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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 engaging in 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 reports in medication. the 2 males struck up a correspondence that may proceed till Neumann's demise in 1960. A lifelong Zionist, Neumann fled Nazi Germany together with his relatives and settled in Palestine in 1934, the place he may turn into the founder of analytical psychology sooner or later country of Israel.

Presented the following in English for the 1st time are letters that supply 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 was once usually defined as Jung's so much proficient scholar. Neumann used to be one of many few correspondence companions of Jung's who was once in a position to problem him intellectually and in my opinion. those letters make clear not just Jung's political perspective towards Nazi Germany, his alleged anti-Semitism, and his mental concept of fascism, but in addition his realizing of Jewish psychology and mysticism. They verify Neumann's value as a number one psychologist of his time and paint a desirable photograph 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 advent and annotations, this quantity files probably the most vital highbrow relationships within the background of analytical psychology.

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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. 74 As Jung mentioned, Neumann’s participation at Eranos in 1948 was overshadowed by the war in Israel. In response to the UN plan of a two state solution, the country had plunged into a war between the Jewish and the Arab communities of Palestine.

Meier in his capacity as vice president of the institute: Dear colleague, as you have already heard from Jung, in the aftermath of the public and private controversy that was sparked by your New Ethic, the institute has discussed the question as to whether it was right to publish the Origins and History of Consciousness in the publication series of the institute. After an extensive discussion in the board we came to the conclusion that the young institute should not expose itself too much to hefty public controversies.

His last presentation at the Eranos conference took place in 1977. The Portmann theory of the extrauterine first year states that the newborn human—­in contrast to other primates—­endures a premature birth in a physiological sense. Due to its vulnerability the infant is completely dependent on the mother or other adults for a year. After this time in the “social womb” the infant experiences a “second birth” as a cultural and social human being. His works include Animal Forms and Patterns (1948) and The Animal as Social Being (1953).

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