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.”