In the latest number of the Jung Journal, The Official Journal of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, among others we can find several articles that refer to the meaning of art in the process of transformation and in the analytical practice. The beloved works of art stay with us for a lifetime. They are with us in everyday situations as physical presences and populate our imagination allowing us to contact the unspeakable. They are, as Henry Abramovitch writes in one of the articles, the altarpieces of our temenos.
According to Jung image is a fundamental language of the psyche. Significance of images constitute the important part also of a post-Jungian theory both at its developmental spectrum, where early pre-verbal meaning of images is explored and as a modality that allows to relate to transcendent aspects of the psyche. The latest foundings of neuroscience emphasize the importance of images and imagining and implicit communication confirming early intuitions of Jung and analytical psychologists of his times.
Thus with a great pleasure we recommend the Jung Journal 9 (2), 2015 and especially its chapter Streams & Currents: A Beloved Work of Art. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.
Jung Journal is a beautiful international quarterly publication offering feature articles, reviews, interviews, poetry, and art. Many depth psychological themes dealing with culture and contemporary life appear in the journal as they are reflected in works of art, literature, film, poetry, music, myth, science, technology, and Jungian theory and history. Readers have the opportunity to engage with thoughtful, stimulating, and at times provocative perspectives on the human experience. The articles that appear in Jung Journal invite a creative and ongoing dialogue with writers and artists whose views are wrought from attention to the depth psyche. Jung Journal welcomes unsolicited submissions of feature length articles, reviews, and poetry.