The reality and power of the unconscious is central to Jungian psychology as well as to several other paradigms in art, science and philosophy. And it is our complexes that act as dynamic intermediaries in the life-long dialogue with the unconscious, determining the ways in which archetypes and instincts enlarge ego-consciousness.
Erel Shalit provides us with a conceptual scaffold that allows an examination of the inner structures and assumptions that underpin our everyday actions, discussions, loves and hates. If we are hopeful of building an overview of our personal and collective heritage and thus gain a measure of self-determination and freedom from our complexes, it is our responsibility to enter into the dim light of our inner framework and learn its layout. Includes case material.
Erel Shalit, Ph.D., is a training analyst with the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology, and author of The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel (1999) -from the publisher.