Analytical Psychology

Critical Notice

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The Inferior Function as a Moral Issue

In this excerpt from his book Jung’s Typology in Perspective, Angelo Spoto argues that the inferior function places Jung’s theory of types in its most dramatic guise, and he suggests that the inferior function’s mecurical nature and autonomy is what is most devastating to us. Spoto’s book can be ordered from Chiron Publications at www.chironpublications.com.

 

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A Jungian Perspective on the Dissociability of the Self

In a paper presented in a public lecture at the C.G. Jung Education Center in Pittsburg, PA, Brian Skea discusses trauma, transference and transformation in relationship to the dissociated complex that can cause neurotic conflict or more serious disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or even psychosis.

 

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Speech, Dialogue, Teleology and Courage

In this article about the consideration and study of the language, Pere Segura discusses the appearance of the language from various points of view, including those of evolutionary psychology, neuropsychology, the own dysfunction in psychopathology and the comparative study with other species from the biology.



 

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The Cultural Complex and Archetypal Defenses of the Collective Spirit

In this terra-cotta relief from the Greco-Roman era we see the baby Zeus surrounded by his shieldbearing protectors, the Kouretes, also known as the Daimones. Had it not been for them, according to the myth, this child of Rhea and Kronos would have been devoured by his father, who was in the habit of swallowing his children. A Cretan hymn tells the story: "For here the shielded Nurturers took thee, a child immortal, from Rhea, and with noise of beating feet hid thee away."

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