C. G. Jung : His Myth in Our Time
by Marie-Louise Von Franz

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References to hippies superficially date this volume. After all, it was first published in German in 1972, with the English translation originally appearing in 1975. However, as is the pivotal point of Dr. von Franz, who worked with Jung for many years until the latter's death in 1961, Jung's life quest continues to represent-as the subtitle reads-an archetypal myth for our times. In their tuning into the symbolic and "shadow" aspects of the psyche through Eastern religions and drug experiences, the flower children unwittingly shared an affinity with the founder of analytical psychology.The Swiss analyst's probing into the individual and collective unconscious and synchronicity (non-random coincidences) also resonated with many physicists and philosophers. Ironically, Jung's holistic ideas were perhaps least appreciated by those in his own field; some psychologists referred to him as that "muddled mystic"! As it turns out, his interactive therapeutic techniques, as well as appreciation of the creative potential of the unconscious, are more in tune with contemporary thought than Freud's authoritarian, repression-oriented psychoanalysis.Though too dense with detail to serve as an introductory primer on Jungian psychology, this longtime colleague has masterfully interwoven biography, dream analysis, and other key concepts in evaluating Jung's legacy.

Both a unique biographical portrait of Jung, as a person and as an intellectual pioneer, and a history of the growth and development of one person's creative powers, this book is a facsimile edition of a volume originally published in 1975

The publisher, Inner City Books , 01/02/98
The most authoritative biography of Jung
There are few individuals in this century whose work has had such wide-ranging, long-lasting effects as that of C.G. Jung. His ideas have pro-foundly influenced such varied disciplines as art, anthropology, atomic physics, philosophy, theology and parapsychology, as well as the fields of psy-chology and psychotherapy.

Jung was the first modern scientist to take seriously the reality of the unconscious and to dialogue with it throughout his life. He paid scrupu-lous attention to his dreams and to what they had to say concerning his personal development and the collective events of his day.

Von Franz traces the evolution of Jung’s basic concepts—complexes, archetypes and the collective unconscious, psychological types, the creative instinct, active imagination, individ-uation and much more—from their origins to their empirical documentation in his numerous books, papers and recorded lectures.

Long out of print, C.G. JUNG: His Myth in Our Time is not only a unique biographical portrait of Jung the individual and Jung the intellectual pioneer, nor is it simply (and still) the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Jung’s seminal ideas. It is also a history of the growth and development of one person’s creative powers, from which emerges the fascinating “myth” of a great man in our time.