By C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann, Martin Liebscher, Heather McCartney
C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann first met in 1933, at a seminar Jung was once undertaking in Berlin. Jung was once fifty-seven years previous and the world over acclaimed for his personal model of psychotherapy. Neumann, twenty-eight, had simply comprehensive his stories in medication. the 2 males struck up a correspondence that may proceed until eventually Neumann's loss of life in 1960. A lifelong Zionist, Neumann fled Nazi Germany together with his kin and settled in Palestine in 1934, the place he may develop into the founder of analytical psychology sooner or later kingdom of Israel.
Presented the following in English for the 1st time are letters that offer an extraordinary examine the advance of Jung's mental theories from the Thirties onward in addition to the rising self-confidence of one other towering twentieth-century highbrow who was once frequently defined as Jung's so much proficient scholar. Neumann was once one of many few correspondence companions of Jung's who was once in a position to problem him intellectually and in my view. those letters make clear not just Jung's political perspective towards Nazi Germany, his alleged anti-Semitism, and his mental thought of fascism, but in addition his knowing of Jewish psychology and mysticism. They confirm Neumann's value as a number one psychologist of his time and paint a desirable photograph of the mental effect of immigration at the German Jewish intellectuals who settled in Palestine and helped to create the country of Israel.
Featuring Martin Liebscher's authoritative creation and annotations, this quantity records probably the most vital highbrow relationships within the historical past of analytical psychology.
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The last Eranos conference in the summer of 1960 was followed by a visit to London to see his brother and to seek specialist medical advice. But his condition deteriorated rapidly, and after the return to Tel Aviv Erich Neumann died on 5 November. VI. 115 The latter was regarded as one of the first major studies on child psychology by an eminent Jungian scholar. 118 In the aftermath he expressed his disappointment about the lack of support from the Zurich school, warning of the skeptical attitude toward the possible 114 Presentation at the conference “Der Kult in den Kulturen der Welt” (“The Cult in the Cultures of the World”), 31 July–5 September 1960 (Neumann 1961c).
105 Jacobi to Jung, 22 August 1956 (JA). 106 A damning letter to Aniela Jaffé in 1959, written in the aftermath of this incident and apparently in a state of depression, shows that Neumann’s general reconciliation with the Zurich Jungians was not successful after all. Here, Neumann explained his wish not to lecture in Zurich any more. The letter is a reply to Jaffé’s attempt to emphasize Neumann’s importance for Zurich, especially for the institute and the club. ” That has a remarkably divisive effect on your audience.
It is here that the ego begins to differentiate itself through the “slaying” of the parental couple, a prerequisite for reaching the final stage, that of the highest consciousness, which is the point of departure for the assimilation of the unconscious as part of the psychological process of individuation. Jung was deeply impressed by Neumann’s study, his only reservation was Neumann’s use and understanding of the concept of the “castration complex,” which he wanted to see replaced by the term “Opferarchetyp” (archetype of sacrifice).