Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958 - Updated Edition

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Princeton University Press, Jul 21, 2014 - Psychology - 320 pages

In 1932, world-renowned physicist Wolfgang Pauli had already done the work that would win him the 1945 Nobel Prize. He was also suffering after a series of troubling personal events. He was drinking heavily, quarrelling frequently, and experiencing powerful, disturbing dreams. Pauli turned to C. G. Jung for help, forging an extraordinary intellectual conjunction not just between a physicist and a psychologist but between physics and psychology. As their acquaintance developed, Jung and Pauli discussed the nature of dreams and their relation to reality, finding surprising common ground between depth psychology and quantum physics and profoundly influencing each other's work.

This portrait of an incredible friendship will fascinate readers interested in psychology, science, creativity, and genius.

 

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Contents

Chronologies of the Lives of C G Jung and Wolfgang Pauli
vii
Lexicon of Terms in Psychology and Physics
xvii
A Meeting of Rare Minds by Beverley Zabriskie
xxvii
Translators Note
li
Foreword by C A Meier
lvii
Pauli Dream of 23 January 1938
175
Two Letters from Pauli to H R Schwyzer
197
Two Lectures by Pauli at the Psychological Club of Zürich
203
Paulis Observations on Cosmic Rays
210
Articles on Parity Violation from The New York Times
218
Facsimiles of the Handwriting of Pauli and Jung
226
BIBLIOGRAPHY
233
INDEX RERUM
241
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C. A. Meier practiced psychiatry in Switzerland from 1936 until his death in 1995. A cofounder and first president of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, he held the Chair of Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Swiss Federal Technical Institute and cofounded the Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology. His many books include Personality: The Individuation Process in the Light of C. G. Jung's Typology.

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