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Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958 by C. G. Jung, Wolfgang Pauli

By C. G. Jung, Wolfgang Pauli

In 1932, Wolfgang Pauli used to be a world-renowned physicist and had already performed the paintings that may win him the 1945 Nobel Prize. He used to be additionally in soreness. His mom had poisoned herself after his father's involvement in an affair. rising from a short marriage with a cabaret performer, Pauli drank seriously, quarreled usually and infrequently publicly, and was once disturbed by way of robust goals. He grew to become for support to C. G. Jung, surroundings a status appointment for Mondays at midday. hence bloomed a rare highbrow conjunction not only among a physicist and a psychologist yet among physics and psychology. 80 letters, written over twenty-six years, list that comradeship. This crafty translation provides them in English for the 1st time.

although Jung by no means analyzed Pauli officially, he interpreted greater than four hundred of his dreams--work that bore fruit later in Psychology and Alchemy and The research of desires. As their acquaintance built, Jung and Pauli exchanged perspectives at the content material in their paintings and the information of the day. They mentioned the character of desires and their relation to fact, discovering magnificent universal flooring among intensity psychology and quantum physics. Their collaboration ended in the mixed e-book of Jung's treatise on synchronicity and Pauli's essay on archetypal rules influencing Kepler's writings within the Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche. through the years, their correspondence formed and reshaped their knowing of the main they referred to as synchronicity, a time period Jung had advised prior.

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As I write in the summer of 1999, competing, powerful accelerators are in a hot and tight race to find "The God Partide: the Higgs boson which as "the universal giver of heft' is believed to endow all the constituents of matter with mass. The Higgs would be very heavy for a boson, but it could as light as 109 billion electron-volts-somewhat less than the weight of an atom of silver. • p. 10 2. 61 Stewart and CoJubitsky 19Q1. p. 25), xliii nmu>OUCTION onIinaJy particles; through multiple c:oDi~i~ ~ ~ Hilp,·.

Ru he became more familiar with alchemy as a psycho-physical unity, Pauli saw the same lumen IUJturae, the light of nature, or the ·spirit in matte~' glimpsed by Paracelsus and Jung. 39 This accords with the view that it is "the self-same reality which, looked at from within and from without" is described by alchemy, depth psychology, and physics, as 'we largely concern ourselves with the same subject, that unknown living factor ... rg 19')4. p. 147. Peat u~88, pp 16-17 '" von Franz 1991, p. 13 J1 16 Ibid.

Ibid. "von Franz 1991. PP. 1S1-52. xliv " Cell· Mann 1995, p. 134" Horgan 1m p. J04. In AJbert 1994. pp. 58-6']. elusive neutrinos. , F .... mass been determined, in 'apan. Aa an aid, "11Iae . Iiay sparks of the World-Soul, that is, of the 01 natum. , 'I wi « . tered in and through the fabric of the great wodcI into. · Both as an inner process and as an outer endeavor, aIcbemy _ focused on reachieving the un us mundus through the mysterious conjunctions 01 the soul-spirit·body with the world as it was at the beginning of time.

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