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The Gnostic Jung C.G. Jung

The Gnostic Jung By C.G. Jung

The Gnostic Jung by C.G. Jung


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Gnosticism was for C.G. jung the chief prefiguration of his analytical psychology. In this volume Robert Segal has searched the Jungian corpus for Jung's main discussions of this ancient form of spirituality.

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The Gnostic Jung: Including <Seven Sermons to the Dead> by C.G. Jung

Gnosticism was for C.G. jung the chief prefiguration of his analytical psychology. In this volume Robert Segal, an authority on theories of myth and Gnosticism, has searched the Jungian corpus for Jung's main discussions of this ancient form of spirituality. The progression in Gnosticism from sheer bodily existence to the release of the immaterial spark imprisoned in the body - and the reunion of that spark with the godhead - represents for Jung the psychological progression from ego consciousness to the ego's rediscovery of the unconscious, and the ego's integration with the unconscious to forge the self.

Included in this volume are both Jung's sole work devoted entirely to Gnosticism, "Gnostic Symbols of the Self," and his own Gnostic myth, "Seven Sermons to the Dead." The book also contains key essays by Father Victor White and Gilles Quispel, whose "C.G. Jung und die Gnosis" is here translated for the first time. In his extensive introduction Segal discusses the parallel for Jung between ancient Gnostic and contemporary Jungian patients, the Jungian meaning of Gnostic myths and of the Seven Sermons, Jung's possible misinterpretation of Gnosticism, and the common characterization of Jung himself as a Gnostic.

The Gnostic Jung Reviews

"This is the one indispensible introduction to Jung and Gnosticism." - John Beebe, MD, Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology

Table of Contents

Contents: Note on the Text. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I. Jung's Chief Writings on Gnosticism. Jung's Alternative Psychological Interpretation of Gnosticism. Gnosticism as a Psychological Phenomenon. Gnosticism as Dealing with Evil. Gnosticism as Dealing with the Feminine. Gnosticism and Mainstream Christianity. Gnosticism and Alchemy. Modern Gnosticism. Jung as a Psychologist Rather Than a Metaphysician. Part II. Jung's Own Gnostic Myth. 'Seven Sermons to the Dead. Part III. Other Authorities on Jungian Psychology and Gnosticism. Victor White, "Some Notes on Gnosticism" Gilles Quispell, 'Jung and Gnosis' Gilles Quispell, 'Gnosis and Psychology".

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NLS9780415080385
9780415080385
041508038X
The Gnostic Jung: Including <Seven Sermons to the Dead> by C.G. Jung
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1992-10-01
284
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