The Aryan Christ
Singer, Kurt D., Midstream
Dr. Carl Gustav Jung's followers and admirers the world over celebrate his 125th birthday on the 26th of July this year.
How much do we remember of this erstwhile best pupil of Sigmund Freud, Freud's crown prince and heir apparent? Why did Jung part from the founder and pioneer of modern psychoanalysis? A few answers are given by Richard Noll, a well-known British psychoanalyst, in his quite objective book, The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung, (1997, New York: Random House).
It began when Jung revolted against Freud's theories of the unconscious. Jung felt like an explorer of Columbus or Darwin's stature in his search for the "subconscious." He parted from Freud's "Jewish psychology" in his search for the archaic Aryan race, to which Germans, Austrians, and Swiss were the only representatives in Europe.
Impressed by Richard Wagner's Parsifal, Jung was looking for a knight's image on …
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Publication information: Article title: The Aryan Christ. Contributors: Singer, Kurt D. - Author. Magazine title: Midstream. Volume: 46. Issue: 4 Publication date: May-June 2000. Page number: 33. © 2009 Theodor Herzl Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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