Vol. 17 No. 1 (2022): JOURNAL OF JUNGIAN SCHOLARLY STUDIES
Welcome to the 2022 volume of the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies. Once again, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS) wisely chose to postpone having a conference until 2022. Although typically the journal tends to publish papers associated with JSSS yearly conferences, as with the 2021 volume the editorial team considered it important to publish a 2022 volume of the journal. Part of the mission of this journal is to support and broadcast Jungian, post-Jungian, and archetypal studies-based peer-reviewed essays alongside curated book reviews, poetry, and visual art. It is our hope that the ongoing amalgamation of multi-disciplinary scholarship speaks not only to the depths of psychological inquiry but also enlivens our response to the present collective cultural moment we find ourselves in. For the 2022 volume, there are three long peer-reviewed essays, a shorter curated scholarly essay in the “Conversations in the Field” section, three book reviews, six poems, six works of visual art, and one hybrid collaborative piece combining poetry and visual art. Whereas an overriding theme was not offered for this volume, when reviewing the selected work, the editorial team noticed an introverted atmosphere, a sense of turning inward that includes reflecting on the importance of relationships. This atmosphere feels like a response to having been forced into isolation, perhaps with proximity to select others, during times of quarantine and the “lock down” phases of the pandemic—experiences that fostered self-reflection and an appraisal of what we value most in our personal lives, communities, and the world at large.