Jung on Alchemy

Jung on Alchemy

by C. G. Jung, Jung &Ed by Schwartz-Salant&
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691010978

ISBN-13: 9780691010977

Pub. Date: 12/22/1995

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Alchemical symbolism eventually suggested to Jung that there was a process in the unconscious, one that had a goal beyond discharging tension and hiding pain. In this book, Nathan Schwartz-Salant, a leading Jungian analyst with an interest in alchemy, brings together a key selection of Jung's writings on the subject. These writings expose us to Jung's fascinating…  See more details below

Overview

Alchemical symbolism eventually suggested to Jung that there was a process in the unconscious, one that had a goal beyond discharging tension and hiding pain. In this book, Nathan Schwartz-Salant, a leading Jungian analyst with an interest in alchemy, brings together a key selection of Jung's writings on the subject. These writings expose us to Jung's fascinating reflections on the symbols of alchemy - such as the three-headed Mercurial dragon, hermaphrodites, and lions devouring the sun - and brings us closer to the spirit of his approach to the unconscious, closer than his purely scientific concepts would allow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691010977
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/22/1995
Series:
Encountering Jung Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
763,758
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction1
1The prima materia44
2The alchemical mind60
3Projection and imagination in alchemy81
4Alchemy and individuation99
5Alchemy and religion116
6The body and subtle body in alchemy139
7Opposites and the coniunctio156
8Alchemy and psychotherapy180
Index222

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