Paul Tillich Carl Jung and the Recovery of Religion

Author: John P. Dourley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134045532
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Psychology

Is religion a positive reality in your life? If not, have you lost anything by forfeiting this dimension of your humanity? This book compares the theology of Tillich with the psychology of Jung, arguing that they were both concerned with the recovery of a valid religious sense for contemporary culture. Paul Tillich, Carl Jung and the Recovery of Religion explores in detail the diminution of the human spirit through the loss of its contact with its native religious depths, a problem on which both spent much of their working lives and energies. Both Tillich and Jung work with a naturalism that grounds all religion on processes native to the human being. Tillich does this in his efforts to recover that point at which divinity and humanity coincide and from which they differentiate. Jung does this by identifying the archetypal unconscious as the source of all religions now working toward a religious sentiment of more universal sympathy. This book identifies the dependence of both on German mysticism as a common ancestry and concludes with a reflection on how their joint perspective might affect religious education and the relation of religion to science and technology. Throughout the book, John Dourley looks back to the roots of both men's ideas about mediaeval theology and Christian mysticism making it ideal reading for analysts and academics in the fields of Jungian and religious studies.

Copenhagen 2013 100 Years On Origins Innovations and Controversies

Author: Emilija Kiehl
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 9783856309848
Release Date: 2015-12-25
Genre: Psychology

The Nineteenth Triannual Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from August 18-23, 2013. Copenhagen 2013 – 100 years on: Origins, Innovations and Controversies was the theme, honoring the psychological transformations experienced by C.G. Jung beginning in 1913, while also reflecting upon the evolving world and Jungian Community a century later.

C G Jung and Hans Urs von Balthasar

Author: Les Oglesby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136019203
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Psychology

This book brings together the work of Carl Gustav Jung and Hans Urs von Balthasar, two of the most creative thinkers in psychology and theology in the twentieth century, to critically compare their ideas on the perennial question of God’s involvement with evil. In later life Jung embarked on a project relating to Christianity, with psychotherapeutic and theological intentions, forming his collection of essays, Symbolik des Geistes, in which God and evil was a major theme. Balthasar gave significant attention to Jung’s psychology in his own theological trilogy, but opposed the approach to God and evil that Jung presented. In this book Les Oglesby provides a thorough examination of convergences and divergences in Jung and Balthasar’s thinking, their different approaches to the origins and reality of evil, as well as their alternative theological orientations. The book culminates with a study of each man’s understanding of the central event of Christianity, Christ’s death on the Cross and his descent to the dead and discusses how Balthasar’s ‘vertical’ and Jung’s ‘horizontal’ approach to this major happening can be held together fruitfully with one another. Illustrating how analytical psychology and Christian theology can mutually enrich one another when they are held in creative tension, this book invites reflection on the meaning of the central symbol of Christianity, and God’s involvement with evil as an aid to integrated psychological living and theological maturity. It will prove fascinating for students of psychology and religion as well as for Jungian analysts and practical theologians.

Analytical Psychology in a Changing World The search for self identity and community

Author: Lucy Huskinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317628569
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Psychology

How can we make sense of ourselves within a world of change? In Analytical Psychology in a Changing World, an international range of contributors examine some of the common pitfalls, challenges and rewards that we encounter in our efforts to carve out identities of a personal or collective nature, and question the extent to which analytical psychology as a school of thought and therapeutic approach must also adapt to meet our changing needs. The contributors assess contemporary concerns about our sense of who we are and where we are going, some in light of recent social and natural disasters and changes to our social climates, others by revisiting existential concerns and philosophical responses to our human situation in order to assess their validity for today. How we use our urban environments and its structures to make sense of our pathologies and shortcomings; the relevance of images and the dynamic forms that underpin our experience of the world; how analytical psychology can effectively manage issues and problems of cultural, religious and existential identity – these broad themes, and others besides, are vividly illustrated by striking case-studies and unique personal insights that give real lucidity to the ideas and arguments presented. Analytical Psychology in a Changing World will be essential reading for Jungian and post-Jungian scholars and clinicians of depth psychology, as well as sociologists, philosophers and any reader with a critical interest in the important cultural ideas of our time.

On Behalf of the Mystical Fool

Author: John P. Dourley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135240127
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Psychology

Jung's explanation of the religious tendency of the psyche addresses many sides of the contemporary debate on religion and the role that it has in individual and social life. This book discusses the emergence of a new mythic consciousness and details ways in which this consciousness supersedes traditional concepts of religion to provide a spirituality of more universal inclusion. On Behalf of the Mystical Fool examines Jung's critique of traditional western religion, demonstrating the negative consequences of religious and political collective unconsciousness, and their consequent social irresponsibility in today's culture. The book concludes by suggesting that a new religiosity and spirituality is currently emerging in the West based on the individual’s access to the sense of ultimacy residual in the psyche, and seeking expression in a myth of a much wider compass. This book will be of interest to scholars and students at all levels who are engaged in the expanding field of Jungian studies. It will also be key reading for anyone interested in the theoretical and therapeutic connections between the psyche and religious experience.

Jung and his Mystics

Author: John P. Dourley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317750048
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Psychology

Jung’s psychology describes the origin of the Gods and their religions in terms of the impact of archetypal powers on consciousness. For Jung this impact is the basis of the numinous, the experience of the divine in nature and in human nature. His psychology, while possessed of a certain claim to science, is based on depths of subjective experience which transcends psychology and science as ordinarily understood. Jung and his Mystics: In the end it all comes to nothing examines the mythic nature of Jung’s psychology and thought, and demonstrates the influence of mysticism and certain religious thinkers in formulating his own work. John P. Dourley explores the influence of Mechthild of Magdeburg and fellow mystics/Beguines, and traces the mystic impulse and its expression through Meister Eckhat and Jacob Boehme to Hegel in the nineteenth century. All of these mystics were of the apophatic school and understood the culmination of their experience to lie in an identity with divinity in a nothingness beyond all form, formal expression or immediate activity. Dourley shows how this is still of relevance in our lives today. The book concludes that Jung’s understanding of mysticism could greatly alleviate the conflict between faiths, religious or political, by drawing attention to their common origin in the depths of the human. Jung and his Mystics: In the end it all comes to nothing is aimed at scholars and senior research students in Jungian Studies, including religionists, theologians and philosophers of religion, especially those with an interest in mysticism. It will also be essential reading for those interested in the connection between religious and psychological experience.

Psychoanalyse und Religion

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH
ISBN: 9783959120302
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Psychology

In diesem Buch aus dem Jahr 1950 hat Fromm erstmals seine Ansichten zur Religion veröffentlicht. Sie sind von seiner Beschäftigung mit der Psychoanalyse ebenso beeinflusst, wie von seiner Auseinandersetzung mit nicht-theistischen Religionen und der Mystik. Fromms Sicht der Religion ist stark davon geprägt, dass er ein autoritäres Religionsverständnis einem humanistischen gegenüberstellt – eine Kontrastierung, die auf der in Psychoanalyse und Ethik ausgeführten Unterscheidung zwischen einer nicht-produktiven und der produktiven Charakterorientierung aufbaut. Da institutionalisierte Volksreligionen in der Regel an den nicht-produktiven Gesellschafts-Charakterorientierungen partizipieren, haben sie nur zu oft negative Wirkungen für das Gelingen des Menschen. Diese Erkenntnis führt bei Fromm zu einer deutlichen Religionskritik, obwohl für ihn das Phänomen des Religiösen ein urmenschliches Phänomen ist. Fromms kritische Auseinandersetzung mit autoritären Religionsphänomenen provozierte eine zum Teil heftig geführte Auseinandersetzung vor allem mit christlichen Theologen des angelsächsischen Raums, die sich gegen Fromms Kritik am calvinistisch geprägten Protestantismus zur Wehr setzten und nicht müde wurden, sein humanistisches Religionsverständnis in Frage zu stellen.

C G Jung and Paul Tillich

Author: John P. Dourley
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015004881986
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Religion

Catholic priest and analyst examines the deeper meaning of God, Christ, the Spirit, the Trinity, morality and the religious life. "In the depths of the soul", he concludes, "the psychological and religious tasks are one".

Der Mythus vom Sinn im Werk von C G Jung

Author: Aniela Jaffé
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 9783856300135
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Psychology

Die Frage nach dem Sinn des Lebens ist so alt wie die Menschheit. Es ist keine wissenschaftliche Frage und es gibt keine objektiv gültige Beantwortung auf sie. Jede Sinngebung führt deshalb nach Aniela Jaffé in den Bereich des Mythischen und ist als subjektiver, menschlicher Versuch zu verstehen, Unbeantwortbares zu beantworten. Von den Gedanken und Arbeiten C.G. Jungs ausgehend, entwickelt Aniela Jaffé dessen grundlegende Erkenntnisse, die zu einem eigenen Welt- und Menschenbild führten. Sie zeigt, wie Jung versuchte, in all dem «Unsinn» von Träumen, Phantasien, inneren Bildern usw. den heilenden Sinn, der immer wieder anders lautet, zu finden.

Bausteine Reflexionen zur Psychologie von C G Jung

Author: Andreas Schweizer
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 9783856309893
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Psychology

Der vorliegende Band enthält Originalbeiträge von C.G. Jung und Marie-Louise von Franz sowie weitere Beiträge zur analytischen Psychologie. Er erscheint als Festschrift zum hundertjährigen Bestehen des Psychologischen Clubs Zürich (1916-2016). Inhalt: Vorwort Andreas Schweizer, I Ging – Das Buch vom Spiel der Gegensätze Marie-Louise von Franz, Gespräch über den Psychologischen Club Marie-Louise von Franz, Die Gänsemagd (KHM 89) Regine Schweizer-Vüllers, „Er hat den Felsen geschlagen, und die Wasser sind geflossen“ – Der alchemistische Hintergrund des Grabsteins von Marie-Louise von Franz und Barbara Hannah Tony Woolfson, „Ich stieß auf diese eindrucksvolle Lehre“ – Carl Gustav Jung, Gershom Scholem und die Kabbala C.G. Jung, Gespräch über Aion – Psychologische Gesellschaft Basel, 1952 Murray Stein, Die Psychologie von C.G Jung und der Geist des Protestantismus Marianne Jehle-Wildberger, Stationen einer schwierigen Freundschaft – C.G. Jung und Adolf Keller Hermann Strobel, Alleinsein als Aufgabe Claudine Koch-Morgenegg, Das große Geheimnis – Individuation im hohen Alter Rudolf Högger, Die Schatzvase – über den Bedeutungsreichtum eines archaischen Gottesbildes von der Steinzeit bis in die Träume heutiger Menschen.

Der Pauli Jung Dialog und seine Bedeutung f r die moderne Wissenschaft

Author: Harald Atmanspacher
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642793233
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science

Der vorliegende Band enthält eine Sammlung von Beiträgen zum Problem der Wechselwirkung zwischen Geist und Materie, einem der zentralen Probleme europäischer Geistesgeschichte. Die Blickwinkel, die dabei eingenommen werden, sind vorrangig die der Physik und der Psychologie. Die Wechselwirkung dieser Gebiete wird so deutlich wie nie zuvor im Dialog zwischen zwei Forscherpersön lichkeiten dieses Jahrhunderts sichtbar: dem Physiker Wolfgang Pauli (1900- 1958) und dem Psychologen Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). In zahlreichen Brie fen und Manuskripten Paulis, die erst in den letzten Jahren allgemein zugänglich wurden, finden sich bemerkenswerte und wichtige Beiträge zu diesem Dialog, die das Verständnis des Zusammenhanges von Geist und Materie in einem neuen Licht erscheinen lassen. Um den durch Pauli und Jung begonnenen Dialog fortzusetzen und weiter fruchtbar zu machen, ist das interdisziplinäre Gespräch zwischen Physikern und Psychologen nötig. Diesem Zweck diente eine von der Eidgenössischen Techni sehen Hochschule Zürich (der Hochschule, an der Pauli tätig war) und dem C.G.Jung-Institut Zürich (das Jung gegründet hat) gemeinsam veranstaltete Tagung im Centro Stefano Franscini (Monte Verita, Ascona) vom 13. bis 18. Juni 1993. Sie stand unter dem Thema Das Irrationale in den Naturwissenschaften: Wolf gang Paulis Begegnung mit dem Geist der Materie und wurde von Pier Luigi Luisi initiiert und organisiert. Als Berater fungierten Paul Brutsehe, Hans Primas und Eva Wertenschlag-Birkhäuser. Berichte und Kommentare zu dieser Tagung wurden in Heft 4/1993 der Zeitschrift Gaia veröffentlicht.