New Book Coming – Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond

Mark Winborn (Editor), Fisher King Press (forthcoming, early 2014)

Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond brings together Jungian analysts and psychoanalysts from across the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Jung’s concept of participation mystique is used as a starting point for an in depth exploration of ‘shared realities’ in the analytic setting and beyond. The clinical, narrative, and theoretical discussions move through such related areas as: projective identification, negative coniunctio, reverie, intersubjectivity, the interactive field, phenomenology, neuroscience, the transferential chimera, shamanism, shared reality ofplace, borderland consciousness, and mystical participation. This unique collection of essays bridges theoretical orientations and includes some of the most original analytic writers of our time (approximately 320 pages).


Introduction: An Overview of Participation Mystique

Mark Winborn

Negative Coniunctio: Envy and Sadomasochism in Analysis

Pamela Power

   Trauma, Participation Mystique, Projective Identification and Analytic Attitude

Marcus West

   Watching the Clouds: Analytic Reverie and Participation Mystique

Mark Winborn

   Modern Kleinian Therapy, Jung’s Participation Mystique,

and the Projective Identification Process

Robert Waska

   Songs Never Heard Before: Listening and Living Differently In Shared Realities

Dianne Braden

   Variants of Mystical Participation

Michael Eigen

   Participation Mystique in Peruvian Shamanism

Deborah Bryon

   Healing Our Split: Participation Mystique and C. G. Jung

Jerome Bernstein

   The Transferential Chimera and Neuroscience

François Martin-Vallas

Toward a Phenomenology of Participation Mystique and a Reformulation

of Jungian Philosophical Anthropology

John White


Mark Winborn.