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Books on Archetypes & Complexes

ISBN 0-919123-13-9. 10 illustrations. Index. 128 pp. 1984. $25.00

This seminal work by the author of Ego and Archetype proposes a new world-view based on the creative collaboration between the scientific pursuit of knowledge and the religious search for meaning.

ISBN 0-919123-21-X. Index. 80 pp. 1986. $25.00

Penetrating commentary on the Job story as a numinous, archetypal event, and as a paradigm for conflicts of duty that can lead to enhanced consciousness. Full-page reproductions of William Blake’s 22 engravings.

ISBN 0-919123-22-8. Index. 128 pp. 1986. $25.00

An in-depth study of the role of the victim, based on historical rituals, dreams, mythology, case material, and archetypal patterns. Shows that scapegoating is a way of denying one’s own dark side by projecting it onto others.

ISBN 0-919123-33-3. Index. 176 pp. 1988. $30.00

A practical illustration of how the mother complex functions in the world as well as in the deeper regions of the psyche. The focus here is on positive and negative aspects of the maternal image in wellknown fairy tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.

ISBN 0-919123-42-2. 8 illustrations. Index. 224 pp. 1990. $35.00

Focus on the ways in which a woman may be undermined by a crippling relationship with her inner man. Powerful images from poetry, myth, dreams, analysis and personal experience.

ISBN 0-919123-52-X. 128 pp. 1991. $25.00

Where and what is evil? Does it reside in nuclear weapons, cults, earthquakes, cancer? Your boss? Your mate? And what of you yourself? Weaving a singular tapestry of dreams, personal experience and world events, Dallett makes the reality of evil immediate and inescapably personal.

ISBN 0-919123-65-1. Index. 144 pp. 1994. OUT OF PRINT

God’s shadow, or the dark Self, is associated with death, destruction and madness. Paradoxically, it is also indispensable to life. At a time when our highest values are turning against us, the psychological message of this book is a beacon of hope.

ISBN 0-919123-67-8. 48 illustrations. Index. 112 pp. 1994. $25.00

Two concise essays on the union of opposites: “Introduction to Jung’s Mysterium Coniunctionis” and “A Psychological Interpretation of the Rosarium Pictures”—the alchemical drawings on which Jung based one of his major works, The Psychology of the Transference.

ISBN 0-919123-66-X. 90 illustrations. Index. 352 pp. 1995. $40.00

A comprehensive study illuminating the depth and scope of Jung’s magnum opus and its relevance to everyday life. Here is a treasury of material for understanding and amplifying modern dreams and other unconscious contents.

ISBN 0-919123-72-4. 30 illustrations. Index. 208 pp. 1996. $30.00

In Aion Jung took the archetype of the God-image (the Self) as his subject and demonstrated how it has revealed itself progressively in the course of the Christian aeon. Like its companion volume, The Mysterium Lectures (title 66), this is an invaluable resource for understanding symbolic images.

ISBN 0-919123-76-7. 10 illustrations. Index. 192 pp. 1997. $30.00

Is chaos in our lives a sign that things have gone terribly wrong? Not necessarily. Just as the material world oscillates between states of order and chaos, so also the individuation process involves stages of psychic balance and disruption.

76. Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales
Marie-Louise von Franz
ISBN 0-919123-77-5. Index. 192 pp. 1997. $30.00

Features in-depth studies of six fairy tales—from Spain, Denmark, China, France and Africa, and one from Grimm—with references to parallel motifs in many others. Unique insights into cross-cultural motifs and individual psychology.

ISBN 0-919123-93-7. Index. 160 pp. 2001. $25.00

With insight and compassion grounded in the humanist side of analytical psychology, Hollis elucidates the circuitous path of individuation. A powerful commentary on the importance of the examined life, illustrating how we may come to an understanding of our life choices and relationships by exploring our core complexes and personal history. The text is deeply enriched by the inclusion of poetry and excerpts from the work of modern writers.

ISBN 0-919123-94-5. Illustrated. Index. 96 pp. 2001. $25.00

Explores the development of our understanding of the nature of the Self and its relationship to the ego. Traces manifestations of the archetypes of the tragic hero, the sacred marriage and the search for wholeness through a close analysis of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet, and two plays by Sophocles, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus.

ISBN 0-919123-99-6. Index. 128 pp. 2002. $25.00

Our complexes act as dynamic intermediaries in the life-long dialogue with the unconscious, determining how archetype and instinct enlarge ego-consciousness. Shalit provides us with a conceptual scaffold with which to examine the inner structures and assumptions that underpin our actions, discussions, loves and hates. Includes case material.

100. Animus and Anima in Fairy Tales
Marie-Louise von Franz
Edited by Daryl Sharp
ISBN 1-894574-01-X. Index. 128 pp. 2002. $25.00

Dr. von Franz devoted much of her life to the difficult task of interpreting fairy tales, bringing clarity and earthy good humor to the work. Here she focuses on what fairy tales can tell us about the contrasexual complexes—animus and anima—that inform our fantasies and behavior concerning the opposite sex, both inner and outer. Yet another treasure from this great author.

ISBN 1-894574-05-2. Index. 128 pp. 2003. $25.00

What happens when our energy ebbs, passion dims, and we are no longer motivated to do what was once so engaging? This amounts to a crisis of faith: our previous approach to life—one that gave meaning and purpose—no longer sustains us. In effect, the old king is dead. This is a theme common to every culture, every individual life. Dr. Bond compares Jung’s views with ceremonies of the renewal of the king in ancient Babylon, always relating them to the challenge of contemporary life.

ISBN 1-894574-06-0. Illustrated. Index. 416 pp. 2003. $50.00

In Archetype: A Natural History of the Self (1982), Anthony Stevens presented the key to opening up a scientific approach to the archetypes. At last, in a creative leap made possible by the crossfertilization of several specialist disciplines, psychiatry was integrated with analytical psychology, biology and the social sciences. The result is an immensely enriched science of human behavior. This revised and expanded Edtion of Dr. Stevens’s ground-breaking book further explores the connections between the archetypes and other fields of study.

106. The Parental Image: Its Injury and Reconstruction
M. Esther Harding
Edited by Daryl Sharp
ISBN 1-894574-07-9. 24 illustrations. Index. 160 pp. 2003. $25.00

The effect of the parental image in the psyche of each individual has ever been the basis upon which we develop relationships with other people, with a vocation, and indeed with all realms of life. This much-loved classic of Jungian psychology explores the various stages of maturation and the challenges faced by anyone who seeks authentic independence. Dr. Harding describes in depth the task of each level of development as we venture into the world. Using the ancient Babylonian creation legend (the Enuma Elish) to illustrate the process, and relating it to modern dreams and case material, she makes it clear that the struggle to grow up has always been both difficult and liberating.

ISBN 1-894574-08-7. Index. Sewn. 160 pp. 2004. $25.00

Contemporary Western culture is seeking a new paradigm of manliness relevant to both men and women, at all stages of life. More and more we question the models provided by our personal and collective fathers. We have been trapped in too narrow a definition of the masculine. We are ready for a new one, one that does not diminish the essence of maleness, but is also broader than the too-pervasive limits of toughness, defensiveness, rigidity, rationality and aggression.

Our very survival may depend on growing into a broader sense of the masculine: one that welcomes equal partnership with women, lifting from them the burden of hiding their own fullness of character so as not to intimidate the men around them or be the targets of their aggression; one that encourages the growth of the new generation, the new idea, the new crop, the new art, with the confidence of understanding that none of them can emerge without receptive fathering. An enlarged concept of masculinity is the promise of this most engaging book.

108. The Sacred Psyche: A Psychological Approach to the Psalms
Edward F. Edinger
Edited by Joan Dexter Blackmer
ISBN 1-894574-09-5. 22 illustrations. Index. Sewn. 160 pp. 2004. $25.00

The Biblical Psalms are the great treasury of Judeo-Christian spirituality. Yahweh dwells within them. Psychologically, this means that the living presence of the Self animates the Psalms, which therefore have the power to constellate the archetype of the God-image in those individuals who are receptive to their influence. Even many self-professed irreligious people have been astonished to discover that certain Psalms were the only texts that spoke to their condition during a period of grave psychic upheaval.

Today, traditional Judeo-Christianity is at a crucial turning point. But the poetry of the Psalms still rewards the effort to understand and relate their message to individual, contemporary, psychological experience. Originally a lecture series, The Sacred Psyche resonates with Dr. Edinger’s heartfelt, deeply honest responses to these powerful texts.