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A stunning redaction of Jung on nature and the psyche,
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This review is from: The Earth Has a Soul: C.G.Jung's Writings on Nature, Technology and Modern Life (Paperback)This book is in effect a redaction - a drawing together from multiple sources - of Jung's work on nature, the human psyche, and the challenges both face in advanced modernity and the imperative it poses of recovering spirituality. Jung's views remain cutting edge for our times, and here Sabini has drawn not just from his collected works, but also from obscure seminars and letters to present material that will be both well-known and new to many Jungian scholars.
I use the expression "redaction" rather than merely "anthology" because the care with which Sabini has gathered and themed her material makes the chapters flow as if one is reading a new work by Jung. I was overwhelmed by its richness and its relevance to modern times - especially as a scholar working with colleagues who are exploring the ontology of the Celtic psyche, and in the case of some of us, relating that to the Gaelic/Celtic/Scottish communities in which we grew up. Jung's observations of primal societies in my view shed vital light on the self-understanding of what it can mean to be indigenous in the modern world, and Sabini's redaction brings all this together in ways that make a powerful contribution to ecopsychology and cultural studies.
This is clearly a work of love ... whoever Meredith Sabini is, she understands the importance of what was hidden in Jungian archives for our times ... and she has rendered it accessible in this beautifully produced volume.