Key concept: Coniunctio

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Reference publications:

Dictionary definitions:

Samuels, A., Shorter, B., & Plaut, F. (1986). Coniunctio. In A critical dictionary of Jungian analysis (pp. 35-36). London, England: Routledge.

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Sharp, D. (Ed.). (1991). Coniunctio. In Jung lexicon: A primer of terms & concepts. Retrieved from http://www.cgjungpage.org/learn/jung-lexicon#coniunctio

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Quotes from Jung:

Jung, C. G. (2016). Alchemical Transformation. In J. R. Harris & T. Woolfson (Eds.), The quotable Jung (pp. 247-258.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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Encyclopedic overviews:

Killinger, J. E. (2010). Hierosgamos. In D. A. Leeming, K. Madden, & S. Marlan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (398-401). Retrieved from https://www.gale.com

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Guidebook:

Hopcke, R. H. (1999). Coniunctio. In A guided tour of the collected works of C. G. Jung (2nd ed., pp. 124-128). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

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Hopcke, R. H. (1999). Mysterium Coniunctionis. In A guided tour of the collected works of C. G. Jung (2nd ed., pp. 170-172). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

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Handbooks:

Marlan, S. (2006). Alchemy. In R. K. Papadopoulos (Ed.), The handbook of Jungian psychology: Theory, practice and applications (pp. 263-295). New York, NY: Routledge.

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El-Shamy, H., & Schrempp, G. (2005). Union of Opposites, or Coniunctio Oppositorum: Various Motifs. In J. Garry & H. El-Shamy (Eds.), Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook (481-488). Retrieved from https://www.gale.com

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Index to the Collected Works:

Forryan, B., & Glover, J. M. (1979).Coniunctio/conjunction [index term]. In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 20). Retrieved from http://www.proquest.com.

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Jung on the Coniunctio

Suggested readings adapted from Hopcke's (1999) A guided tour of the collected works of C. G. Jung, pp. 127-1128.

To Begin:

Jung, C. G. (1966). The psychology of the transference (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 16, 2nd ed., pp. 163-323). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1946)

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To Go Deeper:

Jung, C. G. (1970). Mysterium coniunctionis (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.) (H. Read et al., Eds.),The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 14, 2nd ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1955-56)

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See especially chapter 6, "The Conjunction," pp. 457-553

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Related Works:

Jung, C. G. (1969). The transcendent function (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 8, 2nd ed., pp. 67-91). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1958)

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Jung, C. G. (1968). Concerning rebirth (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 9 pt. 1, 2nd ed., pp. 113-147). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1950)

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Related resources available from the library:

Print books:

Jacoby, M. (1984). The analytic encounter: Transference and human relationship. Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.

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Von Franz, M.-L. (Ed.). (2000). Aurora consurgens: A document attributed to Thomas Aquinas on the problem of opposites in alchemy, a companion work to C. G. Jung’s Mysterium coniunctions (A. S. B. Glover & R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.

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Loewe, E. (1997). Elemental images of ’impossible love’—the brother–sister coniunctio as relected in art. In P. Clarkson (Ed.), On the sublime: In psychoanalysis, archetypal psychology and psychotherapy. (pp. 244–270). Philadelphia, PA: Whurr Publishers.

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Ebooks:

Bygott, C. (2014). Mysterium coniunctionis: Fabric of life. In D. Mathers (Ed.), Alchemy and psychotherapy: Post-Jungian perspectives. (pp. 27–43). New York, NY: Routledge

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Edinger, E. F. (1994). The mystery of the coniunctio: Alchemical image of individuation: lectures (J. D. Blackmer, Ed.). Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.

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Edinger, E. F. (1995). The mysterium lectures: A journey through C.G. Jung’s Mysterium coniunctionis (J. D. Blackmer, Ed.). Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.

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Mathers, D. (2014). The Rosarium philosophorum. In D. Mathers (Ed.), Alchemy and psychotherapy: Post-Jungian perspectives. (pp. 44–59). New York, NY: Routledge

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