This new issue of Spring celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jung's 1939 lecture on “The Symbolic Life” to the Guild of Pastoral Psychology in London and considers if and how Jung’s path into living a symbolic life is still viable today.
Murray Stein, the President of the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich (ISAPZURICH) serves as the guest editor of this volume, and the contributors are all analysts or students affiliated with ISAPZURICH.
This issue also features an interview by Rob Henderson with Sonu Shamdasani, the editor of Jung’s famous Red Book to be published by W.W. Norton on October 7, 2009. This date coincides with the opening of the Red Book exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City where this seminal work of Jung’s is now available for the first time to scholars and the public. The Red Book, a large, illuminated volume Jung created out of his own confrontation with the unconscious between 1914 and 1930, is a profound testament to Jung’s own process of living a symbolic life and is where he developed his principle theories—of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation.
The Red Book: Prima Materia of C. G. Jung: An “Enterview” with Sonu Shamdasani
Twisting toward the Kingdom: A Review of Thomas Moore’s Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels
Murray Stein is currently president of The International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich. He is the author of Transformation—Emergence of the Self and The Principle of Individuation, among other books, and the editor of Jungian Psychoanalysis. He lives in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland.
A graduate of the Jung Institute in Zurich (1989), Robert Mercurio is a member of the Centro Italiana di Psicologia Analitica (CIPA), where he teaches courses on the process of individuation, active imagination, and on the relation between analytical psychology and spirituality. He also teaches at the Libera Scuola per lo Studio della Terapia Analitica (LISTA), has offered courses on active imagination at ISAP in Zurich, and collaborates with the Istituto di Ortofonologia in Rome, where he conducts courses on myth and fairy tales. He lives and works in Rome, Italy.
Heike Weis, M.D., trained as a psychiatrist in Belgium and as an analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She is a participant member of ISAPZurich, and has a private analytic practice in Zurich.
Ursula Wirtz holds a diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich (1982) and is a training analyst and supervisor on the faculty of ISAP Zurich. She has taught at various European universities and published on trauma, ethics, and the spiritual dimension of analytical psychology. She is involved in the training of developing Jungian groups in Eastern Europe and a member of the ethics committee of the IAAP.
Doris Lier holds a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich. Since 1988 she has had a private practice in Zurich and is currently a training analyst, supervisor, and lecturer at ISAPZURICH. She has published articles about analytical psychology, history of symbols, and epistemology.
Nathalie Baratoff is a graduate of the C. G. Jung-Institute Zurich (1987) and training and supervising analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAP), where she regularly teaches.
Andreas Schweizer studied theology in Zurich and Egyptology in Basel. He is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich and works in a private practice in Zurich and as training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZurich. He is president of the Psychological Club Zurich. His book on the Egyptian netherworld and its profound influence on alchemy and Jungian psychology will be published by Cornell University Press in the spring of 2010.
Diane Cousineau Brutsche, PhD, was born in Montreal, Canada, and earned a doctorate in French literature from the University of Paris and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich. She works as an analyst in private practice in Zurich and is a training analyst, supervisor, and lecturer at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich (ISAP).
Katharina Casanova received her diploma from the C. G. Jung-Institute Zurich in 2001. She was among the founders of ISAPZURICH and was Director of Studies from 2004 to 2008. Her main interests are psychology of dreams, picture interpretation, feminist history of religion, and theory of complexes.
Eleonóra Babejová is training as a Jungian analyst at ISAP Zurich. She has been a research scholar, translator, instructor in adult education, and a tutor for teenagers with learning disabilities, as well as a facilitator of spiritual retreats.
Maria Anna Bernasconi is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich and is a lecturer and participant at ISAPZurich. She wrote her diploma thesis about the Valaisan legends of the dead. Her interest is in ethnology and folklore, and she works as a Jungian analyst with expressive arts. She is also an artist.
Bernard Sartorius is a training and supervising analyst at ISAPZurich. His particular interests are Near-Eastern spirituality and its implications for Western culture, and for analytical psychology in particular. He travels frequently to Arabic countries and lectures widely about the meaning of Islam for the psyche of modern people.
Sonu Shamdasani was born in Singapore. He is Philemon Professor of Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London, and the editor of C. G. Jung, The Red Book. He received his PhD and Msc degrees from the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine at University College, London. His undergraduate work was completed at Bristol University in Bristol, England. He is the author of four books: Le Dossier Freud: Enquête sur l’histoire de la psychanalyse, with Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen (Le Seuil, 2006; Cambridge University Press, forthcoming); Jung Stripped Bare by His Biographers, Even (Karnac, 2004); Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science (Cambridge University Press, 2003); and Cult Fictions: C .G. Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology (Routledge, 1998), for which he received a Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He is the editor of four other books: C. G. Jung, The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga (Princeton University Press, 1996); Michael Fordham, Analyst-Patient Interaction: Collected Papers on Technique (Routledge, 1996); Theodore Flournoy, From India to the Planet Mars: A Case of Multiple Personality with Imaginary Languages (Princeton University Press, 1994); and, with Michael Munchow, Speculations after Freud: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Culture (Routledge, 1994).
Robert S. Henderson is a pastoral psychotherapist in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He and his wife, Janis, a psychotherapist, are co-authors of Living with Jung: “Enterviews” with Jungian Analysts, Volumes 1 and 2 (Spring Journal Books, 2006 and 2008). Volume 3 will be released in 2009. Many of their interviews with Jungian analysts have also been published in Spring Journal, Quadrant, Psychological Perspectives, Harvest, and Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche.
Wolfgang Giegerich studied at the University of Würzburg and the University of Göttingen, and obtained his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He received a diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute–Stuttgart. After many years in private practice in Stuttgart and later in Wörthsee, near Munich, he now lives in Berlin. He has lectured and taught in many countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Italy, the USA, Russia, Japan, and Brazil) and before many professional societies. His more than one hundred and seventy publications in the field of psychology, in several languages, include fourteen books, among them The Soul’s Logical Life: Towards a Rigorous Notion of Psychology (Peter Lang, 1998; 4th ed. 2007).
Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD is Core Faculty, Mythological Studies, at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author or coeditor of twelve books, most recently, with Jennifer Selig, Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning (Spring Journal Books, 2009). He is currently completing a daily meditation book on Dante’s Divine Comedy as well as a coauthored novel, with Charles Asher, entitled Simon’s Crossing.