Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
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On the Psychology of the Concept of the Trinity:
The following 1940 Eranos Lecture has never before been translated into English. Although this is a new translation, R.F.C. Hull's version from Psychology and Religion: West and East, CW 11, has been consulted. Jung's expanded version in Psychology and Religion runs ninety-three pages as opposed to the original thirty-four. Jung's additions, primarily in the Foreword and the section on the Trinity, obscure his argument and threaten to lose the reader in a welter of scholarly amplifications. …
“Cat Burglar” in the Topkapi Palace: The Double Binds of Therapy with Dissociative Identity Patients (Part 1) — Ronald T. Curran
Dissociative Identity is the diagnosis assigned to the dysfunctional form taken by the potentially healthy multiplicity inherent in the plural psyche. In its negative guise, as a psychiatric disorder, the defense of dissociative identity has outlived its adaptive value in protecting the Self from annihilation. …
Transforming Negativity in Children Through Sand Play — Dennis McCarthy
My first experience with sand play took place when I was seven years old, when I discovered an area of sandy earth in the backyard of the house where I lived. I began to make scenes in this sandy earth using a collection of miniature soldiers. I dug tunnels and caves into this earth and created elaborate battle scenes. Eventually the caves became more of a focus than the battles. As the caves went deeper into the earth, soldiers often became trapped or lost inside of them. When they caved in, I would actually lose some of the soldiers, forgetting where the cave had been. This period of play lasted several weeks and stopped just as suddenly as it had begun. …
Archetypal Hallucinations in Brain Damage — David T. Bradford
This report concerns a 33-year-old man of mixed Hispanic and Caucasian descent who at age 15 sustained a penetrating injury in the posterior region of the right cerebral hemisphere followed five years later by onset of mental disturbance. His psychotic experiences reflected archetypal configurations of mandala symbols and correspondingly included delusional interpretations. The etiologic importance of focal brain injury in his visual hallucinations, lucid dreams, and cosmogonic interpretations was apparent from clinical interview, neurological examination, EEG, and computerized tomography. The role of brain in archetypal experience has intersected and confounded analytical psychologists since C. G. Jung proposed and later rejected the Lamarkian view that archetypes are engrams constituted in the distant hominid past on the basis of mnemonic traces. …
Book Reviews — Sarah McPherson, Editor
The four books reviewed in this issue — all from the New York community — work with different aspects and questions about the unconscious and the varied ways that material emerges into consciousness. For some people the dialogical agent of the psyche appears as a symptom, while for others the dream image creates a self-portrait with which to reckon. Other revelations of unconscious processes come through an association with images of the body or of body parts, or through a focus on the importance of the study of the intrapsychic factor of culture in psychoanalysis, an element which usually is seen as extrapsychic. Each author emphasizes a particular concern which fits into the larger package of psychological process. …
The Body: An Encyclopedia for Research in Archetypal Symbolism — George Elder, Editor. Boston: Shambala, 1996. Reviewed by Thornton Ladd.
The Multicultural Imagination: "Race", Color, and the Unconscious — Michael Vannoy Adams. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. Reviewed by Anthony Shafton.
Overcoming Stage Fright in Everyday Life — Joyce Ashley. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1996. Reviewed by Mark Seides.
The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit — Donald Kalsched. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. Reviewed by John Beebe.
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