Quadrant Fall 1982

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

Incest and Myrrha: Father-Daughter Sex in Therapy — Beverly Zabriskie

Now and again, one discovers or rediscovers a tale which offers mythic answers to current questions. The myth of Myrrha, as told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, is one such tale. It is the story of a daughter's desire for her father, of a princess' passion for her king. It is a story, too, of a father's failure in understanding and withstanding — a failure which hastened a young women in his care not into life, but toward a living death.…

My interest in this paper is not on the obvious ethical implications of malpractice but on the psychological implications of failure in practice; not on the violation of a professional code, but of a professional relationship — the transference in all its stunning facets. …

In Memory of Arthur: 1932-1980. A Study of the Individuation Process in a Cancer Patient — Stefanie Halpern

My husband Arthur died of cancer on December 9, 1980. My purpose in writing this article is to give honor and value to his struggle for selfhood. Its substance is his dreams and the sculptures made by him during his illness. The early dreams I have recalled; another group I jotted down from memory in the spring of 1980, and the final dreams were dictated to me by my husband for the purpose of this article. …

Mass Man, Mass Society, Individual Solution: A Jungian Approach to Problems of Modernity — William W. Quinn

If Carl Gustav Jung could be said to have “believed in” a sacred principle, that principle would probably be the importance of the individual. Not only was individuation — his formula for wholeness — predicated upon the same etymological root, but in his later writings his strong emphasis on culture and society was inextricably bound to the concept of the individual. Jung's training as a physician and as a psychiatrist is reflected in his observations upon both the individual and society. …

Concerned as he was about the psychological ramifications of “mass man in a mass society,” Jung never lost sight of the fact that both the causal and curative agents of all social ills lay in the individual. …

“The Dream of Dumuzi:” Introduction and Commentary — Diane Wolkstein

“The Dream of Dumuzi” is the oldest dream of which we have a record. It is part of “The Descent of Innana,” the central story of the Epic of Innana which dates back to 2000 B.C.

Book Reviews

Reviewed together by Beverly Zabriskie:

Woman, Earth and Spirit: The Feminine in Symbol and Myth— Helen M. Luke. New York: Crossroad Publishing Compnay. 1981.

Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Woman— Sylvia Brinton Perera. Toronto: Inner City Books. 1981.

Sandplay Studies: Origins, Theory and Practice— Dora Kalff, Clare Thompson, et al. San Francisco: C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. 1981. Reviewed by Estelle L. Weinrib.

Prisoners of Childhood— Alice Miller. Translated from the German by Ruth Ward. New York: Basic Books, Inc. 1981. Reviewed by Virginia LaForge Bird.

Projection and Recollection in Jungian Psychology: Reflections of the Soul— Marie-Louise von Franz. Translated by William H. Kennedy. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing Co. 1980. Reviewed by Alfred Ribi.

C.G. Jung and Paul Tillich: The Psyche as Sacrament— John P. Dourley. Toronto: Inner City Books. 1981. Reviewed by Eugene Monick.

Sehnsucht Nach Dem Paradies: Tiefenpsychologische Umkreisung Eines Urbilds— Mario Jacoby. Fellbach: Verlag Adolf Bonz. 1980. Reviewed by Gary V. Hartman.

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