: Emergence of the Self (Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical
Psychology, No 7)
by Murray Stein, David H.
Card catalog description
In Transformation: Emergence of the Self, noted analyst and author Murray
Stein explains what this process is and what it means for an individual
to experience it. Transformation usually occurs at midlife but is much
more complicated than what we colloquially call a midlife crisis. Consciously
working through this life stage can lead people to become who they have
always potentially been. Indeed, Stein suggests, transformation is the
essential human task. Stein first details how this process of transformation
emerges and develops in an individual. Why does this transformation
occur, and, more specifically, why does it so often occur in midlife?
Using the examples of poet Rainer Maria Rilke and psychoanalyst C. G.
Jung, Stein illustrates the transformation process and shows the role
of images and intimate relationships in suggesting new ways of thinking
and living. Finally, Stein examines the process in the lives of three
important people - Jung, Picasso, and Rembrandt - whose experiences
of transformation led to even greater creativity and freedom.