Blake, Jung and the Collective Unconscious-
The Conflict Between Reason and Imagination
by June Singer
In this thoughtful discussion of Blake’s well-known Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Singer shows us that Blake was actually tapping into the collective unconscious and giving form and voice to primordial psychological energies, or archetypes, that he experienced in his inner and outer world. With clarity and wisdom, Singer examines the images and words in each plate of Blake’s work, applying in her analysis the concepts that Jung brought forth in his psychological theories. Index. Bibliography.
June Singer is best known for her classic work Boundaries of the Soul, which has been a major influence in popularizing Jung’s work. Her other books include: Modern Woman in Search of Soul, Androgyny, and Blake, Jung, and the Collective Unconscious. A Zurich-trained Jungian psychoanalyst, member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and founding member of the Chicago Institute, June Singer lives in Cleveland, where she maintains a private practice in Jungian analysis and transpersonal psychotherapy.