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By Marie-Louise von Franz

even if alchemy is popularly considered as the technological know-how that sought to transmute base actual subject, a number of the medieval alchemists have been extra drawn to constructing a self-discipline that may result in the mental and non secular transformation of the person. C. G. Jung stumbled on in his learn of alchemical texts a symbolic and imaginal language that expressed lots of his personal insights into mental techniques. during this publication, Marie-Louise von Franz examines a textual content through the sixteenth-century alchemist and healthcare professional Gerhard Dorn in an effort to convey the connection of alchemy to the recommendations and methods of analytical psychology. particularly, she indicates that the alchemists practiced a type of meditation just like Jung's means of lively mind's eye, which allows one to discussion with the subconscious archetypal components within the psyche. initially brought as a sequence of lectures on the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, the ebook opens healing insights into the kin between spirit, soul, and physique within the perform of energetic imagination.

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