Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
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From the Editor — Kathryn Madden
These past three issues have been very meaningful for me to participate in. The notion of compiling a series of essays in tribute to Philip Zabriskie came about as do all moments of creation paired with their opposite — death, destruction, something precious lost. Human beings have an extraordinary way of expressing the feelings, thoughts, inspiration of ideas, and struggles that provide a continuum with the presence of being that has departed, yet still exists.
The Zabriskie Cauldron— Paul Chaleff
An artist, while working alone in his studio, is aware of the truths in the outside world. Sometimes these truths come knocking at his door, not allowing him to hide. In September of 2005, Philip Zabriskie came to my studio in Ancram, New York, to purchase a sculpture. …
The Presence of Athena— Philip Zabriskie
When Homer's Odyssey began, Odysseus lay sick on Calypso's island. …
Democracy, Time, and Organizational Life in the International Jungian Community — Joe Cambray
Keywords: freedom, consensus, emergence, kairos, synchronicity
This brief essay in honor of Philip T. Zabriskie draws upon his interests in the ancient Greek world and in well-functioning organizations. Starting with the necessity of certain basic freedoms for analytic culture to thrive, a set of democratic principles applicable to analytic organizations is offered. A short assessment of the IAAP is given as a prelude to identifying factors that would derive from a distinctly Jungian view of organizations Returning to the origins of democratic forms in ancient Greece, the notion of kairos, the “nick of time,” is explored for its potential to indicate emergent processes in a democratic collective. Spontaneous collective decision making is postulated to include a synchronistic factor that Jungians are especially well-poised to consider. …
Zabriskie's Point: Democracies and other Systems — David Tresan
Keywords: democracy, cosmological, ontology, emergence, synchronicity, complex theory
A commentary on Joe Cambray's paper:
This response deals with perennial antagonisms between individuals and groups. It rethinks the automatic praise accorded democracy and seeks a more detailed appraisal of it, drawing cautionary inferences for its use as a model for governance of groups. It is more a deepening than a refutation of Cambray's thesis and offers a caveat regarding the use of systems and theories in human affairs. It honors Cambray in his role as leader and leader to be and treats his statements as collectively relevant as Joseph so treated Pharoah's dream. It also honors Philip Zabriskie in his humanity.
The Secret of Achebe's Lion — Harry Fogarty
Keywords: active imagination, countertransference, Khidr,
Historical, cultural, are explored to apply Jung's method of active imagination to clinical examples as typified in Jung's commentary on the “Secret of the Golden Flower.” The discipline of working with one's countertransference in such a way as to step aside from all preconceptions is described in parallel to the story of Achebe's Lion placing emphasis on the lion hunt from the lion's point of view. The Xhosa cattle killings and the dreams of the Crow leader Plenty-Coups are offered as parallels to the clinical cases. As Jung notes: we do not rid ourselves of complexes; we may grow out beyond them.
Book Reviews — Beth Darlington, Book Review Editor
The Jung-White Letters — Ann Conrad Lammers and Adrian Cunningham, Editors. Routledge, London and New York, 2007. PHILEMON series. Reviewed by Donald R. Ferrell, Ph.D..
Jung in Africa — Blake W. Burleson. Continuum. New York, 2005. Reviewed by Gretchen Heyer.
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