For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Michael Vannoy Adams

For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications of Jungian Psychoanalysis

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 272
  • Category :
    Jung and Analytical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 34635
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415644099
  • ISBN 10 : 0415644097
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For Love of the Imagination is a book about the imagination - about what and how images mean. Jungian psychoanalysis is an imaginal psychology - or what Michael Vannoy Adams calls imaginology, the study of the imagination. What is so distinctive - and so valuable - about Jungian psychoanalysis is that it emphasizes images. For Love of the Imagination is also a book about interdisciplinary applications of Jungian psychoanalysis. What enables these applications is that all disciplines include images of which they are more or less unconscious. Jungian psychoanalysis is in an enviable position to render these images conscious, to specify what and how they mean. On the contemporary scene, as a result of the digital revolution, there is no trendier word than applications - except, perhaps, the abbreviation apps. In psychoanalysis, there is a Freudian app and a Jungian app. The Jungian app is a technology of the imagination. This book applies Jungian psychoanalysis to images in a variety of disciplines. For Love of the Imagination also includes the 2011 Moscow lectures on Jungian psychoanalysis. It will be essential reading for psychoanalyists, psychotherapists, students and those with an interest in Jung.

About the Author(s)

Michael Vannoy Adams is an internationally prominent Jungian psychoanalyst in New York City. He is a clinical associate professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is also a faculty member at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the New School, where he was previously associate provost. He is the recipient of three Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. He has been a Marshall scholar in England and a Fulbright senior lecturer in India.

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