In Outside Inside and All Around: And Other Essays in Jungian Psychology, Stein circles around familiar Jungian themes such as synchronicity, individuation, archetypal image and symbol with a view to bringing these ideas into today’s largely globalized cultural space. These are reflections for our time, drawing importantly on the works of C.G. Jung, Erich Neumann, Wolfgang Pauli and a wide range of contemporary Jungian psychoanalytic writers.
The general thesis is that all of humanity is connected—to one another, to nature and to the cosmos—and no human being should be left out of the picture of postmodern consciousness.
“A sign in front of a sweets shop in Zurich announced: ‘A Day without Chocolate is like Champagne without Bubbles.’ Yes! That would be ‘flat.’ And a world ruled by causality alone and without synchronicity would be the same: ‘flat,’” Murray Stein writes in his new release Outside Inside and All Around: And Other Essays in Jungian Psychology.
“Imagine a life without meaningful coincidence that turns you in an entirely new direction; a world in which everything is completely and rigidly predicable; a world without creativity and surprise, without disruption, without the beautiful possibility of a chance encounter with a stranger that turns out to be transformative for your life. This would indeed be champagne without bubbles. Thank goodness we do not live in such a world.”
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Outside Inside and All Around
Chapter 2 – Synchronizing Time and Eternity: A Matter of Practice
Chapter 3 – Music for a Later Age: Wolfgang Pauli’s “Piano Lesson”
Chapter 4 – A Lecture for the End of Time
Chapter 5 – “The Problem of Evil”
Chapter 6 – On Psyche’s Creativity
Chapter 7 – At the Brink of Transformation
Chapter 8 – Failure in the Crucible of Individuation
Chapter 9 – Imago Dei on the Psychological Plane
Chapter 10 – Jungian Psychology and the Spirit of Protestantism
Chapter 11 – Archetypes Across Cultural Divides
Chapter 12 – Where East Meets West:The House of Individuation
Chapter 13 – The Path from Symbol to Science
Chapter 14 – Cultural Trauma, Violence, and Treatment
Chapter 15 – Hope in a World of Terrorism – An Interview with Rob Henderson
Chapter 16 – When Symptom is Symbol
About the Author:
Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a training analyst at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland and is the focus of many Asheville Jung Center online seminars.
Publisher Emeritus of Chiron Publications, his most recent books include Practicing Wholeness and In Midlife: A Jungian Perspective. He lectures internationally on topics related to Analytical Psychology and its applications in the contemporary world.