Contact With Jung by Michael Fordham

The proof is in the facts, was Jung’s contention; he does not have to believe because he knows; this knowledge is based on experience and empirical findings. ~Renee Brand, Contact with Jung, Page 232

Miss Miller then became a representation of his anima at that stage of his .development, carrying his inferior function. In this thought we have the nucleus of the type theory. ~Renee Brand, Contact with Jung, Page 233

I believe Jung’s myth is the realization of his creative urge to follow each new fact to its origin in the roots of his own psyche, and to draw from there the knowledge he formulated and lived as a new vision of the human soul. ~Renee Brand, Contact with Jung, Page 233

Most specifically, I know that I owe a great debt of gratitude to Jung, although now, even as it was in 1923, his gifts are part of my heritage, as inseparable from me as my hands; nor can I feel that his gifts are particular to me, but, like those of Wilson and Lincoln and Freud, they belong to all humanity.  ~James G. Whitney, Contact with Jung, Page 231

Jung’s attention was always riveted to the long-term of the soul, many souls, generations of souls. The great stream of life seemed to be his absorbing interest. ~Jane Wheelwright,  Contact with Jung, Page 226

Jung’s great courage lay in his willingness to remain alone and lonely, and was perhaps understood best by those very close to him. ~Jane Wheelwright, Contact with Jung, Page 228

Jung respected my right to be a woman and defined me in terms of what I am. Similarly, as a clinical psychologist, I can define myself and my colleagues in terms of what we are. ~Clare Thompson, Contact with Jung, Page 213

The flowering of his genius, that began so early, ripened into a harvest that will satisfy the spiritual hunger of mankind in the years to come, but it will take the work of many succeeding generations to garner all the wealth of meaning Jung discovered in his long and fruitful life. ~M. Esther Harding, Contact with Jung, Pages 179 -194

American materialism, extraversion, and rationalism are antithetical to a psychology that attempts to probe the inner world of man. ~Jay Dunn, Contact with Jung, Page 164

One would expect a society that places value on the principle of scientific causality to resist a psychological viewpoint that introduces the concept of synchronicity.  Americans gave ready acceptance to behavioristic psychology. ~Jay Dunn, Contact with Jung, Page 164

The genius of this country [America] lies in the capacity to make things work, to make more of them, and to make them better, and so we may expect this spirit to influence the growth of analytical psychology in America. ~Jay Dunn, Contact with Jung, Page 165

Lacking deep roots in their own [America} country, they travel abroad in the attempt to re-establish a connection with their origins, and they may well be equally receptive to Jung’s discovery of the historical psyche. ~Jay Dunn, Contact with Jung, Page 166

Americans gave ready acceptance to behavioristic psychology. ~Jay Dunn, Contact with Jung, Page 164

Jung’s influence has many dimensions-from the spoken word to the tremendous, subtle effectiveness which radiated from his great personality-even if oceans, and years, prevented a personal encounter. ~Anneliese Aumuller, Contact with Jung, Page 190

Jung did not systematize his work. He stood firmly in the stream of life and refused to live in an ivory tower of abstract thought, divorced from reality. ~Margit Van Leight Frank, Contact with Jung, Page 194

He[Jung] conveyed in tangible form in his own person and in life the reality of what it is to be centered. ~Margit Van Leight Frank, Contact with Jung, Page 195

It became empirically true that spirit is the function that makes man truly human. ~Margit Van Leight Frank, Contact with Jung, Page 196

One basic fact has to be stressed: that the inner life, the life of the spirit, unfolds according to definite laws and that it follows its own order. ~Margit Van Leight Frank, Contact with Jung, Page 197

On the occasion of my first meeting with Jung we had just seen the play Glorious Morning, which dealt with resistance to the Nazi movement. seeing of this play was called by the Professor a ‘valid experience’. I have never understood why Jung (like P. G. Wodehouse) was wrongfully thought to be pro-Nazi. ~Margit Van Leight Frank, Contact with Jung, Page 194

 

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