The book is a celebration of the diversity and interdisciplinary thinking that is a feature of the international Jungian community.
Many of the contributors are practicing analysts and members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; others are scholars of Jung whose work has been influential in disseminating his ideas in the academy, though it is worth noting that a number of the analysts also work in academe. The book is divided into Sections as follows: Academic, Clinical, History, Philosophy, Science.
PART I. ACADEMIC: Jung in Japanese academy—Toshio Kawai; Ruptured time and the re-mythologization of modernity—Dr. Roderick Main; Who owns Jungian psychology? Jung in Brazilian academia—Denise Gimenez Ramos; The challenge of teaching Jung in the university—David Tacey; PART II. CLINICAL: Analytical psychology and Michael Fordham—James Astor; Can we prevent colonization of the mind? Traditional culture in South Africa—Astrid Berg; The new, the now and the nowhere in Kalsched’s archetypal self-care system—M.D.A. Sinason and A.M. Cone-Farran; PART III. HISTORY: Some memories and reflections concerning my time at the C.G.Jung Institute in Zürich (1956 until 2006)—Mario Jacoby; The legacy of C.G. Jung—Thomas B. Kirsch; Philemon foundation—Sonu Shamdasani in collaboration with Ann Casement; The incomplete works of Jung—Sonu Shamdasani; The founding of the Journal of Analytical Psychology—Ann Casement; PART IV. PHILOSOPHY: Reconsidering imitation—Joe Cambray; Psychology—the study of the soul’s logical life—Wolfgang Giegerich; The transcendent function and Hegel’s dialectical vision—Hester McFarland Solomon; PART V. SCIENCE: From moments of meeting to archetypal consciousness: emergence and the fractal structure of analytic practice—George B. Hogenson, PhD; Who owns the unconscious? or Why psychoanalysts need to ‘own’ Jung—Jean Knox; Jung and neuroscience: the making of mind--Margaret Wilkinson.
"This collection of essays meets the critical challenge of presenting both the core of traditional Jungian theory and the emergent edge of current Jungian thought. Through her selections and expert editing, Casement invites the professional practitioner and lay reader to engage an analytic approach to the psyche that makes the therapeutic enterprise more vital and the considered life multi-dimensional."
-- Beverley Zabriskie Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York
About the Editor:
Ann Casement is a training analyst at the Association of Jungian Analysts, London, which she represents on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst. Her most recent book (with David Tacey) is The Idea of the Numinous: Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge 2006).