Upcoming Issues of Spring Journal
- ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS AND COLLECTIVE TRAUMA
Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 88
Publication Date: Fall 2012
Guest Co-Editor: Stephen J. Foster, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and environmental scientist, Boulder, Colorado, author of Risky Business: A Jungian View of Environmental Disasters and the Nature Archetype
This issue will bring a depth psychological perspective to bear on recent ecological crises, from the earthquakes in Japan and the resultant damages to their nuclear plants, to the earthquakes in Haiti, the devastation in Chile and New Zealand, the tsunamis in Indonesia, to the oil spills and hurricanes in Louisiana.
We are seeking articles that address some of the following questions:
- What natural or environmental disasters have impacted your community, or a community with whom you work, and can you describe the underlying psychological trauma experienced by these affected community? How does the human psyche deal with these overwhelming experiences?
- Natural and environmental disasters are powerful events. What do these disasters call us to awaken to in ourselves--individually and collectively? Is there a difference in the psychology of how individuals and groups behave and deal with these events?
- What are the deep psychological wounds created by natural disasters, and are these wounds different from those created by environmental disasters?
- Humanity has always experienced natural disasters; can you comment on the symbolic nature of these experiences, and our response to them? How might we think symbolically about these events? What are the myths that are being acted out in these crises? And, are there cultural or regional differences in the responses to these events?
- Progress in the modern world appears to be at some expense to the environment. How do developing countries deal with the externalization of waste onto the environment and the associated damage that might ensue?
- We use oil and spill oil. How do individuals psychologically deal with their contribution to the oil problem? And by extension, our personal contribution to environmental disasters stimulates complexes, how do different cultures reconcile these complexes?
- How might we regard these disasters as symptoms of the suffering earth?
- What positive steps can a community take to overcome the collective trauma of these events?
- BUDDHISM AND DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY: REFINING THE ENCOUNTER
Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 89
Publication Date: Spring 2013
Guest Editor: Polly Young Eisendrath, Ph.D., Jungian analyst, author, and editor (with Shoji Muramoto) of Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy
- JUNG AND INDIA
Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 90
Publication Date: Fall 2013
Guest Editors: Al Collins, Ph.D., Sanskrit scholar and psychologist, and Elaine Molchanov, Jungian analyst
Spring Journal encourages your suggestions for upcoming themes. Please send them to nancycater (at) springjournalandbooks (dot) com.