By C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann
C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann first met in 1933, at a seminar Jung was once carrying out in Berlin. Jung was once fifty-seven years previous and across the world acclaimed for his personal model of psychotherapy. Neumann, twenty-eight, had simply complete his experiences in medication. the 2 males struck up a correspondence that might proceed till Neumann’s dying in 1960. A lifelong Zionist, Neumann fled Nazi Germany together with his relatives 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 so much gifted 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 angle towards Nazi Germany, his alleged anti-Semitism, and his mental idea of fascism, but in addition his figuring out 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 country of Israel.
Featuring Martin Liebscher’s authoritative advent and annotations, this quantity records some of the most very important highbrow relationships within the background of analytical psychology.
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That is why I am accused of contradictions! With Neumann it is more complex. One needs to think with him, other wise one is lost. I even recommend a careful reading of his lecture. Neumann comes from his eremitic existence in Tel Aviv, which is unknown to us. The house opposite to his was bombed to the ground and “Israel” is suffering in labor. N. is strongly infected collectively due to his anxious rejection of the outer world. This attitude is responsible for his lack of emotions and thus has to be taken into consideration.
That is the reason why he does not mention the positive aspect of the damaged. But it is certainly not unknown to him. ] His style of presentation must have had a particularly unfortunate effect. But his intellectual achievement is outstanding. You are all a bit spoiled by my anima, which is capable of switching between light and dark—nothing is entirely dark and—thank God— completely light! That is why I am accused of contradictions! With Neumann it is more complex. One needs to think with him, other wise one is lost.
Mario Jacoby, at that time a student at the institute, gave us an account of that confrontation: Neumann had the characteristic of radiating great powers of persuasion in support of his ideas—which were new at that time—by using well-polished linguistic expression. Only the ever undaunted Jolande Jacobi, who was also present, dared to contradict him. She was not happy about Neumann’s notion of equating the infant’s experience of the mother with that of the Self in the Jungian sense. ] She was—as she said—convinced of the fact that the Self is a metaphysical reality which extends into human experience.
Analytical Psychology in Exile: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann by C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann