Wolfgang Giegerich - Select articles by and about

"The soul is no longer where it once was. And as painful as it may be, it is our job to follow suit in our thinking and acquire a new definition of what is soulful today by allowing ourselves to be taught by the real movement of the soul itself. It is our psychological job finally to own and acknowledge physics and technology as inalienable parts of our soul work. This would require that our consciousness undergo a revolution with respect to its categories and that we learn to see the soul where we least expect it and so far have loathed to see it. How else could the neurotic split be overcome? How else could what has been held cut off from the soul for so long be brought home? But we hold on to the old notion of soulfulness and therefore necessarily deny physics' view of nature as the legitimate expression of today's soul work, insisting in its stead on a new cosmology, a new conception of nature in terms of the anima mundi. We thereby deepen the split and disown an essential part of today's magnum opus."  THE OPPOSITION OF 'INDIVIDUAL' AND 'COLLECTIVE' PSYCHOLOGY'S BASIC ... by Wolfgang Giegerich

For a review of Wolfgang Giegerich's book, "What is Soul" by John Woodcock:

And for a slightly different perspective, read "Giegerich and the Traditions: Notes on Reason, Mythology, Psychology and Religion" by Sanford L. Drob see: http://www.junginstitute.org/pdf_files/JungV7N2p61-74.pdf

To learn more about the organization devoted to Wolfgang Giegerich's Psychology for the Discipline of Interiority (PDI) visit their web site which features a number of articles:

http://www.ispdi.org/en/ and article section:


A post from a forum dedicated to Jungian analyst and author, Wolfgang Giegerich - the author states "...in fact, I would never have spent as much time as I have reading about, and writing about Wolfgang Giegerich if not for the fact that Wolfgang Giegerich is such a significant and curious phenomenon in Jungianism today. Wolfgang Giegerich as an "Archetypal Phenomena

The End of Meaning and the Birth of Man - An essay about the state ... by Wolfgang Giegerich

Wolfgang Giegerich (Excerpt from The Neurosis of Psychology)

"A true transformation, a real being affected, thus cannot be emotional. It cannot refer merely to one’s states or ‘attributes.’ It implies the change of oneself in one’s ‘substance’ or identity, or the revolution of the logic of oneself."  Wolfgang Giegerich quote in: Imaging the Unimaginable: The Myth of Actaeon as an Archetypal Imag... by Catherine Svehla Ph.D


"Jung’s psychological typology with its compass-like representation of the four orientation functions fits very neatly. The crux of this conception is that it starts out from the human person. The human being is here the container or vessel of the soul and accordingly also the horizon of psychology A psychology based on this fantasy clearly operates with the division between man and world, subject and object, inner and outer, psychology and physics and feels competent for only half of this divided whole." Wolfgang Giegerich quoted

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Comment by Mark K Warford on January 3, 2014 at 12:45am

Thanks for these! Where would you like us to start for the first 'Road' meeting?

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