Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil: From Chinggis Khan to Carl Jung

Author(s) : Robin L. Gordon

Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil: From Chinggis Khan to Carl Jung

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : April 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 184
  • Category :
    Jung and Analytical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 94362
  • ISBN 13 : 9780815356189
  • ISBN 10 : 0815356188
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In Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil, Robin L. Gordon presents an accessible account of an attempt to define and understand the nature of evil. Gordon takes on the role of guide to this confusing land, tying together threads of Jungian theory, philosophy, etymology, neuroscience and history, as we are led on a personal journey of discovery.

Gordon begins by analysing what a twelfth-century meeting between Chinggis Khan and Taoist priest Ch'ang-Ch'un can tell us about the presence of opposing traits and the nature of evil in human beings. We learn what depth psychology has said about evil and the shadow part of our psyches, and examine examples of human behaviour throughout history to understand the etymological, philosophical and historical understandings and definitions of evil. Gordon's own relationship with her work, and the feelings that arise when researching the psychological framework of Nazi doctors, genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia and Syria, and the functionality of serial killers, are interrogated. We then return to Chinggis Khan's and Ch'ang-Ch'un's relationship, attempting to build a real and practical definition of evil, and assessing their dialogues as a metaphor for Jung's views of the transcendent function.

Fieldnotes from a Depth Psychological Exploration of Evil will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, sociology, criminology and philosophy. It will also be a key resource for Jungian analysts and psychotherapists interested in the study of evil and its impact on society and the psyche, as well as anyone investigating and redefining their own meanings of evil, past and present.

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