Going beyond SIGMUND FREUD, CARL GUSTAV JUNG discovered the collective unconscious. In his research, he emphasized the autonomy and the reality of the “objective psyche,” which was another term he used for the unconscious. We do not know what the unconscious psyche is, “in and of itself;” it is and will remain one of life’s greatest secrets, and we can know it only through the effect it has upon our consciousness. In religious terms, it would be the Deus absconditus, the unknown god.
In these contributions to the psychology of C. G. Jung, authors whose research and focus is upon the autonomous psyche and its effects are given a chance to speak. Many Jungian analysts are aware that the source of their therapeutic possibilities rests upon their own creative work. Most of them work quietly upon what pushes up from the unconscious into their conscious awareness. They try to follow the unconscious archetypal impulses that compensate the collective tides of our time, and thereby find answers to the pressing problems of today. In the best sense, they work on the “Mysterium coniunctionis,” on the union of the opposites that are constantly moving more dangerously apart. The very nature of this creative work means it will not be readily accepted in the outside world. Most often, they have not been written for this purpose, but they are, nevertheless, so meaningful that they deserve a wider public. This is the purpose of the JUNGIANA series A and series B publications:
- Series A consists of short texts or manuscripts of lectures, talks, seminars and courses.
- Series B consists of more substantial monographies.
Guidelines on layout and manuscript presentation will be sent upon request by the Verlag Stiftung für Jung’sche Psychologie,
The final decision about which manuscripts will be published rests with the Board.