Analytical Psychology

When Too Much Is Not Enough

Wynette Barton pushes some hard questions in response to a paper by Ben Toole as to direction of Jungian analysis training programs in the future.  

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Three Pillars of World War III

Erel Shalit suggests that there are three distinguishing facets of the modern psychological attitude that augur a third world conflict.

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A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe?

In the second chapter of his work A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe? Warren Ashby examines the development of the western moral personality, through an analysis of the ethics of the ancient Greeks and Hebrews.  

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The Heart of History

Jung offers the first psychological interpretation of history, putting him on a plane with Gibbon and Tocqueville. The individual as the carrier of civilization. African-American dreams confirm universal archetypes. Native American views of Caucasians. Essence of the Pueblo culture. Africa and the role of humans in the universe. What German dreams were saying. The psychological origins of World War II. Jung diagnoses Hitler. Will the West understand its shadow?

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Winnicotts's Dream

British psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott (1896-1971) developed an original theory advancing controversial ideas such as the destruction of the patient and the merger of the subjective and objective worlds into a whole. He argued that C.G. Jung suffered from a severe pathology that had moulded his theoretical outlook. This article argues to the contrary: it seems like Winnicott's own theory displays a narcissistic kind of structure. His dream appears to be an unconscious reaction against his unsupportable conscious attitude. Winnicott is much concerned with how to defend against patients and their invasive pathology. It becomes a system of defence for psychologically weak therapists, and this is very harmful to patients. The article contributes to the understanding of narcissism.

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