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Soul: Treatment and Recovery

Murray Stein is well-known as an insightful and pioneering author and academic. Soul: Treatment and Recovery presents a selection of papers and book chapters spanning his career from 1973 to 2012. The chapters included in this collection speak for Steinís hope that individuals and humanity as a whole can evolve toward greater consciousness and awareness of meaning in daily life.

Minding The Self

Many people have an aptitude for religious experience and spirituality but don't know how to develop this or take it further. Modern societies offer little assistance, and traditional religions are overly preoccupied with their own organizational survival. Minding the Self: Jungian meditations on contemporary spirituality offers suggestions for individual spiritual development in our modern and post-modern times. Here, Murray Stein argues that C.G. Jung and depth psychology provide guidance and the foundation for a new kind of modern spirituality.

The Principle of Individuation

The book describes a method for people to discover the truth about who and what they essentially are, beyond a name, a social status, a role in family and community. As a method, individuation is akin to meditation, but it includes action, the transpersonal and mythic, and psychological development throughout a lifetime.

The book also speaks of nations, cultures, and religious traditions changing and becoming, filling in the empty spaces and fulfilling their destinies. The principle of individuation can be used to guide politics and decision-making on a global level, to promote the development and integration of humanity as a whole.

Jung's Map of the Soul

"A guide for the beginner and for the serious student of Jung, as well as an excellent review of Jung's theories for the seasoned scholar. Jung's Map of the Soul is the most important book on Jung's psychology to have come out in years. It is enlightening both for those who want to understand Jung, and for those who think that they already do." June Singer.


Jungian Psychoanalysis

With major essays written by nearly forty distinguished international Jungian psychoanalysts and extensive introductions by Murray Stein, Jungian Psychoanalysis is a definitive guide for analytic practice and the theoretical framework that supports it. It can be used in Jungian training programs and to introduce other therapists to Jungian techniques. All the chapters are written in a direct and comprehensible style suitable for the general reader who wants to be informed of contemporary Jungian thinking.

jung's Treatment of Christianity

An interpretation of Jung's encounter with Christianity based on his clinical approach to psychotherapy patients. In the last 20 years of his life, Jung wrote extensively on the Trinity, the Mass, heries such as alchemy, and the Bible. Stein understands these as an effort to offer psychotherapeutic treatment to an ailing Christianity and to help this religious tradition evolve into its next stage of development. Here, Stein provides a comprehensive analysis of Jung's writings on Christianity in relation to his personal life, psychological thought and efforts to transform Western culture and religion.

In Midlife

Midlife: crisis, anger, change… Drawing on analytic experience, dreams, and myths, Stein formulates the three main features of the middle passage. First an erosion of attachments. Then hints of a fresh spirit - renegade and mischievous - that scoffs at routines. This new spirit disrupts life and alarms family and friends. Finally, with luck, a transformation occurs; life beings anew.


Practicing Wholeness

Practicing wholeness is an everyday activity. Contents of this book include "The dream of wholeness," "Symbols as transformers of the psyche," "Practicing wholeness in organizations." Other chapters are clinically focused: "Three types of countertransference," "Envy and sibling rivalry as block to wholeness," "Amor fati: analysis and the search for personal destiny." Stein argues that practicing wholeness is relevant to many areas of life: our private inner worlds, our religious believes, our organizational involvements, and our cultural paradigms.

Transformation Emergence of the Self

"Although many important books have emerged from the field of analytical psychology…since Jung's death, I have encountered none that speaks more directly to the needs of the soul in our time than Murray Stein's new and exciting book Transformation…this 148-page artfully argued tour de force…I believe to be Stein's master work…" Steven B. Herrmann, San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal.


Solar Conscience Lunar Conscience

This is an essay on the psychological foundations of morality, lawfulness, and the sense of justice. Using case studies from clinical practice, biographies of well-known persons, and myth, Stein discusses the complexity of conscience and illustrates the distinction between two poles of conscience - the one embedded in human community, the other in the collective unconscious.