The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals

The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals

This volume presents Barbara Hannah's Jung Institute lectures of 1954-58.

Author: Barbara Hannah

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9781888602333

Category: Psychology

Page: 413

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This volume presents Barbara Hannah's Jung Institute lectures of 1954-58. In these profound talks, she speaks of the archetypal symbolism of seven animals--cat, dog, horse, serpent, lion, bull, and cow--discussing their roles in the psychological and cultural life of the West.
Categories: Psychology

Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art

Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art

Shamans ' costumes formed a micro- cosm that included symbolic reference to heavenly bodies in the form of polished metal disks and mirrors , painted images of archetypal symbols such as the TREE OF LIFE , animal helping spirits ...

Author: Hope B. Werness

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826419135

Category: Art

Page: 502

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Animals and their symbolism in diverse world cultures and different eras of human history are chronicled in this lovely volume.
Categories: Art

Animal assisted Psychotherapy

Animal assisted Psychotherapy

The archetypal language is the language of symholism, revealed to us through the intense imagery appearing in dreams, fantasies, artistic creations, and myths. Animals, too, can constitute a symbol. In general, one can relate to them as ...

Author: Nancy Parish-Plass

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557536518

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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The use of animals by psychotherapists has been a growing trend. Psychological problems treated include emotional and behavioral problems, attachment issues, trauma, and developmental disorders. An influential 1970s survey suggests that over 20 percent of therapists in the psychotherapy division of the American Psychological Association incorporated animals into their treatment in some fashion. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the number is much higher today. Since Yeshiva psychologist Boris Levinson popularized the use of animals in the 1960s, Israel has come to be perhaps the most advanced country in the world in the area of animal-assisted psychotherapy (AAP). This is true especially in the area of training programs, theory-building, and clinical practice. Great effort has been put into understanding the mechanisms behind AAP, as well as into developing ethical guidelines that take into account the therapist's responsibility toward both client and animal. This book exposes the world to the theory and practice of AAP as conceived and used in Israel. It emphasizes evidence-based and clinically sound applications, differentiating between AAP, a psychotherapeutic approach, and AAE (animal-assisted education) and AAA (animal-assisted activities), both of which are psychoeducational. Not anyone and his/her dog can become an animal-assisted therapist, and this volume demonstrates not only the promise of animal-assisted psychotherapeutic approaches, but also some of the challenges the field still needs to overcome to gain widespread legitimacy.
Categories: Medical

Animals as the Third in Relational Psychotherapy

Animals as the Third in Relational Psychotherapy

language for the consideration of the presence of animals in the clinical space and thus help to authorise the ... Hannah, (2006) The archetypal symbolism of animals. https://chironpublicationscom/shop/archetypal-symbolism-animals/, ...

Author: Jo Silbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343229

Category: Psychology

Page: 198

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Animals as the Third in Relational Psychotherapy: Exploring Theory, Frame and Practice elegantly and skilfully weaves together relevant literature, clinical reflections, compelling case material and contemporary psychoanalytic theory to demonstrate how the presence of an animal in the treatment arena can eventually bring about relational, interpersonal and intrapsychic change. Contemporary relational psychoanalytic literature has been virtually silent about our relationship with animals, a feature seemingly intrinsic to our relational worlds. This book seeks to remediate this void by giving voice to the practice and principles of working relationally in the presence of an animal. The text accentuates recurrent themes: animals are seen by human beings as significant subjective others and are treated as legitimate partners for relational and interpersonal processes, attachment figures and transferential objects; animals in the psychotherapy environment can play the role as a ‘bridge’ from the unconscious to the conscious, from the dissociated to the experienced, from the intrapsychic to the interpersonal; as the third in the treatment arena, the animal helps to reveal the field, bringing conflicts to life and making them available for analysis in the clinical setting. In seeking to authorise the incorporation of animals into the practice of relational psychotherapy the text applies conventional concepts to novel contexts; it extends psychoanalytic and relational principles to create a theoretical framework within which to consider the therapeutic effects of working in the triadic interactions of therapist, client and animal and thus also begins to evolve a new version of relational psychoanalytic practice. The authors value the human-animal experience in treatment and repeatedly show how the application of a relational psychoanalytic lens to the patient-therapist-animal triad can enhance the therapeutic process in ways that encourage progressive communication, understanding of the patient and the relaxing of defences, leading to the symbolising of relational capacity, therapeutic breakthrough and intrapsychic change.
Categories: Psychology

A Midsummer Night s Dream Shakespeare s Syzygy of Meaning

A Midsummer Night s Dream  Shakespeare s Syzygy of Meaning

16 Animal symbolism has a vital role to play in Jungian psychology. For details, see Barbara Hannah, The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals: Lectures given at the C.G. Jung Institute, 1954–1958, (ed.), Emmanual Kennedy-Xipolitas (Wilmette, ...


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434974556



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The Archetypal Significance of Gilgamesh

The Archetypal Significance of Gilgamesh

symbol/symbolism see also under animals, and individual subjects air 115 and archetypes 14; 23; 97 in myths and dreams 23; 28; 39; 45; 56-57; 59-60; 62-63; 98; 112-113; 163 living structures 98 of animals 66-67; 117 of discriminating ...

Author: Rivkah Schärf Kluger

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856305239

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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A Jungian psychoanalytical interpretation of the Gilgamesh Epic.
Categories: Fiction

Complex Archetype Symbol in the Psychology of C G Jung

Complex Archetype Symbol in the Psychology of C G  Jung

But regardless of whether we have a solar or lunar symbolism, the significant factor is the structural similarity, the cyclical process, the continuity of the chain of rebirths. In this connection the “little animals” may represent the ...

Author: Jolande Jacobi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691213262

Category: Psychology


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As an associate of C. G. Jung for many years, Jolande Jacobi is in a unique position to provide an interpretation of his work. In this volume, Dr. Jacobi presents a study of three central, interrelated concepts in analytical psychology: the individual complex, the universal archetype, and the dynamic symbol.
Categories: Psychology

The Spirit Animal Oracle

The Spirit Animal Oracle

Since childhood , I have known their presence commanded a different sort of knowing : The world around us is rich with Soul ; every animal has a transcendent archetypal symbolism , a universal meaning holding a message of deep ...



ISBN: 9781401952792


Page: 318

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The Sungod s Journey through the Netherworld

The Sungod s Journey through the Netherworld

In her book, The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals, Barbara Hannah presents a plausible psychological interpretation of this mythological image of the eternal feminine connected with the sky. According to her, the devouring aspect is ...

Author: Andreas Schweizer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801458040

Category: History

Page: 248

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"The ancient Egyptian sources come alive, speaking to us without seeming alien to our modern ways of thinking. Andreas Schweizer invites us to join the nocturnal voyage of the solar barque and to immerse ourselves, with the 'Great Soul' of the sun, into the darkness surrounding us. Here in the illustrations and texts of the Amduat, threats hidden in the depths of our soul become visible as concrete images, an analysis of which remains ever worthwhile: even in the guise of the evil, ominous, or dark side of godhead with which Schweizer concerns himself. The netherworld into which we descend underlies our own world. Creative energies of dreadful intensity are active there, and only death, to which all must surrender, makes us truly alive by offering us regeneration from the depths."—Erik Hornung, from the Foreword The Amduat (literally "that which is in the netherworld") tells the story of the nocturnal journey of Re, the Egyptian Sungod, through the netherworld from the time when the sun dies, after setting in the west, to its rebirth at sunrise in the east. In the middle of the night, in the profoundest depths of the netherworld, this resurrection is made possible by a mystical union of the sun with the mummified body of Osiris, god of the dead. This great mystery of the union between the freely moving soul of the Sungod, longing for the bright and boundless sky, with Osiris's corpse, which is irrevocably bound to the subterranean realm of the dead, evokes the renewal of all life and the restoration of totality. In the Egyptian belief system, the pharaohs and in later times all blessed dead embarked on this same "night-sea journey" after death, ultimately becoming one with Re and living forever. The vision of the afterlife elaborated in the Amduat, dating from around 1500 B.C.E., has been influential for millennia, providing the model for an entire genre of Egyptian literature, the Books of the Afterlife, which in turn endured into the Greco-Roman era. Its themes and images persisted into gnostic and alchemical texts and made their way into early Christian portrayals of the beyond. In The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld, Andreas Schweizer guides the reader through the Amduat, offering a psychological interpretation of its principal textual and iconographic elements. He is concerned with themes that run deep and wide in human experience, drawing on Jungian archetypes to find similar expression in many cultures worldwide: sleep as death; resurrection as reawakening or rebirth; and salvation or redemption, whether from original sin (as for Christians) or from the total annihilation of death (as for the ancient Egyptians).
Categories: History

The Horse in Literature and Film

The Horse in Literature and Film

Kurosawa seems to fully agree with Baudrillard when stating that: “Only the animal is worth being sacrificed, as a god; ... Men qualify only by their affiliation to the animal” (133). ... In her The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals ...

Author: Francisco LaRubia-Prado

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498534925

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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Horses serve as central characters in great literary works that span ages and cultures. But why? In The Horse in Literature and Film: Uncovering a Transcultural Paradigm, Francisco LaRubia-Prado, Ph.D. explores the deep symbolic meaning, cultural significance, and projective power that these magnificent animals carry in literature, film, and the human psyche. Examining iconic texts and films from the Middle Ages to the present—and from Western and Eastern cultural traditions—this book reveals how horses, as timeless symbols of nature, bring harmony to unbalanced situations. Regardless of how disrupted human lives become, whether through the suffering caused by the atrocities of war, or the wrestling of individuals and society with issues of authenticity, horses offer an antidote firmly rooted in nature. The Horse in Literature and Film is a book for our time. After an introduction to the field of animal studies, it analyzes celebrated works by authors and film directors such as Leo Tolstoy, Heinrich von Kleist, D.H. Lawrence, Akira Kurosawa, John Huston, Girish Karnad, Michael Morpurgo, and Benedikt Erlingsson. Exploring issues such as power, the boundaries between justice and the law, the meaning of love and home, the significance of cultural belonging, and the consequences of misguided nationalism, this book demonstrates the far-reaching consequences of human disconnection from nature, and the role of the horse in individual and societal healing.
Categories: Social Science