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That expressed many of his own insights into psychological processes In this book Marie Louise von Franz examines a text by the sixteenth century alchemist and physician Gerhard Dorn in order to show the relationship of alchemy to the concepts and techniues of analytical psychology In particular she shows that the alchemists practiced a kind o. Marie Louisse von Franz one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century

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Alchemical Active Imagination

F meditation similar to Jung's techniue of active imagination which enables one to dialogue with the unconscious archetypal elements in the psyche Originally delivered as a series of lectures at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich the book opens therapeutic insights into the relations among spirit soul and body in the practice of active imaginati. This book combined with James Elkins What Painting Is are the bedrock upon which much of thinking about painting is based

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Although alchemy is popularly regarded as the science that sought to transmute base physical matter many of the medieval alchemists were interested in developing a discipline that would lead to the psychological and spiritual transformation of the individual C G Jung discovered in his study of alchemical texts a symbolic and imaginal language. there are some authors Franz used in writing this book If someone is willing to follow all the authors and study is thoroughly it is possible new culture and new languages also could be learnt


10 thoughts on “Alchemical Active Imagination

  1. says:

    This one was a little dense than her other works; nevertheless Marie Louise explained Jung with clarity Take this uote for example as a way to express the purpose of individuationWhenever this the individuation process occur

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    there are some authors Franz used in writing this book If someone is willing to follow all the authors and study is thoroughly it is possible new culture and new languages also could be learnt

  3. says:

    This is a challenging read It starts out fairly normally in that she discusses much of what Dr Jung thought and

  4. says:

    This is a considerably less convoluted treatise on Alchemy and its modern day psychological relevancethan the one produced by Carl JungAfter a couple of chapters explaining the concepts and tracing the history of Alchemy back to Egyptian mummification and the rites of Osiristhe author proceeds to dissect some of the relevant and lucid parts of a sixteenth century text written by Gerhard Dorna student of ParacelsusThe active imag

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    Marie Louisse von Franz one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century

  6. says:

    As scientists today “enrich” or process uranium to transform it into a “pure” metal for industrialbomb

  7. says:

    This book was really cool It helped me understand the psychological nature of alchemy essentially active imagination or t

  8. says:

    This book combined with James Elkins' What Painting Is are the bedrock upon which much of thinking about painting is based

  9. says:

    Was my introduction to jung and alchemy absolutely amazing Writing is concise and easy to follow but she still manages to delve into to the depths of a jungianalchemical idea Her selections of which dialogues of the manuscri

  10. says:

    Of all the books I've picked up so far about Jung and alchemy this one has been the most immediately readable The author focuses on a single alchemical treatise and walks you through a Jungian analysis of it in a style that doesn't