Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
Exiles and Orphans: Jung, Paracelsus, and the Healing Images of Alchemy — Beverley Zabriskie
Through the strange, orphan tradition of alchemy, the twentieth-century physician and depth psychologist Jung met a sixteenth-century physician and alchemist, Paracelsus. Neighbors — for Jung's Basel and Zürich are near Paracelsus' Einsiedeln — while separated by four centuries, each engaged life as a singular struggle, seeking balance, stability and meaning through personal and individual experience. Neither was satisfied with things as they seemed, but searched for the invisible interconnections revealed by the lumen naturae, the light in nature, psyche, and imagination. While at first in the midst of events, each went apart, valuing individuality more than society.
Signs of the Fifth Element — Marina Warner
This essay was presented as a lecture at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1990 and was widely applauded there for its vision and fluent archetypal analysis. Originally written for the catalogue accompanying an exhibition entitled "The Tree of Life: New Images of an Ancient Symbol" (sponsored by the English arts/environment group, Common Ground, to tour the United Kingdom in 1989), the material existed in print, but also in obscurity. A broader, international readership — including Jungians, a natural audience — didn't even know it existed. Quadrant is pleased to redress that situation now by offering the work to its readers. …
Stories, Symbols, and Society. A Quadrant Interview with Marina Warner — Mary Ann Miller
Marina Warner is perhaps most familiar to Quadrant readers as the author of the well-known study, "Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary (1983). Her other explorations of female symbolism — "Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism" and "Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form" — are complemented by a collection of short stories and four novels, the most recent of which is "Indigo" (1992). Learning that she was coming to New York City in the early winter of 1995 for the American publication of "Six Myths of Our Time," the text of her 1994 BBC Reith Lectures, Quadrant took the opportunity to ask her for an interview, the better to introduce to readers an author whose work intersects with Jungian point of view and whose popularity on both sides of the Atlantic is gathering momentum. …
The Beheaded — Judith Kroll
All afternoon my eyes have returned, again and again, to a picture of the god Karttika, Siva's son. Delicately drawn in spider-fine pencil on a sheet of two-holed notebook paper, the god seems to stand on — or float slightly above — a platform of snowy mountains. He is clothed only in a saffron-colored loincloth. One hand grasps a spear, the other is held palm outward, as if to signal STOP, as if to push something away. This is a mudra, sacred sign language: a blessing, the granting of boons, the taking away of fear? …
Reflections on the Ego/Self Axis — Alice O. Howell
"Jung says that the Self is the center and totality of the psyche, that it dwells in our unconscious," my friend, Vera, began one afternoon. An enthusiastic young woman, she had recently immersed herself in Jung's ideas. Vera has more background in philosophy and religion than psychology, and I knew she'd been grappling with the interchange of these approaches in Jung's work. "I get the impression that he likened it to the Christ Within or the Atman of Hinduism."
"That's right," I said. "'Centerpoint' is one word for it. Actually, I've taken to calling the Self 'the Divine Guest' to include all religious persuasions."
Relationship and Marriage — C. A. Meier
The following analysis of two topics of considerable interest today is excerpted from the new book, Personality: The Individuation Process in the Light of C.G. Jung's Typology, the fourth and final volume in The Psychology of C.G. Jung, C.A. Meier's important series of what he calls "textbooks on Complex Psychology," a systematic treatment of Jung's ideas. In Personality, Meier aims "to deal with the purpose and meaning of all individual psychological endeavor in the Jungian sense of the term," and his treatment culminates in an examination of "what is expected of us in a human relationship" and of marriage "as the classical example of human relationship." Originally published in German in 1977, the book was translated by David Roscoe and recently published by Daimon Verlag of Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Quadrant is grateful both to C. A. Meier and to Robert Hinshaw of Daimon for the opportunity to present this material.
Marianne Teich Remembered (1896-1995) — Genevieve Geer
Marianne Teich died peacefully at her home on July 16th of this year. She was ninety-nine years old, and the last time I saw her, as frail as she was, she was clear-headed and meditated on having been part of an entire century. It would be foolish to say that those who knew her had been unprepared for her death, but when it did take place, it still left a large void for many of us. An ancient tree was felled, and the landscape seemed very different. …
Robertson Davies: in Memoriam (1913-1995)
Robertson Davies, novelist, newspaperman, and professor, who lectured at the C. G. Jung Foundation of New York, contributed to Quadrant, and was mentioned as a candidate for the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature, died in Ontario, Canada on December 2, 1996.
In its sizable obituary on December 4, The New York Times noted the influence of Jung's philosophy on his work, quoting Davies, "Jung's thought is very expansive, a sort of opening out of life, whereas so much psychoanalytical thinking is reductive: getting you back to the womb and a lot of trouble." In best-selling novels such as The Manticore, the story of a Jungian analysis, Davies offered the general reader a Jungian perspective, attracting to Jungian psychology many readers who might not otherwise have heard of it. …
An Index to QUADRANT, 1982-1992
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