Throwing light on the mysterious phenomenon of crop circles within the context of modern psychological reality, Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
in an engaging look at the science, history, and symbolic nature of the mystery of these annually occurring giant-scale works of art. Gary S. Bobroff offers a framework for the reader's own deeper consideration of crop circles by examining both the phenomenon itself and the nature of the era into which it has arrived, with special consideration of its relevance to Jungian archetypal psychology.
Living in the moment of the death of one worldview and the birth of another, our culture suffers from a hyper-masculine inflation that has us alienated, imagining ourselves to be separate from each other and the earth. Today we are presented with environmental, social, and spiritual crises and mysteries that call us back toward closer participation with the world. Crop Circles--formed in living grain--exemplify the archetypal feminine nature of this moment's change: a calling toward conscious, felt engagement with a dynamic, living, mysterious world. Placing this modern dream into the context of modern reality, Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
considers what it means to live in an era of strange encounters with energies larger than ourselves. Contents
CHAPTER ONE - BODY OF EVIDENCE
CHAPTER TWO - WITCHES' RINGS & DEVIL'S TWISTS
CHAPTER THREE - GREENING CIRCLES
CHAPTER FOUR - ANTIQUE PAGEANTRY
CHAPTER FIVE - REASON ALONE
CHAPTER SIX - A CALLING BACK DOWN
CHAPTER SEVEN - THE REALITY OF THE PSYCHE
CHAPTER EIGHT - GHOSTS OF ELECTRICITY
CHAPTER NINE - NEVER MIND
CHAPTER TEN - FIELDS OF WAVING CORN
About the Author
Gary S. Bobroff, M.A., has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a master's degree in Jungian Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. He has been privileged to visit crop circles in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. He is also the developer of Our Archetypal Nature, a popular course in Jungian psychology. He speaks and leads workshops internationally. The author lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.