This five-part lecture series provides a “core curriculum” or set of fundamentals for Jung’s Collected Works (CW). Given at the CG Jung Institute, Zürich by John Ryan Haule, Ph.D., these lectures elucidate Jung’s richly dense writings, largely in historical order. They are accompanied with a detailed Power-Point presentation of the material. This series is available to students and the public through the C.G.Jung Institute, Zürich library.
I . Jung & the “French School”
Part 1 reviews CW1-3 beginning with Jung and the “French School” and an analysis of Jung’s cousin in his thesis. In CW2 he explores “complexes” or “fragment personalities” that cause the everyday dissociations of normal and neurotic people. In CW3 he shows how a single complex overtook the personality of a patient suffering from“dementia praecox” or schizophrenia.
II . Jung Becomes “Jung”
Part 2 explores Symbols of Transformation (CW5) in which Jung described his own, original approach to the understanding of the psyche which differed from Freud on several key points. Following this publication, Jung presented his conclusions about the nature of psychoanalysis to an audience of psychiatrists at the Fordham University (CW4 Freud and Psychoanalysis).
III . Jung on the Problems of Doing Therapy
In CW6 Psychological Types, Jung examines the differences between the psychology of Freud, Adler, and his own. He reviews a number of historical attempts at typology as a way of introducing his own typological schema. In CW7, Two Essays in Analytical Psychology, Jung integrates the findings of CW5 and CW6 into a method of doing analysis with patients.
IV . From Psyche as Microcosm to Synchronicity & the Macrocosm
CW8, The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, incorporates articles from different periods of Jung’s life. The three main articles of this volume “On Psychic Energy,” “On the Nature of the Psyche,” and “Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle” comprise a unified set that are reviewed.
V . Alchemy – The Proto-Psychology of the Middle Ages
In CW12, Psychology and Alchemy, Jung presents an overview of alchemical work from the perspective of his psychology of individuation. Jung’s last major work CW14 Mysterium Coniunctionis concerns the central theme of his professional life: the fundamental psychological transformation and unification of the psyche.