A series of articles on Analytical Psychology and Jungian themes

A statement on AJA’s commitment to diversity

Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with all those who are protesting and we hear the demands for change in the powerful anti-racism protests across the UK and around the world.
To this end, AJA would draw your attention to the following two public statements which have been issued.  

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Open Letter on the Question of Jung’s Writings & Theories About ‘Africans’

Thirty years ago, the British Journal of Psychotherapy published a paper by Dr Farhad Dalal entitled ‘Jung: A racist’ (Dalal, 1988). Regrettably, no adequate acknowledgement or apology for what Jung wrote, and Dalal critiqued, has been forthcoming from the field of analytical psychology and Jungian analysis. We write now as a group of individuals – Jungian analysts, clinicians, and academics utilizing concepts from analytical psychology – to end the silence.

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JAP Special Issue on the ‘Who is my Jung?’ conference

Martin Stone, past chair of AJA and chair of the 40th Anniversary Committee, appears in this video introduction to a Special Edition JAP on the successful conference of all five London Jungian training societies, hosted by AJA in November 2017. Watch the video to see Martin give an introduction, a brief history of the conference and an outline of the edition.

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On Meaning – Analysis through the Looking Glass

Who has the power to choose what a word means? Who chooses what we mean, to ourselves or for others? We go into analysis, commonly, on a quest for meaning – when we feel we have lost, or perhaps have never had, the power to name parts of our own lives in a way which makes sense to us…

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Face to Face – BBC interview with Carl Jung in 1959

In this post we feature a fascinating 39-minute interview of Jung by John Freeman for the BBC program Face to Face. It was filmed when Jung was 84 years old. He speaks on a range of subjects, from his childhood and education to his association with Sigmund Freud and his views on death, religion and the future of the human race.

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Dreams – part I

Have you ever awoken from a dream and not known whether you were awake or asleep? Sometimes it takes a moment to work out whether the dream was the ‘reality’ and whether you really are now awake. Dreams exert a fascinating power over us that create a kind of wonder.

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