THE JUNG-KIRSCH LETTERS
The Correspondence of C G Jung and James Kirsch

Edited by ANN CONRAD LAMMERS
394pp 20 ILLUS 2016 LIST PRICE: £48.99 (P) Y045

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This book charts Jung’s 33-year (1928-61) correspondence with James Kirsch, adding depth to the published record of the early Jungian movement. Kirsch was a German-Jewish psychiatrist who founded Jungian communities in Berlin, Tel Aviv, London and Los Angeles. Their letters tell of heroic survival, creativity and the building of generative institutions, but these themes are darkened by personal and collective shadows. The Nazi era looms over the first half of the book, shaping the story in ways that were fateful not only for Kirsch and his career but also for Jung and his. Kirsch trained with Jung and acted as a tutor in Jewish psychology and culture to him. We also witness Kirsch’s struggle with states of archetypal possession: his identification with the interior God-image on the one hand, and with feminine aspects of his psyche on the other.