Category Archives: Library Updates

New Books (Sept 2018)

New books for September include several recently published by Jungian authors, one of them local: Robert Hopcke’s There are no accidents in love and relationships. We also now have a book by Marcus West, training analyst at SAP London — Into the darkest places: early relational trauma and borderline states of mind. A review of it states that “Marcus West comprehensively brings together neuroscience, infant research and trauma theory along with Jungian and psychoanalytic perspectives.” See his discussion of it at

Another well-regarded title is Eranos: an alternative intellectual history of the twentieth century by Hans Hakl, who has drawn on decades of archival research and interviews with Eranos participants for a new look at the development of ideas by Jung, Neumann, Eliade, and others who gathered for talks at Eranos.

The new books (see a list HERE) and journal issues can be found on the book truck in the Library. Please also see a list of Journal issues received HERE.

“It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home.”
—Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

New Books (July 2018)

New books for July can be found HERE, as well as on the new book truck in the Library, where they are ready to peruse. Send us a message if you would like to reserve one for August or later.

Sadly, one of the June new books went missing sometime last month. If anyone has taken home the Library copy of Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy without leaving us the circulation card, please let us know so we can record it. We can’t afford to replace lost books!

Your library is your paradise. —Desiderius Erasmus

New Books (May 2018)

New books for May (see the list HERE) include two new titles by Liz Greene: The Astrological World of Jung’s Liber Novus explores the ways Jung used astrological images and themes in his Red Book to help him understand the nature and psychological meaning of his visions. Greene analyses the stories of Salome, Siegfried and Elijah, “and demonstrates that astrology, as Jung understood and worked with it, is unquestionably one of the most important foundation stones of analytical psychology, and an essential part of understanding his legacy.” Jung’s Studies in Astrology is a historical survey of his astrological work based on his published writings and the correspondence and documents in his private archives.

HERE is a link to the publisher’s descriptions for both books.

In Shamans of the 20th Century–a classic in the field–Ruth-Inge Heinze showed that shamanism has always been an experiential, evolving practice within communities, including into modern times and societies. Some may remember Heinze as an anthropologist and scholar who initiated the annual local conference on shamanism and alternate modes of healing, reviving ancient shamanic traditions as they interface with the frontiers of science, which was held at the Santa Sabina Center, Dominican University, in the 1980’s.

The Library now has a copy of the DVD A New Color: the art of being Edythe Boone, which was shown at the “Art, Social Justice, and Soul Making” event last February. If you would like to see this documentary again, or missed it, you can check it out of the library.

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. –Jorge Luis Borges

New Books (April 2018)

New Books for April are on the cart in the Library (you can also find a list HERE).

We have updated the reference copy of the Handbook of Emotions (2017 edition) and added two reference books on symbolism: The Complete Dictionary of Symbols, and Buddhist Symbols. We also have a most unusual book on the astrological zodiac, Mazzaroth: The Constellations. Originally published in 1875, it describes the Biblical and traditional meanings, mythology, and symbology of the constellations.

The Institute recently offered courses in MDMA-assisted therapy and in treating drug addiction. Psychoactive Sacramentals, published by the Council on Spiritual Practices, offers further insights in this area.

For those who attended, or missed, the presentation by Jeffrey Kripal last weekend, we now have two more books by him: The Super Natural and Authors of the Impossible.

Finally, Depth Typology by Mark Hunziker describes John Beebe’s typology framework in “an easy to grasp way,” and will be of interest to many here.

You can reserve a book by calling the library or sending an email message (

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. —Lady Bird Johnson

New Books (March 2018)

New Books for March are on the cart in the Library; a list can be accessed HERE.

This month we have many recently published books. Several were recommended by our community members: Jungian Art Therapy; The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi, and the reprint of Didier Anzieu’s Skin-Ego. Also, Susan Rowland very kindly gave the library a copy of her Remembering Dionysus when she was here.

We’ve added some significant works on Sufism and Islamic spirituality, including Essential Sufism by Fadiman and Frager, and the first nine volumes on Sufi Symbolism by Sufi scholar of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order and Iranian psychiatrist, Javad Nurgakhsh.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book by calling or sending an email message (


She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people.

—Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

New Books (Feb 2018)

There are a lot of New Books for February on the cart in the Library (for a list, click HERE).

Topics of the books range from art and the development of Soul (see especially the beautiful Souls grown deep: African American vernacular art of the South) to mysticism and religion, philosophy and ethical issues, and communication.

Two books in child studies were requested and added; The Silent Child: communication without words by Jeanne Magagna, and The carpenter and the gardener by Alison Gopnik, a child development psychologist.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book or DVD by sending the Library a note or email message (

That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.

Aphra Behn, The Lucky Chance, Or, the Alderman’s Bargain

New Books (Jan 2018)

New Books for January are on the cart in the Library. You will also find a list HERE. A list of new DVDs can be found HERE.

We have included several newly published Jungian books. Archetypal Reflection: Insights and ideas from Jungian Psychology as well as Jung on Astrology are by Keiron Le Grice from Pacifica Graduate Institute; they both discuss the archetypal symbolism of astrology and are recommended by Richard Tarnas.

Anima and Africa: Jungian essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature from Routledge “applies Jung’s African journeys to literary texts…and provides fresh insights into van der Posts late novels.”

Naomi Lowinsky has generously given the library copies of her recent book, The Rabbi, the goddess, and Jung: getting the word from within – which is greatly appreciated.

We also have added to our growing collection of DVDs from the Asheville Jung Center, including two DVD series: The Shadow and the problem of Evil, and The Psychology of Fairy Tales. Please request these from the Library as they are not on the new book shelf.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book or DVD by sending the library a note or email message (

Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
—Carl Sagan, Cosmos

New Books (Dec 2017)

Many of the December New Books offer aspects of storytelling, as winter is a good time to read stories and tales – or read about the kinds of stories we tell that help us relate to others’ experiences. Click HERE for a complete listing.

I particularly like Threading Time: a Cultural History of Threadwork, which reveals the essential link between the human spirit and the art of connecting threads through looking at stories about clothing made in the Garden of Eden, in a medieval manuscript, or in modern fiction and poetry. It‘s a very original view of threadwork written from a broad chronological perspective, and will interest artists as well as readers of literature, or women’s and cultural history.

Labyrinths: Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl, and the early years of psychoanalysis is a recently published book about the early years of psychoanalysis, told from the point of view of Emma Jung. The author, a journalist, had access to some unpublished pictures from the Jung family archive, as well as intimate stories told to her by Emma’s family and friends.

We also have a copy of the just-published The Annotated African American Folktales, edited by scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (the well-known scholar of African American literature and head of Harvard’s African American Studies department) and Maria Tatar (Harvard professor of folklore & mythology and Germanic languages & Literature). It’s being called a “groundbreaking collection of folktales, myths, and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past.” It is the most comprehensive collection of African American folktales ever published and is a wonderful addition to our Myth and Folktales collection.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book by signing your name on the card in the book, or by sending the library a note or email message (

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”   –Mark Twain

New Books (Nov 2017)

New Books for November can be found on the New Book cart. You will find a list HERE.

Two of the books have contributions by analysts of the Institute. There you are: Interviews, journals and ephemera, “combines forty years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals to present a narrative of the remarkable poet Joanne Kyger.” Kyger, who died in March of this year, was one of the major poets of the San Francisco Renaissance along with Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder and others. There you are includes an interview with Paul Watsky. The publisher’s preview web page is HERE.

We also have a copy of the recently published The dangerous case of Donald Trump, which contains a chapter by Tom Singer, “Trump and the American collective psyche.” An interview about it with Robert Jay Lifton by Bill Moyers can be found HERE. A long review also can be found HERE.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book by signing your name on the card in the book, or by sending the library a note or email message (

“My library is an archive of longings.” – Susan Sontag 

New Books (Oct 2017)

New Books for October can be found on the New Book cart starting Monday, Oct. 2. You’ll also find a listing HERE.

These include books of, or about, poetry, several of which are especially fine. The Waters of Hermes contains poems and essays on the relationship of poetry and myth. The Dream of the Poem is a graceful translation of Hebrew poems written during a period of cultural flowering in medieval Spain, praised as an intense and vivid body of lyric and didactic verse. And Edward Snow, in a bilingual edition, has beautifully translated The book of Images by Rilke.

What painting is: How to think about painting using the language of alchemy is a unique decoding and exploration of the experience of painting that will be interesting not only to the artists in our community. “Alchemy provides a … language to explore what a painter really does in the studio…” and the book “makes readers feel they are truly tasting a viewpoint of reality alien to the modern scientific world view.”

Several recent journal issues have been received and are on the New Book cart, ready for reading in the library, including Jung Journal, Harvest, and Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book by signing your name on the card in the book, or by sending the library a note or email message (

“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines—it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.”  Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore         

New Books (Sept 2017)

New Books for September are on the book cart in the Library. A complete list can be found HERE.

We are now caught up with the Eranos Yearbooks series from Daimon Verlag, as we just added volumes 69, 70, and 72. Each volume compiles papers from the Eranos and Fetzer conferences held at Ascona, and cover a range of important contemporary issues, including neuroscience, modernity, violence and aggression, and fragility of and in our world.

Two recent books by Murray Stein are here. Outside Inside and All Around relates Jungian themes of individuation, archetypes and symbols to our “globalized cultural space,” and discusses working across cultural divides. Soul: Treatment and Recovery from Routledge presents a selection of papers and book chapters covering four stages of his personal development as an author from 1973 to 2012.

The Soul of Art: Analysis and Creation, a new book from Texas A&M by Christian Gaillard, examines works of art from throughout history—and prehistory—that  have been deeply significant in his or his colleagues’ understanding of their analyses and their ability to serve as capable guides on the journey toward self-awareness.  In The Book of the Heart, Eric Jager traces the history and psychology of the “self-as-text” concept from antiquity to recent times. The “book of the heart” metaphor, modeled on the manuscript codex, was vividly expressed in literature and art during the Middle Ages. Both books will find interested readers here.

We have added three books on cultural diversity –that were either requested by members or gifted to the library recently. And since this is a topic of increased interest and concern, I have created a new subject category and an area where multicultural and diversity books will be shelved.

If you’d like to reserve a book, please sign your name on the card in the book, or send the library a note or email message ( We will contact you when the book is ready for you to pick up.


In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”  —Mark Twain

New Books List (July 2017)

New Books for July are on the cart in the Library. It is a short list (which you can find HERE), mostly of recently published Jungian books, and packed with content for reflection. Several of the books bring us new historical material and relate these to pressing contemporary issues of culture, politics, psychology, and human relations.

We were able to get a copy of Luigi Zoja’s Paranoia: the Madness that Makes History. Dr. Zoja spoke here recently, and many will want to follow up by reading his book.

The Eranos Yearbook 2012 includes the presentations of the 2011 Eranos Conference: On the Threshold – Disorientation and New Forms of Space. It speaks of borders that can both limit and make porous, and consequently the various ways in history that people have experienced their fragility.

Toni Wolff & C.G. Jung: A Collaboration, by Nan Savage Healy, is well-researched and the first comprehensive account of Toni Wolff’s role in the development of Jung’s thought.

And we finally have a copy of Richard Tarnas’ Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, his comprehensive research on the history of modernity and enlightenment from an astrological perspective.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book by signing your name on the card in the book, or by sending the library a note or email message (

My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. —Peter Golkin

New Books & Periodicals (May 2017)

New Books for May are on the New Book cart in the Library (a list is also available HERE). They include several recently published books from Chiron, Spring Journal Books, and Daimon Verlag (see the descriptions below).

Also on the book cart are the latest print copies of journal issues received (a list is available HERE): International Journal of Jungian Studies, Journal of Child psychotherapy, Jung Journal, and Mantis (from South Africa).

A reminder to faculty for next year’s seminars: if you have books that you would like the library to acquire for use in your course, please let the Library know as soon as possible so we can order them!

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.”

—T.S. Eliot



Stone by Stone: Reflections on the Psychology of C.G. Jung

This volume comprises original contributions by Carl Gustav Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, along with additional works addressing analytical psychology. It is being published in honor of the centennial existence of the Psychology Club of Zurich.

Jung’s Evolving Views of Nazi Germany: From the Nazi Takeover to the End of World War II

This book describes for the first time Jung’s views of Nazi Germany during the whole period from the Nazi takeover in 1933 to the end of World War II. It brings together the authors’ research in archives and primary sources during the past 10 years.

Psychology’s Dream of the Courtroom

Psychology and the law have long maintained a collegial association with one another as adjacent disciplines. In the criminal justice system, for example, psychologists and psychiatrists serve regularly as expert witnesses, providing insight into the motivations and mental status of accused and convicted persons. But what about the reverse of this relation? What contribution has “the law” made to the work of analyst and patient in the consulting room? And what insights may be drawn from putting psychology itself on trial? In this ground-breaking book, the use of legal metaphors and the courtroom analogy by Freud, Jung, and psychology more generally are examined in relation to the practice psychotherapy and analysis. In this way, psychoanalysis and analytical psychology are shown in fresh perspective to be disciplines of truth in the spirit of a trial or court proceeding.

“Remember Jung” DVD Series

The Library recently received the rest of the Remembering Jung DVD series produced by George and Suzanne Wagner and the Jung Institute of LA. These include remembrances of Jung by Hilde and James Kirsch, Gilda Frantz, William McGuire, and Jane Wheelwright, among others.

We now have the complete set of 30 DVDs. If you wish to check out and view any, please email us at

You can find a list of the DVDs HERE.

New Books (April 2017)

April New Books are on the New Book cart in the Library’s Main Reference Room (a list can be found HERE). They include several newly published and recently requested books, as well as some older gifts and classics. Please note that we will also be getting the e-book version of Fanny Brewster’s African Americans and Jungian Psychology, as many will be wanting to read it.

Let us know of any books you would like the library to purchase for the community to read, or any areas of topical interest that we should look for.

Please tell us if you’d like to reserve a book by signing your name on the card in the book, or by sending the library a note or email message (

A library could show you everything if you knew where to look.
—Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

New Books (March 2017)

March New Books are ready and can be found on the New Book cart in the Main Reference Room (as well as HERE). The newly added books range over biography, history, literary theory, psychology, philosophy and religion. We finally have all four volumes of the classic Affect, Imagery, Consciousness by Silvan Tomkins.
Please come in and peruse. Let us know if you’d like to reserve a book by signing your name on the card in the book, or leaving us a note or email message.
My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.  —Peter Golkin