Episode 9: Murray Stein

Jungian analyst Murray Stein welcoming me to his office in Zürich.

Murray Stein is the author of the wildly popular book, Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction.

Dr. Stein earned a Master of Divinity from Yale University in 1969, a Diploma in Analytical Psychology {the degree of a Jungian analyst} from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich in 1973, and a Ph.D. in religion and psychological studies from the University of Chicago in 1984.

He has been a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology {IAAP} since 1973, and served as its president from 2001 to 2004. 

Dr. Stein was an honorary member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago from 1976 to 2003, the founding member and first president of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts, and one of the founding members of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts {IRSJA} in North America.

Since 2003, he has been both a training and supervising analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology {ISAP} in Zürich, where he served as president from 2008 to 2012, as well as a member of the Schweizerische Gesellschaft fuer Analytische Psychologie {SGAP} in Bern, Switzerland.

In addition, Dr. Stein was editor and publisher at Chiron Publications from 1983 to 2014.

The interview was recorded on November 25, 2015, during my visit to Dr. Stein’s office in the historic building at Münstergasse 9 in Zürich. It is known as the Salomon-Gessner-Haus zum Schwanen {note the name on the door in the photo}. Dr. Stein told me that Goethe had visited Salomon Gessner in the house, and Mozart played his violin there at the age of ten when he and his father were passing through Zürich on a European tour to show off the prodigy boy’s genius.

The episode is 48 minutes long and around 46 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it to your computer. This episode is also available on iTunes and on Stitcher. You can read a summary of the topics Dr. Stein covered in the interview in this blog post.


Paranoia: The Madness That Makes History by Luigi Zoja, Ph.D., Jungian analyst {in Italian}

The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung

We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy – And the World’s Getting Worse by Jungian analyst James Hillman, Ph.D. and Michael Ventura

Minding the Self: Jungian Meditations on Contemporary Spirituality by Murray Stein, Ph.D.

The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit by Donald Kalsched, Ph.D., Jungian analyst

Trauma & the Soul: A Psycho-spiritual Approach to Human Development & Its Interruption by Donald Kalsched, Ph.D., Jungian analyst

Analytical Psychology in Exile: The Correspondence of C.G. Jung & Erich Neumann

Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction by Murray Stein, Ph.D.


A Changing God Image: What Does It Mean?

In Midlife: A Jungian Perspective

ISAP Zürich: A Journey with Isabelle Meier, Paul Brutsche, & Deborah Egger

Jung’s Treatment of Christianity: The Psychotherapy of a Religious Tradition

Outside Inside & All Around: And Other Essays in Jungian Psychology by Murray Stein, Ph.D.

Practicing Wholeness: Analytical Psychology & Jungian Thought

Solar Conscience Lunar Conscience: An Essay on the Psychological Foundations of Morality, Lawfulness, & the Sense of Justice

Soul: Treatment & Recovery The selected works of Murray Stein

The Principle of Individuation: Toward the Development of Human Consciousness

Transformation: Emergence of the Self {also available as a free ebook}


Grossmünster Reformed Church

The Psychology Club Zürich

International Association for Analytical Psychology IAAP

The Society of Analytical Psychology The London School

International School of Analytical Psychology ISAPZürich

Research & Training Centre for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung & Marie-Louise von Franz

C.G. Jung Institute Zürich Now in Küsnacht

The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts North America