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He writes for several journals in… More about Gary Lachman. It is these critical experiences—often fleetingly touched on in other biographies or critical studies, and frequently used to make a case against Jung and his philosophies—that form the core of this significant new biography.
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Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life & Teachings
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Lachman breaks down a very complex man. Jung was an "occultist". Lachman is good at not being unrealistic If you want to understand a complex topic fast Mr. Lachman is good at that. He was OTO If you have read his stuff you know this. Also you will find Jung was one of the strangest coolest thinkers ever. I prefer him much more then SF indeed. Wierd methods can cure. One person found this helpful. If you are interested in Carl Jung's esoteric works, as I am, you will have had to dig around in his books. A little mention of this here, that there.
Jung himself was unsure he wanted this information disseminated, much less compiled -- he lived in a much more staid and judgmental time than we do partly thanks to him! Many of the ideas we take for granted, a collective unconscious, e. Hypnagogia, active imagination, visionary experience. The author has done a very good job of bringing much of Jung's experience together for the reader, who may also use this book as a guide to further reading. Very nice to have -- I have already read a borrowed copy and am now buying one to keep. Gary Lachsman is one of the most readable scholars I have come across.
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Jung the Mystic
If there is one book that covers Jung's mysticism and most touch it vaguely if at all , this is the one. It makes sense of Jung's background and thinking, with all of Lachman's positions validated by references. Lachman's bio on Jung is well-written, accurate and moves along easily. As stated by the other reviewers, he skips over some connections and emphasizes others, but this is inevitable in a short book.
While it is not an "advanced" biography by any means, it captures a useful perspective on the essence of Jung from the viewpoint of Lachman's interests, and does so in a very entertaining way. It contains lot of pleasant food for thought. Lachman, as usual, brings the title character alive and paints an in-depth, honest account of one of the great figures in thought and psychology in this century.
Gary Lachman's biography of Carl Jung is as intelligent as its subject. Dec 08, Ann M rated it really liked it Shelves: This is more or less a digest of Jung's thinking on mystical subjects, conveniently all in one book. Jun 27, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a short biography showing how Jung's life experiences influenced the development of his theories. It concludes with a commentary on Jung's writings, on what has been written about him and on his enduring imprint on psychology and other disciplines.
The author, Gary Lachman is a former musician founder of Blondie and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not an academ This is a short biography showing how Jung's life experiences influenced the development of his theories. The author, Gary Lachman is a former musician founder of Blondie and inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not an academic or journalist.
He has produced a well-researched volume written with such clarity that were the thesis not mysticism it would have pleased Jung who wrote for the "common man". While Jung would emphasize his role as a scientist and minimize the mystical elements of his theories, from what is presented here, his mysticism is fundamental and impossible to deny. The relationship with Emma Jung is probably worthy of a book perhaps there is one. She appears to give all from her wealth which helped establish his early career to the end of life arrangements she made for him before her own death.
She seems to get only infidelity in return. There are glimmers of her striking back, for instance she wrote to Freud about her husband's affairs. I found this book very helpful in understanding Jung and his ideas and his role in the development of psychoanalytic practice. I recommend it for anyone who wants a basic knowledge of Jung. Jan 30, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Aside, the author, a founding member of Blondie surprise!
The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life and Teachings
Jul 07, Brian rated it really liked it. Gary Lachman does a phenomenal job juxtaposing Jung the man and Jung the mystic in this biography. I enjoyed the read and came away feeling "more" than I was and experienced my own synchronicities regarding some people and things referenced. I'm springboarding into Lachman's sources like a madman and would like to thank him for what seems to me an important book. Feb 08, Shelby rated it it was amazing. An interesting look into Jung's life!
I hoped for more in-depth occult and mystical content. Feb 26, Sammie rated it really liked it Shelves: G Jung had an eventful childhood; his father struggled as a reverend, husband and father while his mother suffered from mental illness and the death of her first child.
She ended up being hospitalized for a number of months, when Jung was a small child, due to her mental illness; he grew apart from her and eventually recognized many of the same characteristics of his mother, in himself Lachman, p. As the distance between Jung and his parents lengthened, Jung became more and more interested in isolation.
Jung considered Sigmund Freud as a respected father figure, he could no longer stand their disagreements. Jung had a more spiritual outlook on sexual symbolism, whereas Freud explained sexual themes as a form of sexual gratification Lachman, , p.
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The concept of personality preferences being placed on a scale of extroversion and introversion will continue to represent individual personality characteristics in order to understand the theory of personality. Jun 12, Aubrey rated it liked it. As far as biographies go, this was quick-moving, informative and engaging. The subtitle and alleged focus, though, are misleading. Whether or not Jung actually experienced paranormal phenomena is almost beside the point.
The book would have been much better if Lachman stuck with this contextual examination - exploring the Why of how Jung came to have the personality theori As far as biographies go, this was quick-moving, informative and engaging. The book would have been much better if Lachman stuck with this contextual examination - exploring the Why of how Jung came to have the personality theories he did.
Lachman is free to write another book talking up Jung's Mystic status, but he definitely hasn't done it here. And that would be just fine, except that he seems to think he has , only the extent to which he does this is the occasional unqualified, fleeting comment, like he makes here: But the experience had a palpable effect on Jung.
It changed him, and in that sense, if no other, it was real. Lachman continues just a little more: This happens a lot. Jung the Mystic has the potential to be a great phenomenological biography, but instead reads like a first draft. Before publishing, Lachman should have clarified for himself what kind of book he wanted it to be.
Aug 05, Erik Akre rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Lachman sets out on a righteous venture to reveal the mystical side of Carl Jung, in the form of a biography. We see Jung's development as a person as it pertains chiefly to the search for the inner world, and the insights he gained regarding the same. Full of specific instances in Jung's life that illustrate his own search, Jung the Mystic paints a picture that will appeal to spiritual seekers that admire the character of his work, rather than to pure psychoanalysts that might pick at the detai Lachman sets out on a righteous venture to reveal the mystical side of Carl Jung, in the form of a biography.
Full of specific instances in Jung's life that illustrate his own search, Jung the Mystic paints a picture that will appeal to spiritual seekers that admire the character of his work, rather than to pure psychoanalysts that might pick at the details for further insight. Perhaps the expert would regard the book as shallow; incomplete, certainly. But the style is accessible, and the reader trusts this author's research and journalism. Here is described the experience that lies behind creative visualization, channeled writing, mandala-work, theories of individuation, and much more.
I found a nice resonance in Lachman's storytelling with my own experience and practice of these Jungian ideas, and it's a treat to have it linked directly to Jung's own personal explorations. One might value this book chiefly for its confirmation of the value that Jungian spiritual practices hold. Jung's life makes a good story in itself, but under Lachman's pen it fills up with sign-posts for the seeker and psychic traveller.
The book might open up further possibilities for psychic exploration, providing greater confidence and inspiration for the explorer. Jan 18, Nick Mather rated it liked it. Lachman's book is an easy read and much of the material is well known, especially by those who have read Jung's "autobiography Memories, Dreams and Reflections. Lachman provides a balanced approach to some of the more controversial aspects to Jung, namely that he was attempting to set himself up as a messiah figure for a Jung cult not true and that he was anti-Semitic also not true.
It might have been better if Lachman had gone into even more detail in several instances, especially regardi Lachman's book is an easy read and much of the material is well known, especially by those who have read Jung's "autobiography Memories, Dreams and Reflections.