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By Claire Dunne

This is often the 1st fully-illustrated biography of 1 of the best thinkers of the twentieth century, well-known for his pioneering exploration of goals, the subconscious, and spirituality.

Carl Jung is still respected at the present time as a real innovative who helped to form psychology, supplied a bridge among Western and japanese spirituality, and taken into basic wisdom such primary recommendations as archetypes, the collective subconscious, and synchronicity. during this vital publication, Claire Dunne chronicles Jung's trip of self-discovery from a youth jam-packed with visions either terrifying and profound, via his early specialist luck, to his rediscovery of spirituality in mid-life. specified consciousness is paid to the tumultuous relationships among Jung and Sigmund Freud, the radical but important position played via his colleague, Toni Wolff, and the revelatory visions Jung skilled following an in depth brush with death.

The phrases of Jung himself and people who shared his paintings and personal existence are shared verbatim, attached through Claire Dunne's vigorous and obtainable observation and by way of an evocative array of illustrations together with pictures of Jung, his affiliates, and the environments within which he lived and labored, in addition to paintings pictures either old and modern that mirror Jung's teachings. Jung emerges as a healer whose abilities arose from having first attended to the injuries in his personal soul.

This is a necessary paintings of reference in addition to a desirable and exciting learn for everybody drawn to psychology, spirituality, and private improvement.

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That has changed; a new, mechanistic kind of behaviorism is now the fashion; analysis is held to be too slow, too expensive, too inconvenient. A quick, easy, and cheap modification is thought best; and the result is a proliferation of often violent reactions which are neither understood nor really felt – a sense that we live in an uncontrollable and often painful world. We have indeed followed a curious path. The great thinkers of the Enlightenment rejected the trammels of the theologians. As they removed the endless prohibitions of traditional religions, they viewed the world in the bright light of Reason, and Science prospered.

His parents fulfilled community expectations of a pious Protestant minister and his helping wife. Eight of Jung’s maternal uncles and two on his father’s side were parsons, secure in a conventional world of faith, Bible, and good works. To the sensitive and vulnerable Carl it was a suffocating atmosphere. He became accident-prone in resistance to this form of life. Spiritually, too, it produced unintended results, recorded in Memories, Dreams, Reflections: In the cemetery nearby, the sexton would dig a hole – heaps of brown, upturned earth.

We leave a world of dark, incomprehensible mysteries for a transparent, accessible, comprehensible universe; and that releases our creative potential even as it provides the deep satisfaction we experience when we finally understand. Claire Dunne is thus doing us an enormous favor. By introducing us to Jung and to his Weltanschauung, she provides a necessary impetus. After reading Carl Jung – Wounded Healer of the Soul, many will feel the need to move on to Jung’s own books. As light begins to dawn, as we begin to see, to understand, to yearn for more clarity, we are also on the way to that magic formula that transmutes lead to gold.

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