Depth psychology and a new ethic

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Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons for The C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, 1969 - Philosophy - 158 pages
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The modern world has witnessed a dramatic breakthrough of the dark, negative forces of human nature. The & " old ethic, & " which pursued an illusory perfection by repressing the dark side, has lost its power to deal with contemporary problems. Erich Neumann was convinced that the deadliest peril now confronting humanity lay in the & " scapegoat& " psychology associated with the old ethic. We are in the grip of this psychology when we project our own dark shadow onto an individual or group identified as our & " enemy, & " failing to see it in ourselves. The only effective alternative to this dangerous shadow projection is shadow recognition, acknowledgement, and integration into the totality of the self. Wholeness, not perfection, is the goal of the new ethic.

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Review: Depth Psychology and a New Ethic

User Review  - Eric Windhorst - Goodreads

This profound book speaks to the problem of the psychological shadow in human life. Neumann suggests that a new ethic is needed to address the problem of evil in the world. Rather than repressing our ... Read full review

Review: Depth Psychology and a New Ethic

User Review  - Samuel Robb - Goodreads

I do like reading about the shadow, but this book has dated quite a bit. Written just after the second world war by an Israeli, I imagine it was viisonary, even momentous at the time - a crucial ... Read full review


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