Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958 by C. G. Jung, Wolfgang Pauli

By C. G. Jung, Wolfgang Pauli

In 1932, Wolfgang Pauli was once a world-renowned physicist and had already performed the paintings that might win him the 1945 Nobel Prize. He used to be additionally in ache. His mom had poisoned herself after his father's involvement in an affair. rising from a short marriage with a cabaret performer, Pauli drank seriously, quarreled usually and infrequently publicly, and was once disturbed by means of robust goals. He grew to become for support to C. G. Jung, environment a status appointment for Mondays at midday. therefore bloomed a unprecedented highbrow conjunction not only among a physicist and a psychologist yet among physics and psychology. 80 letters, written over twenty-six years, list that comradeship. This crafty translation provides them in English for the 1st time.

notwithstanding Jung by no means analyzed Pauli officially, he interpreted greater than four hundred of his dreams--work that bore fruit later in Psychology and Alchemy and The research of desires. As their acquaintance constructed, Jung and Pauli exchanged perspectives at the content material in their paintings and the tips of the day. They mentioned the character of desires and their relation to fact, discovering magnificent universal floor among intensity psychology and quantum physics. Their collaboration led to the mixed booklet of Jung's treatise on synchronicity and Pauli's essay on archetypal principles influencing Kepler's writings within the Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche. over the years, their correspondence formed and reshaped their realizing of the primary they referred to as synchronicity, a time period Jung had advised past.

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Modern mathematicians write, "Yes, God is a geometer. " Pauli declared that if neither rationalism nor mysticism was powerful enough, ¥t nothing else remains but to expose oneself in one way or another to these intensified oppositions and their conflicts. Precisely by doing so, the inquirer can also more consciously tread an inner path to salvation .... I 70 Horg. n 1994, pp. 9~. 11 Stewart and Golubihky 1991. p. 269. xlv on'IOOOC'I1ON c:oosider the ambition of overcomiug oppositeI. n CoNNECTION AND DIVERGENCE l\uIi was concerned with science, philosophy, and religion throughout his life.

1I.. Pauli, "Kepler"; same II: in Pauli, Writing. 219-79. flung. "SynchrooizJlit" 1I:,1ung, "Synchronicity"; also in C\V 8, pars. 1n CW 8. 2d ed. 1969, the II: is revised. 'See long's letter to Dr. Carl Seelig (1894-1962), in lung, Le/terl, vol. 2, pp. I-9. 'ID Die N4tunriaeruduJ(tm 21:13 (31 Marcb 1933), pp. 24 (December 1963): 225-27. 'The originaIlettm, as wdI .. a); long's original letters are in the lung Archive at the ETH in ZUrich mel in his b"bruy in Kiisnacht. ,.. I. W. Pauli, 1953. Copyright CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

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