Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958

Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958

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Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958 by C. G. Jung, Wolfgang Pauli, C. A. Meier, David Roscoe

In 1932, world-renowned physicist Wolfgang Pauli had already done the work that would win him the 1945 Nobel Prize. He was also suffering after a series of troubling personal events. He was drinking heavily, quarrelling frequently, and experiencing powerful, disturbing dreams. Pauli turned to C. G. Jung for help, forging an extraordinary intellectual conjunction not just between a physicist and a psychologist but between physics and psychology. As their acquaintance developed, Jung and Pauli discussed the nature of dreams and their relation to reality, finding surprising common ground between depth psychology and quantum physics and profoundly influencing each other's work.

This portrait of an incredible friendship will fascinate readers interested in psychology, science, creativity, and genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691161471
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 528,851
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

C. A. Meier practiced psychiatry in Switzerland from 1936 until his death in 1995. A cofounder and first president of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, he held the Chair of Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Swiss Federal Technical Institute and cofounded the Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology. His many books include Personality: The Individuation Process in the Light of C. G. Jung's Typology.

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