While there are justifiable reasons to think of Dr. Jung metaphorically as being a: Magician, Shaman, Taoist, Gnostic, Mystic, Alchemist, Astrologer, etc. the fact is that Dr. Jung was first and foremost by profession a Psychiatrist which the first three volumes of his Collected Works bear eloquent testimony too.
Volume 1: Psychiatric Studies
Volume 2: Experimental Researches
Volume 3: The Psychogenesis of Mental Disease
The day in and day out treatment of ordinary living breathing human beings bearing all of the frailties and banalities of human existence was the therapeutic and empirical foundation of the remainder of Dr. Jung’s Collected Works.