By Maggie Hyde, Michael McGuinness

INTRODUCING JUNG brilliantly explains the theories that led Jung to wreck clear of Freud and describes his personal close to psychotic breakdown in mid-life, from which he emerged with radical new insights. The ebook indicates how his research of patients' desires, fantasies, and psychic disturbances led him to check the psychology of faith, alchemy, astrology, and different phenomena rejected through technological know-how.

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5 0 WHERE DlH IT C O M E FROM 7 Psychiatry recognized that the unconscious could retain "daily residues", images seen and forgotten and yet still stored in the subliminal mind, but Jung wondered if it could hold ancient or "archaic residues". Was the patient's image of the sun a collective, inherited image, harking back to forgotten mythologies buried in our unconscious? 41 The Case of Miss Frank Miller Jung's interest was then drawn to an article written by a young American woman, Miss Frank Miller, which described a vision cloaked in unconscious "archaic residues".

Jung's work in these areas gained him recognition, especially in America, and in 1905 he became a senior doctor at Burgholzli and a lecturer in the medical faculty of the University of Zurich. Yet as he discovered more about psychoanalysis, he moved away from experimental psychology, declaring twenty years later that, "whosoever wishes to know about the human mind will learn nothing, or almost nothing, from experimental psychology". 29 Family Life Jung first saw Emma Rauschenbach (1882-1955) when she was sixteen, standing at the top of a staircase.

Researches into mythology had acquainted Jung with age-old myths of the hero who must undergo a dangerous Nekyia or "night-sea journey". These heroic voyages are symbolized by the sun's own daily rising and falling, its "life" and "death"... Psychologically, this is an unconscious image of our mothers to which we are attached and from which w e must free ourselves in order to develop as separate, individuated beings. For this to happen the hero has to re-enter the mother (the belly of the whale) because only through such a re-entry can he be born again from her, this time spiritually.

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