Press "Enter" to skip to content

137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession by Arthur I. Miller

By Arthur I. Miller

Title note: initially released in 2009, in hardcover as Deciphering the Cosmic quantity: The unusual Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung
---------------

Is there a bunch on the root of the universe? A primal quantity that every little thing on the planet hinges on?

This query exercised many nice minds of the 20th century, between them the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli and the recognized psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Their obsession with the ability of convinced numbers—including 137, which describes the atom’s fine-structure consistent and has nice Kabbalistic significance—led them to strengthen an not going friendship and to embark on a joint mystical quest achieving deep into medieval alchemy, dream interpretation, and the chinese language ebook of alterations.

137 explores the profound intersection of recent technological know-how with the occult, yet exceptionally it's the story of a unprecedented, fruitful friendship among of the best thinkers of our instances.

Show description

Read or Download 137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession PDF

Best psychoanalysis books

Freud on Coke

"Freud on Coke" through David Cohen (Retail Epub)

Print ISBN: 9780956544506
eISBN: 9781908122063
Publisher: Cutting part Press/Andrews united kingdom
Dewey: 150. 19/52
Publication Date: 14 Feb, 2011
Pages: 349
Category: Psychology
LCCN: BF173. F85
Language: English
Edition: 1

The tale of Freud's involvement with cocaine and the way it affected study lengthy after he died. .. The ebook tells of a couple of drug similar tragedies Freud used to be inquisitive about together with the dying of Ernest Fleischl and that of the fewer popular Otto Gross who used to be an exceptional analyst, a cocaine addict and has complex principles approximately intercourse which led him to founding an orgiastic commune in Italy. Freud devotees might be unsatisfied with the e-book since it depicts their hero as all too human however it is a balanced view!

===

David Cohen justly describes Freud on Coke as “half historical past, part polemic”, that's a good self-declaration in regards to the ebook, for Cohen doesn't attempt to cover what sounds like his dislike for the fellow. notwithstanding, Freud’s theories definitely carry a few weight with the writer for they're utilised in his research: “Any try to comprehend Freud has to confront the truth that he used to be, every now and then, a grasp of denial. the good unanswered query is whether or not he used to be conscious of that point of himself” (Cohen 27). This illustrates how Cohen makes use of psychoanalytic solution to examine Freud himself – was once he in denial? – there's a seduction of his concept concerned; as a degree of the fellow. The e-book itself is split into 3 sections. within the first half, Cohen offers with Sigmund Freud’s personal use of cocaine, his writing at the subject and what it can exhibit approximately his paintings and character. within the moment half, he examines the improvement of the introspective drug-use culture following Freud within the 20th century. And thirdly, he examines the nation of play with medications this present day by way of their socio-medical-political place.

The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi

A tremendous within the heritage of psychoanalysis, Sandor Ferenczi constructed rules concerning the analytic scenario and the patient-analyst dating that count on key insights of up to date psychoanalytic thought.  but, merely in recent times has Ferenczi started to obtain the popularity he merits. within the Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi, editors Lewis Aron and Adrienne Harris have introduced jointly best Ferenczi students from worldwide to specify Ferenczi's position in psychoanalytic historical past and to reevaluate his contributions within the gentle of present conception and perform.

Freud’s Technique Papers: A Contemporary Perspective

This landmark publication is an excellent observation on Freud's psychoanalytic approach and the way it truly is included in modern medical perform. Freud's uncomplicated strategy papers are integrated, in order that the reader has Freud's personal phrases to check with the perspectives brought.

Psychoanalytic Studies of Creativity, Greed, and Fine Art: Making Contact with the Self

During the background of psychoanalysis, the examine of creativity and effective artwork has been a unique quandary. Psychoanalytic experiences of Creativity, Greed and positive artwork: Making touch with the Self makes a special contribution to the psychoanalytic examine of paintings by way of focusing cognizance at the courting among creativity and greed.

Extra info for 137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession

Sample text

18 Emerson wrote this for himself. 20 Emerson’s position here was that the analyst may hope to be scientific but will inevitably fail. The Freud of Dora, by contrast, maintained the analyst could be scientific despite the secret, messy, and feminine stuff with which he dealt daily. ”21 Negotiating the divide between the necessarily secret nature of the case notes and the public, scientific quality of the published case was no doubt difficult for Emerson, as indeed it had been for Freud. Commentary: Sessions 1–80 The same difficulty would surface in Emerson’s tense relations with Psychopathic Hospital director E.

61 It is possible Rachel unconsciously summoned up the prohibiting mother-in-the-cloud as counter to Emerson’s insistent prodding, as the only means she had to control the pace and the content of her revelations. Further, not only did she admit to worshipping the mother (session ), but, through a number of sessions, she fused the mother with Jack, about whom she several times expressed a double wish—either that she could have never even known him on the one hand or that she could have had him completely on the other.

Freud’s paper, published in , opens with the case of a divorced middle-aged woman, suffering from anxiety states, reporting to him what another physician had told her—that lack of sexual satisfaction was the cause of her anxiety, that she would have to either return to her husband, take a lover, or satisfy herself, and that Freud would bear him out on this. Freud, while allowing that the woman’s account might have been distorted, launched an attack on the sort of loose and wild theorizing the second physician’s advice exemplified.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 30 votes