Talk:Active imagination

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I put forth the argument, in the original article on Jungian Active Imagination, that none of the other associations were as strong as the Jungian usage, and that I felt it would be a mistake to roll them together. Seeing how loosely the term is used in the other arenas assembled here, I still feel that way.

All that said, I do feel as though the Jungian section should be the first properly named section in the article, given the central importance of a concrete technique to his work. Of course, I'm a lone and random commentator, so I don't feel I have the right to do it myself.

Similarly, I feel that the actual importance of the article to the psychology articles as a whole (Importance:Low) deserves re-evaluation. It was from Jung's work with Active Imagination throughout the creation of the Liber Novus / Red Book that all his subsequent thought descended. Archetypes, the subconscious, psychology as alchemy -- all of it had its start in Active Imagination. For that reason alone, nevermind the sheer potency of the technique when applied, the article's importance is greater than it seems.

Thanks for listening! aqaraza —Preceding undated comment added 01:57, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

I added a quotation from Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections p 179 and some references. Active imagination is the central technique in Jungian therapy. HarKop 19:45, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

I have added a specific reference to Jung in the lead, given his importance here. I do think a historical presentation makes sense, but I'm not sure how to do this best, as Corbin postdates Jung, but built upon the far earlier Islamic tradition. Any suggestions? hgilbert (talk) 09:37, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Added:Internal Links[edit]

I have added Internal Links to this article. Kathleen.wright5 06:01, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Evaluation for Psych 101[edit]

This is a nice historical introduction to active imagination. It does not really discuss the use of active imagination in therapy. I was looking at an article by Gary Lachman active imagination- Gary Lachman and he suggests Marie-Louise von Franz's book "Shadows and Evil in Fairytales" as containing a description of active imagination in therapeutic practice. The book "Carl Gustav Jung: Psychopathology and psychotherapy" by Renos K. Papadopoulos also seems to cover this area, though I just had a quick look using Google books.

The article mentioned using dance, art, music. I don't see any mention of Jung on the pages for dance therapy or art therapy. It might be interesting to describe how they are used with active imagination. I found an article by Jane Bacon Movement based therapy- Jane Bacon that talks about active imagination and dancing. Again, I think it would be interesting to discuss whether and how active imagination is used now in a therapeutic setting.

There is also a newer book on active imagination that might be worth adding to the reading list-

Swann, Wendy. C. G. Jung and Active Imagination (2007) VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. ISBN-13: 978-3836429733.

I have not read it, so it should be reviewed first. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtsstl (talkcontribs) 21:56, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Jtsstl (talk) 21:58, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Evaluation of Classmate's Sentence The information added by the student is very good. It provides the proverbial foundation that lays the framework for constructing the rest of the article. Basically, the student effectively articulates where the idea of "Active Imagination" comes from, and what it is in a well developed sentence. A good reference source is cited, and upon reviewing the citation, one can see that the information was synthesized without plagerizing. Overall, I believe this student did a fantastic job, and that nothing needs to be changed. If this quality of work continues, the article on "Active Imagination" will be vastly improved.-- (talk) 17:09, 9 October 2011 (UTC)--RKennedy06 (talk) 20:00, 12 October 2011 (UTC)