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Creating a Life: Finding your Individual Path by James Hollis

James Hollis has the extraordinary ability to make the work of Carl Jung meaningfully applicable to our everyday lives and this genius is apparent in Creating a Life: Finding your Individual Path.  The book takes you on a journey into living an examined life, a journey towards consciousness. But Hollis warns this journey will not solve all your problems or heal your pain, it will simply make your life more interesting to you. And who doesn’t want to feel [...]

Jung on Active Imagination: key readings selected by Joan Chodorow

Book review by Tasha Tollman Joan Chodorow, dance therapist, analyst and analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco combed through volumes of Jung’s writings and lectures to bring us this collection of Jung’s writings on Active Imagination. Fascinating for me was the insight into the many different names Jung used for this process – transcendent function, picture method, active fantasy, active phantasying, trancing, visioning, exercises, dialectical method, technique of differentiation, technique of introversion, introspection and technique of [...]

The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other by James Hollis

A book review by Tasha Tollman In the Eden Project, Jungian Analyst James Hollis, examines the psychodynamics of relationships.  Not as a practical guide on how to fix relationships but as a hard hitting examination of the myth of romantic love, the myth that a “Magical Other” will give us comfort from this world, love us eternally, complete us.  As Hollis himself says “It’s premises may be disappointing to some and as a matter of fact I don’t care much [...]

Digesting Jung – by Daryl Sharp (book review)

Tasha Tollman reviews Digesting Jung   Call it coincidence, synchronicity, destiny, fate – in one moment my life collided with the work of Carl Gustav Jung and changed forever. At that moment I became a stranger travelling in some exotic land where the natives spoke a peculiar language using words like “persona”, “shadow”, “anima/animus”, “typology”, “projection”, “complexes”, “archetypes” and “individuation” - words that resonated deep inside of me and called me to a journey of self-development and individuation.    Searching for a [...]