Hoym, Germany: Spiritual Instinct Press, 2017. Fourth hardcover edition. Hardcover. Octavo. x + 186pp. Illustrated paper covered boards, b&w frontis and illustrations, glossary and bibliography. From the publisher: "The role of the archetype is central to the art of spiritual alchemy. The archetype can be described as a spiritual instinct and seen as the guiding force for the individual in the process of Self-realization.
In this revolutionary new book the history of the concept is detailed from its known beginnings in philosophy and theology to its use in modern clinical psychology (and it appears in many more contexts than the Jungian school with which it has become synonymous.)
"The Idea of the Archetype" is unique in its synthetic approach from the various schools, ancient and modern, that have employed the concept. Through this long-needed dialectic, a new and more observable theory has been developed which can be used for the basis not only for a system of psychology that fits the clinical evidence but also a workable model for personal healing and evolution. This book is an important background study for the up-coming, companion volume "The Function of the Archetype in Spiritual Alchemy." A Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #65033