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The Jung 2.0 web site is for those who are interested in a "progressive Jungian psychology", a Jungian psychology that is conscious of the danger of obsolesce of contemporary psychotherapies in general . . . and is dedicated to trying to make Jungian thinking viable in the 21st century.  The members of this community are especially open to learning from and incorporating modern sciences (specifically evolutionary psychology and neurobiology).  It is not afraid to suggest and debate revisions and offer constructive criticisms of both Jungian thinking and Jung's original ideas and writings. The articles available on this page introduce readers to progressive and thought provoking views of Carl Jung and his psychology.

We have a deep respect for Jung, both the man and his ideas. We know that Jung was an innovator and a man who was able to deeply contemplate and experience the Opposites, and who gave us a useful and complex theory of psychology. We do not take lightly this debt to Jung, but believes that it is in keeping with the spirit of Jung himself that innovation and incorporation of modern scientific evidence would benefit Jungian thought today

A major concern of is that Jungianism has sacrificed scientific rigor in favor of a more-religious belief. With this loss of science there has been an equal loss of "gnostic Jungianism", the kind of philosophical orientation that seeks to know rather than merely to believe.

This being the case, Jung 2.0 places a heavier emphasis on (as well as greater scrutiny of) depth psychology theories than many Jungians do today. Jung 2.0 is not content with the acceptance that the psyche has been "all figured out" by existing Jungian theories, nor is it content with the totemization of the "numinous and unquestionable unconscious". This is not to say that Jung 2.0 is not interested in praxis, also . . . but we lean toward the notion that the weakest links in the chain are matters of theory more so than praxis. If Jungian analytical techniques can be improved, we feel that improvement will flow from revisions to the Jungian understanding of psyche, archetype, individuation, instinct, woundedness, and disease.


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Read the entire article here: The Sword and the Grail pdf

Visit John's web site: http://johnadcox.com/ which contains a treasure trove of interesting and useful information and data.

Read the John Adcox blog here: http://johnadcox.wordpress.com/

These article and links appear by kind permission their author/owner John Adcox

 

Read the entire article "Animus Possession: Are you a ball busting bitch?'

A visit to the "Applied Jung" website is well worth it. Be sure to check out the "Cources" and the "Resources" section as they contain a great amount of material of interest to anyone who studies Jung's psychology.

 

This article appears by kind permission of its author Anja van Kralingen.

 

A Mid≠life Perspective: Preface ó Part I |pdf

This aricle appears by the kind permission of its author, Evan Hanks. Visit his blog Outlaw Psych

"Carl Gustav Jung and the Red Book," Symposium

In conjunction with the exhibition The Red Book of Carl G. Jung: Its Origins and Influence, the Library of Congress sponsored "Carl Gustav Jung and the Red Book," a symposium to examine this seminal work and the Swiss psychiatrist who created it. The seminar was held on Saturday, June 19, 2010, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.

The three sessions of the symposium, featuring eminent Jungian scholars, were filmed and can be viewed on the Library of Congress website at the links below.
"Jung and the Red Book," Part 1
"Jung and the Red Book," Part 2
"Jung and Aging: Bringing to Life the Possibilities & Potentials for Vital Aging"

Please note: The links above will take you a page where you can access the three sections via The Library of Congress site; however this method requires a "Real Media" player. For those without access to a Real Media player the sections can be viewed on YouTube at:

Jung and the Red Book, Part 1

Jung and the Red Book, Part 2

Jung and Aging: Bringing to Life the Possibilities & Potentials for Vital Aging

 

 

 

July 13, 2013 A film honoring Dr. Anthony Stevens

. On April 20, 2013, The C.G. Jung Foundation presented "The Jungian as Scientist and Humanist: A Special Day Honoring Anthony Stevens." A film about the life and work of Dr. Anthony Stevens, which was created in celebration of this occasion, can be viewed here (50 minutes). In his work as a psychologist, scientist and humanist, Anthony Stevens has made major contributions to our understanding of the human psyche. In particular, he has brought forward a biological basis for Jung's ideas while maintaining the spiritual import so crucial to Jung's formulations. In his many books, Anthony Stevens has given us a new synthesis of evolutionary theory and the archetypes, including the revolutionary finding that psychiatric symptoms are manifestations of ancient adaptive strategies which are no longer necessarily appropriate but which can best be understood and treated in an evolutionary and developmental context

 

 

The Cultural Complex and Archetypal Defenses of the Collective Spirit: Baby Zeus, Elian
Gonzales, Constantine's Sword, and Other Holy Wars
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This article provides a new way to view our world and our place in it by introducing the concept of "cultural complexes," the observation that a given culture, just as a given individual, can have complexes. Part of coming to understand ourselves is to account for the complexes, personal and cultural, that affect us. This article appears by kind and generous permission of its author. Click here for a bibliography of his latest works on this subject.

Images of the unconscious, by Alexei Kurakin AKarticle

This article offers suggestions to why Jungian psychology struggles to make itself heard. This article is used with the kind permission of the author; his web site can be viewed at: Alexei Kurakin Home Page

Evolutionary Jungian Psychology AKarticle

Bruce J. MacLennan describes an important convergence taking place between Jungian psychology, evolutionary psychology, and neuroscience

Evolutionary Psychology, Complex Systems, and Social Theory AKarticle

Using a Jungian approach this article explains why we have to hold the tension of the opposites: on one hand, the phylogenetic or species-specific nature of the human mind, which defines the raw materials we have to work with, and on the other, our equally human ability to consciously and critically understand and govern our perception and behavior—in the context of human nature—and thereby to make our individual contributions to the evolution of our society.

Both of these articles are used with the kind permission of the author, his web site can be viewed at: Bruce MacLennan's Home page

 

Is the Modern Psyche Undergoing a Rite of Passage? AKarticle

In this thought provoking article Richard Tarnas sets forth the concept that Western culture is undergoing an inititiation process.

This article is used with the kind permission of the the author, his web site can be seen at: Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

From Psyche to Memory : Cognitive Science and the Analystís Memory

A Jungian analyst discusses the analyst's memory as it relates to the analytical process using data from Cognitive science.

This article is used with kind permission of the author, Soren Ekstrom, editor of the JOURNAL OF JUNGIAN THEORY AND PRACTICE, a publication of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. The current and archived editions of the journal can be found at: Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice. The home page of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York is accessed at: C. G. Jung Institute of New York.

Jonathan Haidt teaches Social Psychology at the University of Virginia. His thought provoking writing seems to contain echos of Jung. One of his most interesting articles is: The Emotional Dog and its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach to Moral Judgment pdf logo

This article is provided with kind permission of the author. You can view his web site, with links to more of his writing at: Jonathan Haidt's Home Page

John Dourley is a Cathloic Priest and a Jungian Analyst. Jung's notion of God is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Jung's psychology. This article by Dourley is a lucid and interesting explanation of Jung's position: Jung and the Recall of the Gods.

The link to this article is provided by the kind permission of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, the home page can be accessed at: C. G. Jung Institute of New York.

This essay by David Tacey critically compares Jungian psychology and New Age thinking: Jung and the New Age: A Study in Contrasts pdf file

This essay appears by the kind permission of the author, he is Associate Professor of English and Reader in Psychoanalytic Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

In this charming and witty essay Ginnete Paris, contrasting Hillman with Giegerich, shows that we must, at times, be willing to look beyond the archetypal image and seek the logic the life of the Soul is conveying: Giegerich/Hillman: What is Going on? pdf icon

This article appears by the kind permission of Dr. Paris who teaches Archetypal and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Her web site can be accessed at: Ginette Paris, Ph.D.

Dr. Paris' book: Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience expands on, and offers more explanation of the themes explored in the essay posted here. Read the preface of the book and reviews at: Wisdom of the Psyche.

An unpublished paper describing Jung's model of the psyche, adapted from the notes of a talk given to a small professional group: Jung's Model of the Psyche.pdf icon

This paper is presented here by the kind permission of the author, Dr. Irene Gad, who is a member of the Jung Society of Washington.

The relationship between Jung's psychology, Bhuddism and Christianity is explored in this article by James Heisig: Jung, Christianity, and Buddhism pdf file

James Heisig is a philosopher who has specialized in the field of philosophy of religion. He has published several books, their topics ranging amongst the notion of God in Jungian psychology, the Kyoto School of Philosophy, and contemporary interreligious faith. He currently resides in Nagoya, Japan, where he continues to conduct research in the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. This article appears by the kind permission of the author. The web site of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture can be accessed at: Nanzan Institute

Three articles, by Jungian Analyst, John Beebe correlating basic archetypes with typology:

1. 8 archetypes guide how the function-attitudes are expressed in an individual psyche.pdf graphis

2. Part 1: The spine and its shadow.pdf graphic

3. Part Two: The Arms and their Shadow.pdf graphic

These articles appear by the kind permission of the author who is a Jungian Analyst in San Francisco, CA.

Lee Robbins, Compares Jung's concept of the "empty archeype" and the Self with the Bhuddist notion of emptiness or shunyata.

Jung’s Empty Self: a Buddhist and Postmodern Perspective.pdf graphic

Lee Robbins, Ph.D, LCSW serves on the executive committee of the IAJS and is on the faculty of the Gallatin School at New York University where she teaches interdisciplinary courses in the history of depth psychology. Dr. Robbins is a psychotherapist in private practice and a candidate in the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. She is a student of the history and literature of Theravada Buddhism. This article appears by her kind permission.

A textbook chapter titled: Depth Psychology and Integrity Depthandinteg that describes the use of Depth Psychology in teaching gifted children.

This article appears by the kind permission of F. Christopher Reynolds, one of its authors.

By the kindness and generousity of the Fay Lecture Series on Analytical Psychology and Texas A & M University (TAMU) Press a series of free, downloadable books related to Jungian Studies and Analytical Psychology is available online.

The free titles available are:

1. Verena Kast, on Joy
2. John Beebe on Integrity
3. Anthony Stevens on Two Million Year Self
4. Marion Woodman on Stillness
5. Kawai on Buddhism
6. Polly Eisendrath-Young on Gender
7. Murray Stein on Transformation
8. James Hollis on Imagination
9. Roberto Gambini on Soul and Culture
10. Stan Marlin on The Black Sun in Alchemy
11. Claire Douglas on The Old Woman's Daughter
12. Toyoda on Memories of Lost Hands
13. Luigi Zoja on Ethics and Analysis
14. Jan Wiener on Therapeutic Relationship
15. Joe Cambray on Synchronicity

A two-part essay by Paul Budding describes the historical context of Jungian psychology and the various school of Jungian psychology.pdf file

This essay appears here by the kind permission of the author, more of his writing can be found at: docstoc

 

 

This essay, The Question of Victor White, by the late James Arraj, proposes two levels of interpreting Jungian psychology as a spiritual resource. pdf

This essay appears by the kind permission of Tyra Arraj, James Arraj's widow. The Arraj web site, INNER EXPLORATIONS, is active and a source of many interesting essays, videos, interviews and related materials.

 

An interesting comment by Jung about how his work will be carried on: "Who Will Carry on My Work?"pdf icon

An hour-long interview video of Jung from 1957. Face to Face With Jung.

The last essay Jung wrote, finished just a few days before his death, was his contribution to the anthology; "Man and His Symbols," which he was also editing. The title of the essay is; Approaching the Unconscious.; You can listen to the entire essay(broken up into 15 parts of approx. 10 minutes duration) at: Approaching The Unconscious. Note: This link is to part 1, links to the remaining parts are found on this site.

Neuroanthropology is the study of culture and the brain. In this essay the author integrates neuroanthropology, Jung's psychology and quantum theory to explain how neural processing may work: ARCHETYPES, NEUROGNOSIS AND THE QUANTUM SEA pdf icon

This essay appears here by the kind permission of the author, his web site is: Biogeneticstructuralism

 

This essay by James W. Hesig, The Mystique of the Nonrational and a New Spiritualitypdf icon, is from the book Archetypal Process Ed. David Ray Griffin. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1989. And appears here by the kind permission of the publisher, Northwestern University Press. The Northwestern University Press web site can be accessed at: NWU Press

James W. Heisig is a religious philosoper who teaches at Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Japan, for more information on him: Heisig at Nanzan

This compilation of blog entries by Dr. Stephen Diamond, Redefining Reality pdf icon explores the nature of inner and outer reality and their interaction. This compilation appears here by the kind and generous permission of it's author.

Dr. Diamond was one of the original members of the IAJS and is still an active participant in their online discussion site, where you can find some more of his writings archived. He is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in Los Angeles, and has both studied and taught at the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich. He is the author of Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity (SUNY Press, 1996), and contributed chapters to the best selling anthology Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (Tarcher/Putnam, 1991), Spirituality and Psychological Health (COSPP Press, 2005) and the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (Springer Verlag, 2009). Dr. Diamond supervises psychotherapists-in- training at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, have maintained a private practice for more than thirty years, and write regularly for Psychology Today. His web site can be viewed at: Dr. Stephen Diamond

 

Psychological Type and U. S. Political Party Affiliationpdf icon

With the 2012 election almost here, this article offers an interesting view of how voters political affiliation and views correltate with Jung's Typology as revealed by the Myers-Briggs(MBTI) assessment method. This article is from the web site: Political Types. This article appears here by the kind permission of the web site's owner and author, Bob Boozer, a professor at Stetson University in Deland Florida.