Pioneers or Colonialism?
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Analytical psychology, like psychoanalysis before it, was the creation of a single creative individual living in a sacred center. The spread of analytical psychology from this axis mundi occurred in a series of well-defined stages. This chapter provides a personal view of training at a distance. The collective transference to pioneers is positive. The relationships with the colonial officers of the IAAP are necessarily more ambivalent. Doing transcultural analysis places an extra emotional and conceptual burden upon the analyst who must understand the interaction between the analysands’ personal complexes and their collective, cultural complexes. British society’s shared cultural values often transfer into analysis, such as affective restraint, self-reliance, the importance of being on time, and speaking honestly about one’s feelings about family members and the analytic relationship.