Analytical psychology in exile : the correspondence of C.G. by C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann, Martin Liebscher, Heather

By C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann, Martin Liebscher, Heather McCartney

C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann first met in 1933, at a seminar Jung used to be accomplishing in Berlin. Jung was once fifty-seven years outdated and the world over acclaimed for his personal model of psychotherapy. Neumann, twenty-eight, had simply complete his stories in drugs. the 2 males struck up a correspondence that might proceed until eventually Neumann's loss of life in 1960. A lifelong Zionist, Neumann fled Nazi Germany along with his kin and settled in Palestine in 1934, the place he may develop into the founder of analytical psychology sooner or later nation of Israel.

Presented right here in English for the 1st time are letters that offer a unprecedented examine the advance of Jung's mental theories from the Nineteen Thirties onward in addition to the rising self-confidence of one other towering twentieth-century highbrow who used to be frequently defined as Jung's so much gifted scholar. Neumann was once one of many few correspondence companions of Jung's who used to be in a position to problem him intellectually and for my part. those letters make clear not just Jung's political angle towards Nazi Germany, his alleged anti-Semitism, and his mental idea of fascism, but additionally his realizing of Jewish psychology and mysticism. They verify Neumann's value as a number one psychologist of his time and paint a desirable photo of the mental influence of immigration at the German Jewish intellectuals who settled in Palestine and helped to create the nation of Israel.

Featuring Martin Liebscher's authoritative creation and annotations, this quantity files essentially the most vital highbrow relationships within the background of analytical psychology.

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At the beginning of April 1949 she wrote to Neumann that his ethical concept would not belong in the theoretical framework of depth psychology (see 76 N, 6 April 1949). Neumann interpreted her letter as the manifestation of hostile sentiments toward him in Zurich. ” I did write to you everything that I needed to say. Apparently, you have indeed mixed me up with everything else. I was not in Ascona last year, I have absolutely nothing to do with the publication of your book, I am a completely ordinary lecturer at the institute, and besides other women make the decisions.

Next to Rosenthal’s article the volume also contained two contributions by the National Socialist psychiatrist and psychotherapist Wolfgang Müller Kranefeldt (Kranefeldt, 1934; see also n. 531). Jung himself contributed nine articles to the volume. In “The Development of Personality” (“Vom Werden der Persönlichkeit”) Jung wrote about the problem of the peoples’ desire for the great individuals: “The huzzahs of the Italian nation go forth to the personality of the Duce, and the dirges of other nations lament the absence of strong leaders” (Jung, 1934e, pp.

Although the only text to be published as it was conceived during the war was Depth Psychology and a New Ethic, the foundations of many of his later writings go back to that time. The unpublished texts written in this period were “Zur religiösen Bedeutung des tiefenpsychologischen Weges” (“On the Religious Significance of the Path of Depth Psychology”) (Neumann 1942) and “Die Bedeutung des Bewusstseins für die tie­ fenpsychologische Erfahrung” (“The Role of Consciousness in Depth-­ Psychological Experience”) (Neumann 1943).

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