state of exhaustion and burnout. The hovering sense of living in a time frame that is post-histoire induces states of confusion on a personal level as well as in the realm of politics. Totally missing is a grand nar­rative to guide humanity’s vision.

Thinkers, scholars, and Jungian analysts are increasingly looking to C.G. Jung’s monu­mental oeuvre, The Red Book, as a source for guidance to re-enchant the world and to find a new and deeper under­standing of the homo religiosus. The essays in this series on Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions circle around this objective and offer countless points of entry into this inspiring work.

This is the fourth volume of a multi-volume series set up on a global and multicultural level and includes essays from the following distinguished Jungian analysts and scholars:


  • Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt: Introduction
  • Robert M. Mercurio: The Red Book and our Contemporary Crises: Active Imagination, Mass Migration and Climate Change
  • Heike Weis Hyder: The Burning Urgency of Psychodynamic Discoveries in The Red Book for Psychiatry and Psycho­therapy: A Key for Healing-Resonance of Soul, Love and Life
  • Maria Helena R. Mandacarú Guerra: Jung’s Red Book as a Healing Symbol for Our Time
  • Thomas Moore: A Book of Magic: Jung’s Red Book and the Tradition of Natural Magic
  • Bruce MacLennan: Liber Novus sed non Ultimus: Neoplatonic Theurgy for Our Time
  • Gary Clark: Integrating the Archaic and the Modern: The Red Book, Visual Cognitive Modali­ties and the Neuro­science of Altered States of Consciousness
  • John Merchant: The Red Book as Jung’s Asclepiadean
  • John Ryan Haule: Jung comes back to Himself
  • Henning Weyerstrass: C.G. Jung and the Creative Unconscious
  • Becca Tarnas: The Participatory Imagination
  • Dale Kushner: In Extremis: Jung’s Descent into the Language of the Self
  • Karin Jironet: On the Divine and Eternal Solitude of the Star: Jung’s Seven Sermons Mirrored to Sufi Mysticism
  • Katie Givens Kime: “So Long As We Are Not Mystics”: What the Personal Art of William James and C.G. Jung Give Us Now
  • Christian Gaillard: The Red Book in Venice
  • Kiley Q. Laughlin: The Red Book: A Premodern Graphic Novelty
  • Mark Winborn: Liber Novus and the Metaphorical Psyche: Revisioning The Red Book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630518165
Publisher: Chiron Publications
Publication date: 05/08/2020
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Murray Stein, Ph.D., studied as an undergraduate at Yale University (B.A. in English) and attended graduate school at Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies). He trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich. From 1976 to 2003 he was a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, of which he was a founding member and President from 1980 to 1985. In 1989, he joined the Executive Committee of IAAP as Honorary Secretary for Dr. Thomas Kirsch as President (1989-1995) and served as President of the IAAP from 2001 to 2004. He was president of ISAP Zurich 2008-2012 and is currently a training and supervising analyst there. He resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland. His special interests are psychotherapy and spirituality, methods of Jungian psychoanalytic treatment, and the individuation process. Major publications: In Midlife, Jung's Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Soul: Retrieval and Treatment, Transformation: Emergence of the Self, and Outside, Inside and All Around. Web page: www.murraystein.com; contact email: murraywstein@gmail.com.

Thomas Arzt, Ph.D., was educated in Physics and Mathematics at Giessen University (Germany). Research Assistant at Princeton University (USA) with the special focus on atomic, nuclear and plasma physics. 1988 Training and Certification in Initiatic Therapy at the "Schule für Initiatische Therapie" of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim and Maria Hippus-Gräfin Dürckheim in Todtmoos-Rütte (Black Forest, Germany). 2016 Training Program Continuing Education in Analytical Psychology at ISAP Zurich. Since 1999, President and Managing Director of Strategic Advisors for Transformation GmbH, an international consulting company for simulation technology, complexity management, and "Strategic Foresight under Deep Uncertainty" in Freiburg, Germany. He resides in Lenzkirch (Black Forest, Germany). Major publications: Various publications on Naturphilosophie in the context of Wolfgang Pauli und C.G. Jung: Unus Mundus: Kosmos und Sympathie (ed., 1992), Philosophia Naturalis (ed., 1996), Wolfgang Pauli und der Geist der Materie (ed., 2002). Editor of the German series Studienreihe zur Analytischen Psychologie. Web page: www.thomasarzt.de; contact email: thomasdrarzt@gmail.com.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION by Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt

CHAPTER 1 - The Red Book and Our Contemporary Crises: Active Imagination, Mass Migration and Climate Change by Robert M. Mercurio

CHAPTER 2 - The Burning Urgency of Psychodynamic Discoveries in The Red Book for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy: A Key for Healing-Resonance of Soul, Love and Life by Heike Weis Hyder

CHAPTER 3 - Jung’s Red Book as a Healing Symbol for Our Time by Maria Helena R. Mandacarú Guerra

CHAPTER 4 - A Book of Magic: Jung’s Red Book and the Tradition of Natural Magic by Thomas Moore

CHAPTER 5 - Liber Novus sed non Ultimus: Neoplatonic Theurgy for Our Time by Bruce MacLennan

CHAPTER 6 - Integrating the Archaic and the Modern: The Red Book, Visual Cognitive Modalities, and the Neuroscience of Altered States of Consciousness by Gary Clark

CHAPTER 7 - The Red Book as Jung’s Asclepiadean by John Merchant

CHAPTER 8 - Jung Comes Back to Himself by John Ryan Haule

CHAPTER 9 - C.G. Jung and the Creative Unconscious by Henning Weyerstrass

CHAPTER 10 - The Participatory Imagination by Becca Tarnas

CHAPTER 11 - In Extremis: Jung’s Descent into the Language of the Self by Dale Kushner

CHAPTER 12 - On the Divine and Eternal Solitude of the Star: Jung’s Seven Sermons Mirrored to Sufi Mysticism by Karin Jironet

CHAPTER 13 - “So Long As We Are Not Mystics”: What the Personal Art of William James and C.G. Jung Give Us Now by Katie Givens Kime

CHAPTER 14 - The Red Book in Venice by Christian Gaillard

CHAPTER 15 - The Red Book: A Premodern Graphic Novelty by Kiley Q. Laughlin

CHAPTER 16 - Liber Novus and the Metaphorical Psyche: Re-visioning The Red Book by Mark Winborn

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