Aniela Jaffé was given permission to quote from Jung’s highly personal "Red Book," and she does so in her essay on Jung’s creative phases. Shortly before her death, the author also updated and expanded her long-famous article addressing the National Socialism accusations leveled against Jung. Sir Laurens van der Post provides a sharp echo in his Epilogue, written especially for this edition.
Chapters: Parapsychology / C.G. Jung and National Socialism / From Jung’s Last Years / The Creative Phases in Jung’s Life / Alchemy / Epilogue (L. van der Post).
One of the most distinguished interpreters of C.G. Jung’s ideas, Aniela Jaffé was born in Berlin and studied psychology at the University of Hamburg. With the outbreak of World War II, she emigrated to Switzerland and soon began to train with the psychiatrist C.G. Jung. Frau Jaffé’s reputation as a lucid and authoritative writer was established through her collaboration with Jung on his autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections, her editing of his collected Letters, and numerous independent works, including The Myth of Meaning. She practiced as an analyst in Zurich until her death in 1991.