Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy (Reality of the Psyche)

Anatomy of the Psyche Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy Reality of the Psyche Edinger has greatly enriched my understanding of psychology through the avenue of alchemy No other contribution has been as helpful as this for revealing in a word the anatomy of the psyche and how

  • Title: Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy (Reality of the Psyche)
  • Author: Edward F. Edinger
  • ISBN: 9780812690095
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edinger has greatly enriched my understanding of psychology through the avenue of alchemy No other contribution has been as helpful as this for revealing, in a word, the anatomy of the psyche and how it applies to where one is in his or her process This is a significant amplification and extension of Jung s work Two hundred years from now, it will still be a useful han Edinger has greatly enriched my understanding of psychology through the avenue of alchemy No other contribution has been as helpful as this for revealing, in a word, the anatomy of the psyche and how it applies to where one is in his or her process This is a significant amplification and extension of Jung s work Two hundred years from now, it will still be a useful handbook and an inspiring aid to those who care about individuation Psychological Perspectives

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    • Edward F. Edinger

      Dr Edward F Edinger, M.D was a leading Jungian psychoanalyst and a founding member of the C.G Jung Foundation, in Manhattan, as well as the C.G 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 C.G Jung Institute of Los Angeles He previously served as a medical officer in the United States Army in Panama.

    286 thoughts on “Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy (Reality of the Psyche)

    • My therapist, a Jungian analyst, recommended this book to me when I started referring to alchemical concepts in the therapy room. I told her that my dreams, and other upwellings from my unconscious, reminded me of the alchemical concepts of "nigredo" and "albedo," even though I hadn't studied or read about these concepts, or alchemy in general, for years. This triggered a renewed interest in the subject, and my cursory review of material about alchemy on the Internet gave me some basic ideas to [...]


    • Reading this book was very transformative for me. You can transform in your own life if you pick a personal issue (prima materia) in your life, choose an artistic medium to work with, and take your art through the various alchemical processes. Working with the material facilitates psychic transformation and openings in your life. Having a support group to support you as you go through the process is recommended. Alchemy is a beautiful tool and this book is brilliant. You learn about and work wit [...]


    • a dream can only swim in sleep, so here is the latest gasping mermaid. (my niece called me the best man ever, when I ball her up in my arms her little body sings to me and I press her tightly to my ear.) that wasn't the dream. I killed ogres in another girl's dream last night, she had to tell me because dreams are a shameless kind of truth, or even an update. the world that my niece lives in. in my dream I'm solid, unfound, running out of fuel, feeling dark, numb to dread. (the old problem of mi [...]


    • Edinger is a titan in depth psychology. Consequently I had great expectations for this book and was a bit disappointed. The research and scholarship are first rate, and the illustrations from classic alchemical texts are fantastic. However, even though Edinger expresses up front that alchemical processes in psychology have no single linear progression and must be addressed through an examination of its various operations, the book places too much emphasis on the parts rather than the whole and, [...]


    • A very good introduction into alchemy as a language describing the psyche and the process of Individuation. I especially liked the last two chapters on Separatio and Coniunctio. Separatio, the division into two, distinguishing of opposites, the creating a space through differentiation for the conscious ego to exist. The Coniuctio, the Individuation, the bringing together of the opposites, the awareness by the conscious (ego) of the unconscious, bringing about a reciprocal reaction from the uncon [...]


    • The subject matter is so vast that books on the subject of alchemy inevitably feel disorganized, but Edinger nonetheless supplies much to reflect on. I had trouble with the section on Separatio, which seemed to endorse a dualism that doesn't really fit with how I experience mind/body. And as with many Jungian books, I felt like the psychology of women gets short shrift. Besides these complaints, I really enjoyed how Edinger connected a variety of symbols to the development of the psyche. I have [...]


    • Cracks away at alchemy from a Jungian perspective in a well organized way, not skipping over the basics and not quite dumming it down either.


    • This book is wonderful. Stages of alchemy as they relate to jungian psychology. Lots of dream images as examples- very cool insights. ah-huh.


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