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Cult fictions : C.G. Jung and the founding of analytical psychology

Author: Sonu Shamdasani
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: C G Jung; C G Jung; C G Jung; Carl G Jung; C G Jung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonu Shamdasani
ISBN: 0415186137 9780415186131 0415186145 9780415186148
OCLC Number: 38002529
Description: x, 121 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Cult and association --
2. A case of mistaken identity? --
3. 'The experiment must be made' --
4. The tribunal --
5. The Imitation of Christ --
6. A text in search of an author --
7. Sister Maria --
8. The cult that never was --
Appendix 2. 'The relation between the Zurich School and the Club' --
Appendix 3. Of scholarship.
Responsibility: Sonu Shamdasani.
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Claims that Jung was a would-be prophet around whom followers gathered in a hero cult have been revived in more extreme terminology, generating a great deal of attendant publicity, by Richard Noll.  Read more...

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"[Shamdasani] deploys his unrivaled mastery of Jungian sources....A tour de force of research."-"Religious Studies Review

 
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