Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
Image, Active Imagination and the Imaginal Level: a Quadrant interview with Robert Bosnak. — Michael Vannoy Adams
Robert Bosnak is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Boston. He is the author of a number of articles and books on dreams, including The Dirty Needle: Images of the Inferior Analyst, which is a Jungian reinterpretation of the Irma Dream, the specimen dream that Freud used to illustrate his own method of dream interpretation; A Little Course in Dreams; and Dreaming with an AIDS Patient. …
Smaller Than Small, Bigger Than Big: The Role of the Little Dream in Individuation. — Stephen A. Martin
Many years ago, a paper was written entitled “The Imitation of Jung,” modeled in principle after Thomas à Kempis' “Imitation of Christ.” Its author, James Yandell, made a most salient point: He said that in our inner work the goal is not to be Carl Gustav Jung — that is, to ape Jung's journey with all of its riches, excesses, and tribulations. Jung in fact denounced superficial imitation as an escape from the burdens of genuine individuation. Rather, we are to approach our individual growth, our unique relationship to the unconscious, our own individuation, with all the enthusiasm, honesty, and vigilant involvement possible to us. Would that this were as simple as it sounds …
Dreams and Dismemberment: Transformations of the Female Body in Dante's Purgatorio — Carol Schreier Rupprecht
As Dante Pilgrim makes his way through “Purgatorio,” the central canticle of the three that make up the Commedia, his passage is marked by three dreams, one experienced on each of the nights passed in that realm. In fact, the dreams frame and center the section of Purgatory proper, beginning at Canto 9, where the Pilgrim reaches the gates, and ending at Canto 27, where he makes the transition to the earthly paradise. The three purgatorial dreams, occurring at three significant junctures in the journey from Hell to Heaven, are unique in depicting oneiric process in the Commedia. They are further unique in linking dream representation with representation of the female. …
The “Subject” of Dreams — Paul K. Kugler
In “The Tavistock Lectures” (1935), Jung writes: “In psychology the observer is the observed. The psyche is not only the object but also the subject of our science” (CW 18, par 277). What is the subject of Jungian psychoanalysis? How is the subject related to psychic images, dreams, and language? And how are psychic images and their “interpretation” related to the problematic of textuality? To develop a greater understanding of these questions in relation to the therapeutic use of dreams, we will turn to some of the dramatic changes in our system of thought occurring as we move from modernity to postmodernity. …
Beyond Freud and Jung: Seven Analysts Discuss the Impact of New Ideas About Dreamwork — Michael Vannoy Adams, Editor
In his essay of 1951, “Fundamental Questions of Psychotherapy,” C. G. Jung wrote: “…a dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood it becomes an experience” (CW 16, par. 252). In the process of working on or working through a dream, it comes to life and becomes a transformative part of the emotional fabric of the dreamer — and of the analyst. With this subtle but far-reaching insight in mind, Quadrant turned to seven senior analysts from around the Jungian world to find out what ideas or events since the theories of Freud and Jung have enlivened their work with dreams and made them a unique part of their professional lives. …
Participating analysts: Katherine Asper, Patricia Berry, Donald E. Kalsched, Jane White-Lewis, Andrew Samuels, Murray Stein, and Luigi Zoja.
Lingering Shadows: Jungians, Freudians and Anti-Semitism — Aryeh Maidenbaum and Stephen A. Martin, Editors. Shambhala Publications. 1991. Reviewed by Esther Menaker.
The Enigma of Symbols in Fairy Tales: Zimmer's Dialogue Renewed — Robert S. McCully. The Edwin Mellen Press. 1991. Reviewed by Katherine Ramsland.
Carl Jung and Christian Spirituality— Robert L. Moore, Editor. Paulist Press. 1988. Reviewed by Vincent DeGregoris.
Jung and Christianity in Dialogue: Faith, Feminism and Hermeneutics— Robert L. Moore and Daniel J. Meckel, Editors. Paulist Press. 1990. Reviewed by Vincent DeGregoris.
Life Paints Its Own Span: On the Significance of Spontaneous Pictures by Severely Ill Children — Susan Bach. Daimon Verlag. 1990. Reviewed by Rhoda Isaacs.
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