«Il mio intento è stato soprattutto quello di presentare all'opinione pubblica, che per i cosiddetti fenomeni occulti altro non ha se non un sorriso sprezzante, i numerosi legami che questi fenomeni hanno con il campo sperimentale del medico e della psicologia, e di accennare ai problemi, numerosi e importanti, che questo campo inesplorato tiene ancora in serbo per noi».
«Soffusa d'intenso pallore la signorina S. W. cadeva lentamente al suolo o su una sedia, chiudeva gli occhi, diventava catalettica, aspirava più volte profondamente e cominciava a parlare (...) La lingua di cui si serviva era allora solo il tedesco letterario che essa parlava con piena sicurezza e proprietà. In contrasto con il modo assolutamente incerto e impacciato nello stato di veglia».
- ISBN: 8833902420
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 96
jung's writing style is simple and extremely likeable. however, he often uses scientific terminologies that succeed in confusing me. this was a wonderful book, though, that kept up my interest. i'm looking forward to reading more of his work.
This book should be required reading for anyone interested in both psychology and paranormal phenomena. An even better title might have been "Psychology and the Supernatural". I say that because the word "occult" is often closely associated with concepts of evil. In this book Jung describes his expe Leggi tutto
"...in this age of materialism - the inevitable consequence of rationalistic enlightenment - there has been a revival of the belief in spirits, but this time on a higher level." "Rationalism and superstition are complementary. It is a psychological rule that the brighter the light, the blacker the sh Leggi tutto
This selection or writings reveals an interesting shift in Jung's thinking on so-called occult phenomena. Moving from an overtly scientific and rational viewpoint to one of attempting to conceptualize the experiences of the unconscious, one can follow (in ways) Jung's transitional transcendence of r Leggi tutto
My boy Hot Carl steps up to the plate in order to bust some ghosts. Unfortunately, he was working with the incredibly limited toolkit they had around the turn of the century, so he took a good, hard, squinty look at this shrieking possession case -- nowadays it would be diagnosed as DID or Histrioni Leggi tutto
This collection of writings, spanning over sixty years, is slight but provocative. Jung's handling of the questions of belief and proof (as psychological phenomena in themselves), his report of a haunting experienced by himself and a friend, and the utter gems of expression in pieces such as "The So Leggi tutto
Good start but the copy I read was short and I know there has got to be a lot more in Jung's writing about the paranormal. The most interesting part was his first published piece, his dissertation On the Psychology and the Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena, just because it was so nebulous.
An interesting read, but not the greatest.
I love how Freud and Jung referred privately to occultism as spookery.
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