Edward F. Edinger

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Archetype of the Apocalypse
A Jungian Study of the Book of Revelation
Edinger's profound interpretation of the Book of Revelation is itself a revelation of the hidden meaning in the disorder of the contemporary world. This is a work of wisdom and clarity. To enter into the millennium with greater understanding, read this book!
1999 Soft
Ego & Archetype
Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche
Ego and Archetype emphasizes that (1) God is directly experienced within, at the core of the human psyche, that (2) spiritual maturation requires a radical shift away from narrow ego focus and towards subordination of the ego to God-within and that (3) maturation is accomplished only if the individual squarely faces and confesses the almost unbearable inadequacies, pretensions and selfishness of the unguided ego. While Ego and Archetype deals with the themes of sin, repentance and atonement, the theories advanced are naturalistic and not religion-bound. Edward Edinger elaborates on these themes masterfully, and any reader who considers them to be at the heart of the human condition will cherish this book.
Melville's Moby Dick - An American Nekyia
An American Nekyia (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, No 69)
The great American novel Moby-Dick describes symbolically Herman Melville's stormy spiritual voyage. It is also a profound expression of Western civilization in transition. Edinger approaches Moby-Dick as a psychological document, a symbolic record of an intense inner experience which, like a dream, needs interpretation and elaboration of its images for their meaning to emerge fully. Central to Edinger's insightful commentary is the concept of nekyia, signifying a descent to the underworld - that is, an encounter with the unconscious. Thus, the subtitle of this work underscores the correspondence between the deep internal struggle from which Melville's masterpiece emerged and the hidden complexities within us all.
The Bible and the Psyche
Individuation Symbolism in the Old Testament (Studies in Jungian Psychology No. 24)
Explores Biblical lore as a self-revelation of the objective psyche and a rich compendium of archetypal images representing humanity's successive encounters with the numinosum. Many examples from dreams and practice.
1986 Soft
The Christian Archetype
A Jungian Commentary on the Life of Christ (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, No 28)
Carl Jung said "What happens in the life of Christ happens always and everywhere. In the Christian archetype all lives of this kind are prefigured. " The Christian Archetype presents a much-needed psychological interpretation of images and events central to the Christian myth, which may be understood symbolically in terms of the individuation of modern men and women. The process of individuation, when it befalls a person, may lead to salvation or calamity. The reader will find in the pages of The Christian Archetype an ordered and grpahic amplifiction of this archetypal process. In prose and in pictures carefully selected from traditional Christian art, Edward Edinger illustrates some essential stages (from Annunciation through Crucifixion to Resurrection) both in the life of Christ and in those who by choice or fate become immersed in their own psychological destiny. The Christian Archetype is a valuable addition to the growing body of Jungian literature.
Transformation of the God-Image
An Elucidation of Jung's Answer to Job (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, No 54)
Answer to Job, dealing with the transformation of God through human consciousness, contains the kernel, the essence, of the Jungian myth. This study of it, both erudite and down-to-earth, thoughtful and heartfelt, evokes that essence with unequaled clarity and power. Edited transcripts of seminars given at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, 1989.
1992 Soft

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