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  • ISBN 087773576X
  • ISBN13 978-0877735762
  • Language English
  • Author Edward F. Edinger
  • Publisher Shambhala; Reissue edition (August 25, 1992)
  • Pages 328
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  • Category Nutrition and Health
  • Subcategory Psychology and Counseling
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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, dreams, and art. For contemporary men and women, Edinger believes, the encounter with the self is equivalent 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 possible a new and more meaningful way of life.

Edward F. Edinger, .

Edward F. a founding member of the C. G. 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 Psychotherapy. Series: C. Jung Foundation Books Series (Book 6). Paperback: 328 pages. Start reading Ego and Archetype on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

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Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche. Transformation of Libido: A Seminar on CG Jung's Symbols of Transformation. Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy. Transformation of the God-Image: An Elucidation of Jung's Answer to Job. The Mystery of the Coniunctio: Alchemical Image of Individuation.

Edinger explains that according to Jung there are two autonomous centres of psychic being, the ego and the Self; that the importance of the relationship between the two is like man’s relationship to his Creator, as shown in the religious myth. Parallel with this, man’s psychological development can be understood in terms of the relationship between the Ego and the Self.

Ego and Archetype (C. Jung Foundation Books Series). Edinger, Edward F. Published by Shambhala. ISBN 10: 087773576X ISBN 13: 9780877735762.

Dr Edward F Edinger, leading Jungian analyst whose books on interplay between symbols and psychology carried .

Dr Edward F Edinger, leading Jungian analyst whose books on interplay between symbols and psychology carried concepts of Carl Jung to new generation of American analysts, died on July 17 at age 75; photo (M. Among his other books were ''Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche'' (1972), ''Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy'' (1968) and ''Creation of Consciousness'' (1995), all published by C. Jung Foundation Books.

El doctor Edinger fue psiquiatra supervisor en el Rockland State Hospital en Orangeburg, Nueva York, y más tarde miembro fundador de la C. Jung Foundation, en Manhattan y del C. Jung Institute de Nueva York. Fue presidente del instituto desde 1968 hasta 1979. Continuó su práctica en Los Ángeles durante 19 años, llegando a ser analista senior en el C. Jung Institute de esa ciudad. Edinger El arquetipo crístico. Comentario junguiano sobre la vida de Cristo. Edinger was an American medical psychiatrist, leading Jungian analyst and writer. Edinger was a psychiatrist supervisor at Rockland State Hospital. He also was a founding member of the . Jung Foundation, in Manhattan, as well as the . Jung Institute of New York. He was a supervising psychiatrist at the Rockland State Hospital in Orangeburg, New York. He was the institute's president from 1968 to 1979. He then moved to Los Angeles, where continued his practice for 19 years and became a senior analyst at the . Jung Institute of Los Angeles.

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This is a very detailed analytical exploration of the individuation process - perhaps Jung's greatest gift to modern psychology (and thus modern man) - which was originally written (as professional journal articles) throughout the 60's. It does a remarkable job of bringing these sometimes difficult and often murky ideas into focus.

Basically there are two sides to the ego experience; inflation and alienation (thesis and antithesis) which eventually can lead to individuation (synthesis). Edinger describes this process in great detail with wonderful and abundant illustrations using a mix of world mythology, literature and visual arts, as well as patient's dreams, in a similar way as James Hollis has effectively written on Jungian psychology a generation later.

An example of this is how he combines all these elements in his detailed discussion of the Story of Job (p. 76-96), culminating in this remarkably succinct statement;

"Individuation is a process, not a realized goal. Each new level of integration must submit to further transformation if development is to proceed…. Speaking generally, the individuation urge promotes a state in which the ego is related to the Self without being identified with it. Out of this state there emerges a more or less continuous dialogue between the conscious ego and the unconscious, and also between outer and inner experience." (p. 96) And, "Stated in the broadest possible terms, individuation seems to be the innate urge of life to realize itself consciously. The transpersonal life energy, in the process of self-unfolding, uses human consciousness, a product of itself, as an instrument for its own self-realization." (p. 104)

There are many essential insights illuminated along the way, such as his distinction between the meaning of signs (abstract, objective) and symbols (subjective, situational). "It is the failure to separate these two different usages of the word "meaning" which leads one to ask the unanswerable question, "What is the meaning of life?" The question cannot be answered in this form because it confuses objective, abstract meaning with subjective, living meaning. If we rephrase the question to make it more subjective and ask, "What is the meaning of my life," it then begins to have the possibility of an answer." (p. 108) And, "The ultimate goal of Jungian psychology is to make the symbolic process conscious. To become conscious of symbols we first need to know how a symbol behaves when it is unconscious." (p. 113)

This book goes a long way towards illuminating and supporting the individuation process. Highly recommended.
My favorite Jungian book and writer. It is a book you will read over and over again. In a day and age where religion has become a bad word for so many of us because of the corruption inherent in such institutional and political structures, as well as the use of bible as a means to oppress others, this book serves as a new working model that is free of political and religious bias. The baggage you carry to the door will be left at the steps. Edinger offers a hopeful and new approach to accepting religion as myth and does so in a way that won't offend but rather open us up. It is a non-threatening perspective that explains why integrating our collective mythologies is a fundamental necessity in evolving our human consciousness.
This is an important writing by Jungian Analyst Edward F. Edinger. I am a Jungian enthusiast since 2010. A profound dream caused me to seek its meaning which began my study of Jung and writings by his followers. I think people who recognize that they are in the midst of "the process of individuation" will love the insights of Edinger in this writing. I keep it at hand for frequent reference. I have both the Kindle version and the paperback.
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The first two parts of this book are a great condensation of the individuation process which seems somewhat dispersed in Jung's writings. I particularly thought his discussion of the inflation and alienation cycle was very good. He goes into detail of potential blocks in the cycle and where those blocks later lead to difficulties in the process.

Where I thought he lost his way was in his gradual shift from using biblical reference to support his discussion of individuation to what seemed, at the end of Part II, to become primarily biblical exegesis. The quotes slowly start dominating the text and the relation of the symbols, e.g. the blood of Christ, to individuation seem tenuous. He also goes over some material, e.g. Job, alchemy, the Philosopher's Stone, etc., that Jung has elsewhere discussed at length and I didn't think Edinger's take added much new here. If you haven't read these topics in Jung already or only have a casual interest it might be a good summary but for me it was repetitive.

One chapter I found curiously flawed was "The Trinity Archetype and the Dialectic of Development". Edinger starts the chapter by taking Jung to task for being to too focused on finding the "missing fourth" when interpreting trinity symbols, in particular the Holy Trinity. He goes on to make a useful distinction between the quaternity, representing essentially the components of the Self, and the trinity, representing the process of individuation. In his view, the Holy Trinity relates to the process of individuation, i.e. the ages of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, not the actors/archetypes for which they're named. The Holy Trinity being a symbol of developmental process then is in no need of a fourth as Jung proposed.

Yet, I think he misunderstood Jung here and his interpretation is at odds even with his own earlier discussion. The "age of the Son," being the dialectic antithesis of that of Father -- totality, unity, identification of ego with Self -- is an age of *duality*, not the one-sided view promulgated by the Church of the Son looking back to the lost age of the Father. The reconciliation of opposites during the age of the Son is precisely what brings about the new, higher-level unity in that of the Holy Spirit. What is missing in the psychological interpretation of the age of the Son is that very opposite with which to reconcile, e.g. the devil, Satan, the unconscious forces. Even though Edinger quotes Jung as characterizing this age as "a sharpening of opposites," he seems to overlook the import: the "age of the Son" is really a misnomer and might better be named the "age of Two Sons." This is what I believe Jung was alluding to and is supported by many passages in which he discusses the disavowal and externalization of the dark side in Western monotheism.

If Edinger had brought more Eastern religion to bear on the discussion, with its heavy emphasis on the duality of existence and three-phase process of unity-duality-unity, he may have come to an different conclusion on this particular symbol. But his supporting examples are skewed to the West, mostly biblical, and his few forays into the East not very profound.