Jung on Active Imagination
By C.G. Jung
Edited by Joan Chodorow
Routledge – 1997 – 208 pages
Jung's discovery of active imagination is one of the most important milestones in his personal and professional life. Prompted by the trauma of his break up with Freud, he developed a method of self healing which later formed the basis of his analytic practice and is now regarded as the origin of non-directive psychotherapy and creative arts therapies.
Jungian analyst, Joan Chodorow brings together a key selection of Jung's writings. In her introduction to this selection of his writings Joan Chodorow explains clearly Jung's method of focusing the conscious mind on unconscious processes as a means of achieving self-knowledge and individuation.
'At last we have a collection of Jung's writings together in one clearly designed book. A valuable aid to research and writing on this important and creative Jungian subject. An outstanding contribution.' - Shelia Powell, Training Analyst in Private Practice
Joan Chodorow is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, an analyst in private practice and a registered dance therapist.