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Soul-violence

By: Giegerich, Wolfgang
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Studies in archetypal psychology) (Collected English papers of Wolfgang Giegerich: 3)New Orleans Spring Journal Books c2008Description: 476p.; bibliog. notes; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 9781882670444Subject(s): Children | Archetype (Psychology) | Shadow (Psychology) | Anima (Psychoanalysis) | Animus (Psychoanalysis) | Ritual | Blood--Folklore | Reality | Terrorism
Contents:
Part 1 - Basic concepts of psychology: child, shadow, animus. 1 The rescued child, or the misappropriation of time: on the search for meaning. 2 First shadow, then anima, or the advent of the guest: shadow integration and the rise of psychology. 3 The animus as negation and as the soul's own other: the soul's threefold stance toward its experience of its other. Part 2 - The foreignness of the archaic psyche. 4 The sacrifice of Isaac and the watershed of history: preparatory and methodological remarks concerning the topic of ritual killings. 5 Killings. 6 Blood brotherhood, blood revenge, and devotio: glimpses of the archaic psyche. 7 Once more, the reality/irreality issue: a reply to Hillman's reply. Part 3 - Psychology's place and role in history. 8 Comment on James Hillman's "Psychology: monotheistic or polytheistic?". 9 The alchemy of history. Part 4 - Reality extra animam. 10 Islamic terrorism
Abstract: '...Giegerich shows that the soul is not merely the innocent recipient or victim of violence; it also produces itself through violent deeds and expresses itself through violent acts....
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Part 1 - Basic concepts of psychology: child, shadow, animus. 1 The rescued child, or the misappropriation of time: on the search for meaning. 2 First shadow, then anima, or the advent of the guest: shadow integration and the rise of psychology. 3 The animus as negation and as the soul's own other: the soul's threefold stance toward its experience of its other. Part 2 - The foreignness of the archaic psyche. 4 The sacrifice of Isaac and the watershed of history: preparatory and methodological remarks concerning the topic of ritual killings. 5 Killings. 6 Blood brotherhood, blood revenge, and devotio: glimpses of the archaic psyche. 7 Once more, the reality/irreality issue: a reply to Hillman's reply. Part 3 - Psychology's place and role in history. 8 Comment on James Hillman's "Psychology: monotheistic or polytheistic?". 9 The alchemy of history. Part 4 - Reality extra animam. 10 Islamic terrorism

'...Giegerich shows that the soul is not merely the innocent recipient or victim of violence; it also produces itself through violent deeds and expresses itself through violent acts....

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