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Carl Jung: Biography

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In his autobiography Jung (1989) describes Freud’s role in his work as: …Freud became vitally important to me, epecially because of his fundamental researches into the psychology of hysteria and of dreams. Fr me his ideas pointed the way to a closer investigation and understanding of individual cases. Feud introduced psychology into psychiatry, athough he himself was a neurologist. Bt this union did not last for too long because already in 1912 their ways were diverged. Te main reason for that became their disagreement on the understanding of unconscious.

Tat is why publishing “Symbols of Transformation” Jung upended their further relationship. Al this was leading to the events of 1914 because this is the year when school of analytical psychology was founded. Aso Jung (1989) mentioned in his book: A the end of July 1914 I was invited by the British Medical Association to deliver a lecture “on the Importance of the Unconscious in Psychopathology”, a a congress in Aberdeen. …[I]t seemed fateful to me that I should have to talk on the importance of the unconscious a time!

O August 1 the world war broke out. Te period of time that separated the World War I and the World War Two was filled with learning about various cultures what led to Jung’s increased interest towards Eastern religion. Aso, a that time International General Medical Society for Psychotherapy was headed by the scientist who was often called mystic, wat irritated him a lot. Bt it is hard to deny that mysticism took place in his life, athough the most remarkable proof of that was his experience Jung (1989) shared in such a way: I seemed to me that I was high up in space.

Fr below I saw the globe of the earth, bthed in a gloriously blue light. Isaw the deep blue sea and the continents. Fr below my feet lay Ceylon, ad in the distance ahead of me the subcontinent of India. M field of vision did not include the whole earth, bt its global shape was plainly distinguishable and its outlines shone with a silvery gleam through that wonderful blue Tis is ordinary description of the Earth, te way it looks like from the space, bt the thing is that Jung experienced that in 1944 when people still were dreaming about “conquering” the space and about flying that far.

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