Analytical Psychology: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1925 by C. G. Jung

By C. G. Jung

For C. G. Jung, 1925 used to be a watershed yr. He grew to become fifty, visited the Pueblo Indians of recent Mexico and the tribesmen of East Africa, released his first ebook at the ideas of analytical psychology intended for the lay public, and gave the 1st of his formal seminars in English. The seminar, carried out in weekly conferences through the spring and summer time, all started with a particularly own account of the improvement of his considering from 1896 as much as his holiday with Freud in 1912. It moved directly to discussions of the fundamental tenets of analytical psychology--the collective subconscious, typology, the archetypes, and the anima/animus idea. within the elucidation of that thought, Jung analyzed intimately the symbolism in Rider Haggard's She and different novels. along with those literary paradigms, he made use of case fabric, examples within the superb arts, and diagrams.

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Hence Mrs. 's speech in the dream. " The contrary is, of course, the truth; I have always paid dearly for whatever kindness others have shown me. Still, the fact that I had a ride for nothing yesterday when my friend drove me home in his cab must have made an impression upon me. In any case, the friend whose guests we were yesterday has often made me his debtor. Recently I allowed an opportunity of requiting him to go by. He has had only one present from me, an antique shawl, upon which eyes are painted all round, a so-called Occhiale, as a charm against the Malocchio.

The weakling and the neurotic attached to his neurosis are not anxious to turn such a powerful searchlight upon the dark corners of their psychology. Freud's theories are anything but theoretical. He was moved by the fact that there always seemed to be a close connection between his patients' dreams and their mental abnormalities, to collect thousands of dreams and to compare them with the case histories in his possession. He did not start out with a preconceived bias, hoping to find evidence which might support his views.

The table d'hôte scene in the dream contains an allusion to this indifferent motive, for in conversation I had brought the taxi parallel with the table d'hôte. But I can indicate the important event which has as its substitute the trivial one. A few days before I had disbursed a large sum of money for a member of my family who is very dear to me. Small wonder, says the dream thought, if this person is grateful to me for this—this love is not cost-free. But love that shall cost nothing is one of the prime thoughts of the dream.

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