Destruction and Creation: Personal and Cultural Transformations : Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Congress for Analytical Psychology, Florence, 1998

Front Cover
Daimon, 1999 - Psychology - 617 pages
The 14th Congress for Analytical Psychology was held 23-28 August 1998 in the ancient city of Florence, Italy. The theme, 'Destruction and Creation: Personal and Cultural Transformations', is especially appropriate to the Italian setting, with that nation's history of destruction, both from nature and from human activity, and its tradition -- especially in Florence -- of creative individuals and institutions. The theme is fitting, also, to the context of Jungian psychology, with its emphasis on these and other pairs of opposites, with their integral role in psychic wholeness. Acknowledging, also, that destruction is indispensable to creation, some Jungians prefer the term 'creative unconscious' to the traditional 'collective unconscious'.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Editors Preface
9
Welcome by the Presidents of the Italian Societies
17
Duccios Prayer
23
Manifestation of the Archetype in Childrens Reality
36
Medication in the Materia
56
The Infant and the Depressed Mother
69
Destruction and Containment in the Analytic Relationship
81
Sacred Suffering
94
Illness and Creativity
279
Transsexualism or Transcendence Unattainable
291
Analytical Psychology in Various Cultural Settings
303
Cultural Transformation in China
322
Beyond the Story
337
Breaking of the Vessels
351
Destruction and Creative Interplay in Artistic and Therapeutic
363
Art Within the Analytic Relationship
376

Under the Volcano
107
Music and Melancholy
118
Almost Two Thousand Years and not a Single New God
130
The Return of the Prodigal
147
The Problem of Evil in Postmodern Reality
160
Lowly Wisdom at the Millennium
172
The Reawakening of the Anima Mundi
186
Portraits of Suffering Trees
199
Raping the Soul
208
Destructiveness and Healing
220
The Millennium Rite of Passage
232
Integration of the Self in a New and Global Culture
243
Archetypal Images of Destruction and Creation
255
Scarred Body Scarred Psyche
267
A Place of Transformation
390
What Constitutes a Good Jungian Analyst?
407
Poisons and Panaceas in Analytic Training
431
Supervision
462
In My End Is My Beginning
491
A Dark Talent
503
Creating and Destroying
517
Letting Go of the Unified Theory Concept
530
Current Developments in Infant Observation Research
547
Empirical Research in Psychoanalysis and Analytic Psychotherapy
560
Verena Kast
589
Author Index
595
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

NULL

Bibliographic information