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That expressed many of his own insights into psychological processes In this book Marie Louise von Franz examines a text by the sixteenth century alchemist and physician Gerhard Dorn in order to show the relationship of alchemy to the concepts and techniues of analytical psychology In particular she shows that the alchemists practiced a kind o. As scientists today enrich or process uranium to transform it into a pure metal for industrialbomb making purposes so the 16th century alchemist believed that any metal sufficiently enriched or processed would transform into a metal s purest form goldVon Franz explains the theories of alchemist Gerhard Dorn gold now really understood as a metal is the perfect state of every metal Iron copper and alloy and so forth are just not yet completed metals hampered by stuff which in inimical to them Therefore if you make this higher separatio and remove what hampers the inner development of that metal it will naturally become gold pg 99Football as the American religion when you to further back in the history of religion you can no longer distinguish between play or games and rituals The history of games such as still exist in primitive societies like dice ring toss putting a stick in the ground and then throwing a ring over it and all the group and ball games shows that these are played both as rituals and at the same time as games In other words when a man is not occupied in hunting eating making love or sleeping if he has any further energy left then let us use the zoological expression he moves about and does things which to him express the meaning of his existence and such things are generally ritual games or game rituals And according to the material I have seen at least ninety percent if not all of them always cluster around what we now would call the symbolism of the Self There is generally a mandala structure involved somewhere rings have to be put over a center or you have a round bowl into which you have to throw little stones and you hit or miss the goal The patterns of all those ritualistic games are bigger or smaller mandala patterns and even the implements used like dice are generally of a mandala structure and it is the same all over the world whether in North America India China Australia and so on These ritual games and performances are therefore the oldest features of religious life that which we can trace historically pg 91

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Although alchemy is popularly regarded as the science that sought to transmute base physical matter many of the medieval alchemists were interested in developing a discipline that would lead to the psychological and spiritual transformation of the individual C G Jung discovered in his study of alchemical texts a symbolic and imaginal language. there are some authors Franz used in writing this book If someone is willing to follow all the authors and study is thoroughly it is possible new culture and new languages also could be learnt

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F meditation similar to Jung's techniue of active imagination which enables one to dialogue with the unconscious archetypal elements in the psyche Originally delivered as a series of lectures at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich the book opens therapeutic insights into the relations among spirit soul and body in the practice of active imaginati. Was my introduction to jung and alchemy absolutely amazing Writing is concise and easy to follow but she still manages to delve into to the depths of a jungianalchemical idea Her selections of which dialogues of the manuscript to interject into the lecture were perfect Overall extremely focused and relatively short book that encouraged me enough to order her other book on alchemy Trial of a Feminizer psyche Originally delivered as a series of lectures at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich the book opens therapeutic insights into the relations among spirit soul and body in the The Breach of Crowns practice of active imaginati. Was my introduction to jung and alchemy absolutely amazing Writing is concise and easy to follow but she still manages to delve into to the depths of a jungianalchemical idea Her selections of which dialogues of the manuscript to interject into the lecture were Icebergs perfect Overall extremely focused and relatively short book that encouraged me enough to order her other book on alchemy


10 thoughts on “Alchemical Active Imagination

  1. says:

    This one was a little dense than her other works; nevertheless Marie Louise explained Jung with clarity Take this uote for example as a way to express the purpose of individuationWhenever this the individuation process occurs positively it brings about a union of consciousness with the collective unconscious instead of an explosion of consciousness it means an enlargement of consciousness together with a decrease of intensity in the ego

  2. says:

    there are some authors Franz used in writing this book If someone is willing to follow all the authors and study is thorough

  3. says:

    This is a challenging read It starts out fairly normally in that she discusses much of what Dr Jung thought and practiced in the way of Active Imagination However about 13 of the way through it it becomes of a commentary

  4. says:

    This is a considerably less convoluted treatise on Alchemy and its modern day psychological relevancethan the one produced by Carl JungAfter a couple of chapters explaining the concepts and tracing the history of Alchemy back to Egyptian mummification and the rites of Osiristhe author proceeds to dissect some of the relevant and lucid parts of a sixteenth century text written by Gerhard Dorna student of ParacelsusThe active imag

  5. says:

    Marie Louisse von Franz one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century

  6. says:

    As scientists today “enrich” or process uranium to transform it into a “pure” metal for industrialbomb making purposes so the 16th century alchemist believed that any metal sufficiently “enriched” or processed

  7. says:

    This book was really cool It helped me understand the psychological nature of alchemy essentially active imagination or the projection of the unconscious into outer material whose purpose it is to unify the mind with itself the mind with the body and the body with the world It also gave me a way of thinking about unlikely or seemingly supernatural events as synchronicity that unites an inner state of mind with an outer eventHowever I'm s

  8. says:

    This book combined with James Elkins' What Painting Is are the bedrock upon which much of thinking about painting is based

  9. says:

    Was my introduction to jung and alchemy absolutely amazing Writing is concise and easy to follow but she still manages to delve into to the de

  10. says:

    Of all the books I've picked up so far about Jung and alchemy this one has been the most immediately readable The author focuses on a single alchemical treatise and walks you through a Jungian analysis of it in a style that doesn't reuire the reader to be neck deep in psychology studies or alchemical lore to follow

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