Spiritualism and the Foundations of C. G. Jung's Psychology

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SUNY Press, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 329 pages
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Charet uncovers some of the reasons why Jung's psychology finds itself living between science and religion. He demonstrates that Jung's early life was influenced by the experiences, beliefs, and ideas that characterized Spiritualism and that arose out of the entangled relationship that existed between science and religion in the late nineteenth century. Spiritualism, following it inception in 1848, became a movement that claimed to be a scientific religion and whose controlling belief was that the human personality survived death and could be reached through a medium in trance.

The author shows that Jung's early experiences and preoccupation with Spiritualism influenced his later ideas of the autonomy, personification, and quasi-metaphysical nature of the archetype, the central concept and one of the foundations upon which he built his psychology.
 

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Contents

Mesmerism Hypnotism and Spiritualism in the Nineteenth Century
27
Parental and Religious Conflict in the Early Life of CG Jung
59
The University Years
91
Kant Schopenhauer and the Philosophy of Spiritualism
93
Spiritualism in Jungs Zofingia Lectures
125
Multiple Personality and Spiritualism in Jungs Medical Dissertation
149
The Psychoanalytic Years
169
Jung Freud and the Conflict over Spiritualistic Phenomena
171
Analytical Psychology and Metapsychology
229
Spiritualism and the Emergence of Jungs Psychology
231
Conclusion Archetypes and Spirits
285
Bibliography
303
Index
327
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About the author (1993)

F. X. Charet has lectured in the Psychology and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Ottawa and McGill University, among others. He is currently researching another book on Jung and religion.

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