Summary and Reflections on the Science of the Soul

In this paper I summarize and then reflect upon a video interview with Edward Edinger on a Jungian perspective on the science of the soul. Edinger not only makes a lucid presentation on seminal Jungian ideas, but he also presents his own valuable insights and worldview. Although I appreciate Edinger’s presentation, along with its clarity, what I find missing is any allusion to the mystery involved in the individuation process itself.

In the same vein, Edinger relies principally on the Christian myth, as the archetypal pattern for individuation, which I believe, is a shortcoming. I argue that there is also a need to integrate patterns and energy found in the goddess and pagan traditions to give a more complete picture of the process.