Quadrant Spring 1974

Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
Analysis in a Group Setting — Edward C. Whitmont

Group therapy or, as I would prefer to call it, analysis in a group setting, continues to be as controversial among Jungians as it was when I published my first paper on the subject ten years ago. On the one hand there is considerable enthusiasm about its effect of deepening the analytic process, on the other, there is a tendency to reject any group process, a priori, as basically incompatible with Jungian principles. …

Some Glimpses of the Individuation Process in Jung Himself — Barbara Hannah

…It was in recognising the unknown in himself that Jung most excelled and where he laid the foundation for his whole psychology. … This is all the more remarkable when we remember that Jung grew up in the last quarter of the 19th century when the whole spirit of the age was turning more and more towards materialism. In spite of their great merits in the field of personal psychology, both Freud and Adler succumbed to this trend and were unable to see beyond the material and personal. So it must have been particularly difficult for Jung to swim right against the current of his time and never “incline to the hills of things created.” And, as you know, the spirit of the time was also dead set against the value of the individual, more and more turned to sinking the individual in the mass. Even in the countries where some rights were still left to the individual, all introspection or self-examination was dismissed as morbid, and yet Jung never wavered, but remained faithful all his life to “climbing the mountain of self knowledge.” …

Book Reviews

Boundaries of the Soul— June Singer. Doubleday. Reviewed by Thayer A. Greene.

Incest and Human Love: The Betrayal of the Soul in Psychotherapy— Robert Stein. Third Press. Reviewed by Brewster Y. Beach.

C. G. Jung— Anthony Storr. Viking. Reviewed by James A. Hall.

A Story Like the Wind— Laurens van der Post. Morrow. Reviewed by Edith Wallace.