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

By Marie-Louise von Franz

even though alchemy is popularly considered as the technological know-how that sought to transmute base actual subject, a few of the medieval alchemists have been extra drawn to constructing a self-discipline that might result in the mental and religious transformation of the person. C. G. Jung came across in his research of alchemical texts a symbolic and imaginal language that expressed lots of his personal insights into mental strategies. during this e-book, Marie-Louise von Franz examines a textual content by means of the sixteenth-century alchemist and general practitioner Gerhard Dorn for you to exhibit the connection of alchemy to the techniques and methods of analytical psychology. particularly, she exhibits that the alchemists practiced one of those meditation just like Jung's means of lively mind's eye, which allows one to discussion with the subconscious archetypal parts within the psyche. initially introduced as a sequence of lectures on the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the publication opens healing insights into the relatives between spirit, soul, and physique within the perform of energetic imagination.

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