Projection and Re-Collection in Jungian Psychology: Reflections of the Soul by Marie-Louise von Franz

In our first legacy book written by a woman, one of Jung’s inner circle, we explore what it means to project and then to withdraw one’s projections, individually and collectively. Indeed, projection is rampant in American culture. How is that affecting our psyche?

Now that we have an understanding of how projection operates in life, in ourselves, in others, we will proceed through the next two chapters more rapidly. Von Franz takes up the issue of projection of spirit into matter from the perspectives of religion (chapter 2) and science (chapter 3). She gives us historical examples of the workings of projection, particularly in ancient Greece and early Gnosticism. Then, she describes how the god- image continues to be projected in modern physics.

The Legacy Series Reading Group meets once a month. Drop-ins are welcome.

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