Jung and the Alchemical Imagination (Jung on the Hudson Book Series)

Jung and the Alchemical Imagination (Jung on the Hudson Book Series)

Jeffrey Raff


Jung and the Alchemical mind's eye illustrates the non secular nature of Jungian psychology and the debt it owes to the culture of esoteric faith. in contrast to different books on Jung and alchemy which include a mental interpretation of alchemical fabric, this paintings makes use of alchemy to appreciate the 3 cornerstones of Jungian spirituality--the self, the transcendent functionality, and lively mind's eye. during the interpretation of alchemical imagery, Raff explains the character of those 3 options and illustrates how jointly they shape a brand new version of up to date Western spirituality. This ebook can also be exact in opting for alchemical texts for research which are particularly unknown and which, for the main half, have by no means been interpreted. additionally, he provides new concepts--the best friend and the psychoid realm. during the addition of those principles, and the recent figuring out that they provide, it truly is attainable to use alchemical imagery to transpsychic event; that's, to a global of spirits which can now not be lowered to mental options. via together with this realm within the research of alchemy and Jungian inspiration, it's attainable to realize insights into the character of visionary and ecstatic reviews that shape a part of the trail of individuation--the highway to crowning glory.

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