The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
– C.G. Jung
born in Kesswil, Switzerland July 26, 1875
died: June 06, 1961
genre: Health, Mind & Body, Science, Religion & Spirituality
influences: Freud, Otto Gross, Nietzsche, Goethe, Sabina Spielrein
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychologist, influential thinker, and founder of analytical psychology.
Jung’s unique approach to psychology was influential in countercultural movements in Europe and the United States in the 1960s. He has emphasized understanding the psyche through exploring the worlds of dreams, art, mythology, world religion and philosophy. Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician, much of his life’s work was spent exploring other realms, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts. His most notable ideas include the concept of the Jungian archetype, the collective unconscious, and his theory of synchronicity.
Jung emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern humans rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of the unconscious realm.