The Jung Cult received great attention for its revisionist opinions about C.G. Jung and the origins of depth psychology. Young Carl Jung offers a more balanced view with rare glimpses into Carl Jung’s formative years. In a masterful telling of Jung’s childhood, Brockway provides a clear perspective on the impact young Carl’s experiences played in forming his later theories. Jung himself attributed his discovery of the collective unconscious to early childhood experiences beginning with a particularly vivid dream. From Brockway’s on-site research in Switzerland to his analysis of Jung’s octogenarian biography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, the historical geographical, and intellectual influences that also impacted Jung are woven into this engrossing picture of his ancestry, birth, and school years.
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