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Shamdasani, Sonu 1962-

Works: 71 works in 300 publications in 7 languages and 15,415 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, ed, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: BF173, 150.1954
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Most widely held works by Sonu Shamdasani
The red book = Liber novus by C. G Jung( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,236 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 and the making of modern psychology : the dream of a science by Sonu Shamdasani( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occultist, scientist, prophet, charlatan - C.J. Jung has been called all these things and, after decades of myth taking, is one of the most misunderstood figures in Western intellectual history. This is a comprehensive study of the origin's of Jung's psychology and the rise of modern psychology
The psychology of Kundalini yoga : notes of the seminar given in 1932 by C.G. Jung by C. G Jung( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 466 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
Cult fictions : C.G. Jung and the founding of analytical psychology by Sonu Shamdasani( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 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 Freud files : an inquiry into the history of psychoanalysis by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 409 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"--
Speculations after Freud : psychoanalysis, philosophy, and culture by Sigmund Freud( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indlg fra konference afhold 26.-28. oktober 1990
Lament of the dead : psychology after Jung's Red book by James Hillman( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 261 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 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Jung's pivotal encounters with books and shows how, through his engagement with them, he formed a new conception of human nature
From India to the planet Mars : a case of multiple personality with imaginary languages by Thodore Flournoy( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents an investigation of abnormal mental or psychic phenomena. Twenty--even ten--years ago the phenomena which Professor Flournoy here describes in detail, and of which he offers a keen, skilful, psychological analysis, would have met with the sneers of popular science and the contempt of obscurantist orthodoxy; however, widespread and increasing interest in this area is manifesting itself both in Great Britain and the United States. This book presents a systematic scientific study of the mysterious psychic phenomena so long neglected by official science, but which are now beginning to assume their rightful place in the field of study and observation. The author undertakes a careful study of Mlle. Smith. Guided by two principles he refers to as the "Principle of Hamlet" and the "Principle of La Place", Professor Flournoy concludes that Mlle. Smith really possesses the faculty of telekinesis--the ability to move ponderable objects situated at a distance, without contact and contrary to known natural laws. On the other hand, he does not believe the phenomena manifested by her to be of supernormal origin. The various alleged "spirit" messages, "incarnations," "gift of tongues," and all other apparently supernormal phenomena, in his opinion, spring from Mlle. Smith's subliminal consciousness, and he exercises great skill and ingenuity in his effort to trace the very wonderful and astonishing manifestations with which he has had to deal to natural sources"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Jung stripped bare by his biographers, even by Sonu Shamdasani( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 120 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
Dreams by C. G Jung( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology, analysis, and symbolism of dreams are discussed by the Swiss psychologist
The undiscovered self by C. G Jung( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 99 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
Analyst-patient interaction : collected papers on technique by Michael Fordham( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analytical encounter has transformed ideas about human interaction and the alleviation of suffering. However, whilst Freud and Jung developed general psychologies of the mind, they wrote proportionately less on the actual conduct of analysis. In the context of increasing professionalisation, such issues are of great contemporary concern. Michael Fordham, a prominent Jungian analyst and an international figure in psychotherapy and child analysis, was co-editor of the collected works of Jung and the first editor of The Journal of Analytical Psychology. This volume brings together for the first time a series of classic papers by Fordham which, taken together, provide a clear and detailed exposition of Jung's ideas on the practice of psychotherapy, showing how they interrelate with those of pscyoanalysis. In his introduction, Sonu Shamdasani highlights the historical and institutional contexts of Fordham's work and draws out its implications for contemporary practice.; The collection covers a range of topics including transference and countertransference, regressed states, the role of theory and interpretation, supervision, frequency of sessions, multiple analysis, and the problems of training. It offers an informative discussion of the everyday realities of analyst-patient interaction which will be of immediate interest to today's practitioners
Synchronicity : an acausal connecting principle by C. G Jung( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is parapsychological study of the meaningful coincidence of events, extrasensory perception, and similar phenomena
Answer to Job by C. G Jung( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 77 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
Four archetypes; mother, rebirth, spirit, trickster by C. G Jung( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which state the fundamentals of Jung's psychological system: "On the Psychology of the Unconscious" and "The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious," with their original versions in an appendix
Introduction to Jungian psychology : notes of the seminar on analytical psychology given in 1925 by C. G Jung( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 62 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
Le livre rouge liber novus by C. G Jung( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le texte peut être désormais lu pour lui-même : un voyage intérieur et la matrice de l'œuvre de Jung, gardée secrète toute sa vie. Pour l'auteur de L'homme et ses symboles, la psychologie doit apprendre de la mythologie et de la religion. Il a l'intuition qu'il existe une strate profonde de l'inconscient, qui dépasse notre propre personne. Jung part à la recherche de son âme. Le Livre Rouge montre comment chacun peut essayer de transformer la plomb de sa nature en or spirituel. L'automne dernier, la parution du Livre Rouge a été un événement en librairie
Jung contra Freud : the 1912 New York lectures on the theory of psychoanalysis by C. G Jung( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 46 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"
Four Archetypes (From Vol. 9, Part 1 of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung) [New in Paper] by C. G Jung( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jung's most influential ideas has been his view, presented here, that primordial images, or archetypes, dwell deep within the unconscious of every human being. The essays in this volume gather together Jung's most important statements on the archetypes, beginning with the introduction of the concept in "Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious." In separate essays, he elaborates and explores the archetypes of the Mother and the Trickster, considers the psychological meaning of the myths of Rebirth, and contrasts the idea of Spirits seen in dreams to those recounted in fairy tales. This
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Jung and the making of modern psychology : the dream of a scienceThe psychology of Kundalini yoga : notes of the seminar given in 1932 by C.G. JungCult fictions : C.G. Jung and the founding of analytical psychologyThe Freud files : an inquiry into the history of psychoanalysisSpeculations after Freud : psychoanalysis, philosophy, and cultureFrom India to the planet Mars : a case of multiple personality with imaginary languagesJung stripped bare by his biographers, evenDreams