Analytical Psychology in Exile: The Correspondence of C. G. by C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann

By C. G. Jung, Erich Neumann

C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann first met in 1933, at a seminar Jung used to be engaging in in Berlin. Jung used to be fifty-seven years previous and the world over acclaimed for his personal model of psychotherapy. Neumann, twenty-eight, had simply entire his reports in medication. the 2 males struck up a correspondence that will proceed until eventually Neumann’s dying in 1960. A lifelong Zionist, Neumann fled Nazi Germany along with his family members and settled in Palestine in 1934, the place he might turn into the founder of analytical psychology sooner or later country of Israel.

Presented the following in English for the 1st time are letters that supply a unprecedented examine the improvement of Jung’s mental theories from the Nineteen Thirties onward in addition to the rising self-confidence of one other towering twentieth-century highbrow who was once frequently defined as Jung’s such a lot gifted pupil. Neumann was once one of many few correspondence companions of Jung’s who used to be capable of problem him intellectually and for my part. those letters make clear not just Jung’s political perspective towards Nazi Germany, his alleged anti-Semitism, and his mental concept of fascism, but additionally his knowing of Jewish psychology and mysticism. They confirm Neumann’s value as a number one psychologist of his time and paint a desirable photo of the mental impression of immigration at the German Jewish intellectuals who settled in Palestine and helped to create the nation of Israel.

Featuring Martin Liebscher’s authoritative advent and annotations, this quantity files the most very important highbrow relationships within the background of analytical psychology.

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Last Time in Zurich At the beginning of 1936 Neumann expressed symptoms of exhaustion. He explained his need to withdraw from his considerations of Palestine and the Jewish question in order to dedicate his time to his 56 Neumann (1934–­40). Introduction • xxxi individuation process and expressed his desire to come to Zurich (19 N, 30 January 1936). Indeed, in May and June 1936 Erich and Julie Neumann visited Zurich. It would be the last time before the war, as they would not return to Switzerland until 1947.

The British, who were still holding the mandate until 14 May 1948, hardly intervened, which 73 74 Jacobi to Jung, 9 September 1948 (JA). Jung to Jacobi, 24 September 1948 (JA). xlii • Introduction Neumann described in a letter to Jung as the “betrayal of the English” (62 N, 24 January 1948). When the state of Israel was declared with effect from 15 May 1948, troops from neighboring Arab countries attacked Israel and the internal conflict became a war between states. The Arab-­Israeli war, or War of Independence, lasted until 10 March 1949 and ended with an Israeli victory.

60 In the same year Erich’s parents came from Berlin for a visit—­a brief moment of calm joy in those troubled days. But it was the last time that Erich Neumann would see his father. In the following year Eduard See Neumann’s question on 24 June 1936 (Jung, 1934–­39, pp. 1021–­22). See n. 269. Jung (1936). 59 On Jung’s Wotan article in connection with his reception of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, see Liebscher (2001) and Dohe (2011). 60 See Neumann (1937–­38, 1938, 1938–­39, 1939–­40). 61 But this personal tragedy would not come on its own.

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