Young Carl Jung offers a rare glimpse into Carl Jung’s formative years. Many details never before published were revealed to the author during his interview with Dr. Franz Jung, Carl’s son, and on visits to Bollingen and Kusnacht, Switzerland.
In a masterful telling of Carl Jung’s childhood, from his ancestry and birth until 1900 when Jung finished medical school in Basel and was heading to Zurich to become a psychiatrist, Brockway uncovers the impact Jung’s experiences played in forming his later theories. Jung himself attributed his discovery of the collective unconscious to early childhood experiences beginning with a particularly vivid dream. The dream of the underground phallus king, which haunted him throughout life, seems to have played an important role in his discovery of the collective unconscious.