Psyche in Scripture

The Idea of the Chosen People and Other Essays

Author: Rivkah Schärf Kluger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780919123717

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Old Testament is the written record of profound religious experiences, and in this sense "inspired". The awesome events recounted in the Bible inform the spiritual stance of Western culture to this day, and they contain important clues about destiny, not only past but future. As our understanding broadens, our sense of membership in a global community may supersede the specific religious lessons of our early years. But we cannot simply shrug off our inner history without damage to the soul. Rather we must try to grasp the symbolic content of our psychic heritage, as Dr. Kluger does in this volume. The first three essays here, originally published in 1974 under the title Psyche and Bible, have become classics in the field. Two of the author's later essays on individuation symbolism, and a comprehensive index, have been added to make Psyche in Scripture.

The Solar Myths and Opicinus de Canistris

Notes of the Seminar given at Eranos in 1943

Author: C.G. Jung

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856309764

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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C.G. Jung held an ‘extemporaneous’ seminar on “The Solar Myths and Opicinus de Canistris” at the 1943 Eranos Conference. In a complete version for the first time, this book presents all of the known material relating to the seminar, including notes taken by two of his students, Alwine von Keller and Rivkah Schärf Kluger, and the outline that Jung himself prepared. Opicinus de Canistris (1296–c. 1352) was a priest and cartographer from near Pavia, Italy. His typically medieval cartography is characterized by historical, theological, symbolic and astrological references along with a curious anthropomorphism, which depicted continents and oceans with human features. Jung recognized this as a projection of Opicinus’ inner world and interpreted the maps of the world as mandalas, where the integration of the shadow, the dark principle, was missing. From the contents: Opicinus de Canistris. Concluding Seminar, Eranos, Ascona, 1943 (Speaking Notes by Carl Gustav Jung) Notes on Jung’s Seminar held on August 12 and 14, 1943, by Alwine von Keller and Rivkah Schärf Kluger Rivkah Schärf Kluger. A Life Fuelled with Intensity of Spirit and Rare Depth of Soul, by Nomi Kluger-Nash Alwine von Keller (1878–1965). A Biographical Memoir, by Riccardo Bernardini, Gian Piero Quaglino, Augusto Romano

Psychological Biblical Criticism

Author: D. Andrew Kille

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800632465

Category: Religion

Page: 161

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This volume provides an introduction to psychological interpretations of the Hebrew Bible -- with the Garden of Eden story as a test case. It approaches the text from Freudian, Jungian, and Developmental psychologies, comparing and contrasting the different methods while taking on the hermeneutical issues. Ricoeur's work is used to establish criteria for adequate interpretation. Genesis 3 presents a fruitful text for psychological interpretation given its importance in Western culture. Its themes of sexuality, guilt, consciousness, and alienation are issues of great concern for everyone in our society. Kille's aim is to locate psychological criticism within the field of biblical studies and to propose a hermeneutical framework for describing and evaluating psychological approaches. The second part is devoted to analysis of different evaluations of Genesis 3 from the three chosen psychological perspectives.