Distinguishes between personal, collective, and transcendent creativity. Shows that the notion that creativity, spontaneity, and independence should be the goal of psychological development is tied to the God complex., p1-21.. 'Sinister fathers - healthy children,' p23-49. 'Sons and daughters of unusual fathers,' p39-49., p23-49.. Father Archetype : On the destructiveness of powerful, creative fathers, p39- 49. On the benefits of experiencing the negative father archetype, p23-38.. '...whenever the divine child appears, its archetypal opposite also emerges: the destroyer of the child, the child killer.', p51-66.. Discusses the search for the meaning of physical illness and suffering, and criticizes psychosomatic-medicine as often moralistic and having evolved a mythology 'which often rests on minimal connections to scientific medicine.', p105-12.. Guggenbuehl-Craig, Adolf : 'a classic Jungian journey.', p133-64.. Paradox : Postscript: 'The value of a paradoxical approach to psychology', p129-31.. Handel, Sidney A commentary on the work and thought of Adolf Guggenbuehl-Craig Jungian journey.', p156-64.
Ed. and trans. from the German by Gary Hartman. Orig. pub. as Vom Guten des Boesen, Einseideln, Daimon Verlag. With new. intro by Guggenbuhl-Craig (i-v). 'Commentary on the work and thought of Adolf-Guggenbuhl Craig (including bibliog.)' by Sidney Handel (p133-=66).
Chapters: 1. Creativity, spontaneity, independence: three children of the devil - 2. Sinister fathers -- healthy children - 3. Sons and daughters of unusual fathers - 4. Myth and reality of sexual abuse of children - 5. The blessings of violence - 6. The felicitous revival of nationalism in Europe - 7. No answer to Job - 8. The basilisk -- autonomous sexuality
A challenge to many dearly held social and psychological assumptions from the author of Power in the Helping Professions.