Carl Jung

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Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychologist and mystic. Founder of the analytical psychology now known as Jungian psychology. Jung emphasised the need to explore the spiritual and religious nature of the human psyche so as to achieve balance and harmony. Throughout his life he explored the worlds of dreams, art, mythology, Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, as well as alchemy, astrology, sociology, and literature.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has mentioned Jung many times in her talks, in particular in a talk to the C.G.Jung Society in New York (1983-0916). She has stated that Jung achieved his realisation (1990-1017).

Jung (is) one of the greatest psychologists and I respect him very much. He has done a lot of work on the unconscious and he has taken many years to experiment on thousands and thousands of people to find out how the unconscious works through dreams and symbols. ... He also found out another thing about the Universal Unconscious, that it always gives you a balance, by different experiments. (1976-1222)


Bibliography: The portable Jung, edited by Joseph Campbell (Viking); The Cambridge companion to Jung, edited by Polly Young-Eisendrath and Terence Dawson (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 2008); Deirdre Bair, Jung: a biography (London: Little, Brown, 2004); John Henshaw, 'Carl Jung and the Kundalini, Knowledge of Reality, no.12 [1]; Anthony Stevens, On Jung (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, new ed., 1999); Anthony Stevens, Jung. A very short introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994)