Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) — William McGuire
Joseph Campbell, mythologist, writer, lecturer, teacher — and, for many people, a visionary — died at his home in Honolulu on October 30, 1987. …
Stages of Religious Experience and the Path of Depth Psychology — Erich Neumann
First published in 1970 in “The Israel Annals of Psychiatry and Related Disciplines,” this essay is based on a lecture given in 1943.
A complete lack of orientation is one of the most characteristic features of our time. The old canons have been destroyed and values, which have guided mankind for hundreds and thousands of years, are gone. However, the death of the Gods is always accompanied by the doom of a world.
The mental health of mankind and of nations requires that their spiritual energy be shaped and held in check by means of ideas, values, symbols and religions. …
Gathering the Light: A Jungian Exploration of the Psychology of Meditation — V. Walter Odajnyk
In terms of form, there are essentially two types of meditation practice — fixed and discursive. Fixed meditation focuses one's attention on a specific object, either internal or external. The object can be almost anything — an image, a part of the body, a sensation, a feeling or emotion, a word, phrase, question or chant, silence or emptiness. Discursive meditation, on the other hand, focuses attention on a sequence of events: reliving in one's imagination, for example, the passion of Christ or practicing some form of guided fantasy of Jung's technique of active imagination or observing the passing of sensations, feelings, thoughts and images in oneself. …
Synchronicity in Analysis: Various Types and Their Various Roles for Patient and Analyst — Robert H. Hopcke
Since Jung's introduction of the concept in 1951, synchronicity has remained among the most original and controversial ideas in analytical psychology and, at times, one of the most difficult to grasp. The title of Jung's work on the subject, Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, provides the term's definition: synchronicity is a principle which links events acausally — that is, in terms of the subjective meaningfulness of the coincidence — rather than by cause and effect. Though this definition of the term appears simple and clear, the task of shaking off the tyranny of cause-and-effect thinking when confronted with synchronistic events is not quite so simple. Indeed, as von Franz points out, an understanding of synchronicity and synchronistic events requires another way of thinking entirely, one that does not separate the physical world from interior psychic events; that sees the world as a unified field in which subject and object, agens and patiens, are fundamentally one with each other; that takes seriously the relativity of time with regard to psychic and often unconscious processes. …
Quadrant Author Index: No. 1 (Spring 1968) — Vol. 20, No 1 (Spring 1987)
Betwixt and Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation — Louise Carus Mahdi, Steven Foster, and Meredith Little, Editors. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court. 1987. Reviewed by Roger Woolger.
Phallos: Sacred Image of the Masculine — Eugene Monick. Toronto: Inner City Books. 1987. Reviewed by Ray C. Walker.
Synchronicity: The Bridge Between Matter and Mind — F. David Peat. New York: Bantam Books. 1987. Reviewed by Richard C. Lewis.
Picturing God — Ann Belford Ulanov. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cowley Publications. 1986. Reviewed by Richmond Greene.
The Strange Trial of Mr. Hyde — John A. Sanford. San Francisco: Harper and Row. 1987. Reviewed by David Bennett.
Female Authority: Empowering Women Through Psychotherapy — Polly Young-Eisendrath and Florence Weidemann. New York: Guilford Press. 1987. Reviewed by Mary Jo Spencer.
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