The CG Jung Society of Western Australia has a library which is housed privately and open for the benefit of members. The library was set up in 1964 with a gift of books from the Kristine Mann Library of the New York CG Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. At that time the New York Foundation was publishing books written by some of the senior Jungian analysts who had been trained by Dr Jung. Mrs CW Dunn of New York very generously sent new copies to us as gifts. We bought the English translations of volumes of Jung's Collected Works as they became available, including Mysterium Coniunctionis which was published in 1963. These were of course all quality hardback copies.
Includes Mrs Rix Weavers donated collection of journals
At that time we also began purchasing the relevant journals that were available. Later Mrs Rix Weaver donated her collection of journals to the library and we now have almost complete sets of these. We have the first Spring journal published in 1941 (during wartime). The first edition of the Journal of Analytical Psychology was edited by Michael Fordham and published in 1956. Our collection starts with Volume 1 Number 2 and we have most of the volumes published since then.
A special thanks to:
Dr Donald Broadribb was a Jungian Analyst and Life Member of the Society, and his wife has kindly donated many of his books to our Library.
George Tripp and Rob Routley also generously donated a large selection of books to the Jung Society Library.
And there have been other individual donors. We are much indebted to them.
The library offers the full spectrum of Jungian thought including current Jungian Journals as well as a wide range of Jungian topics by individual author. Books on mythology, symbols and alchemy as well as Reference books and Anthologies can aid in individual research and enjoyment.
In addition to the books, the library has a collection of audio tapes - mostly of lectures given locally. We also have a few videos. Members can borrow up to 4 books, 2 tapes and 1 video for one month. Renewal can be made by telephone (if the item is not required by another borrower). Please return the books on time.
Contact and visit
The Library, at 83 Archdeacon St, Nedlands, is open on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm - 5pm.
You do not have to be a Library Member to visit the library and have a look. Society and Library Membership is required if you wish to borrow books.
Library Members unable to attend on the first Sunday of the month may visit the library by appointment.
Please contact Olive Mason (Librarian) on 9386 5968 to arrange a mutually suitable time or
Chodorow, Joan: Jung on Active Imagination, “an excellent collection of Jung’s writings on active imagination”.
Dallett, Janet: Active Imagination in Practice, pages 173-191 of Jungian Analysis edited by Murray Stein. Janet Dallett makes the interesting statement “that active imagination is most meaningfully defined as a dialogue with the gods… which also includes what traditionally are called devils”.
Hannah, Barbara: Active Imagination – Encounters with the Soul - using historical and contemporary case studies, Hannah traces the human journey toward personal wholeness. She outlines the steps, pitfalls and successes of this method of encountering the unconscious.
Johnson, Robert: Inner Work –has a sectjon of 65 pages on Defining and Approaching Active Imagination including a very personal account of what he calls HORSE-TRADING. I found his article to be practical, easy to read and down to earth. In an interview with Robert Henderson [Spring Journal #68, 2001] in answer to a question about whether he practised contemplation, Robert Johnson answered: “Active imagination is one of the best tools for inner work … what the early church fathers were talking about when they spoke of prayer - a dialogue concerning something that holds energy for you.”
Raff, Jeffrey: Jung and the Alchemical Imagination. This book uses alchemy to understand the three cornerstones of Jungian spirituality – the self, the transcendent function and active imagination.
Von Franz, M.L’s Psychotherapy has two chapters relating to active imagination which give the reader much food for thought.
Weaver, Rix: The Wise Old Woman. Prof. Dr med. C.A. Meier of Zürich was the analyst who supervised the active imagination which Rix unfolds in this book. Dr Meier’s introduction reads in part: “Mrs Weaver’s presentation … is accompanied by a brilliant and comprehensive commentary that makes it easy for the reader to understand the nature and importance of the method.”
Weaver, Rix: Spinning on a Dream Thread – Professor Morton Kelsey in his forward says “For a person interested in active imagination or in the development which it fosters, this book is a veritable mine of suggestions and clues.”
Spring 1982, Tina Teller:Beginnings of Active Imagination – an account of her analytic experiences under C.G. Jung and Toni Wolff during the years 1915-1928.
Psychological Perspectives, vol 56 issue 3/2013 (The Veil), Robin Robertson: Active Imagination: Talking with the Shadow – part of an article entitled Inner Voices.
Hillman, James: Jung and Active Imagination – considers the history and theory of active imagination and offers examples for scrutiny and discussion.
Stein, Murray & Paul Brutsche:
Active Imagination & the Use of Images in Jungian Analysis.