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Shamdasani, Sonu 1962-

Works: 62 works in 274 publications in 6 languages and 11,343 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Biography  History  Case studies  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Translator, ed, Other, Creator
Classifications: BF173, 150.195
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sonu Shamdasani
Jung and the making of modern psychology the dream of a science by Sonu Shamdasani( )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the first comprehensive study of the origins of Jung's psychology in the context of the rise of modern psychology and psychotherapy. It reconstructs the reception of Jung's work in the human sciences, and its impact on the social and intellectual history of the twentieth century
Speculations after Freud psychoanalysis, philosophy and culture by Sigmund Freud( )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indlæg fra konference afhold 26.-28. oktober 1990
Cult fictions C.G. Jung and the founding of analytical psychology by Sonu Shamdasani( )
14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Controversial claims that C.G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology, was a charlatan and a self-appointed demi-god have recently brought his legacy under renewed scrutiny. The basis of the attack on Jung is a previously unknown text, said to be Jung's inaugural address at the founding of his 'cult', otherwise known as the Psychological Club, in Zurich in 1916. It is claimed that this cult is alive and well in Jungian psychology as it is practiced today, in a movement which continues to masquerade as a genuine professional discipline, whilst selling false dreams of spiritual redemption. In Cult Fictions, Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani looks into the evidence for such claims and draws on previously unpublished documents to show that they are fallacious. --From publisher's description
The red book = Liber novus by C. G Jung( Book )
40 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration, the result was "The Red Book," a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. However, only a handful of people have ever seen it. Now, in a complete facsimile and translation, it is available to scholars and the general public
Jung stripped bare by his biographers, even by Sonu Shamdasani( )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book addresses continual controversies that rage over the biography of Jung and demonstrates how his life has become hijacked by covert cultural agendas, which seek to advance their claims by fictions served up as facts. It demonstrates the pitfalls and fallacies of such works, and sets out how his life and work should be approached on a historical basis, drawing on decades of archival investigation and new documentation. Thus this work lays out an agenda for future studies and discussions of Jung and of his impact on modern psychology and contemporary culture
The psychology of Kundalini yoga : notes of the seminar given in 1932 by C.G. Jung by C. G Jung( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience. Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. In his introduction, Shamdasani explains why Jung thought that the comprehension of Eastern thought was essential if Western psychology was to develop. He goes on to orient today's audience toward an appreciation of some of the questions that stirred the minds of Jung and his seminar group: What is the relation between Eastern schools of liberation and Western psychotherapy? What connection is there between esoteric religious traditions and spontaneous individual experience? What light do the symbols of Kundalini yoga shed on conditions diagnosed as psychotic? Not only were these questions important to analysts in the 1930s but, as Shamdasani stresses, they continue to have psychological relevance for readers on the threshold of the twenty-first century. This volume also offers newly translated material from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar by the indologist Wilhelm Hauer presented in conjunction with that of Jung, illustrations of the cakras, and Sir John Woodroffe's classic translation of the tantric text, the aj-cakra-Nirpaa
Analytical psychology, its theory and practice; the Tavistock lectures by C. G Jung( )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1925, while transcribing and painting in his "Red Book", C. G. Jung presented a series of seminars in English in which he spoke for the first time in public about his early spiritualistic experiences, his encounter with Freud, the genesis of his psychology, and the self-experimentation he called his "confrontation with the unconscious, " describing in detail a number of pivotal dreams and fantasies. He then presented an introductory overview of his ideas about psychological typology and the archetypes of the collective unconscious, illustrated with case material and discussions concerning contemporary art. He focused particularly on the contra-sexual elements of the personality, the anima and the animus, which he discussed with the participants through psychological analyses of popular novels, such as Rider Haggard's "She". The notes from these seminars form the only reliable published autobiographical account by Jung and the clearest and most important account of the development of his work. This revised edition features additional annotations, information from "the Red Book", and an introduction by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London
Jung contra Freud the 1912 New York lectures on the theory of psychoanalysis by C. G Jung( )
7 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1912, C.G. Jung, then president of the International Psychoanalytic Association, set out his critique and reformulation of the theory of psychoanalysis in a series of lectures in New York, ideas that were to prove unacceptable to Freud, thus creating a schism in the Freudian school. Jung challenged Freud's understandings of sexuality, the origins of neuroses, dream interpretation, and the unconscious, and Jung also became the first to argue that every analyst should themselves be analyzed. Seen in the light of the subsequent reception and development of psychoanalysis, Jung's critiques appear to be strikingly prescient, while also laying the basis for his own school of analytical psychology. This volume of Jung's lectures includes an introduction by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London, and editor of "Jung's Red Book"
The Freud files : an inquiry into the history of psychoanalysis by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book began in 1993 as an inquiry into Freud historians and their work. We had become aware of the upheavals that had affected Freud studies since the 1970s, which were completely transformating how one understood psychoanalysis and its origins. Intrigued by the new histories of the Freudian movement, we decided to interview the key players to gather their testimonies in a collective volume. These interviews were transcribed and annotated (we reproduce a few excerpts in the following), but the volume itself remained unfinished, for in the meantime our investigation had changed. Quite quickly, it became apparent that it was not possible to situate ourselves with the neutrality and ironic detachment that we had initially adopted. The stakes were too high, and too much remained to be researched and verified before one could attempt to pass judgment on the endless controversies around psychoanalysis. Instead of describing them from the outside, we became drawn in, and here put forward our own contribution to the history of the Freudian movement"--
Lament of the dead : psychology after Jung's Red book by James Hillman( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book of dialogues, James Hillman and Sonu Shamdasani reassess psychology, history and creativity through the lens of Carl Jung's Red Book. Hillman, the founder of Archetypal Psychology, was one of the most prominent psychologists in America and is widely acknowledged as the most original figure to emerge from Jung's school. Shamdasani, editor and co-translator of Jung's Red Book, is regarded as the leading Jung historian. Hillman and Shamdasani explore a number of the issues in The Red Book - such as our relationship with the dead; the figures of our dreams and fantasies; the nature of creative expression; narrative and storytelling; the legacy of Christianity and our relation to the past - and examine the implications these have for our thinking today
C.G. Jung : a biography in books by Sonu Shamdasani( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From India to the planet Mars : a case of multiple personality with imaginary languages by Théodore Flournoy( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreams by C. G Jung( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychology, analysis, and symbolism of dreams are discussed by the Swiss psychologist
Answer to Job by C. G Jung( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considered one of Jung's most controversial works, Answer to Job also stands as Jung's most extensive commentary on a biblical text. Here, he confronts the story of the man who challenged God, the man who experienced hell on earth and still did not reject his faith. Job's journey parallels Jung's own experience--as reported in The Red Book: Liber Novus--of descending into the depths of his own unconscious, confronting and reconciling the rejected aspects of his soul. This paperback edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at
Synchronicity : an acausal connecting principle by C. G Jung( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli stimulated a final, mature statement of Jung's thinking on synchronicity, originally published in 1952 and reproduced here. Togeth
The undiscovered self : with symbols and the interpretation of dreams by C. G Jung( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The red book = Liber novus : a reader's edition by C. G Jung( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration, the result was "The Red Book," a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. However, only a handful of people had ever seen it. It has since been translated from the original Gerrman and is now it is available to scholars and the general public in both a large format version (40 cm. height) which includes facsimile reproduction of the handwritten German text and color illustrations, or the smaller "Reader's edition" (23 cm. height) which consists of the English translation and translator's notes
Analyst-patient interaction : collected papers on technique by Michael Fordham( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together Michael Fordham's key writings on analytical technique. These important contributions have shaped and informed analytical technique as we find it today
Four archetypes; mother, rebirth, spirit, trickster by C. G Jung( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of the archetype is crucial to Jung's radical interpretation of the human mind. Here he considers the archetypes he regarded as fundamental to every living individual: mother, rebirth, spirit and trickster
The Undiscovered Self With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams (New in Paper) by C. G Jung( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These two essays, written late in Jung's life, reflect his responses to the shattering experience of World War II and the dawn of mass society. Among his most influential works, "The Undiscovered Self" is a plea for his generation--and those to come--to continue the individual work of self-discovery and not abandon needed psychological reflection for the easy ephemera of mass culture. Only individual awareness of both the conscious and unconscious aspects of the human psyche, Jung tells us, will allow the great work of human culture to continue and thrive. Jung's reflections on self-knowledge
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