Questing for New Jungian Paradigms on Ethnicity, Racism, and Culture within the Individuation of Analytical Psychology
Alan G. Vaughan and Andrew Samuels, both Jungian analysts, met earnestly during the Analysis and Activism Conference first held in London in 2014. Impressed with the presentation of new paradigms and applications of principles of analytical psychology beyond the consulting room in communities of ethnically and economically diverse populations, our conversations increased through email exchanges and sharing ideas. In August 2017, we met in person during the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS) Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.
The exchanges were spirited and rich, the rapport genuine. Analytical psychology, analysis and activism, politics, economics, the African Diaspora, and the prevalence of the psychopathology of racism were discussed. Our conversations continued, in the Oakland hills of California, on December 17, 2017.