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Following Our Destiny by Listening to Our Spirit

by Anita Ashland People often find Carl Jung’s books difficult to read. Yet Jung said it wasn’t academic people who read his books, but “ordinary people, often quite poor people. And why do they do it? Because there’s a deep need in the world just now for spiritual guidance.” In The Call of Destiny: An … Read more

“On the Journey…” Art of the Human Soul

by Betty Paz What is in-depth work like from an artist’s perspective? This is what I’m here to share. Before I get into the details of my creative process I have to go back in time a few years ago when it all started. Bear with me as I take you briefly through my journey, … Read more

Refreshed website launch imbued with Daryl Sharp’s legacy

Daryl Sharp, the Founder and General Editor of Inner City Books, began his Jungian experience in Zürich, learning from those whom Jung had personally trained.  Integrity, competence, generosity of spirit, depth of feeling, and breadth of cultural sensitivity, for example, were alive and well. A deep respect for inner images held pride of place over … Read more

Still shipping during global crisis

Dear customers, friends and aficionados of Inner City Books: In light of current conditions globally you may find that you’re not able to order our books (or have them shipped)  through some of your usual online and local retail stores. We believe Jung’s work is very essential and would like to remind you that you can easily … Read more

Daryl Sharp 1936-2019

Jungian Analyst, publisher & author, Daryl Sharp, has died.   We will have much to say in times to come. This is a place where you can add your thoughts if you wish. (Please note that any comments will be reviewed before published here, to prevent spam postings – i.e. your submitted comments won’t appear … Read more

The BTSxAHCxJUNG Project

BACKGROUND:  The Jungians and the BTS Army discovered each other on Twitter in March 2019. Laura London (@jungianlaura), a Twitter influencer with a particular interest in Jung, mentioned that an author she had interviewed in her popular podcast “Speaking of Jung” had written a book with the same name as the next BTS album. Dr. … Read more

Review: Carl Jung and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work

J. Gary Sparks $30.00 ISBN 9781894574478 Inner City Books innercitybooks.net   A quick visit to any social media venue (the world of quotes attributed to famous people) will verify the continuing celebrity of Carl Jung and his world-changing insights. Historian Arnold Toynbee is quoted less often, but Sparks suggests that he was on a parallel … Read more


A man’s journey to find the Answer of Why and How Searching for answers is a journey with many dead ends, paths to frustration, bridges requiring time to build, and occasionally finding an accurate map/guide who points you truthfully through the fog of life. That “accurate guide”, for me was James Hollis’ book The Middle … Read more

Reading companions for the ‘dark night of the soul’

An archetypal motif in mythology and psychologically associated with depression and the loss of energy, the dark night of the soul is an important stage of the quest for deeper knowledge, as Joseph Campbell said:   “The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation. When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then … Read more

Digesting Jung : Food for the Journey by Daryl Sharp

    Digesting Jung provides readers new to analytical psychology with the main ingredients of Jung’s work and how they might flavor a life. In the book, Sharp covers complexes, archetypes, instincts, the four typology functions, the persona, the shadow, anima/animus, the Self, dreams, projection, neurosis, the analytical process and the way of individuation. Each … Read more

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