Barcelona, the old, old city that is ever-renewing and changing its lovely face, was the setting for the Sixteenth International Congress for Analytical Psychology. More than 700 registrants convened from forty countries, more than 100 papers were presented, and the extraordinary range of subjects addressed took us to nearly every edge imaginable, in keeping with the theme of our Congress.
While this volume cannot recapture the immediacy of the emotional experience of that week, it represents the ongoing tradition of preserving our intellectual contribution to the field of psychology, adding to the already exceptional body of work that has emerged from the work of analytical psychologists around the world. It must be kept in mind, too, that the papers presented at this Congress represent less than half the number of proposals submitted, but this in no way reflects on the quality of those proposals – on the contrary, it testifies to the wealth of ideas and experience and the vitality of our collective Jungian enterprise.
We have indeed entered the digital age. This Congress marks a significant change in the way in which the Proceedings volume is produced: for the first time, the entire collection of papers, including illustrations, photographs, charts and drawings, is available on a compact disc. Owing to the much higher than usual number of presentations, it became economically unfeasible to print a single book; thus only the plenary session papers, and as many abstracts of shorter papers as authors wished to submit, have been included in this volume.Read More
It is a pleasure and an honour for me to welcome you to the 16th international congress of Analytical Psychology. And my pleasure is heightened all the more because today we have come together in Barcelona. I love Barcelona, and I am sure you will too. This town has memory. This evening, thanks to our colleagues at the SEPA, and notably to Pere Segura, we will be together at Santa Maria del Mar. I am sure you will be taken aback, like myself, by the strong and immediate presence of the past, of history, in this church which makes us live today as we were in the twelfth century.
And no doubt later we will walk around the Bario Gottico, the old, medieval quarter of Barcelona, which also, in its own quite labyrinthine way, is living before our eyes at each step. In this town the past is present. And alive.
But Barcelona is an emerging town as well. A most audacious and inventive modernity permeates everywhere. You will see this while walking in the new highly active districts that are developing between where we are and the historical centre.
This town is inventing its social, political, and cultural future. Indeed I believe that one of the marked characteristics of our modern and democratic societies is being called at the same time to consider their past and invent their future, notably through the establishment of the most creative possible other relationships between people and themselves, each other, and the world.
Barcelona is creating its future. Surprised by what is happening to it, what it is becoming. Without ever losing sight of Montserrat, Gaudi, Picasso, Miro, or contemporary design, which already has a history here.Read More
Proceedings of the 16th International IAAP Congress
for Analytical Psychology
Edited by Lyn Cowan
Edited by Lyn Cowan
Copyright © 2006 by Daimon Verlag and the authors,
Am Klosterplatz, CH-8840 Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
full-length CD-Version ISBN: 3-85630-707-9 (978-3-85630-707-3)
printed book ISBN: 3-85630-700-1 (978-3-85630-700-4)
Cover design by Gary Stern, in collaboration with Robert Hinshaw and with thanks to Janie Joseland, utilizing the photo ‘Edge of Barcelona’ by RH.
We have redesigned and reorganized the IAAP website. Also new features were added. We hope that you will find it more pleasant and easily to navigate.
In order to familiarize with it here is a summary of the website features.Read More