Volume I presents the main premises of Jungian ecopsychology and addresses some of Jungís best ecopsychological quotes and provides a brief overview of the evolution of our dysfunctional Western relationship with the environment. Includes a description of the Self as the archetype of organism that is in line with current scientific thinking. Illustrates how concepts developed can be applied in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, how our educational system could be revised, and explores the links these concepts offer with indigenous peoples. Closes with a look at synchronicity.
A. Psychology and Ecology
B. The Animal Soul, The Primordial Mind and Archetypes
C. Self and Organism
D. The Alchemy of Psychoanalysis
About the Author:
Dennis Merritt, Ph.D., LCSW, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and ecopsychologist in private practice in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dream work and use of the I Ching in analysis are his fortes, and he incorporates sandplay therapy into his work as a subtle yet powerful form of active imagination. He integrates elements of psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, brief therapy and Winnicott into a Jungian ecopsychological perspective. Over twenty years of participation in Lakota Sioux ceremonies have strongly influenced his worldview.
Dennis Merritt is a diplomate. C.G. Jung Institute Zurich and also holds the following degrees: M.A. Humanistic Psychology-Clinical, Sonoma State University, California, Ph.D. Insect Pathology, University of California-Berkeley. M.S.Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S.Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.