Post Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut

Author: Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317384911
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff explores short stories by Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, written between 1943 and 1968, with a post-Jungian approach. Drawing upon archetypal theories of myth from Joseph Campbell, James Hillman and their forbearer C. G. Jung, Ellerhoff demonstrates how short fiction follows archetypal patterns that can illuminate our understanding of the authors, their times, and their culture. In practice, a post-Jungian ‘mythodology’ is shown to yield great insights for the literary criticism of short fiction. Chapters in this volume carefully contextualise and historicize each story, including Bradbury and Vonnegut’s earliest and most imaginatively fantastic works. The archetypal constellations shaping Vonnegut’s early works are shown to be war and fragmentation, while those in Bradbury’s are family and the wholeness of the sun. Analysis is complemented by the explored significance of illustrations that featured alongside the stories in their first publications. By uncovering the ways these popular writers redressed old myths in new tropes—and coined new narrative elements for hopes and fears born of their era—the book reveals a fresh method which can be applied to all imaginative short stories, increasing understanding and critical engagement. Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut is an important text for a number of fields, from Jungian and Post-Jungian studies to short story theoriesand American studies to Bradbury and Vonnegut studies. Scholars and students of literature will come away with a renewed appreciation for an archetypal approach to criticism, while the book will also be of great interest to practising depth psychologists seeking to incorporate short stories into therapy.

Shame and the Making of Art

Author: Deborah Cluff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351600532
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shame remains at the core of much psychological distress and can eventuate as physical symptoms, yet experiential approaches to healing shame are sparse. Links between shame and art making have been felt, intuited, and examined, but have not been sufficiently documented by depth psychologists. Shame and the Making of Art addresses this lacuna by surveying depth psychological conceptions of shame, art, and the role of creativity in healing, contemporary and historical shame ideologies, as well as recent psychobiological studies on shame.? Drawing on research conducted with participants in three different countries, the book includes candid discussions of shame experiences. These experiences are accompanied by Cluff’s heuristic inquiry into shame with an interpretative phenomenological analysis that focuses on how participants negotiate the relationship between shame and the making of art. Cluff’s movement through archetypal dimensions, especially Dionysian, is developed and discussed throughout the book. The results of the research are further explicated in terms of comparative studies, wherein the psychological processes and impacts observed by other researchers and effects on self-conscious maladaptive emotions are described.? Shame and the Making of Art should be essential reading for academics, researchers, and postgraduate students engaged in the study of psychology and the arts. It will be of particular interest to psychologists, Jungian psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, creativity researchers, and anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of this shame and self-expression.

Consciousness in Jung and Pata jali

Author: Leanne Whitney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315448149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The East-West dialogue increasingly seeks to compare and clarify contrasting views on the nature of consciousness. For the Eastern liberatory models, where a nondual view of consciousness is primary, the challenge lies in articulating how consciousness and the manifold contents of consciousness are singular. Western empirical science, on the other hand, must provide a convincing account of how consciousness arises from matter. By placing the theories of Jung and Patañjali in dialogue with one another, Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali illuminates significant differences between dual and nondual psychological theory and teases apart the essential discernments that theoreticians must make between epistemic states and ontic beliefs. Patañjali’s Classical Yoga, one of the six orthodox Hindu philosophies, is a classic of Eastern and world thought. Patañjali teaches that notions of a separate egoic "I" are little more than forms of mistaken identity that we experience in our attempts to take ownership of consciousness. Carl Jung’s depth psychology, which remains deeply influential to psychologists, religious scholars, and artists alike, argues that ego-consciousness developed out of the unconscious over the course of evolution. By exploring the work of key theoreticians from both schools of thought, particularly those whose ideas are derived from an integration of theory and practice, Whitney explores the extent to which the seemingly irremediable split between Jung and Patañjali’s ontological beliefs can in fact be reconciled. This thorough and insightful work will be essential reading for academics, theoreticians, and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, philosophy of science, and consciousness studies. It will also appeal to those interested in the East–West psychological and philosophical dialogue.

A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture

Author: Iwao Akita
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317617150
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A Japanese Jungian Perspective on Mental Health and Culture: Wandering Madness explores differences between Western and Japanese models of mental health. It argues that while the advent of modern mental health has brought about seminal changes in our understanding of and relationship to those who face its challenges, the cure also seems to be something of the cause, as the classification of mental disorders continues to expand and increasing numbers of people show up to fill them. In this book, psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Iwao Akita presents a new theory of psycheology in order to highlight what has been lost in our rush to medicalize the psyche, as well as offer a remedy for restoring balance. Drawing upon examples from both Japanese and Western cultures, Dr. Akita discusses an alternative perspective to the polarized viewpoint towards which the West tends. He distinguishes the concept of madness from psychopathology and outlines its dynamics through numerous clinical and cultural examples. He describes the underlying dynamics of substance use and personality disorders, makes important links between these conditions, and clarifies how they can develop into madness. With references to familiar stories and myths from Western and Japanese cultures, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of mental illness and health, while also making us more aware of how these issues are common to the human experience. This book will be of key interest to academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of psychoanalysis, Jungian and Post-Jungian studies, and mental health studies. It will also appeal to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, as well as those with a particular interest in substance use, personality disorders, madness, and cross-cultural comparisons of mental health models.


Author: Bernard MacLaverty
ISBN: 9783257213874
Format: PDF
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Die Kunst der Freiheit

Author: Juliane Rebentisch
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518756508
Format: PDF
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Der Begriff der demokratischen Freiheit meint nicht nur diejenige Freiheit, die sich in politischen Institutionen und Verfahren verwirklicht. Vielmehr kann demokratische Freiheit in einem politischen Sinn nur dann angemessen verstanden werden, wenn sie als Ausdruck einer Kultur der Freiheit begriffen wird, die die Lebensführung im ganzen betrifft. In einer systematisch angelegten Theoriegeschichte zeigt Juliane Rebentisch, daß sich für das Verständnis der demokratischen Freiheitskultur besonders viel von ihren philosophischen Kritikern lernen läßt. Von Platon bis Carl Schmitt artikuliert sich die Kritik an der demokratischen Kultur als eine Kritik an deren »Ästhetisierung«. Die demokratische Kultur der Freiheit zu verteidigen heißt daher, ihre Ästhetisierung zu rechtfertigen.

Ein abgetrennter Kopf

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492977634
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Wie überlebt man eigentlich die Liebe? - Martin glaubt, er könne eine liebevolle, wunderschöne Ehefrau und zur gleichen Zeit eine reizende Liebhaberin in seinem Leben haben. Als ihn seine Frau für ihren Psychiater verlässt, gerät Martins emotionale Souveränität allerdings ins Wanken. Aber wir sind ja keine Wilden. Martin möchte die Angelegenheit großmütig und sensibel regeln. Doch dann tritt eine dritte Frau in sein Leben: Honor Kleins geradezu dämonische Großartigkeit stößt ihn zunächst ab, weckt aber bald darauf eine alles verzehrende, monströse Leidenschaft in ihm. Iris Murdoch erzählt in ihrem Klassiker von 1963 eine so vergnügliche wie hypnotisierende Geschichte über die Metaphysik der Liebe.