By Claire Dunne
This can be the 1st fully-illustrated biography of 1 of the best thinkers of the twentieth century, well-known for his pioneering exploration of goals, the subconscious, and spirituality.
Carl Jung is still respected this present day as a real progressive who helped to form psychology, supplied a bridge among Western and japanese spirituality, and taken into normal knowledge such basic suggestions as archetypes, the collective subconscious, and synchronicity. during this vital booklet, Claire Dunne chronicles Jung's trip of self-discovery from a youth choked with visions either terrifying and profound, via his early expert luck, to his rediscovery of spirituality in mid-life. specific cognizance is paid to the tumultuous relationships among Jung and Sigmund Freud, the radical but important function played by way of his colleague, Toni Wolff, and the revelatory visions Jung skilled following an in depth brush with death.
The phrases of Jung himself and those that shared his paintings and personal existence are shared verbatim, attached via Claire Dunne's vigorous and available remark and via an evocative array of illustrations together with pictures of Jung, his affiliates, and the environments within which he lived and labored, in addition to paintings photographs either historic and modern that replicate Jung's teachings. Jung emerges as a healer whose abilities arose from having first attended to the injuries in his personal soul.
This is an important paintings of reference in addition to a desirable and unique learn for everybody drawn to psychology, spirituality, and private improvement.
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Extra info for Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul
To the sensitive and vulnerable Carl it was a suffocating atmosphere. He became accident-prone in resistance to this form of life. Spiritually, too, it produced unintended results, recorded in Memories, Dreams, Reflections: In the cemetery nearby, the sexton would dig a hole – heaps of brown, upturned earth. Black, solemn men in long frock coats with unusually tall hats and shiny black boots would bring a black box. My father would be there in his clerical gown, speaking in a resounding voice. Women wept.
Jung counseled them to create their own kind of Red Book as a method of dealing with their particular inner processes. Christiana Morgan recalls Jung saying, “You can go to the book, turn over the pages and for you it will be your church – your cathedral – the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal ... ” Jung stopped work on The Red Book in 1930 when the impact of a Chinese alchemical text, The Secret of the Golden Flower, brought him “undreamed of confirmation” of his ideas, and the link between East and West.
I had almost continued the thought! I felt my resistance weakening. Sweating with fear, I sat up in bed to shake off sleep. “Now it is coming; now it’s serious! I must think. It must be thought out beforehand. Why should I think something I do not know? I don’t want to, by God, that’s sure. But who wants me to? Who wants to force me to think something I don’t know and don’t want to know? Where does this terrible will come from? ” For I was now certain that He was the author of this desperate problem....