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Psyche and the City: A Soul's Guide to the Modern Metropolis

by Thomas Singer, M.D., Editor

ISBN: 978-1-935528-03-6
420 pp.

Does a city have a "soul"?

How does the individual psyche—as long-time resident, recent arrival, or visitor—experience different cities?

Each city embodies distinctive psychological qualities—in its geography and architecture, its bright lights and shadowy realms, in the deep patterns that recur throughout its history, in its global connections, and in the singular lives of its past and current inhabitants. But although each is unique, all must face the archetypal, dialectical nature of the cosmopolitan itself, as well as the particular tensions, terrors, and promises common to modern urban life world-wide.

The contributors to Psyche & the City are all Jungian analysts and cultural thinkers, working with a notion of "soul" that comprehends both spirit and matter, bridging dualistic conceptions while recognizing the inherent value of each individual perspective. Writing specially for this volume, the authors freely employ personal anecdote and reverie, factual background, biography, imaginal amplification, and creative speculation to evoke the souls of their own home cities.

This book is a hymn to the soul intended not only for readers familiar with Jungian ideas, but for anyone who cares about the state of their own soul, about their fellow citizens, and about the soul of the city itself.
The Cities:
Bangalore • Berlin • Cairo • Cape Town • Jerusalem • London • Los Angeles • Mexico City • Montreal • Moscow • New Orleans • New York • Paris • San Francisco • Sao Paulo • Shanghai • Sydney • Zurich
The Contributors:
Paul Ashton • Gustavo Barcellos • John Beebe • Nancy Furlotti • Jacqueline Gerson • Christopher Hauke • Thomas Kelly • Thomas Kirsch • Antonio Karim Lanfranchi • Charlotte Mathes • Elena Pourtova • Kusum Dhar Prabhu • Joerg Rasche • Craig San Roque • Erel Shalit • Heyong Shen • Thomas Singer • Murray Stein • Craig Stephenson • Viviane Thibaudier • Beverley Zabriskie • Luigi Zoja
Praise for Psyche and the City
"Psyche & the City will affect how you feel about cities—even cities you may think you know. It is full of insight and rich context, its chapters coming from deep within the well-examined soul of each author, confirming that when the unconscious is your partner, you will never be alone, even in a large city; and however "down" one feels today, tomorrow may bring the event, the word, the sight that causes your spirit to soar."
"The focus is on the dialectic at play in modernity, in cities as centres of social existence but also as places of alienation from the communal level of life. The editor, Thomas Singer, has orchestrated a composition ranging in mood across a spectrum that includes indigo, emerald, leaden gray, silver, nigrescence, albescence, blood red, gold—the soul of each city depicted in its myriad tonal colours by each author. Highly recommended for all those whose souls have been part-nurtured, part-benumbed by modern city life."
Foreword Thomas Kirsch
Introduction Thomas Singer
The Cities
1. Searching for Soul & Jung in Zurich: A Psychological Essay Murray Stein
2. Sydney / Purgatorio Craig San Roque
3. Heart and Soul in Shanghai Heyong Shen
4. São Paulo: Harlequin City Gustavo Barcellos
5. San Francisco: The Cool, Grey City of Love John Beebe
6. Paris, Essence, and Soul Viviane Thibaudier
7. The One and Many Souls of New York City Beverley Zabriskie
8. The Soul of New Orleans: Archetypal Density & the Unconscious Charlotte M. Mathes
9. Moscow is Like a Sweet Berry Elena Pourtova
10. Montreal: La Grande Dame Thomas Kelly
11. Mexico City: Longing for Quetzalcóatl Jacqueline Gerson
12. Angels and Idols: Los Angeles, A City of Contrasts Nancy Furlotti
13. London Palimpsest: South, East, North, and West Christopher Hauke
14. Jerusalem: Human Ground, Archetypal Spirit Erel Shalit
15. Cape Town: Mother Nature, Mother City Paul Ashton
16. Cairo: The Mother of the World Antonio Karim Lanfranchi
17. Arrival in Berlin Joerg Rasche
18. Whispers in a Bull’s Ear: The Natural Soul of Bangalore Kusum Dhar Prabhu
19. Jane Jacobs, Patron Saint of Cities Craig Stephenson
20. The Remorse of the Sedentary Luigi Zoja
Afterword Thomas Singer
About the Editor:
Thomas Singer, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst who lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the editor The Vision Thing and The Cultural Complex, which explore the interfaces between social conflict, cultural complexes, and Jungian psychology. He has authored and edited several other books and papers, including Initiation: The Living Reality of an Archetype, A Fan's Guide to Baseball Fever, and Who's the Patient Here? Dr. Singer is also very active in National ARAS, an archive and online source of archetypal imagery and symbolism.
About the Contributors:

Paul Ashton is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Cape Town, where he lives with his wife and youngest daughter. He is the author of the monograph From the Brink: Experiences of the Void from a Depth Psychology Perspective, published by Karnac, and the contributing editor of Evocations of Absence: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Void States, published by Spring Journal Books. He is a member of the South African Association of Jungian Analysts and is the editor of Mantis, the SAAJA journal. Most recently he co-edited and contributed to Music and Psyche: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Explorations, to be published by Spring in 2010.

Gustavo Barcellos is a Jungian analyst in São Paulo, Brazil, a member of the Associação Junguiana do Brasil-AJB, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology-IAAP. Editor of Cadernos Junguianos, AJB's yearly journal, and author of books on clinical and cultural issues, Barcellos also writes and teaches in the field of archetypal psychology.

John Beebe, a psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy, is an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He founded the Institute's quarterly publication, now titled Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, and was the first US co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology. He is the author of Integrity in Depth, co-author of The Presence of the Feminine in Film and the editor of Terror, Violence, and the Impulse to Destroy and C.G. Jung's Aspects of the Masculine. His lectures on topics related to analytical psychology have taken him to cities throughout the world.

Nancy Furlotti, M.A., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Los Angeles, California. A member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, she teaches in the Analyst Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she is past President of the Board of Directors. Nancy is on the National Board of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS), and has recently assumed the position of Co-President of the Board of Directors of the Philemon Foundation.

Jacqueline Gerson was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied dance, Montessori, pedagogy, and obtained a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is a Jungian analyst, an individual member of the IAAP, and serves as a supervisor and teacher in the city where she was born. She has published articles in several journals and contributed a chapter to The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Perspectives on Psyche and Society, edited by Thomas Singer and Samuel L. Kimbles.

Christopher Hauke is a Jungian analyst in London, and also a writer, film-maker, and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Human Being Human: Culture and the Soul (2005) and Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities (2000), and co-editor of Jung and Film: Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image (2001). He is co-editing a new collection of Jungian film writing: Jung and Film II: The Return. His films include the documentaries One Colour Red and Green Ray. A new short film, Again, is to be premiered in Montreal in 2010. See www.christopherhauke.com.

Thomas Kelly is a Jungian analyst who completed his training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1986, and is now in private practice in Montreal, Canada. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, The New York Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, and Quadrant, is a past President of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), as well as past President of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts (CNASJA). He currently serves as Vice President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D., is in private practice as a Jungian analyst in Palo Alto, California. He served as President of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco from 1976-1978, and as vice president and then President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology from 1977-1995. Dr. Kirsch is author of The Jungians, co-editor of the Jungian section in International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Neurology, and co-editor of Initiation: The Living Reality of an Archetype. He is Consulting Editor for The Jung–Kirsch Letters: The Correspondence of C.G. Jung and James Kirsch, edited by Ann Conrad Lammers, to be published by Routledge in 2011.

Antonio Karim Lanfranchi is a cardiologist and a trainee at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Born in Cairo to an Italian father and an Egyptian mother, he moved to Milan at the age of seventeen, where he is now in private practice and works for a university hospital. His interests range from exploring Egypt and the Muslim world from a Jungian perspective, to understanding the founding metaphors of modern medicine and tracking the "reality of the Psyche" in this as well as in other fields of human work.

Charlotte M. Mathes, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., is a certified Jungian analyst, a graduate of the C.G. Jung institute in Zurich, and received her doctoral degree in psychoanalysis from the Union Graduate School in Cincinnati. She is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and has been in private practice in New Orleans for twenty years, having recently opened an office in Baton Rouge. She lectures and conducts seminars in Jungian psychology, family therapy, and bereavement. Her book And a Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart: Moving from Despair to Meaning after the Death of a Child was published by Chiron in 2006.

Elena Pourtova is a Jungian analyst and a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology and the Russian Society of Analytical Psychology. She is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Consulting Psychology at the High Psychology School in Moscow. She lectures at the Moscow Association of Analytical Psychology and is a teacher of Jungian analysis in Moscow and other Russian cities.

Kusum Dhar Prabhu, M.Phil., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Currently the only Jungian analyst in India, she is President of the All India Association of Analytical Psychology as well as the director of the Jung Center Bangalore. She has lived and worked in Bangalore for sixteen years. Nature, poetry, myth, and art are important in her life. Neuroscience research findings are a current interest. Email: dhar.kusum@gmail.com.

Joerg Rasche is a child psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and sandplay therapist in Berlin where he teaches at the Berlin Jung Institute. He has served as President of the German Jungian Association (DGAP) and is currently Vice President of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Dr. Rasche is also a trained musician (organ, harpsichord, piano). His publications include books on mythology (Prometheus, 1988), sandplay therapy (1992), and music and analytical psychology (The Song of the Green Lion: Music as a Mirror of the Soul). He has published many clinical papers and performed Jungian concert-lectures around the world.

Craig San Roque is a community psychologist and Jungian psychotherapist working in Sydney and in central Australia. Previous works have appeared in Thomas Singer's The Vision Thing and Singer and Kimbles' The Cultural Complex. He has a special interest in environment/psyche conjunctions, influenced by Jung's formative psycho-ecology, Australian eco-philosophers, and his own experience in indigenous Australia. With David Tacey and Amanda Dowd, he is co-editing a forthcoming book on the cultural complex in Australia, to be published by Spring Journal Books.

Erel Shalit is a training and supervising analyst, past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology and a past Director of the Shamai Davidson Mental Health Clinic at the Shalvata Psychiatric Centre in Israel. He is the author of several books and professional articles. His most recent books include Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path (2008) and a novella, Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return (2010).

Heyong Shen is a professor of psychology at South China Normal University in Guangzhou and Fudan University in Shanghai. He is a Jungian analyst and a sandplay therapist. He is the President of the Chinese Federation of Analytical Psychology and has been the main organizer of the International Conferences of Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture held in China for more than a decade. He was also a speaker at the Eranos East and West Round Table in Ascona, Switzerland from 1997-2007.

Thomas Singer, M.D., (Editor), is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst who lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has authored and edited several book and papers, including A Fan's Guide to Baseball Fever, Who's the Patient Here?, The Cultural Complex, The Vision Thing, and Initiation: The Living Reality of an Archetype. Dr. Singer is also very active in National ARAS, an archive and online source of archetypal imagery and symbolism.

Murray Stein, Ph.D., is a training analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland, and its President since 2009. He is the author of many articles and several books, including Jung's Map of the Soul and The Principle of Individuation, and the editor of the recently published works Symbolic Life 2009 and Jungian Psychoanalysis. He was the section editor of Analytical Psychology for the prize-winning Edinburgh International Encyclopedia of Psychoanalysis. He presently resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland and keeps an office in a historic building in the center of old Zurich.

Craig E. Stephenson is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute (Zurich), the Institute for Psychodrama (Zumikon, Switzerland), and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His books include Possession: Jung's Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (Routledge 2009) and a translation of Luigi Aurigemma's book of essays, Jungian Perspectives, from French into English (University of Scranton Press, 2007). He is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Paris, France.

Viviane Thibaudier is a training analyst at the Société Française de Psychologie Analytique, of which she was President for four years, and also served as Director of the Paris Jung Institute for fourteen years. She has written numerous articles and lectured in many countries around the world, including China. She has translated both James Hillman and C.G. Jung into French, and has co-authored two Jungian dictionaries.

Beverley Zabriskie is a Jungian analyst in the borough of Manhattan of the city of New York, where she is a founding member and former President of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA). She was the 2002 psychoanalytic educator of the year for the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education and the 2007 Fay Lecturer at Texas A & M University, where she presented a lecture series on emotion. Her numerous publications include "A Meeting of Rare Minds," which is the Preface to Atom and Archetype: The Pauli-Jung Correspondence, Princeton University Press (2001).

Luigi Zoja is a Jungian analyst and past President of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Dr. Zoja practices in Milan where he devotes half his time to writing. His writings have been translated into 14 languages; in English, his books include: Drugs, Addiction and Initiation (Sigo, 1989; Daimon, 2000), Growth and Guilt: Psychology and the Limits of Development (Routledge, 1995), The Father: Historical, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge, 2001, Gradiva Award 2002), Cultivating the Soul (Free Association, 2005), Ethics and Analysis (Texas A & M University Press, 2007, Gradiva Award 2008); and Violence in History, Culture and the Psyche (New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2009).

About the Analytical Psychology & Contemporary Culture Series
Psyche and the City is the latest release in Spring Journal Books' new Analytical Psychology & Contemporary Culture Series. In our rapidly changing contemporary world, analytical psychology is confronted ever anew with the challenge of remaining relevant. To take on this challenge, Spring Journal Books has created this new series to bring analytical psychology into a cross-fertilizing dialogue with the fundamental issues of our time. The series explores the multiple, interpenetrating relationships between history, mythology, politics, economics, sociology, and the arts as they express themselves in contemporary culture. At the heart of our mission is the creative exploration of the psyche's response to a world in rapid transition from the evolving perspectives of analytical psychology.