The Bible as Dream: A Jungian Interpretation

The Bible as Dream: A Jungian Interpretation

by Murray Stein


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Recognized as a winner in the Applied Category of the American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis' 2019 Book Awards. In The Bible as Dream, Murray Stein shares important themes and images in the biblical narrative that from a psychological perspective, stand out as essential features of the meaning of the Bible for the modern reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630516680
Publisher: Chiron Publications
Publication date: 08/17/2018
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Introduction (Erel Shalit and Murray Stein) ix

I. The Correspondence (1933-1960) 23

Uncertain Friends in Particular Matters: The Relationship between C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann (Martin Liebscher) 25

Companions on the Way: Consciousness in Confict (Nancy Swift Furlotti) 45

Neumann and Kirsch in Tel Aviv: A Case of Sibling Rivalry? (Ann Lammers) 71

II. Cultural Backgrounds 81

German Kultur and the Discovery of the Unconscious: The Promise and Discontents of the German-Jewish Experience (Paul Mendes-Flohr) 83 Basel, Jung's Cultural Background and the Proto- Zionism of Samuel Preiswerk (Ulrich Hoerni) 95

The Cultural Psyche: From Ancestral Roots to Postmodern Routes (Erel Shalit) 111

III. Troubled Times 129

Carl Jung and Hans Fierz in Palestine and Egypt: Journey from March 13 to April 6,1933 (Andreas Jung) 131

1933-The Year of Jung's Journey to Palestine/ Israel and Several Beginnings (Thomas Fischer) 135

Jungians in Berlin 1931-1945: Between Therapy, Emigration and Resistance (Jörg Rasche) 151

IV. The Problem of Evil 165

The Search for a New Ethic: Professional and Clinical Dilemmas (Henry Abramovitch) 167

Erich Neumann and C. G. Jung on "The Problem of Evil" (Murray Stein) 185

V. Neumann and Eranos (1948-1960) 197

Neumann at Eranos (Riccardo Bernardini) 199

"Dear, dear Olga!" - A Letter to Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn (Julie Neumann) 237

VI. On the Arts 243

The Great Mother in Israeli Art (Gideon Ofrat) 245

Jung, Neumann and Art (Christian Gaillard) 261

The Magic Flute ( To m Kelly) 299

A Brief Comment on Neumann and His Essay "On Mozart's 'Magic Flute'" (Debora Kutzinski) 309

VII. Clinical Contributions 313

Erich Neumann's Concept of the Distress-ego (Rina Porat) 315

Can You Hear My Voice? (Batya Brosh Palmoni) 333

Neve Tzeelim-A Field of Creation and Development (Rivka Lahav) 347

VIII. On Religion 365

Erich Neumann and Hasidism (Tamar Kron) 367

Theological Positions in the Correspondence between Jung and Neumann (Angelica Löwe) 385

IX. On Synchronicity 399

Toward Psychoid Aspects of Evolutionary Theory (Joseph Cambray) 401

X. Memories from My (Grand)Father's House 409

Introduction 411

Some Memories of My Grandparents (Andreas Jung) 413

Memories (Ulrich Hoerni) 415

Memories (Micha Neumann) 417

Memories (Ralli Loewenthal-Neumann) 421

Memories (Debora Kutzinski) 425

A Response (Thomas B. Kirsch) 429

Remembering the Mamas and Papas (Nomi Kluger Nash) 433

Memories of Max Zeller (1904-1978) (Jacqueline Zeller) 437

Bibliography 441

About the Contributors 459

Table of Contents

Part I. A Psychological Reading of the Bible

Lecture One – On Reading the Bible Psychologically 9

Lecture Two – In the Beginning – Creation 27

Lecture Three – The Shadow 41

Lecture Four – Faith and Individuation 55

Lecture Five – Anima Images 73

Lecture Six – Animus Images 93

Lecture Seven – Election and Adoption – Envy and the Self 113

Lecture Eight – From King to Servant – Ego Relativization 131

Part II. The Gospel According to John

Lecture One – “Word” 163

Lecture Two – “Light” 179

Lecture Three – “Way” 195

Bibliography 209

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