How can we make sense of ourselves within a world of change?

In Analytical Psychology in a Changing World, an international range of contributors examine some of the common pitfalls, challenges and rewards that we encounter in our efforts to carve out identities of a personal or collective nature, and question the extent to which analytical psychology as a school of thought and therapeutic approach must also adapt to meet our changing needs.

The contributors assess contemporary concerns about our sense of who we are and where we are going, some in light of recent social and natural disasters and changes to our social climates, others by revisiting existential concerns and philosophical responses to our human situation in order to assess their validity for today. How we use our urban environments and its structures to make sense of our pathologies and shortcomings; the relevance of images and the dynamic forms that underpin our experience of the world; how analytical psychology can effectively manage issues and problems of cultural, religious and existential identity – these broad themes, and others besides, are vividly illustrated by striking case-studies and unique personal insights that give real lucidity to the ideas and arguments presented.

Analytical Psychology in a Changing World will be essential reading for Jungian and post-Jungian scholars and clinicians of depth psychology, as well as sociologists, philosophers and any reader with a critical interest in the important cultural ideas of our time.

Chapter 2 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

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chapter |17 pages

Faking Individuation in the Age of Unreality

Mass media, identity confusion and self-objects

chapter |11 pages

Making a Difference?

When individuals take personal responsibility for social and political change

chapter |17 pages

Psychodynamics of the Sublime, the Numinous and the Uncanny

A dialogue between architecture and eco-psychology

chapter |16 pages

Transforming Consciousness as the Path to End Suffering

Mahayana Buddhism and analytical psychology as complementary traditions

chapter |14 pages

Speaking with the Dead

Remembering James Hillman

chapter |14 pages

Practicing Images

Clinical implications of James Hillman’s theory in a multicultural and changing world

chapter |13 pages

The Red Book and Psychological Types

A qualitative change of Jung’s typology

chapter |18 pages

In Consideration of Disquiet and Longing for Our Changing World

Perspectives from the poetry and prose of Fernando Pessoa

chapter |18 pages

Fernando Pessoa and Alberto Caeiro’s ‘Lessons in Unlearning’

Living in a changing world