Jung & Reich: The Body as Shadow

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North Atlantic Books, 2005 - Psychology - 222 pages
Although contemporaries, Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich, two giants in the field of psychoanalysis, never met. What might have happened if they had is the inspiration behind this detailed investigation. Jung and Reich succinctly outlines each man's personality and compares their lives and their work, emphasizing points of convergence between them. John Conger provocatively puts Jung's mystical and psychological approach to spiritual disciplines on the same plane as Reich's controversial theories of "genitality" and character armor. The result is a heady "what if?" bound to intrigue and inspire readers.
 

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Contents

The Foundations of Human Nature
1
Jung and Reich An Overview
9
Genitality
31
Character and Resistance
49
Jung Psychopathology
61
The Shadow
83
The Double as the Immortal Self
95
Jung and Reich The Body as Shadow
107
Science and Mysticism
129
Alchemy and Orgone
147
Three Myths
161
What Jung and Reich Could Have Learned from Each Other
169
The Body as More Than the Shadow
181
Image and Energy
191
Bibliography
203
Index
209

The Core the Collective Unconscious
115

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Dr. John Conger is an International Trainer in Bioenergetic Analysis and past editor of the International Journal of Bioenergetic Analysis. He is the author of The Body in Recovery, as well as the Director of the Institute for Jungian and Reichian studies, where he conducts training. Conger maintains a private practice in Berkeley, Calirfornia.

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