By Claire Dunne
This can be the 1st fully-illustrated biography of 1 of the best thinkers of the twentieth century, recognized for his pioneering exploration of goals, the subconscious, and spirituality.
Carl Jung remains to be respected this present day as a real progressive who helped to form psychology, supplied a bridge among Western and jap spirituality, and taken into basic information such basic ideas as archetypes, the collective subconscious, and synchronicity. during this vital ebook, Claire Dunne chronicles Jung's trip of self-discovery from a adolescence jam-packed with visions either terrifying and profound, via his early expert luck, to his rediscovery of spirituality in mid-life. specific awareness is paid to the tumultuous relationships among Jung and Sigmund Freud, the novel but important function played by means of his colleague, Toni Wolff, and the revelatory visions Jung skilled following a detailed brush with death.
The phrases of Jung himself and people who shared his paintings and personal existence are shared verbatim, attached via Claire Dunne's vigorous and obtainable remark and through an evocative array of illustrations together with pictures of Jung, his affiliates, and the environments within which he lived and labored, in addition to artwork photographs either old and modern that mirror Jung's teachings. Jung emerges as a healer whose talents arose from having first attended to the injuries in his personal soul.
This is a vital paintings of reference in addition to a desirable and unique learn for everybody drawn to psychology, spirituality, and private improvement.
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She called out, “Yes, just look at him. 9 What was he to make of it? The dream haunted him for decades, its meaning discovered bit by bit over the years as he explored ancient writings and religions, the primal cultures of today and of prehistory. The phallus ... a subterranean god “not to be named” ... a ritual phallus ... an initiation into the secrets of the earth ... that fearful tree of my childhood dream ... 10 Wooden mannikin, carved by Jung. Late in life, Jung created this depiction of the triple-aspected human being as body, feeling, and head, integrated through the repeated encircling arms.
This, and original material from his autobiographical and collected works, provide entry to his world. Over a long lifetime, and not without difficulty, Jung brought himself into a wholeness of being and he invites this self-realization in others as the essential task of our lives, forged in our own way, leading us to the spiritual underpinnings of our existence. I hope you will find in this account of a complex psycho-spiritual pioneer echoes, promptings, recognitions, inspiration for yourselves in your own life journey.
For myself I found such possibilities extremely interesting and attractive. 18 The cost of that new interest was observed by fellow students. “Jung will make a great storyteller yet,” said one commentator with a laugh. 19 I will not deny that Jung underwent a severe test of personal courage when he studied spiritualistic literature, did a good deal of experimentation in that field, and stood by his convictions unless they were modified by more psychological studies. 20 Jung’s doctoral thesis was titled On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena with his cousin Hélène as his research subject.
Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul by Claire Dunne