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Dreaming the Myth Onwards : C.G. Jung on Christianity and on Hegel

By: Wolfgang Giegerich

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Rather than merely portraying and elucidating Jung’s views, this volume critically examines his theses and arguments by means of a series of close readings and by confronting his claims with the texts on which his interpretations are based. The guiding principle, in the spirit of which the author’s investigation is conducted, is the question of the needs of the soul and the standards of true psychology.

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The fundamental importance of Christianity for Jung is well documented in his writings and letters. For the whole of his long career the great psychologist had wrestled with what he called “…the great snake of the centuries, the burden of the human mind, the problem of Christianity.” By comparison, his statements about Hegel are quite scarce. Both topics, nevertheless, have in common that they elicited from Jung radical accusations, accusations not presented in the calm tone of a psychological scholar, but fired by a deep-seated personal affect that propelled Jung to wish “to dream the myth onwards,” that is, to move to a new, his own improved and corrected version of Christianity. Rather than merely portraying and elucidating Jung’s views, this volume critically examines his theses and arguments by means of a series of close readings and by confronting his claims with the texts on which his interpretations are based. The guiding principle, in the spirit of which the author’s investigation is conducted, is the question of the needs of the soul and the standards of true psychology. While constantly bearing these needs and standards in mind, diverse topics are discussed in depth: Jung’s interpretation of a dream he had had about being unable to completely bow down before “the highest presence,” his thesis concerning the patriarchal neglect of the feminine principle, his views about the alleged one-sidedness of Christianity, the “recalcitrant Fourth,” and the “reality of Evil,” his understanding of the Trinity and the spirit, his rejection of Hegel and of speculative thought, and his reaction to the modern “doubt that has killed” religious faith. A companion to the preceding volume, The Flight into the Unconscious, the essays collected here continue its radical critique of Jung’s psychology project, yielding not only deep insights into Jung’s personal religiosity and into what ultimately drove his psychology project as a whole, but granting as well a more sophisticated understanding of the psychological potential and telos of the Christian idea.

Publisher:Spring Journal Books
Binding:Paperback
Volume(s):1
About the Author:Wolfgang Giegerich , PhD, is a Jungian analyst who after many years in private practice in Stuttgart and later in Wörthsee, near Munich, now lives in Berlin. He has lectured and taught in many countries. His more than two hundred publications in several languages include numerous books, among them The Soul's Logical Life: Towards a Rigorous Notion of Psychology (Peter Lang, 1998; 4th ed. 2007), What Is Soul? and Neurosis: The Logic of a Metaphysical Illness as well as the previous five volumes of his Collected English Papers (all published by Spring Journal Books).
Product Dimensions:6 x 1 x 9 inches
Pages:470
Publication Date:January 1, 2014