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Ms and art For contemporary men and women Edinger believes the encounter with the self is euivalent to the discovery of God The result of the dialogue between the ego and the archetypal image of God is an experience that dramatically changes the individual's worldview and makes po. This is not one of the beginners guides that throw all the theories at you in a short space of time resulting in information overload It is a lucid attempt at getting to the core of the matter in hand concerning itself with the development of the relationship between the Ego and the Self which lies at the heart of the problems that manifest themselves psychologically The text is illustrated not only with uotations from Jung but other scholars such as St AugustineElias Ashmole as well as relevant biblical passages and makes prolific use of illustration I d recommend this as an introduction to Jung as it seemed to me to be a comprehensive overview of individuation with a historical view of the development of the process Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers you in a short space of time resulting in information overload It is a lucid attempt at getting to the core of the matter in hand concerning itself with the development of the relationship between the Ego and the Self which lies at the heart of the problems that manifest themselves psychologically The text is illustrated not only with uotations from Jung but other scholars such as St AugustineElias Ashmole as well as relevant biblical passages and makes prolific use of illustration I d recommend this as an introduction to Jung as it seemed to me to be a comprehensive overview of individuation with a historical view of the development of the process

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This book is about the individual's journey to psychological wholeness known in analytical psychology as the process of individuation Edward Edinger traces the stages in this process and relates them to the search for meaning through encounters with symbolism in religion myth drea. The Bollingen stone carved by Jung The World Soul by Robert Fludd The Anima as personification of the ego Self axis transmits guidance and support to the ego from the archetypal psyche Jacob s ladder by William BlakeThe Self is the ordering unifying center of the total psyche conscious and unconscious just as the ego is the center of the conscious personality The ego is the seat of the subjective identity while the Self is the seat of the objective identity Representing 10 years of thought and writing by Edinger this is a wonderful book if you just contemplate the images displayed in such a calculated profusion as to illustrate key Jungian concepts They surely will make you wonder about past and present about you ego your self their relationship EGOSELFand the future uite evidently it is a very Christian analogy for explaining psychicsoul phenomenologyThe book offers an abundant collection of paintings and Christian analogies to explain personality egoself development Take the case of the Garden of Eden The garden of Eden has certain features of a mandalaThe mandala garden is an image of the Self in this case representing the ego s original oneness with nature and deity It is the initial unconscious animal state of being one with one s Self Consciousness has not yet appeared and hence there s no conflict Other topics are approached in the same Christian vein say for individuality development and psychotherapy whose goal should be taking the symbolic process conscious one should become conscious of symbols as well as for the symbol of the Blood of Christ as a metaphor for the release of oneself from the unconscious guilt Dream analysis aboundsThe last part of the book is dedicated to another rich symbol of the Self the Philosopher s stone the ultimate goal of the Alchemy Good luck if you re about to find or search for your Self Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law years of thought and writing by Edinger this is a wonderful book if Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you just contemplate the images displayed in such a calculated profusion as to illustrate key Jungian concepts They surely will make If Wishes Were...Daddies you ego Putting Out of Your Mind yet appeared and hence there s no conflict Other topics are approached in the same Christian vein say for individuality development and psychotherapy whose goal should be taking the symbolic process conscious one should become conscious of symbols as well as for the symbol of the Blood of Christ as a metaphor for the release of oneself from the unconscious guilt Dream analysis aboundsThe last part of the book is dedicated to another rich symbol of the Self the Philosopher s stone the ultimate goal of the Alchemy Good luck if Under the Knife / Whistleblower you re about to find or search for Warrior Rising (The Esri your Self

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Ssible a new and meaningful way of lifeEdward F Edinger MD a founding member of the CG Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology in New York is the author of many books on Jungian psychology including The Eternal Drama and Anatomy of the Psyche Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherap. I just started reading this book and am only up to page 51 but I am absolutely loving it so far It really breaks down our growth process in a way that is very relateable and understandable In my opinion its theory s fit so well with the dysfunction of some people that I know and I love that it pinpoints exactly what part of the growth process went awry and may have become stuckIt also helped me on a personal level be accepting of my attempts of separation from ego Right from the get go on page five it describes the necessity of Ego Self Separation in order to grow and self individuate It writes how the first half of life is focused on this aspect and once it is achieved then there can be a an Ego Self Union in the second half of life Very much what I am attempting to do now Update 32115 I am only at page 96 but this book has already blown my mind It is incredibly profound and one of those rare books that shockingly seems to have the answer as to how the world humanity psychology and G d all fit together beautifully Tremendous amounts of food for thought I suspect I will be rereading this book a few times The only caveat I would put on it is that it is probably most beneficial when one is in the right space in their self development to be open and to process the ideas in this book It is very much like the movie Matrix s no going back choice of either taking the blue or red pill It may alter forever the way you view the world I know it already has for me Update 32715 So much for jumping the gun and writing a review on a book before I finished the book This book has four sections The first section is about 100 pages I cant rave enough about the first section Everything I said above plus I will try to add to it once I reread the first 100 pages againThe rest of the book is a complete different story I had to force myself to slog through it It almost has nothing to do with the first 100 pages I wanted to read it to make sure it did not expand or delve deeper into the area he covered in the first section He did not Its worth buying the book for the first section its that eye opening Feel free to skip the rest of the book unless the chapter titles appeal to you Update April162016 I just re read the first 100 pages and I love the incredible insight and wisdom I do plan on reading the first 100 pages for a third time and writing something up on it I also happen to be reading a book by Rabbi Berkowitz examining Martin Buber and it struck me that Buber s I It and I Thou is euivalent to the Ego and the Self subjectivity and objectivity This incredibly clarified individuation for me Really good stuff and I am thrilled that it opened a new world for me Hopefully much to come Marriage by Deception you view the world I know it already has for me Update 32715 So much for jumping the gun and writing a review on a book before I finished the book This book has four sections The first section is about 100 pages I cant rave enough about the first section Everything I said above plus I will try to add to it once I reread the first 100 pages againThe rest of the book is a complete different story I had to force myself to slog through it It almost has nothing to do with the first 100 pages I wanted to read it to make sure it did not expand or delve deeper into the area he covered in the first section He did not Its worth buying the book for the first section its that eye opening Feel free to skip the rest of the book unless the chapter titles appeal to A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you Update April162016 I just re read the first 100 pages and I love the incredible insight and wisdom I do plan on reading the first 100 pages for a third time and writing something up on it I also happen to be reading a book by Rabbi Berkowitz examining Martin Buber and it struck me that Buber s I It and I Thou is euivalent to the Ego and the Self subjectivity and objectivity This incredibly clarified individuation for me Really good stuff and I am thrilled that it opened a new world for me Hopefully much to come


About the Author: Edward F. Edinger

Dr Edward F Edinger MD was a leading Jungian psychoanalyst and a founding member of the CG Jung Foundation in Manhattan as well as the CG Jung Institute of New York He was the institute's president from 1968 to 1979 when he moved to Los Angeles where continued his practice for 19 years and became a senior analyst at the CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles He previously served as a m



10 thoughts on “Ego and Archetype Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche

  1. says:

    A Jungian therapist I talked with about this book encouraged me to pay special attention to the Ego Self Axis concept that it presents I can see the importance Having just finished though my mind is still into the last section a study from ancient alchemical texts about the philosopher's stone kind of esoteric

  2. says:

    The Bollingen stone carved by Jung The World Soul by Robert Fludd; “The Anima as personification of the ego Self axis transmits guidance and support to the ego from the archetypal psyche” Jacob's ladder by William BlakeThe Self is the or

  3. says:

    My initial attraction to Jung and the Jungians was twofold First Jung himself seemed to intelligently address what I was experiencing under the influence of psychedelic drugs Second he seemed to offer some insight into religion the Christian versions of which had surrounded and confounded me since childhoodIn fact Jung

  4. says:

    What a rich reading Edinger really breaks down individuation and integrates powerful support direct from various texts of Jung What stands out to me is Edinger's examination at what the individual faces in dreams

  5. says:

    This is not one of the beginners guides that throw all the theories at you in a short space of time resulting in information overload It is a lucid attempt at getting to the core of the matter in hand concerning itself with the development of the relationship between the Ego and the Self which lies at the heart of the p

  6. says:

    Incredible Way Jung's collective unconscious is like sci fi Understand myth and much of humanities images and stories Think adventure Read Inuire Explore Open and Grow Unavoidable and powerful

  7. says:

    I just started reading this book and am only up to page 51 but I am absolutely loving it so far It really breaks down our growth process in a way that is very relateable and understandable In my opinion its theory's fit so well with the dysfunction of some people that I know and I love that it pinpoints exactly what part

  8. says:

    Every few months my boyfriend and I pick a book we've liked for each other to read This was his pick I'm a fiction reader almost ex

  9. says:

    This is definitely a classic in Jungian Studies but in re reading it I am struck by what a completely patriarch

  10. says:

    Such a great book though not an easy read at all

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