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The Soul Always Thinks
Collected English Papers, Volume 4
by Wolfgang Giegerich
The latest book in the Studies in Archetypal Psychology Series
Series Editor: Greg Mogenson
The furthering of psychology depends upon the critical efforts of its most seminal contributors. It requires thinkers for whom the notion of soul has served both as vital inspiration and binding commitment. With its publication of the
Collected English Papers
of Wolfgang Giegerich, Spring Journal Books makes available to the psychological reader the work of one of archetypal psychology's most brilliant theorists. A practicing Jungian analyst and a long-time contributor to the field, Giegerich is renowned for his dedication to the substance of Jungian thought and for his unparalleled ability to think it through with both rigor and speculative strength. The product of over three decades of critical reflection, Giegerich's English papers are collected in four volumes:
The Neurosis of Psychology (Vol. 1)
Technology and the Soul (Vol. 2)
Soul-Violence (Vol. 3)
, and this new release,
The Soul Always Thinks (Vol. 4)
In this latest volume,
The Soul Always Thinks
, Giegerich recalls the soul to the inwardness of its own home territory. He brings out the thought-character of the soul's self-creating, self-unfolding logical life. In addition to clarifying what thought means for psychology and analyzing certain misconceptions surrounding the topic of "soul and thought," he also carefully presents a challenging thesis concerning the limitation of an imaginal, "anima-only" approach in psychology (given the essential historicity of the soul.) He further examines such topics as "the end of meaning and the birth of man," "anima mundi and time," "the metamorphosis of the gods," as well as the logical steps involved in the transition from childhood to adulthood and from a psychological oneness with nature to the modern alienation from nature.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Lesson of the Christmas Tree
The Rescue of the World. Jung, Hegel, and the Subjective Universe
Effort? Yes, Effort!
Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in? Or: Anima mundi and Time. A response to Hillman's "Cosmology for Soul. From Universe to Cosmos"
The Dignity of Thought: In Defense of the Phenomenon of Philosophical Thought
Is the Soul ‘Deep?'—Entering and Following the Logical Movement of Heraclitus' ‘Fragment 45'
The Leap Into the Solid Stone
The Future of Psychology: Its Going Under
The End of Meaning and the Birth of Man. An essay about the state reached in the history of consciousness and an analysis of C.G. Jung's psychology project
The Soul as Axis of the World
The Movement of the Soul
Psychology – The Study of the Soul's Logical Life
The Ego-Psychological Fallacy. A note on "the birth of the meaning out of a symbol"
Once More "The Stone Which is Not a Stone." Further Reflections on "Not"
"By Its Colorful Tunes the Lark Blissfully Climbs Up Into the Air." A Few Reflections on Soul-Making as the Making of Psychic Reality
Irrelevantification. Or: On the Death of Nature, the Construction of "the Archetype," and the Birth of Man
"The Unassimilable Remnant": What is at Stake? A Dispute with Stanton Marlan
Imaginal Psychology Gone Overboard: Michael Vannoy Adams' ‘Imaginology.' A Defense of the Image Against the Detraction by its Devotees
: Glen Slater, For Example. On Psychology's Failure to Face the Modern World
Jung's Idea of a Metamorphosis of the Gods and the History of the Soul
There Is Psychological Progress. Can There Be Progress of Psychology?
About the Author:
Wolfgang Giegerich, Ph.D.
, is a Jungian analyst who after many years in private practice in Stuttgart and later in Wörthsee, near Munich, now lives in Berlin. He has lectured and taught in many countries. His approximately two hundred publications in several languages include numerous books, among them
The Soul's Logical Life: Towards a Rigorous Notion of Psychology
(Peter Lang, 1998; 4th ed. 2007), and the previous three volumes of his Collected English Papers:
The Neurosis of Psychology
Technology and the Soul
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