A New Direction
C. G. Jung insisted upon what he called a psychology "with soul." By this he intended "a psychology based on the hypothesis of an autonomous mind." Rooted in this tradition, Dusk Owl Books publishes books and monographs that carry forward Jung's concept of the objective soul into our times. The new direction it seeks to further is that of the recent trend in analytical psychology that has come to be known as "psychology as the discipline of interiority." A non-profit venture, the imprint relies upon the guidance and editorial assistance of The International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority, publishing titles in the monograph series of that society as well as books of related interest.
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Discipline of Interiority
Commenting upon Jung's psychology as a psychology "with soul," one of our authors, Wolfgang Giegerich, writes:
"Jung was able to think the Notion 'soul,' which means to experience life, all the various phenomena of life, through this one thought as his lens ... In everything he experienced he was able to hold his place in the Notion 'soul.' This one thought was binding for all his psychological work; he did not allow the inherent pull of phenomena to seduce him into looking at them in the light of perspectives that they might suggest. In view of sexuality, for example, he did not step out of the Notion 'soul' in favor of the obvious ideas 'body' and 'biology,' and with respect to psychological life in general he did not in turn resort to 'sexual libido,' nor to 'desire' and 'family romance.' Neurotic disorders did not induce him to escape to the idea of 'causes.' The phenomenon of transference did not make him take refuge in the idea of ''object relations,' and so on. He remained faithful to his one thought, the Notion of soul. This made him a psychologist." --From The Soul's Logical Life
The Dusk Owl Books logo is derived from the above image of the Owl of Minerva that features on an ancient Greek coin. Its use in this imprint is informed by Hegel's famous statement, "The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk."