Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture and Spring Journal Books

Spring Journal Update

After publishing over 20 issues, Spring Journal is taking a well earned sabbatical!
It is an opportune time for the Journal to re-explore topics that are of contemporary interest to Jungians worldwide. Spring Journal still encourages your suggestions for upcoming themes. Please send them to: customerservice

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Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, is the oldest Jungian psychology journal in the world and is organized around a contemporary issue in the areas of archetypal and Jungian psychology. Spring Journals are sold individually rather than by subscription. To order the current issue or any past issues, click here.

Spring Journal Books

Spring Journal Books is the book publishing imprint of Spring Journal and publishes books about Jungian psychology, mythology, the humanities, and interrelated disciplines. Wolfgang Giegerich, Thomas Singer, David L. Miller, Greg Mogenson, Robert Romanyshyn, Linda Leonard, Stanton Marlan, John Hill, Paul Bishop, Sanford Drob, Christine Downing, Luigi Zoja, Patricia Reis, Virginia Beane Rutter, Vine Deloria, Maureen Murdock, Paul Kugler, Lyn Cowan, Lionel Corbett, Robert Romanyshyn, Dennis Slattery, Ronald Schenk, and Michael Conforti are some of our authors and editors.

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Recent Book Releases
The Sleuth and the Goddess

Europe’s Many Souls

Exploring Cultural Complexes and Identities

Joerg Rasche and
Thomas Singer

What is going on in Europe? In this book a number of outstanding Jungian Analysts explore the Cultural Complexes and Identities of their European homelands and nations. This is a new approach to old questions: What makes a people feel at home? How do their traditions and narratives form a cultural Self and identity? How do they differ from one another? Exploring cultural complexes as a part of answering these important questions requires knowledge of history, economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology, religious studies, literature and poetry. But as every complex is built around an emotional core, the study of how cultural complexes live in the psyche is not limited to these disciplines.

Act and Image
Act and Image

The Emergence of Symbolic Imagination

By Warren Colman

In this groundbreaking book, Warren Colman provides a reformulation of archetypal symbols as emergent from humans’ engagement with their social and material environment. This view is rooted in a phenomenological perspective that sees psychic life as emergent from embodied action in the world. How then might humans first have developed the capacity for symbolic imagination, epitomized by the oldest known figurative image in the world, the 40,000 year old Lion Man of Hohlenstein-Stadel in Germany? Colman traces the emergence of symbolic imagination through the origins of language, the growth of human sociality and cooperation, and the creative use of material objects from the earliest use of stone tools through the first flowering of figurative imagery in the cave paintings and figurines of Upper Paleolithic Europe.

Ages of Anxiety
Ages of Anxiety

Jung’s Types as Inspiration for Poetry, Music, and Dance

By Craig E. Stephenson

Craig Stephenson draws on depth psychology to provide an original and profound study of W. H. Auden’s Pulitzer Prize winning poem, The Age of Anxiety. In this dramatic poem, Auden draws on Jung’s psychological typology to explore and develop the themes of identity and integrity in times of war. Stephenson examines Auden’s use of Jung’s critical psychology of type to understand the traumatic effects of war on the individual and collective psyche, as well as the noxious attractions of fascism. In this light, Stephenson also examines Leonard Bernstein’s symphony, The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra), inspired by Auden’s poem, and three ballets based on Bernstein’s music, choreographed by Jerome Robbins (New York City Ballet), John Neumeier (Hamburg Ballet), and Liam Scarlett (Royal Ballet, London).

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