Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
From the Editor — Kathryn Madden
Barry Ulanov wrote in his book, Jung and the Outside World, that Jung embraced insights from, and contributed to, such fields as "philosophy, theology, anthropology, literature, and historiography." While many have written on the "inside world" of Jung's theoretical and clinical writings, Barry was also very interested in "the outside world" of these disciplines that benefitted by Jung's explorations and from which he also learned very much. This issue is, largely, focused on that outside world.
Losing the Plot: A Story of Individuation and the Movies — Luke Hockley
Keywords: cinema, psychotherapy, narrative, image, plot, psychoanalytic theory
This article suggests that the meaning of fiction films arises from both a collective, and largely shared understanding, and also from a personal response. Film theory has tended to emphasize the former but what happens when clients want to talk about films in therapy? Points of communality and difference are explored in the approaches offered by academic film theory and clinical work. The conclusion is the meaning of a film exists not just on the screen, nor in the mind of the viewer but arises somewhere in between the two, in what can be thought of as a "third image."
New Ground Under My Feet: An "Enterview" with Irene Bischof at 64
Keywords: Irene Bischof, Jungian psychology, dreams, depression, medical crisis
Swiss Jungian analyst Irene Bischof is interviewed by Robert S. Henderson.
Reading for Psyche: Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer — Portrait of Shadow Integration — Inez Martinez
Keywords: imaginative literature, reading, transformation, shadow, integration,
Many authors of imaginative literature claim the unconscious as the source of their writing. Texts containing unconscious material await the consciousness of an audience reading literature as we read dreams. Literature provides portraits of psychological transformations such as shadow integration, adding specificity and range to our understanding of these terms. Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer not only gives such a portrait, but additionally offers readers the experience of having to cope with sympathetic feelings toward freeing a remorseless murderer, thus providing us an opportunity for integrating some aspects of shadow ourselves. This opportunity illustrates the transformative possibilities of reading literature.
Medea, Feminism, and the Shadow — Cheryl Fuller
Keywords: Medea, feminism, shadow, the feminine shadow
Medea came on the literary stage 2500 years ago and has never left. Medea is darkly fascinating, terrifying, a character who insists on remaining in our presence, despite our fears and repulsion. In recent years, several feminist versions of Medea have appeared. As often happens in a reactive movement what emerges is lopsided and what is overlooked is the darker aspects of relatedness, or what we Jungians would call its shadow.
Memory of a Trainee: The Birth in the Fall — Laurence de Rosen
Keywords: Mnemosyne, Lethe, Orphism, anamnesis, memory, collective unconscious, personal unconscious, training, body
What do we know about memory? What is our experience of memory? How do analysts work with memory? This article considers the complexity of the process of remembering with an emphasis on the transformation of memories into what Rilke beautifully put as "our very blood." Memory may stop short in terms of the patient/analyst's ego and personal unconscious; or it may transform and relate to archetypal energy, collective unconscious. This article also demonstrates the importance of the body in relation to the completion of the alchemy of memory. The experience of memory will be fleshed out in light of the experience of training that the writer had in recent years.
Borderline Personality Disorder and the Enigma of Tartuffe — Steven. F. Walker
Keywords: Schwartz-Salant, borderline personality disorder, archetypal,
Molière's classic dark comedy Tartuffe is driven by the energy of an enigmatic character whose baffling and mysterious conduct can be illuminated by considering him as an individual suffering from borderline personality disorder. Nathan-Schwartz-Salant has analyzed the disorder in terms of some of its archetypal dimensions. This analysis can account for the peculiar fascinating effect that Tartuffe has a "round" character. Tartuffe proves to be dangerous to himself and to others but, in the end, he can be viewed with compassion as well as caution as someone "touched by the gods."
In Memoriam: Yoram Kaufmann (1940–2009) — Polly Armstrong
A tribute to Yoram Kaufmann
Book Reviews — Beth Darlington, Book Review Editor
Living with Jung: "Enterviews" with Jungian Analysts, Vol. 1
Listening to the Rhino: Violence and Healing in a Scientific Age
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