C.G Jung: His Myth in Our Time

Author(s): Marie-Louise von Franz

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This insightful biography of Jung by his close associate is not only the most authoritative account of his seminal ideas; it is also a history of the growth and development of this unique person’s creative powers.

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‘References to hippies superficially date this volume. After all, it was first published in German in 1972, with the English translation originally appearing in 1975. However, as is the pivotal point of Dr. von Franz, who worked with Jung for many years until the latter's death in 1961, Jung's life quest continues to represent-as the subtitle reads-an archetypal myth for our times. In their tuning into the symbolic and "shadow" aspects of the psyche through Eastern religions and drug experiences, the flower children unwittingly shared an affinity with the founder of analytical psychology. The Swiss analyst's probing into the individual and collective unconscious and synchronicity (non-random coincidences) also resonated with many physicists and philosophers. Ironically, Jung's holistic ideas were perhaps least appreciated by those in his own field; some psychologists referred to him as that "muddled mystic"! As it turns out, his interactive therapeutic techniques, as well as appreciation of the creative potential of the unconscious, are more in tune with contemporary thought than Freud's authoritarian, repression-oriented psychoanalysis. Though too dense with detail to serve as an introductory primer on Jungian psychology, this longtime colleague has masterfully interwoven biography, dream analysis, and other key concepts in evaluating Jung's legacy.’ -Independent Publisher

Marie-Louise von Franz (1915–1998) was the foremost student of C. G. Jung, with whom she worked closely from 1934 until his death in 1961. A founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, she published widely on subjects including alchemy, dreams, fairy tales, personality types, and psychotherapy.

General Fields

  • : 9780919123786
  • : Inner City Books
  • : Inner City Books
  • : 0.476
  • : March 1998
  • : 152mm x 283mm
  • : July 0212
  • : books

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  • : Marie-Louise von Franz
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 368