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Marie-Louise von Franz: Her Life and Work — Barbara Davies
In this essay I attempt to provide a brief outline of the life and work of Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz. The choice of themes is subjective, based both on the books of Dr. von Franz and on private discussions with her.
Distinguishing Synchronicity from Parapsychological Phenomena: An Essay in Honor of Marie-Louise von Franz (Part 1) — Victor Mansfield
For more than four decades, writers have followed Jung's original formulation of synchronicity, which considered parapsychological phenomena as a class of synchronicity. In this essay, I distinguish parapsychological phenomena from synchronicity, attempting thereby to aid our understanding of both. My argument for the distinction has three sources. First, I appeal to a careful analysis of Jung's formulation of synchronicity and the writings of Marie-Louise von Franz, whose work on the subject is second only to Jung's. Second, to sharpen the distinction between parapsychological phenomena and synchronicity, I briefly review the impressive modern successors to the Rhine experiments in telepathy and psychokinesis that so deeply influenced Jung. Third, I clarify some misconceptions that Jung had about causality and apply this clarification to distinguishing parapsychological phenomena from synchronicity. In this way, my distinction is more a clarification than a revision of Jung's original formulation of synchronicity. In part two of this essay, I show how this clarification harmonizes with a refined understanding of Jung's notion of general acausal orderdness. I then discuss how these ideas aid the laboratory study of both synchronicity and paranormal phenomena. …
Marie-Louise von Franz: The Classic Jungian: A Reminiscence — James A. Hall
I first became aware of Jung during my first year of graduate school. I was enrolled as an English student and had accumulated enough credits for an M.A. in English while I was still an undergraduate. I spent the year working on a thesis (short stories), editing the Texas Ranger (the University of Texas humor magazine), and taking journalism courses, hoping to make myself marketable. A year later I decided to go to medical school. I did not definitely choose to specialize in psychiatry until my Junior year. Certain experiences following the birth of my first child, a daughter, awakened affects in me that were connected with the birth of my only sibling, my sister, when I was three. These experiences, which included a delusion of having cancer, convinced me of the reality of the unconscious and were the proximal reason I chose to specialize in psychiatry. It took consultations with three different specialists to convince me that I was not dying. …
Charles A. Lindbergh: The Great American Aviator — Richard D. Logan
In 1970, Marie von Franz first published The Problem of the Puer Aeturnus, a psychological interpretation of the character of the pioneering French aviation hero Antoine de St. Exupery. The author of several evocative books on the adventure and romance of flying, St. Exupery is perhaps best known for his "children's" fairy tale The Little Prince. This story was inspired by actual visions after St. Exupery's plane crashed in the Libyan desert, where, after several days of wandering, he nearly died of thirst before being rescued. …
The You and the Not-You — Vernon Brooks
Vernon Brooks, Executive Director of the C. G. Jung Foundation of New York from 1969 to 1973, died on March 8, 1998, in his seventy-ninth year. After his service with the Foundation, he moved to Switzerland, earned a doctorate from the University of Zürich and became a Diplomate of the C. G. Jung Institute, Zürich. Dr. Brooks returned to the United States in the mid-1980's to live and practice in the New England area. In recognition of his service to the Foundation and in fond memory of his sterling personality, Quadrant is pleased to publish his humorous lecture, The You and the Not-You, presented in honor of M. Esther Harding's eightieth birthday, August 5, 1968.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Doctors, Analysts . . . and Analysands: …
“Cat Burglar” in the Topkapi Palace: The Double Binds of Therapy with Dissociative Identity Patients (Part 2) — Ronald T. Curran
In the first part of this essay, Dr. Curran emphasized the borderline features of Dissociative Identity and viewed this disorder as "the diagnosis assigned to the dysfunctional form taken by the potentially healthy multiplicity inherent in the plural psyche. … Dr. Curran concluded part one by focusing on Bassel van der Kolk's research on traumatic "memory." Because such memories are neurologically encoded differently than those of ordinary events, both the manner of their recovery and the core of their truth value require therapists to reevaluate their understanding of memory as well as the process of its recovery. Thus Part Two begins with Dr. Curran's focusing on the process of bringing unconscious "memories" into consciousness. …
Book Reviews: Eros and Analysis. Review Essay. — David Sedgwick
As early as 1914 C. G. Jung wrote that the psychoanalyst's "personality is one of the main factors in the cure." In 1929 Jung went further: "We have learned to place in the foreground the personality of the doctor himself as a curative or harmful factor," and in 1946 his Psychology of the Transference detailed in symbolic form the mutual interaction and psychological transformation of both analytic participants. …
The Narration of Desire: Erotic Transferences and Countertransferences — Harriet Kimble Wrye and Judith K. Welles. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Analytic Press, 1994. Reviewed by Jacqueline J. West.
Desire and the Female Therapist: Engendered Gazes in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy — Joy Schaverein. London and New York: Routledge, 1995. Reviewed by Tim Sanderson.
The Therapist as a Person: Life Crises, Life Choices, Life Experiences and Their Effects on Treatment — Barbara Gerson, Editor. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Analytic Press, 1996. Reviewed by Mary Ann Miller.
The Love Cure: Therapy Erotic and Sexual — John Haule. Woodstock, Connecticut: Spring Publications, 1996. Reviewed by David Sedgwick.
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