Marie-Louise von Franz's Alchemical Active Imagination: Revised Edition (C. G. Jung PDF

By Marie-Louise von Franz

ISBN-10: 0877735891

ISBN-13: 9780877735892

even supposing alchemy is popularly considered as the technology that sought to transmute base actual subject, some of the medieval alchemists have been extra attracted to constructing a self-discipline that might bring about the mental and religious transformation of the person. C. G. Jung found in his research of alchemical texts a symbolic and imaginal language that expressed lots of his personal insights into mental procedures. during this publication, Marie-Louise von Franz examines a textual content via the sixteenth-century alchemist and surgeon Gerhard Dorn on the way to express the connection of alchemy to the innovations and methods of analytical psychology. specifically, she exhibits that the alchemists practiced a type of meditation just like Jung's means of energetic mind's eye, which allows one to discussion with the subconscious archetypal components within the psyche. initially introduced as a sequence of lectures on the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the ebook opens healing insights into the family between spirit, soul, and physique within the perform of lively imagination.

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