The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Library recently received a donation of 48 books on Jung and Jungian psychology from member Victoria Vermes. Selections from this donation will be on display in the Library from July 26, 2011 (the 136 anniversary of Jung’s birth), through September 30, 2011.
“…I had accustomed myself to living on two planes simultaneously, one conscious, which attempted to understand and could not, and one unconscious, which wanted to express something and could not formulate it any better than by a dream.” C.G. Jung
If members would like to know more about C. G. Jung the donated books are available for borrowing. Some of the books on display are:
Science of the Soul: A Jungian Perspective, by Edward Edinger, 2002
Jung’s Typology, by James Hillman, 1986
The Principle of Individuation, by Murray Stein, 2006
The Interpretation of Fairy Tales, by Marie Louise von Franz, 1996
Analytic Encounter: Transference and Human Relationship, by Mario Jacoby, 1984
Click here to download a list of all titles in the donation. Another informative resource on Jung and Jungian psychology is the Jung Cleveland website, which includes events and training opportunities. Following are Jung’s most influential concepts from Jung Cleveland:
- A theory of psychological types that is still widely accepted and used. In his work on psychological types, Jung introduced the terms introvert/introversion and extravert/extraversion which are now widely used.
- A theory of positive development that emphasizes our innate urge to grow toward wholeness and meaning, a process Jung termed “individuation.”
- The recognition of archetypes and the collective unconscious: Just as the human body has a physiology and anatomy common to all of our species, Jung demonstrated that the psyche has a similar set of universal features that can be tracked in the spontaneous images of the unconscious such as dreams. Moreover, such archetypal images are at the core of our experience of meaning in life.
- An approach to therapy that emphasizes the individual’s uniqueness as well as the depth of meaning that comes from the individual’s relation to the symbols in dreams and culture.