The hero's quest for the self: an archetypal approach to Hesse's Demian and other novels
Mental health professionals should be attuned to the ideal of compassionate understanding even when faced with clinical and social questions of a large scope: What if the patient is a family rather than an individual? Or a small group, a large group, an organization, a community, or social institution? What if the patient is a whole culture? If all of these are cases in need, can psychiatric assessment of them provide the necessary understanding and devise appropriate and workable forms of help? What are the next evolutions of psychiatric diagnosis and what are the differences in human well-being they can make? The papers in this book are attempts to come to grips with these questions, one by one, cautiously or boldly, according to each author's outlook and temperament.
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Confrontation with the Shadow
Retreat from Individual ion
The Heros Journey
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Abraxas Agathodaimon Aion analysis anima anticipated appears archetypal artists attitude awakening become begins bird C. G. Jung Castalia childhood collective unconscious consciousness dark world death Demian devil Difficult Path dreams enantiodromia essay everything evil experience face fantasy fate figure Frankfurt Frau Eva function Glass Bead Game Gnosis Gnostic goal goddess gods Goldmund Hermann Hesse hero hero's journey Hesse's Hesse's Demian Hesse's novel Ibid imago importance influence inner inside insight interpretation Jung's Jungian Klein Knauer Knecht Kromer letter libido live Magic mandala meaning Mileck mother Narcissus nature opposites painted person Phanes Pistorius pleroma Princeton University Press process of individuation projection psyche psychic psychoanalysis psychological psychopomp Quispel realm rebirth reborn recognize relationship renewal represents scious Septem Sermones serpent shadow Siddhartha similar Sinclair soul spirit Steppenwolf story striving Suhrkamp Symbols of Transformation Theodore Ziolkowski transcendent tree uncon unconscious contents unity Unseld whole writes Ziolkowski