Terror, Violence and the Impulse to Destroy: Perspectives from Analytical Psychology

Daimon
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These papers address the process of terror as it confronts us in international situations and in outbreaks of violence in homes and schools. The thirteen contributors, seasoned Jungian analysts and psychotherapists, have often faced the reality of undermining destructiveness in their work with clients. Here they offer their theoretical and therapeutic insights, drawing from their experience of the psyche’s healing resources to identify the consciousness we need if we are to survive and reverse the contagion of hostility. 

This book provides an opportunity to learn what can inform the human spirit to prevail over the forces that threaten its integrity and compassion.

Contents:

John Beebe Preface

Clarissa Pinkola Estés Explaining Evil

Jacqueline Gerson Kidnapping: Latin America’s Terror

Judith Hecker A View from the Islamic Side: Terror, Violence, and Transformation 

in the Life of an Eleventh Century Muslim

John Dourley Archetypal Hatred as Social Bond: Strategies for its Dissolution

Beverley Zabriskie Response to John Dourley

Mary Dougherty Escape/No Escape: The Persistence of Terror in 

the Lives of Two Women

Thomas Singer Cultural Complexes and Archetypal Defenses of the Group Spirit

Samuel L. Kimbles Cultural Complexes and Collective Shadow Processes 

Sherry Salman Blood Payments 

Arthur D. Colman Music and the Psychology of Pacifism: Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

Arlene TePaske Landau The Impulse to Destroy in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure

Naomi Ruth Lowinsky Wrestling with God: From the Book of Job to the Poets of the Shoah

Brian Skea Jung, Spielrein, and Nash: Three Beautiful Minds Confronting the Impulse 

to Love or to Destroy in the Creative Process


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Publisher
Daimon
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Published on
May 21, 2015
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Pages
325
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ISBN
9783856309183
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Terrorism
Psychology / Movements / Jungian
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John Beebe
Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/85765

A measure of our need for integrity, John Beebe writes, is that "we rarely allow ourselves an examination of the concept itself. To do so would betray an unspoken philosophic, poetic, and psychological rule of our culture: not to disturb the mystery of what we desire most."

In this sensitive, broadly ranging, and surprisingly detailed work, Beebe reveals much about the nature of integrity while honoring its central mystery. In the process he clarifies not only the importance, but the psychological meaning of this quality. He presents a way of working in psychotherapeutic relationships not only with integrity, but on integrity.

Starting with a careful examination of integritas, a word that appears to have been introduced by Cicero, Beebe traces the evolution of the concept from a moral and theological notion to a psychological one. He explores the Eastern understanding of integrity, as well, basing his discussion on pre-Confucian manuscripts of the Tao Te Ching.

Viewing anxiety and shame as functions of integrity, he shows the contributions depth psychology can make to integrity's development. He summons the Puritan Forefather as a repressed archetype of integrity, then looks at the ways sex difference and our resulting notions of gender have colored our culture's experience and expression of integrity. He goes beyond C. G. Jung's concept of the anima/feminine principle to present a masculine as well as feminine access to integration and wholeness for men and women. Pointing to the all-important role of the psychological shadow in defining the limits of any moral standpoint, he helps us to locate integrity as the part of a person that is consistent in accepting the ever-shifting wholeness of the total personality.

Drawing on his own years of experience as a psychotherapist, Beebe shows how the holding environment of psychotherapy can use delight and rage, dreams and transference to reveal and foster individual integrity. A fairy tale of healing from the Grimm Brothers draws together the strands of his argument in a powerful call for integrity to be not only the goal but the means of therapy. Integrity in Depth is a ground-breaking work that moves the reader to think in a new way about the psychological basis of moral wholeness.

John Beebe
Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/85765

A measure of our need for integrity, John Beebe writes, is that "we rarely allow ourselves an examination of the concept itself. To do so would betray an unspoken philosophic, poetic, and psychological rule of our culture: not to disturb the mystery of what we desire most."

In this sensitive, broadly ranging, and surprisingly detailed work, Beebe reveals much about the nature of integrity while honoring its central mystery. In the process he clarifies not only the importance, but the psychological meaning of this quality. He presents a way of working in psychotherapeutic relationships not only with integrity, but on integrity.

Starting with a careful examination of integritas, a word that appears to have been introduced by Cicero, Beebe traces the evolution of the concept from a moral and theological notion to a psychological one. He explores the Eastern understanding of integrity, as well, basing his discussion on pre-Confucian manuscripts of the Tao Te Ching.

Viewing anxiety and shame as functions of integrity, he shows the contributions depth psychology can make to integrity's development. He summons the Puritan Forefather as a repressed archetype of integrity, then looks at the ways sex difference and our resulting notions of gender have colored our culture's experience and expression of integrity. He goes beyond C. G. Jung's concept of the anima/feminine principle to present a masculine as well as feminine access to integration and wholeness for men and women. Pointing to the all-important role of the psychological shadow in defining the limits of any moral standpoint, he helps us to locate integrity as the part of a person that is consistent in accepting the ever-shifting wholeness of the total personality.

Drawing on his own years of experience as a psychotherapist, Beebe shows how the holding environment of psychotherapy can use delight and rage, dreams and transference to reveal and foster individual integrity. A fairy tale of healing from the Grimm Brothers draws together the strands of his argument in a powerful call for integrity to be not only the goal but the means of therapy. Integrity in Depth is a ground-breaking work that moves the reader to think in a new way about the psychological basis of moral wholeness.

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