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Luigi Zoja

Luigi Zoja is an Italian analytical psychologist and writer. He took a degree in economics and did research in sociology during the late 1960s. Soon thereafter he studied at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and after taking his diploma, Zoja returned to Zurich to work at a clinic for several years. He maintains a private practice in Milan. Dr. Zoja is president of the International Association of Analytical Psychology and an internationally known author and lecturer. In his presentations he proposes that technological progress and democratic development have led to an increase in mass atrocities. Modern humans seem better at healing individual madness than the collective one. Most of his essays interpret present-day predicaments (addiction, limitless consumption, the absence of the father, hatred and paranoid projections in politics, etc.) by placing them in the light of persistent ancient patterns, as expressed in myth and classical literature.