Cult Fictions: C. G. Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology

Cult Fictions: C. G. Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology

by Sonu Shamdasani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415186137

ISBN-13: 9780415186131

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Controversial claims that C.G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology, was a charlatan and a self-appointed demi-god have recently brought his legacy under renewed scrutiny. The basis of the attack on Jung is a previously unknown text, said to be Jung's inaugural address at the founding of his 'cult', otherwise known as the Psychological Club, in Zurich in 1916. It

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Controversial claims that C.G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology, was a charlatan and a self-appointed demi-god have recently brought his legacy under renewed scrutiny. The basis of the attack on Jung is a previously unknown text, said to be Jung's inaugural address at the founding of his 'cult', otherwise known as the Psychological Club, in Zurich in 1916. It is claimed that this cult is alive and well in Jungian psychology as it is practised today, in a movement which continues to masquerade as a genuine professional discipline, whilst selling false dreams of spiritual redemption.
In Cult Fictions, leading Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani looks into the evidence for such claims and draws on previously unpublished documents to show that they are fallacious. This accurate and revealing account of the history of the Jungian movement, from the founding of the Psychological Club to the reformulation of Jung's approach by his followers, establishes a fresh agenda for the historical evaluation of analytical psychology today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415186131
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Cult and association1
2A case of mistaken identity?13
3'The experiment must be made'18
4The tribunal28
5The Imitation of Christ49
6A text in search of an author56
7Sister Maria66
8The cult that never was76
Appendix 185
Appendix 2'The relation between the Zurich School and the Club'90
Appendix 3Of scholarship106
Bibliography113
Index118

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