The question of meaning is a central one in Analytical Psychology. Human suffering can result from meaning disorders both at an individual and a cultural level, and people often fail to find meaning through religion or philosophy. How can analytical psychology help us to find individual meaning and social purpose?
An Introduction to Meaning and Purpose in Analytical Psychology is a highly original take on the fundamental theories of psychoanalysis, and encompasses other disciplines such as cognitive psychology, developmental theory, ecology, linguistics, literature, politics, and religion. Dale Mathers presents the basic insights of analytical psychology as a set of useful tools to examine answers to fundamental questions of meaning using a wide range of clinical examples. By achieving a sense of individual meaning, it can become possible for people to find their own creative purposes.
An Introduction to Meaning and Purpose in Analytical Psychology will be useful for those in professions such astherapy, counseling, psychiatry, or those involved with religious explorations or society and social change.