In this expanded edition of her classic introduction, Radmila Moacanin takes us to the interface of Tibetan Buddhism and Jungian psychology. Emerging from radically different cultures, these two worldviews share strikingly parallel ideas and a common concern for what Jung called "the tremendous experiment of becoming conscious."
Tibetan Buddhism, renowned for its tantric practices, is replete with imagery and rituals for transforming the mind. In his theories of mind and psychology, Jung searched for universal symbols and methods for unlocking the power of the human psyche. Moacanin examines Jungian archetypes an Buddhist deities, the roles of analyst and spiritual friend, the collective unconscious and karma, and much more. She allows these concepts to illuminate one another while carefully preserving the distinctiveness of each view.
Passionate about both disciplines, Moacanin is able to communicate their essential import and worldview in an integrated and direct way. She lifts the ideas and methods of both the Buddha and Carl Jung beyond mere theory into the realm of experience, bringing them alive for twenty-first-century readers.
The Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism, Radmila Moacanin, Wisdom Publication, Paperback, 143 pages, $12.95
Moacanin studied in Geneva, New York and Los Angeles, and earned a diploma in Languages, a master's degree in United Nations and World Affairs, a master's degree in social service, and a Ph.d. in psychology. At present, Radmila works as a psychotherapist, an adjunct professor at the San Diego University for Integrative Studies, and a conductor of Writing Meditation retreats in California.
|Preface to the Second Edition
|Tantric Buddhism: Vajrayana
|Carl Gustav Jung
|Methods in Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism
|The Cure of Souls
|Emancipation from Suffering
|The Spiritual Friend and the Analyst
|The Tibetan Book of the Dead
|Connections, Similarities, Differences
|Consciousness and the Unconscious
|The Union of Opposites
|The Middle Way and the Madhyamaka
|Ego and Non-Ego
|Suffering and Methods of Healing
|Redemption of God
|Jung's View of Eastern Traditions
|About the Author