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ISBN 0-919123-07-4. Index. 160 pp. 1981. $25.00

A thorough psychological interpretation of the Don Juan novels, bringing Castaneda’s spiritual journey down to earth. Includes Toni Wolff’s model of feminine typology. Familiarity with Castaneda’s novels is not necessary.

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 0-919123-16-3. Index. 128 pp. 1984. $25.00

Catholic priest and professor of religion explores Jung’s assessment, questioning Christianity’s essentially masculine orientation and its emphasis on perfection, rather than wholeness, as the goal of life.

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 0-919123-23-6. Index. 176 pp. 1986. $30.00

Explores Biblical lore as a self-revelation of the objective psyche and a rich compendium of archetypal images representing humanity’s successive encounters with the numinosum (a.k.a. God, the Self, etc.). Many examples from dreams and more than forty years of clinical practice.

ISBN 0-919123-27-9. 34 illustrations. Index. 144 pp. 1987. $25.00

In prose and in pictures carefully selected from traditional art, the author examines in depth some essential stages in the life of Christ and in the lives of those who by choice or fate are called to a suprapersonal destiny.

ISBN 0-919123-31-7. 20 illustrations. Index. 176 pp. 1988. $30.00

The disconnection between spirituality and passionate love leaves a broad sense of dissatisfaction and boredom in relationships. The author illustrates how our vitality and capacity for joy depend on restoring the soul of the sacred prostitute to its rightful place in consciousness.

ISBN 0-919123-38-4. 40 illustrations. Index. 128 pp. 1989. OUT OF PRINT

Relating the rigors of dance to the travails of the alchemical opus, the author, herself a former Martha Graham dancer, allows us to experience the process that for many gives birth to an enhanced awareness of the Self. Reprinted in 2009.

ISBN 0-919123-55-4. Index. 144 pp. 1992. $25.00

Answer to Job contains the essence of the Jungian myth. This erudite and down-to-earth study by the dean of American Jungians evokes that essence with unequaled clarity. Originally seminars at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.

ISBN 0-919123-57-0. Index. 144 pp. 1992. $25.00

The author: “If the values of Jung’s good news are to be realized, the religious horsemen of death must first be faced. Jung fingers them. They are faith, hope and charity, clothed in religious or political certitude.”

ISBN 0-919123-71-6. Index. 128 pp. 1995. $25.00

This book aims to help us grasp the symbolic content of our psychic heritage. Five essays, including “The Queen of Sheba in Bible and Legend,” “King Saul and the Spirit of God,” and “Old Testament Roots of Woman’s Spiritual Problem.”

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 0-919123-85-6. Index. 128 pp. 1999. $25.00

The author writes: “Discernible on the horizon are the first traces of light from a new sun, a new religion, the product of a marriage between reason and faith, science and religion. The closest approximation we have to this today is Jung’s school of psychology, which affirms the redemptive power of consciousness.”

ISBN 0-919123-86-4. Index. 128 pp. 1999. $25.00

The purpose of this book is not to study philosophy, but rather to track the psyche as it manifests in the archetypal ideas that so gripped the early Greeks. Dr. Edinger’s unique perspective relates the Greeks’ ideas to modern psychological experience.

ISBN 0-919123-87-2. Index. 160 pp. 1999. $25.00

Focuses on the ideas of Paul of Tarsus and Simon Magus; then explores those of their descendants: in the Church, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Tertullian and Augustine; in the Gnostic line, Marcion, Basilides, Valentinus and Mani. A final chapter clarifies their psychological significance for the modern individual.

ISBN 0-919123-91-0. Index. 160 pp. 2000. $25.00

A psychological commentary on the so-called prophetic books in the Bible (from Isaiah to Malachi), continuing Edinger’s detailed exegesis begun in The Bible and the Psyche (title 24), which examined the historical books (from Genesis to Esther).

ISBN 0-919123-92-9. Index. 128 pp. 2000. $25.00

Thousands of years before Freud and Jung, “visions in the night” were an important source of divine guidance, and the role of dream interpreter was an established profession. The author examines ancient, medieval and modern literature for insights that illuminate a Jungian approach to the value of dreamwork in the analytic process. Includes case material. 2nd Edtion, revised.

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.

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.

110. The Passion of Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Her Visions
Marie-Louise von Franz
Edited by Daryl Sharp
ISBN 1-894574-11-7. 8 illustrations. Index. Sewn. 96 pp. 2004. $25.00

This book started life as an academic study for a seminar with C.G. Jung. It was first published in English translation in 1949, then published in German in 1951 as a supplement to Jung’s volume Aion. St. Perpetua—patron saint of mothers in the Catholic pantheon—was an African Christian martyred in 203 A.D. She lived her truth to her last moment. Those not familiar with Perpetua’s story will nevertheless appreciate this book because of the psychological understanding that von Franz brought to everything she focused on. In this circumambulation of the events and visions of the saint’s life, we are fortunate to hear the clear voices of two strong women. As always, Marie-Louise von Franz shares insights of immediate value that are both deeply erudite and strikingly practical.