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ISBN-13: 978-0766134027 ISBN-10: 0766134024

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (January 22, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0766134024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766134027
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,035,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jai on April 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
Though I have not yet read this book, it is now on my reading list. This is why:

"Back in 1914, Jung had come across a book by Viennese psychologist Herbert Silberer, who was part of Freud's circle. In 'Problems of Mysticism and its Symbolism,' Silberer discussed whether there might be a relationship between teh imagery in alchemicaltexts, the imagery experienced by patients in the mental state between dreaming and waking, and Freud's analysis of dreams. At first Jung was fascinated and correspnded with him. He was looking for something deeper than Silberer--to understand the imagery that had never been conscious, the imagery in the deep or collective unconscious. But he soon concluded that alchemy was 'off the beaten track and rather silly.' Nevertheless, Jung began collecting ancient alchemical texts. [when] Richard Wilhelm sent him a copy of his translation of...'The Secret of the Golden Flower,'...Jung was intrigued. Silberer's book came to mind and he suddenly realized that although he had appreciated what Silberer was suggesting, he had not understood how to interpret the alchemical texts Silberer used. For the next 2 years Jung poursed over alchemical texts and began to find more and more passages that he could understand. Then he had a revelation: 'I realized that alchemists were talking in symbols....'" [Arthur I. Miller, 2009. Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung. New York: Norton, p. 47]

Thus, this book by Silberer was a bridge from Freud to Jung, and for Jung, a doorway into alchemy.
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