For Love of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Applications by Michael Vannoy Adams

By Michael Vannoy Adams

"I have entitled this ebook For Love of the Imagination. some time past, I fell in love with the mind's eye. It used to be love first and foremost sight. i've got had a lifelong love affair with the mind's eye. i might love for others, via this publication, to fall in love, as I as soon as did, with the imagination." Michael Vannoy Adams, from the Preface.

For Love of the Imagination is a e-book concerning the mind's eye – approximately what and the way photos suggest. Jungian psychoanalysis is an imaginal psychology – or what Michael Vannoy Adams calls "imaginology," the research of the mind's eye. what's so precise – and so useful – approximately Jungian psychoanalysis is that it emphasizes photographs.

For Love of the Imagination can also be a booklet approximately interdisciplinary purposes of Jungian psychoanalysis. What permits those purposes is that each one disciplines contain pictures of which they're roughly subconscious. Jungian psychoanalysis is in an enviable place to render those pictures wakeful, to specify what and the way they suggest.

On the modern scene, end result of the electronic revolution, there's no trendier note than "applications" – other than, probably, the abbreviation "apps." In psychoanalysis, there's a "Freudian app" and a "Jungian app." The "Jungian app" is a know-how of the mind's eye. This e-book applies Jungian psychoanalysis to photographs in quite a few disciplines. For Love of the Imagination additionally comprises the 2011 Moscow lectures on Jungian psychoanalysis. it is going to be crucial examining for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, scholars, and people with an curiosity in Jung.


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The fish kills Captain Ahab – and all the sailors except Ishmael, who survives only by accident. In an attempt to commit imagicide, or kill the image, Captain Ahab, in effect, commits suicide and homicide. Melville explicitly diagnoses Captain Ahab as a case of monomania. Captain Ahab is not neurotically defensive; he is psychotically offensive. As Melville deconstructs the hero myth, it is insane. Of course, this deconstruction does not prevent America from chasing the “White Whale” – however elusive, even illusory, it may be – and then harpooning it.

He has described the terrorist attacks of “9/11” as retribution for terrorist acts that America has committed. He has said that America may have employed AIDS for genocidal purposes. ” They insisted that Obama not only denounce these remarks but also renounce Wright – or, in psychoanalytic terms, “dissociate” Wright – and Obama finally did so. The alternative to dissociation was persistent guilt by association. From a psychoanalytic perspective, Wright is a non-ego image that the egoimage of many Americans would prefer to repress and remain unconscious of.

I have no interest in the proliferation of jargon. I merely imagined that this new terminology might be of practical value to Jungians, that these terms might serve as a constant reminder, as Jung says, that “the psyche consists essentially W 8: par. 618). I imagined that it might be practically of images” (1926, CW valuable for Jungians to employ a terminology that would constantly remind them of this fact. Whatever practical value there may be to the terms “ego” and “unconscious,” they do not emphasize that the psyche consists essentially of images.

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