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Dream Interpretation Ancient and Modern: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936–1941

by C Jung Princeton University Press
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From 1936 to 1941, C. G. Jung gave a four-part seminar series in Zurich on children's dreams and the historical literature on dream interpretation. This book completes the two-part publication of this landmark seminar, presenting the sessions devoted to dream interpretation and its history. These sessions open a window on Jungian dream interpretation in practice, as Jung examines a long dream series from Renaissance physician Girolamo Cardano. Presented here in an inspired English translation commissioned by the Philemon Foundation, these sessions reveal Jung as an impassioned teacher in dialogue with his students as he developed and refined the discipline of analytical psychology. An invaluable document of perhaps the most important psychologist of the twentieth century at work, this splendid book offers the fullest representation of Jung's interpretations of dream literatures, filling a critical gap in his collected works.




Note to the English Edition vii

Acknowledgments ix

Preface and Introduction by the Original Editors, Lorenz Jung and Maria Meyer-Grass xi

Calendar Contents for the Full Seminar, Winter Term, 1936/37-Winter Term, 1940/41 (coordinated with Children's Dreams Seminar) xvii

Introduction by the editor, John Peck xxi

A. Older Literature on Dream Interpretation (Commencing Winter Term 1936/37)

Chapter 1. Macrobius:Commentarius ex Cicerone in Somnium Scipionis, Paper by W. Bächtold 3

Chapter 2. Artemidorus:Five Books on the Art of Dream Interpretation, Paper by Grete Adler 14

Chapter 3. Synesius of Cyrene:Treatise on Dream Visions, Paper by Rivkah Schãrf 22

Chapter 4. Caspar Peucer,De Somniis, Paper by Marie-Louise von Franz 32

B. The Enlightenment and Romanticism

Chapter 5. M. l'AbbéRichard, Théorie des songes, Paper by Dr. Alice Leuzinger 45

Chapter 6. Franz Splittgerber,Schlaf und Tod, Paper by Kristin Oppenheim 49

C. The Modern Period

Chapter 7. Yves Delage,Le Rêve, Paper by Hans Baumann 57

Chapter 8. Discussion of Paul W. Radestock,Schlaf und Traum, Paper by Dr. Alice Kitzinger 69

Chapter 9. Discussion of Philipp Lersch,Der Traum in der deutschen Romantik, Paper by Dr. Charlotte Spitz 74

Chapter 10. Discussion of Jackson Steward Lincoln,The Dream in Primitive Cultures, Paper by Dr. Kenower Bash 82

Chapter 11. Discussion of Eugène Marais,The Soul of the White Ant, Paper by Carol Baumann 94

D. Visions and Dreams

Chapter 12. Discussion of the Visions of St. Perpetua,Paper by Marie-Louise von Franz 107

Chapter 13. Discussion of the Dreams of the Renaissance Scholar Girolamo Cardano,Paper by Dr. E. Levy 122

Chapter 14. Discussion of Three Dreams of Dr. John Hubbard, alias Peter Blobbs (The Censer, the Swinging Ax, and the Man at the End of the Corridor),Paper by Carol Baumann 216

Bibliography 241

Index 249




"[An] intriguing volume. . . . [T]his book is well researched and will be a welcome addition to Jung collections."--Choice
John Peck is a Jungian analyst in private practice. He is a cotranslator of Jung's Red Book and the author of ten books of poetry, including Contradance. Lorenz Jung, now deceased, was a grandson of C. G. Jung and a Jungian analyst in private practice. Maria Meyer-Grass is a Jungian analyst in private practice. Ernst Falzeder is lecturer at the University of Innsbruck and senior editor at the Philemon Foundation. He is the editor of The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Karl Abraham, 1907-1925.