Analytical Psychology

Thoughts on Evil

James M. Schultz uses Jung’s text, “Answer to Job,” to discuss the interlaced relationship of good and evil as well as their simultaneous existence within God, portrayed by the testing of Job. Schultz contends that because everything emanates from and belongs to God, there is evil within us. Therefore, the battlefield of choice is within us.



 

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Nature -- Source of Ethics and Meaning. Depth psychology and modern-day nature perception

After the publication of Dr. Willy Obrist’s third major German-language book, Die Natur -- Quelle von Ethik und Sinn. Tiefenpsychologie und heutige Naturerkenntnis, (Nature—Source of Ethics and Meaning. Depth psychology and modern-day nature perception) analyst Thomas Ruddy offers a brief outline of Obrist’s latest text, in which Obrist asks what proof can be found for the existence of “objective mind,” and “sets out to provide the proof in a degree of detail that would satisfy natural scientists.”

 

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The End of Civilization: Did Jung Underestimate the Significance of His Own Dreams?

Jung ended his mentorship with Freud in 1913, and in this article, John Goldhammer ventures that it was at that juncture that Jung’s dreams, particularly those related to World War I, were even more potent and relevant than Jung himself realized. Goldhammer then analyzes a dream of Jung's to defend this argument. 

 

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Evidence of Jungian Themes in the Lyrics of a Contemporary Band, Incubus

Matthew Clark proclaims his essay, which is an attempt to extrude archetypal themes from Incubus song lyrics, is an exercise in the science of interpretation, hermeneutics. Clark does not claim to purport a singular, definitive interpretation of these songs, but does seek to look at innately subject material in an impersonal and objective fashion.

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Mind Over Myth? The Divided Self in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath

Maria Theresa Ib explores the inspirational sources and poetic methodology of Sylvia Plath's poetry through an examination of Plath's undergraduate thesis, The Magic Mirror: A Study of the Double in Two of Dostoevsky's Novels.

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