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.
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.
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…
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.