Dreams: A Study of the Dreams of Jung, Descartes, Socrates, and Other Historical Figures (C. G. Jung Foundation Books Series) (Paperback)

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“Carl Jung’s must important . . . disciple” offers a fascinating dive into the nature of dreams—revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, others, and even history (Rolling Stone)
 
These collected essays by the distinguished psychoanalyst Marie-Louise von Franz offer fascinating insights into the study of dreams, not only psychologically, but also from historical, religious, and philosophical points of view. In the first two chapters, the author offers general explanations of the nature of dreams and their use in analysis. She examines how dreams can be used in the development of self-knowledge and describes how C. G. Jung worked with his own dreams, and the fateful ways in which they were entwined with the course of his life.

The rest of the book records and interprets dreams of historical personages: Socrates, Descartes, Themistocles and Hannibal, and the mothers of Saint Augustine, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, and Saint Dominic. Connections are revealed between the personal and family histories of the dreamers and individual and collective mores of their times. Dreams includes writings long out of print or never-before-available in English translation.

About the Author


Marie-Louise von Franz (1915–1998) was the foremost student of C. G. Jung, with whom she worked closely from 1934 until his death in 1961. A founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, she published widely on subjects including alchemy, dreams, fairy tales, personality types, and psychotherapy.

Praise For…


“Von Franz is probably Carl Jung’s most important . . . disciple, and her work fully embodies the essence of his teachings. But she is, in her own right, an original and provocative thinker, as manifested by her many astonishingly perceptive books.”
—Jonathan Cott, Rolling Stone


Product Details
ISBN: 9781570620355
ISBN-10: 1570620350
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: February 3rd, 1998
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: C. G. Jung Foundation Books Series