The Jung Cult

Author: Richard Noll
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684834235
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A reassessment of Jung's thought analyzes the sources of his philosophies and personal religions, uncovering influences of German, pagan, and prehistoric descent

Cult Fictions

Author: Sonu Shamdasani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134664613
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Controversial claims that C.G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology, was a charlatan and a self-appointed demi-god have recently brought his legacy under renewed scrutiny. The basis of the attack on Jung is a previously unknown text, said to be Jung's inaugural address at the founding of his 'cult', otherwise known as the Psychological Club, in Zurich in 1916. It is claimed that this cult is alive and well in Jungian psychology as it is practised today, in a movement which continues to masquerade as a genuine professional discipline, whilst selling false dreams of spiritual redemption. In Cult Fictions, leading Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani looks into the evidence for such claims and draws on previously unpublished documents to show that they are fallacious. This accurate and revealing account of the history of the Jungian movement, from the founding of the Psychological Club to the reformulation of Jung's approach by his followers, establishes a fresh agenda for the historical evaluation of analytical psychology today.

The Aryan Christ

Author: Richard Noll
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN:
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Explores the impact of the occultism, neopaganism, and racism of nineteenth-century German culture on Jung's work, discussing his public and private lives, his ideas, and the lasting implications of his work

American Madness

Author: Richard Noll
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674062655
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In 1895 not a single case of dementia praecox was reported in the United States. By 1912 tens of thousands of people with this diagnosis were locked up in asylums, hospitals, and jails. By 1927 it was fading away. This book explains how such a terrible disease could be discovered, affect so many lives, and then turn out to be something else.

Jung Stripped Bare by His Biographers Even

Author: Sonu Shamdasani
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753174
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How many 'posthumous' lives does a man have to live? Nearly half a century after his death, C. G. Jung is a subject of continual controversies. Every few years, a new life of Jung appears, each promising to provide the missing master key to the mysteries of his life and work, and to lay bare their secrets. However, with every successive 'life, ' Jung becomes shrouded in an ever increasing web of rumour, gossip, innuendo and fantasy. We may ask the questions, why are Jung biographies so filled with shortcomings? How did Jung become a fiction? This book addresses these issues. It demonstrates the pitfalls and fallacies of such works, and sets out how his life and work should be approached on an historical basis, drawing on decades of archival investigation and new documentation. It surveys attempts to write Jung's biography from during his own lifetime till the present, shows how Memories, Dreams, Reflections came to be falsely perceived as his autobiography, and why his Collected Works was never completed. Thus this work lays out an agenda for future studies and discussions of Jung and of his impact on modern psychology and contemporary culture.

Cult Fictions

Author: Sonu Shamdasani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134664621
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Controversial claims that C.G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology, was a charlatan and a self-appointed demi-god have recently brought his legacy under renewed scrutiny. The basis of the attack on Jung is a previously unknown text, said to be Jung's inaugural address at the founding of his 'cult', otherwise known as the Psychological Club, in Zurich in 1916. It is claimed that this cult is alive and well in Jungian psychology as it is practised today, in a movement which continues to masquerade as a genuine professional discipline, whilst selling false dreams of spiritual redemption. In Cult Fictions, leading Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani looks into the evidence for such claims and draws on previously unpublished documents to show that they are fallacious. This accurate and revealing account of the history of the Jungian movement, from the founding of the Psychological Club to the reformulation of Jung's approach by his followers, establishes a fresh agenda for the historical evaluation of analytical psychology today.

The Cult of the Virgin Mary

Author: Michael P. Carroll
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691028675
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Discusses theories for the origins of the cult, examines them in relationship to the development of the Christian church, and suggests explanations for Marian apparitions

Archetype of the Apocalypse

Author: Edward F. Edinger
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 9780812695168
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The collective belief in Armageddon has become more powerful and widespread in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Edward Edinger looks at the chaos predicted by the Book of Revelation and relates it to current trends including global violence, AIDS, and apocalyptic cults.

Psychology as Religion

Author: Paul C. Vitz
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802807250
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Psychology as Religion delivers a trenchant analysis of modern psychology - an enterprise that author Paul C. Vitz maintains has become a religion, a secular cult or self, now part of the problem of modern life rather than part of its resolution.