With this book, Hester Solomon offers a rich collection of her mature work on analytical themes. It is an important contribution to the ongoing evolution of the field of Analytical Psychology. Each chapter challenges previous assumptions and offers fresh perspectives and directions. Solomon is a leading light in contemporary Jungian thought. --Murray Stein, former President IAAP, author of Jung s Map of the Soul and The Principle of Individuation"
Hester Solomon has had a profound influence on the development of Jungian theory and practice today. Her pioneering papers demonstrate that she is one of the leading intellectual and clinical contributors to the profession and demonstrate the range and depth of her thinking, from clinical, scientific and philosophical perspectives. --Jean Knox, former UK Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Psychology"
This book brings together into one volume a number of articles that the author has written over the past 20 years, and includes a new extended essay written especially for this volume. The chapters, organized into sections, explore theoretical and clinical matters within a Jungian analytical framework, making carefully considered links to a number of psychoanalytical themes and concepts. The book also includes a section on ethics in the consulting room. In her new essay, Hester Solomon discusses pivotal themes in depth psychology: psychic transformation, synchronicity, and the emergence of complex adaptive systems in relation to the evolution of Jungs theory of the psychoid. She draws from fields of study such as anthropology, neuropsychology, the arts and religion to develop her themes. This is a reasoned integration and demonstration of the developing thought and clinical practice of an established Jungian analyst.