C. G. Jung regarded the soul to be a reality in its own right which reflects itself in all manner of images and events. symbols and traditions. In this fourth volume of his Collected English Papers, Giegerich recalls the soul to the inwardness of its own home territory by bringing out the thought-character of the self-creating, self-unfolding logical life that it is. In addition to clarifying what thought means for psychology and analyzing certain misconceptions surrounding the topic of "soul and thought" a challenging thesis concerning the limitation of an imaginal, "anima-only" approach in psychology (given the essential historicity of the soul) is carefully argued, while examining at the same time such topics as "the end of meaning and the birth of man," "anima mundi and time", "the metamorphosis of the gods," and the logical steps involved in the transition from childhood to adulthood and from a psychological oneness with nature to modern alienation from nature. The book also discusses the notion of the soul’s logical life and shows in action the psychological procedure of "absolute-negative interiorization" of phenomena into their soul and truth in a number of in-depth examinations of particular phenomena (e.g. Heraclitus’ dictum about the soul’s depth, the "leap into the solid stone," the negativity of the "stone which is not a stone"). In thorough-going critical engagements with other authors in the field, it demonstrates specific instances where psychology fails to do its job due to faulty presuppositions, above all psychology’s failure to face the modern world. It emphasizes the active role of the mind in soul-making as the making of psychic reality. It addresses the questions of the future of psychology and whether progress in psychology is possible.

chapter |21 pages


“Thought”: Some Signposts

chapter Chapter One|29 pages

The Lesson of the Christmas Tree1

chapter Chapter Two|9 pages

The Rescue of the World

Jung, Hegel, and the Subjective Universe1

chapter Chapter Three|9 pages

Effort? Yes, Effort!1

chapter Chapter Four|45 pages

Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?

Or: Anima mundi and Time A response to Hillman’s “Cosmology for Soul, From Universe to Cosmos”1

chapter Chapter Five|11 pages

The Dignity of Thought

In Defence of the Phenomenon of Philosophical Thought

chapter Chapter Six|33 pages

Is the Soul ‘Deep’?

Entering and Following the Logical Movement of Heraclitus’ Fragment 45 (Diels)

chapter Chapter Eight|16 pages

The Future of Psychology: its Going Under1

chapter Chapter Nine|95 pages

The End of Meaning and the Birth of Man

An essay about the state reached in the history of consciousness and an analysis of C.G. Jung’s psychology project

chapter Chapter Ten|22 pages

The Soul as the Axis of the World1

chapter Chapter Eleven|17 pages

The Movement of the Soul1

chapter Chapter Twelve|25 pages

Psychology—The Study of the Soul’s Logical Life

chapter Chapter Thirteen|11 pages

The Ego-Psychological Fallacy

A note on “the birth of the meaning out of a symbol”

chapter Chapter Fourteen|15 pages

Once More “The Stone Which is Not a Stone”

Further Reflections on “Not”

chapter Chapter Fifteen|7 pages

“By Its Colorful Tunes the Lark Blissfully Climbs Up Into the Air”

A Few Reflections on Soul-Making as the Making of Psychic Reality1

chapter Chapter Seventeen|32 pages

“The Unassimilable Remnant”: What is at Stake?

A Dispute With Stanton Marlan

chapter Chapter Eighteen|26 pages

Imaginal Psychology Gone Overboard

Michael Vannoy Adams’ ‘Imaginology’. A Defense of the Image Against the Detraction by its Devotees