Mark Saban

Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist


"In forty five years inhabiting the Jungian field, I’ve found very few books to be game changers. This is one... a masterly rejig of analytical psychology that bears the hallmarks of an original mind, a brave soul, and a terrific writer. Never mind that Saban ruffles your Jungian feathers! It is vital that all serious analysts and scholars get into this material as quickly and as deeply as possible."

PROFESSOR ANDREW SAMUELS (Jung and the post-Jungians, The Political Psyche)

"A compelling read in delightfully lucid argument, this is the book for Jungians who care about the fate of Jungian psychology in the twentyfirst century. By sympathetic and imaginative study of Jung’s writings and life, Saban explores what is necessary in the ideas and gives a coherent picture of what is contradictory and problematic. Jungian psychology is gently eased on its way, no longer mired in the biography of a troubled European. ‘Two Souls Alas’ frees the vital work of Jungian individuation into its true calling: addressing the violence and splitting of politics, culture and nature today."

SUSAN ROWLAND (PhD) Author of Jung as a Writer (2005) and Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), core faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute, California.

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Video talks and interviews

 "Two Jungs: Two Sciences?" A talk about Jung's complex and ambiguous  relationship with science.

 "Secrets and Lies" - a talk about the role of the secret in the demise of the Freud/Jung relationship.  Based on a chapter from "Two Souls Alas...":

"Folie-à-Deux? Archetypal and Personal Dimensions in Clinical Work: The Case of Jung" - a version of Chapter 6 of "Two Souls Alas..."

An Interview with Murray Stein:

An interview with Laura London:


Conference Papers

“Theatre and Psyche” at International Conference of the Association of Jungian Studies “Psyche and Imagination” Conference, Greenwich, 6-9th July 2006

“Fleshing Out The Psyche” at “Dionysus, Body, Enactment” Conference, Sesame Institute, London 26 April 2008

“Performing the Self” at The Fifth International Conference on the Dialogical Self, Cambridge, August 26-29th 2008

“Entertaining the Stranger: Otherness in Jung, Hillman and Waldenfels” at International Conference of the International Association of Jungian Studies “Psyche Power and Society” 9-12th July 2009

"Playing the Other" at Playing the Other Conference, Sesame Institute, London May 8th 2010"

"The Dis/enchantment of C.G. Jung" at the First Regional Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies, London July 15th - 16th 2011

"The Tautegorical Imperative: Mythos and Logos in Jung and Giegerich, Hegel and Schelling" at First Conference of the International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority, Berlin July 23rd-25th 2012

"Ambiguating Jung” at Nineteenth Triannual Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 18-23, 2013.

“MDR – A posthumous creation myth” IAAP/IAJS Conference, Yale July 9, 2014

“The dissociated psyche and its politics” at IAAP Analysis and Activism Conference, Rome 3-6 December 2015

"The figures speak because they want to: A Dionysian perspective on analytical psychology" at IAJS Conference: Ecstatic ancient/archaic thought and Analytical Psychology, London 15-16th July 2016

"Individuating Individuation - Simondon brought to bear on Jung" at  Holism: possibilities and problems Conference, University of Essex, Colchester 8 - 10 September 2017

"Inside-Out: Jung's myth of interiority - a conundrum?" at Who is My Jung? Conference, British Library, London 11th November 2017

"Simondon & Jung: A psychosocial individuation" at Association for Psychosocial Studies Biennial Conference, Bournemouth University 2nd to 5th April 2018

"A (Jungian) fate worse than death – erasure through interiorisation" at Feminist Views from Somewhere Conference, London 6th July 2018

"The Transindividual: exploring the space between inner and outer individual and social" Plenary address at IAAP/IAJS Conference, Stuttgart 2nd-5th August 2018

"Theatre: highlighting the psychosocial in the clinic" Association for Psychosocial Studies Biennial Conference, Birkbeck University, London, 16th May 2019

"Two Jungs: Two Sciences?" Plenary Address, International Association for Jungian Studies Triannual Conference, Duquesne University March 18th-21st 2021

Papers in Journals

Theatre and Psyche Harvest (51: 1, 2005)

Entertaining the Stranger, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2011, 56, 92–108

The Dis/Enchantment of C G Jung, International Journal of Jungian Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2012, 21-33

A response to Jon Mills’ paper, ‘Jung’s Metaphysics’, International Journal of Jungian Studies, 2014, Volume 6, Issue 3


A response to David Tacey’s ‘James Hillman: The unmaking of a psychologist’, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2014, 59, 524–528


Another serious misunderstanding: Jung, Giegerich and a premature requiem, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2015, 60, 1, 94–113 (


Some reflections on Barreto’s response, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2015, 60, 1, 122–125 (


Two in one or one in two? Pushing off from Jung with Wolfgang Giegerich, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2015 Nov; 60 (5):679-97


Jung, Winnicott and the divided psyche, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2016, 61, 3, 329–349


A response to William Meredith-Owen, Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2016, 61, 3, 362-364


Secrete e Bugie. Un'area cieca nella psycologia junghiana, Rivista di psicologia analitica, 2017, n. 43 Volume 95


Outside-In: Jung's myth of interiority ambiguated Or - Knowing me, Knowing Jung - ahah!, Journal of Analytical Psychology,  2018 63, 368-381

Book Reviews

Review of What is Soul by Wolfgang Giegerich, International Journal of Jungian Studies 5(1):February 2013 Pages 108-111

Review of Temporality and Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy edited by Ladson Hinton and Hessel Willemsen, British Journal of Psychotherapy Volume 35, Issue 4 November 2019 Pages 652-655

Review of Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process: Notes of C. G. Jung’s Seminars on Wolfgang Pauli’s dreams, by C. G. Jung (edited by Suzanne Gieser) Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2019, British Journal of Psychotherapy 37, 2 (2021) 327–349

Chapters in Books

“Fleshing out the psyche: Jung, psychology and the body” in Jones, Raya (Ed). Body, Mind, and Healing After Jung: A Space of Questions.  London: Routledge. 2010

“Staging the Self: performance, individuation and embodiment” in Jones, Raya (Ed). Body, Mind, and Healing After Jung: A Space of Questions.  London: Routledge. 2010

"Ambiguating Jung" in Jean Kirsch, ed., How and Why We Still Read Jung, Routledge, London, 2013

"Science Friction: Jung, Goethe and Scientific Objectivity" in Raya Jones, ed., Jung and Science, Routledge, London, 2014

"The Dissociated Psyche and its Politics" in Carta, Adorisio & Mercurio ed. The Analyst in the Polis vol. 1, 2017 (Ebook to be found at:

"The characters speak because they want to speak: Jung Dionysus Theatre and Therapy" in Paul Bishop & Leslie Gardner eds. The Ecstatic and the Archaic, Routledge, London 2018

"Jung’s ‘personal myth’ and the two personalities" in Raya Jones & Leslie Gardner ed. Narratives of Individuation,  (Routledge, London 2019).

"Simondon and Jung: Re-thinking individuation" in Christian McMillan, Roderick Main & David Henderson eds. Holism: Possibilities and Problems, (Routledge, London 2020).


‘Two souls alas': Jung's two personalities and the making of analytical psychology, Asheville NC, Chiron Press 2019

Edited Books

Analysis and Activism - Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Psychology, Ed. Emilija Kiehl, Mark Saban, & Andrew Samuels (Routledge) 2016 (Finalist American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize, Nominated Gradiva Award for Best Edited Book)