This first volume of The Collected English Papers of Wolfgang Giegerich takes its title from Giegerich's ground-breaking paper, On the Neurosis of Psychology, or The Third of the Two, originally published in Spring Journal in 1977. The third referred to in the title is psychology itself as the theory in which the two, patient and analyst, are contained as they engage with one another in the analytic process. By applying to psychology itself the ideas that analytical psychology draws upon when thinking about the patient, Giegerich establishes the basis for a psychology that defines itself as the discipline of interiority. Topics include Neumann's history of consciousness, Jung's thought of the self, the question of a Jungian identity, projection, the origin of psychology, and more.
Wolfgang Giegerich is a Jungian analyst, now living in Berlin, and the author of numerous books, among them What Is Soul? and Neurosis: The Logic of a Metaphysical Illness. Giegerich's Collected English Papers include The Neurosis of Psychology (Vol. I). Technology and the Soul (Vol. 2), Soul-Violence (Vol. 3), The Soul Always Thinks (Vol. 4), The Flight into the Unconscious (Vol. 5), and Dreaming the Myth Onwards (Vol. 6) (all Routledge).
Acknowledgments. Sources and Abbreviations. Foreword. Introduction. 1. Ontogeny vs. Phylogeny? A Fundamental Critique of E. Neumann's Analytical Psychology. 2. On the Neurosis of Psychology or the Third of the Two. 3. The Leap After the Throw: On 'Catching up With' Projections and on the Origin of Psychology. 4. No Alibi! Comments on 'The Autonomous Psyche. A Communication to Goodheart from the Bi-Personal Field of Paul Kugler and James Hillman'. 5. The Present as Dimension of the Soul: 'Actual Conflict' and Archetypal Psychology. 6. The Provenance of C. G. Jung's Psychological Findings. 7. Jungian Psychology: A Baseless Enterprise. Reflections on Our Identity as Jungians. 8. Jung's Thought of the Self in the Light of Its Underlying Experiences. 9. The Question of Jung's 'Anti-Semitism': Postscript to Cocks. 10. Hospitality Toward the Gods in an Ungodly Age: Philemon - Faust - Jung. 11. Rupture, or: Psychology and Religion. 12. Deliverance from the Stream of Events: Okeanos and the Circulation of the Blood. 13. The Lesson of the Mask. Index.