Quadrant Winter 1973

Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation

On Group Psychology — Marie-Louise von Franz

In modern sociological literature, one generally makes a distinction among: 1. Groups, i.e., a collection of people who are intellectually and on a feeling level related to each other and in which everybody fulfills a certain role; 2. A crowd, i.e., a random accumulation of people; and 3. A mass, i.e. a big crowd which is emotionally and instinctively unified and generally follows a leader.

According to most modern sociological theories the chaotic mass and the well-ordered group were originally closer to each other than they are today. This seems to me not quite accurate. They were not closer, they contrasted even more clearly, but they tended to topple over from one into another more easily; primitive groups easily get out of control, just as groups of young people or of mentally unstable individuals do, but as a phenomenon in themselves, they are more rigid on a primitive level (taboos!), and chaotic mass phenomena tend to be wilder and more hysterical. …

Classic Man-Woman Models in Fairy Tales — David L. Hart

The understanding of the depths of the man-woman relationship receives a new dimension when we approach it from the vantage point of analytical or Jungian psychology. This is because Jung identified unconscious influences universally operating within the personality and having decisive effects on all relationships, and the relationship to the world in general. He saw these influences as centers of energy and meaning, and because they were universal, he called them “archetypes.” …

Book Reviews

Ego and Archetype: Idividuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche— Edward F. Edinger. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons for the C. G. Jung Foundation. 1972. Reviewed by Sidney Handel.

The Bell-Branch Rings, Selected Poems— Dorsha Hayes. Dublin, New Hampshire: William L. Bauhan, Publisher. 1972. Reviewed by Vernon Brooks.

Centerpoint — Chandler D. Brown

… The Centerpoint program was launched in January 1972. It is designed for people who feel they have begun (or might begin) to grow, and who feel a need for a context in which they can discover new insights, refreshment and opportunities for becoming more aware of who they are. The program is specifically for people who feel that a psychological framework is valuable for them and who are acquainted with analytical psychology and know it to be compatible with their own leanings. …

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