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The Aryan Christ : the secret life of Carl Jung

Author: Richard Noll
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Aryan Christ is the previously untold story of the first sixty years of Jung's life - a story that follows him from his 1875 birth into a family troubled with madness and religious obsessions, through his career as a world-famous psychiatrist and his relationship and break with his mentor Freud, and on to his years as an early supporter of the Third Reich in the 1930's. It contains never-before-published  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Noll, Richard, 1959-
Aryan Christ.
New York : Random House, ©1997
(OCoLC)605149871
Named Person: C G Jung; C G Jung; C G Jung; C G Jung; Carl G Jung
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Noll
ISBN: 0679449450 9780679449454
OCLC Number: 36042034
Description: xvi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Genesis. The inner Fatherland --
Summoning the spirits --
Hidden memories --
Religion can only be replaced by religion --
Mysteria. Polygamy --
Sun worship --
The mystery of deification --
Zurich 1916: Abraxas and the return of the pagan gods --
Acts of the Apostles. Fanny Bowditch Katz --
"Analysis IS religion" --
Edith Rockefeller McCormick --
The Rockefeller psychoanalyst --
The passion of Constance Long --
Revelations. From volkish prophet to wise old man.
Responsibility: Richard Noll.
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The Aryan Christ is the previously untold story of the first sixty years of Jung's life - a story that follows him from his 1875 birth into a family troubled with madness and religious obsessions, through his career as a world-famous psychiatrist and his relationship and break with his mentor Freud, and on to his years as an early supporter of the Third Reich in the 1930's. It contains never-before-published revelations about his life and the lives of his most intimate followers - details that either were deliberately suppressed by Jung's family and disciples or have been newly excavated from archives in Europe and America. Richard Noll traces the influence on Jung's ideas of the occultism, mysticism, and racism of nineteenth-century German culture, demonstrating how Jung's idealization of "primitive man" has at its roots the Volkish movement of his own day, which championed a vision of an idyllic pre-Christian, Aryan past. Noll marshals a wealth of evidence to create the first full account of Jung's private and public lives: his advocacy of polygamy as a spiritual path and his affairs with female disciples; his neopaganism and polytheism; his anti-Semitism; and his use of self-induced trance states and the pivotal visionary experience in which he saw himself reborn as a lion-headed god from an ancient cult. The Aryan Christ perfectly captures the charged atmosphere of Jung's era and presents a cast of characters no novelist could dream up, among them Edith Rockefeller McCormick - whose story is fully told here for the first time - the lonely, agoraphobic daughter of John D. Rockefeller, who moved to Zurich to be near Jung and spent millions of dollars to help him launch his religious movement.

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