This book provides an opportunity to learn what can inform the human spirit to prevail over the forces that threaten its integrity and compassion.
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
Beebe’s model enables readers to take what they already know about psychological types and apply it to depth psychology. The insights contained in the fifteen chapters of this book will be especially valuable for Jungian psychotherapists, post-Jungian academics and scholars, psychological type practitioners, and type enthusiasts.
Redefining age-old concepts of masculinity, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette make the argument that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. Moore and Gillette clearly define the four mature male archetypes that stand out through myth and literature across history: the king (the energy of just and creative ordering), the warrior (the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action), the magician (the energy of initiation and transformation), and the lover (the energy that connects one to others and the world), as well as the four immature patterns that interfere with masculine potential (divine child, oedipal child, trickster and hero). King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is an exploratory journey that will help men and women reimagine and deepen their understanding of the masculine psyche.
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.