Analytical Psychology in Exile: The Correspondence of C. G. by C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann

By C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann

C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann first met in 1933, at a seminar Jung was once accomplishing in Berlin. Jung used to be fifty-seven years outdated and across the world acclaimed for his personal model of psychotherapy. Neumann, twenty-eight, had simply entire his reviews in drugs. the 2 males struck up a correspondence that will proceed till Neumann’s loss of life in 1960. A lifelong Zionist, Neumann fled Nazi Germany along with his kinfolk and settled in Palestine in 1934, the place he could turn into the founder of analytical psychology sooner or later nation of Israel.

Presented right here in English for the 1st time are letters that supply an extraordinary examine the improvement 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 such a lot gifted pupil. Neumann used to be one of many few correspondence companions of Jung’s who used to be in a position to problem him intellectually and in my opinion. those letters make clear not just Jung’s political angle towards Nazi Germany, his alleged anti-Semitism, and his mental thought of fascism, but additionally his knowing of Jewish psychology and mysticism. They confirm Neumann’s significance as a number one psychologist of his time and paint a desirable photograph of the mental impression of immigration at the German Jewish intellectuals who settled in Palestine and helped to create the kingdom of Israel.

Featuring Martin Liebscher’s authoritative advent and annotations, this quantity files essentially the most very important highbrow relationships within the background of analytical psychology.

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Hence we prefer, for the time being, to publish texts of a monographic character on detailed questions of complex psychology, which still need a better material and scientific underpinning. It therefore seems also personally right, if your big summarising work is published as a separate publication, and I can understand the decision of the board. I hope that you do not have any difficulties with this decision and assure you that we all await the publi­ cation of your book with anticipation.  A.

68 In his first letter to Neumann after the war, in August 1946, Jung mentions his efforts to bring Neumann back to Europe and the difficulties that attended them. And it would take another year for Neumann to achieve this return. Coming Back to Switzerland In summer 1947 Erich and Julie Neumann met Gerhard Adler and his wife in Switzerland. Together they attended the Eranos conference in Ascona in August 1947 (see Jung’s letters of reference 45 J and 48 J). Although Jung was not present that year, Neumann had a chance to discuss his ideas with other prominent scholars, such as Karl Kerényi, Gilles Quispel, and Victor White to mention a few, and also to link with those Jungians who had come from Zurich.

See n. 465. 91 Toni Wolff to Neumann, 20 July 1949 (NP). 89 90 Introduction • xlix Fröbe-­Kapteyn. The outsider’s position that both had held in the Jungian world of Zurich was what brought them closer together. To Neumann, the annual conference in Ascona was of much greater significance than the visits to Zurich. In the letters to Olga Fröbe-­ Kapteyn he did not hold back his anger. In March 1949 he wrote of severe tensions between Jung and himself, calling Jung’s dissociation from the institute’s decision ironic.

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