Analytical Psychology

Today's Magnum Opus of the Soul

In an essay originally published in The Round Table Review, Dolores Brien explores Wolfgang Giegerich's challenging reexamination of the individuation process and the true "great work" of the contemporary soul.



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Reflections on Giegerich’s "End of Meaning"

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Only Connect

"Jung and his magnificent both-and!" In these words Swedish author Claes Janssen (1) summarizes a central story line in C. G. Jung's work, his insistence that we not only accept the opposites but connect them, even welcome them....


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Some Images of the Analyst's Participation in the Analytic Process

Originally published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, vol. 42, no. 1, 1997. Reprinted with permission.

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The Bewitchery of Medusa. Fibromyalgia: Parallelism Between Myth and Illness

Summary
Psyche the soul, our soul. All kind of events take place in it and in the beginning the opposites live together in harmony. Up and down, right and left, light and darkness, love and indifference, god and evil, masculine and feminine, and so on. In our souls exists all that we human beings have experienced over and over again since the very beginning of human existence on Earth, and this wisdom becomes visible through several expressions including dreams, art, myths and in some cases a physical illness. When people are ill, there is for them an opportunity to find out what is going on deep in their souls because, frequently, a physical illness is an expression of a wound in the soul.


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