Jung vs Freud

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Physician, psychiatrist, psychologist and Swiss essayist, Carl Gustav Jung was born July 26, 1875 in Kesswil, Thurgau, and died June 6, 1961 in Küsnacht, Canton of Zurich, Swiss German.

Thoroughly modern thinker, openness and multidisciplinary approach shaped the Western unconscious unobtrusively, yet durable.

His perspective on alchemical and shamanic traditions with modern medical science, Jung introduces a new approach to human phenomenon. With Nietzsche, Jung has fostered the nagualist trend followed by Carlos Castaneda.

“Jung is the author of many books of psychology and social psychology in German translated into many other languages. He is the founder of the current analytical psychology. His work was first linked to psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, of which he was one of the first employees, of which he separated later for personal reasons, and due to theoretical differences.” (source)Wikipedia

I daresay that Old Man Freud is boring with his sexual obsessions and his omnipresent Oedipus complex. It seems that the Freudian theory first learned about the psychoses and neuroses of Freud himself. They are not mine. 

Rebecca Coffey new novel “Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story” was originally planned as a biography. It shows Sigmund Freud trying to analyze away his daughter’s lesbianism.

“In real life, Anna Freud lived for more than 50 years with partner (and Tiffany heiress) Dorothy Burlingham, says Coffey. Her father “thought lesbianism to be a highway to emotional collapse that is always the fault of the father, and is always curable by psychoanalysis.” He spent many hours analyzing his daughter (a taboo in psychiatric circles).

“In attempting to research a biography of Anna Freud, Coffey discovered that Anna’s diaries and papers, which might have provided more information about her sexuality, were “held at bay” by the Sigmund Freud Archives, which she describes as a “cadre of psychoanalysts who had strong personal loyalties” to Papa Freud. Upon finding that most of the written records of the life of Anna Freud, eventually an important figure in her own right for founding the field of child psychoanalysis, were unavailable to her, she thought, “Well, screw you, Freud Archives. I’ll fill in the blanks myself.” And the expression of that very thought, and its allusions to anger and sex, is how the biography came to be a novel.”

 

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Jung follows a track that speaks to my soul. He has worked this concept of soul. Rightly, he was suspicious of everything in this portmanteau, warped by Protestantism and Catholicism, and misunderstood by modern thought. Jung also preferred to talk psyche rather than soul. It avoids spurious comparisons with the souls of believers, Christians and others. The psyche is the secular soul. We can talk without risking fatwa or blacklisting.

This great freedom of spirit earned him the distrust of a soft gang, the neo-Freudians. While Jung was sinking into oblivion, they extolled through the worst of Freudian thought, making psychoanalysis a dangerous minefield.

There is obviously sincere and competent practitioners. All is possible. Since neo-Freudian psychoanalysis killed two of my friends, no surprise if I despise it.

On the other hand, I love the exuberant Wilhelm Reich, who could deserve to be called the great Reich, if the name was not squatted by a sad gang of bloody idiots. It’s crazy what the Nazis are squatting and appropriating: the West, Joan of Arc, vril energy, pyramids, the swastika, Thule, everything is good to those bad beasts. Resist propaganda, these empty headed gangsters invented nothing, but ransacked all. The whole world is ashamed for them.

About Nazism,  Jung’s ambiguous relationship with Nazism has been criticize for a long time. Ambiguous? Not for me. 

He pretended to enjoy them, to serve other purposes, much less favorable to the vile regime. Carl Gustav Jung was a secret agent on behalf of the Allies. 

So obviously, to gather information, he would approach some Nazi personalities, which does not make him a Nazi, just the opposite.

The influence of his thought is considerable, and his name has not yet reached its peak. Jung is one of the leading thinkers of the 20th century. His fans will not only count among psychoanalysts and thinkers: many artists claim to belong to the large family he founded, metapsychology.

“Founding father of a psychology of cultures, he gathered around his work of generations of therapists, analysts and artists. A prolific writer, he mixes metapsychological thinking and practice about the analytic cure. Jung devoted his life clinical practice and the development of psychological theories, but also explored other areas of the humanities: from the study of comparative religion, philosophy and sociology to the criticism of art and of literature. We owe him the concepts of “archetype” of “collective unconscious” and “synchronicity” (source)Wikipedia

Each of these fundamental concepts deserves an entire article I will write someday. They all did a great career, and truth seekers who use any semantic headland often unaware of the author. This injustice is here fixed. Pass.

 

A little impatience ruins a big project
Confucius