More than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung s analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights.Probably the best one volume English language summary of Jung s thought Stein develops the cartographical metaphor of the title by beginning with the surface ego of the psyche and exploring successively complex areas, including complexes, libido thoery, shadow, anima us, the self, individuation, and synchronicity The map soon resembles the multidisciplinary chart of a solar system than it does a flat map In each subject area, Stein draws heavily on papers that Jung wrote late in his life, but he sets these in the context of Jung s earlier developing thought This method allows the author to demonstrate the interconnectedness and coherence of Jung s mature work Choice, 10 15 98Stein could just as aptly have named his introductory guide Jung s Art of the Soul, for the course the founder of analytical psychology charted also has the intuitive sweep of an artist on an inner journey integrated within a systematic framework of techniques Though acknowledging Jung s creative, intuitive approach to fathoming the mysteries of the individual and collective human psyche, the author presents a solid case for the basic coherency and empirical underpinnings of the great psychoanalyst s theory counter to those who viewed him as of a mystic or philosopher who espoused As within, so without Territory consciously omitted from this psychic map concern his analytic practice and interpretation of culture, history, and religion Organized like a graduate thesis, all the major concepts that evolved over Jung s lengthy career are lucidly summarized with some contextual details ego consciousness, complexes, libido theory, archetypes, persona shadow, anima animus, the self, individuation, and synchronicity While this presentation is eminently accessible than most Jungian texts and Stein does preface it with personal remarks about his long time attraction to Jung those who seek a sense of Jung s own voice and personal development in his quest for answers to many of life s enigmas will have their appetites whet to explore further From Independent Publisher Best Read [ Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction ] author [ Murray Stein ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Jungian psychoanalyst, author, lecturerMurray Stein, Ph.D.is a training analyst at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland His most recent publications include The Principle of Individuation, Jung s Map of the Soul, and The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis Editor of the Jungian sections, with Ross Skelton as General Editor He lectures internationally on topics related to Analytical Psychology and its applications in the contemporary world.Dr Stein is a graduate of Yale University B.A and M.Div , the University of Chicago Ph.D., in Religion and Psychological Studies , and the C.G Jung Institut Zurich He is a founding member of the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts He has been the president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology 2001 4 , and is presently a member of the Swiss Society for Analytical Psychology and President of the International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich.
- 192 pages
- Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction
- Murray Stein
- 12 November 2017 Murray Stein