Revisioning the Animal Psyche
A new paradigm for understanding animals and our relationship to them is emerging from scientific inquiry. This paper explores our historic beliefs about animals, reviews advances in animal research that are calling for a revision of those beliefs, and asks what contributions the field of depth psychology might make to the project of revisioning the animal psyche for the 21st century. Particular emphasis is given to mapping Jung’s biological understanding of psyche and archetype onto the emerging scientific model of evolutionary cognition, as well as consideration of imaginal consciousness and projection dynamics.
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