Quadrant Fall 1974

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

American Nekyia, Part One — Edward F. Edinger

This essay is a psychological study of Melville’s Moby Dick. I shall approach the novel as a psychological document, a record in symbolic imagery of an intense inner experience — as though it were a dream which needs interpretation and elaboration of its images for their meaning to emerge fully. I shall not explore to what extent Melville was conscious of the general or the personal implications of his own symbols. Whether he was or was not is irrelevant to our purpose and, from such a distance, would be impossible to determine.…

I hope in this undertaking to serve three ends: first to elucidate the psychological significance of Moby Dick; second, to demonstrate the methods of analytical psychology in dealing with symbolic forms; and third, to present the basic orientation, or Weltanschauung, which underlies the therapeutic approach of analytical psychology. …

Goodness in our Midst — Philip T. Zabriskie

It is an old story. For centuries males have identified the feminine with the hidden and puzzling, with the nighttime and darkness. I have not been exempt. I wonder at what is so familiar, yet so intangible, evidently real, yet so persistently mysterious. In recent years women have been focusing not only on their rights, but also on their specifically feminine lives, being, and feelings. Gradually men too have been discovering that these are important realities for women, for men, and for the world. Yet it is plain that our culture has not moved very far toward accepting the feminine; we have not yet made much room for its dimensions and claims — for Her — in our lives, either personal or corporate. …

Book Reviews

The Reluctant Prophet— James Kirsch. Sherbourne. Reviewed by Yoram Kaufmann.

The Germans— Erich Kahler. Edited by Rita Kimber and Robert Kimber. Princeton. Reviewed by Jonathan Goldberg.

From Freud to Jung— Lilian Frey-Rohn. Translated by Fred E. Engreen and Evelyn K. Engreen. Putnam’s Sons for the C. G. Jung Foundation. Reviewed by James A. Hall.

Jung, Synchronicity, and Human Destiny: Non-casual Dimensions of Human Experience.— Ira Progoff. Julian Press. Reviewed by Joan Carson.