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Trust and Betrayal: Dawnings of Consciousness
Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. III

by Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier, and John Hill - Editors

ISBN: 978-1-935528-09-8
190 pp.

This volume contains the articles presented at the 5th Jungian Odyssey retreat held in 2010 near Switzerland’s legendary Rütli Meadow. The idyllic Rütli Meadow whispers a narrative of heinous abuse—and the epic of trust regained on a dark night in 1291, when an oath of defiance was sworn on this turf. The legend of freedom fighter Wilhelm Tell, who killed the cruelest oppressor and ignited the uprising, makes Rütli the ground that echoes the story of Switzerland’s birth.

Taking inspiration from the spirit of this place, these remarkable papers explore the themes of trust and betrayal and how they are interwoven to form new patterns of identity. Illuminating the motifs of trust and betrayal as an archetypal pair, the authors amplify their bearing on private and collective life as well as on clinical practice: Self-trust and trust in others are essential to our sense of a unified and on-going existence. But trust can be blind—leading to unconscious self-betrayal and betrayal of others. Thus to betray and to suffer betrayal emerge as pathways to psychological renewal and individuation.

The authors are training analysts and guest scholars of the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zürich, Switzerland (ISAPZURICH).
Introduction Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier, John Hill
Betrayal: A Way to Wisdom? Murray Stein
Betrayal of the Self, Self-Betrayal, and the Leap of Trust: The Book of Job, a Tale of Individuation Diane Cousineau Brutsche
The Dawn of Religious Consciousness: Abraham, Isaac, and the Aqedah John A. Desteian
Innocence: Benign or Malignant? Donald E. Kalsched
Part 1: Clinical Struggles with Trauma in Light of Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince  
Part 2: The Child between the Worlds  
Trust and Betrayal in Adult Relationships Deborah Egger-Biniores
Self-Betrayal: A Psychological Necessity? Allan Guggenbühl
Grandparents: Between Grandness and Betrayal Joanne Wieland-Burston
Trust and Betrayal: Four Women under Jung’s Shadow Judith A. Savage
The Meaning of Conflict in Couples: A Jungian Approach to Couples Therapy Christian Roesler
The Story of Angus, the Celtic God of Dreams Robin van Löben Sels
Part 1: Story and Storytelling  
Part 2: Angus: Poet, Lover, and Bringer of Dreams  
Dreaming in Gersau, Switzerland Robin van Löben Sels
Epilogue: Trust, Betrayal, and Laughter Doris Lier
Editors' Biographies:

Stacy Wirth, M.A., graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich (2003) after earning her MA in the psychology of art from Antioch University (1997). Her bachelor’s studies in dance and anthropology were completed at Mills College in California (1977). In 1991 she shared the Zurich Mayor’s Counsel Culture Prize for dance. Since 2004 she has served on the AGAP Executive Committee, and she became co-president in 2010. She is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH and co-chair of the Jungian Odyssey Committee. She conducts her private analytical practice in Zurich.

Isabelle Meier, Dr. phil., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich and maintains a private practice in Zurich. She further trained as a Guided Affective Imagery (GAI) therapist. As a faculty member of ISAPZURICH, she serves as a training analyst, supervisor, and co-chair of the Jungian Odyssey Committee. She co-edited Seele und Forschung [Soul and Research] (Bern: Karger Verlag, 2006) and is the Swiss editor for the German edition of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Her special area of interest is the links between imagination, complexes, and archetypes.

John Hill, M.A., received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich, has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973, and is a training analyst and supervisor at ISAPZURICH. He has published articles on the association experiment, Celtic myth, James Joyce, dreams, the significance of home, and Christian mysticism. He is the author of At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging (Spring Journal Books, 2010).

Contributors' Biographies:

Diane Cousineau Brutsche, Ph.D., was born in Montreal, Canada. She earned a doctorate in French literature from the University of Paris and a diploma in analytical psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich. She works as an analyst in private practice in Zurich and is a training analyst, supervisor, and lecturer at ISAPZURICH.

John Desteian, J.D., D. Psy., graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich in 1983. He is co-president of the Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists (AGAP) and a licensed psychologist in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. His publications include a book and articles on relationships, creativity, politics, and semantics. Presently, he is working on two books: one concerning phenomenology, hermeneutics, and ontology and the other examining the role of collective consciousness in the political life of the United States.

Deborah Egger-Biniores, M.S.W., is a training analyst at ISAPZURICH. She maintains a private practice in Stäfa. She was president of AGAP from 2001 to 2010. Her professional areas of interest include adult development, transferential fields, and spiritual growth. She is currently writing on the role of the couple in adult development.

Allan Guggenbühl, Prof. Dr. Phil., received his degrees from the University of Zurich in education and psychology and a diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich. He is director of the Institute for Conflict Management in Bern and is well known for his method of Mythodrama and Crisis Intervention in Swiss schools. He has many publications, including his celebrated Men, Power, and Myths: The Quest for Male Identity (Continuum, 1997).

Donald Kalsched, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist who has a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a senior faculty member and supervisor with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. His major book, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit (Routledge, 1996), explores the interface between contemporary psychoanalytic theory and Jungian theory as it relates to clinical work with the survivors of early childhood trauma. Currently, he is at work on a new book, Trauma and the Soul.

Doris Lier, Lic. Phil., 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, the history of symbols, and epistemology.

Christian Roesler, Prof. Dr. Dipl. Psych., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg, Germany; a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Freiburg; and a member of the faculties of the C. G. Jung Institutes in Stuttgart and Zurich. He specializes in work with couples and families and in interpretive research methods. His research and publications cover such areas as analytical psychology and contemporary sciences, couples counseling, postmodern identity construction, narrative research, and media psychology.

Judith Savage, LICSW, LMFT, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, a licensed independent clinical social worker, and a marriage and family therapist. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, she is a past executive officer of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and she is currently a member of the society’s Training Committee. She is the author of Mourning Unlived Lives: A Psychological Study of Childbearing Loss (Chiron, 1989) and a contributor to The Soul of Popular Culture: Looking at Contemporary Heroes, Myths, and Monsters (Open Court, 1998). A former coordinator and treasurer of the Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies, she is currently a member of its core faculty.

Murray Stein, Ph.D., is the president of and a training analyst at ISAPZURICH. From 2001 to 2004 he served as president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He is a founding member of two IAAP societies: the Inter-Regional Society for Jungian Analysts (United States) and the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. He is the author of Jung’s Treatment of Christianity (Chiron, 1985); In Midlife: A Jungian Perspective (Spring, 2009); Transformation: Emergence of the Self (TAMU Press, 2004); and Jung’s Map of the Soul (Open Court, 1998). He is the editor of Jungian Analysis (Open Court, 1994) and co-editor of the Chiron Clinical Series.

Robin van Löben Sels, Ph.D., was born in California. She received her doctorate in psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, and attended the Jung Institute in Zurich when it was still on Gemeindestrasse. She recently moved from the East Coast with her husband, Donald Kalsched, to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she continues a limited practice, supervision, and teaching. Her professional affiliations include the Inter-Regional Association of Jungian Analysts and IAAP. She is the author of A Dream in the World (Routledge, 2003) as well as several articles and a book of poetry.

Joanne Wieland-Burston, Ph.D., has conducted her private analytical practice in Germany since 1988, after having worked for nine years as an analyst in Switzerland. She is currently on the faculty of ISAPZURICH. After graduating from the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich in 1981, she worked there as a training analyst from 1991 to 2005. In 1999 she organized a supervision group that brings together therapists from various schools to discuss the impact of the Nazi period on clients in Germany. This is among her special interests and the topic of lectures she has held in many countries and schools.

Other Books in the Jungian Odyssey Series:
Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. 1
Featuring articles by Kathrin Asper, Paul Brutsche, Noirin NiRiain, John Hill, and others
Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. 2
Featuring articles by Mario Jacoby, David Tacey, Ursula Wirtz, Paul Bishop, Josephine Evetts-Secker, and others
Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. 4
Featuring articles by Joe Cambray, F. David Peat, Beverley Zabriskie, Craig Stephenson, and others

Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. 5
Featuring articles by James Hollis, Ann Ulanov, Mark Hederman, John Hill, and others