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Carl Gustav Jung: A Timeline

Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was one of the foremost Swiss psychiatrists. He popularised ideas of synchronicity, archetypes, and the collective unconcious, forming analytic psychology. He was a pioneer in the field of individuation ('self-actualization') and dream analysis. His work has influenced psychiatry and studies in many other fields since, including literature analysis.


The following timeline draws on many sources.

1875Jung is born in in Kesswill, Switzerland, son of a Reformed Protestant pastor, Johann Paul Jung, and Emilie Preiswerk.
1895Jung enters Basel University to study science and medicine.
1896Jung's father dies.
1900Jung graduates with a M.D. from the University of Basel and is appointed assistant at the Burgholzli Psychiatric Hospital, Zurich, under Professor Eugen Bleuler.
1900-1909Jung works at the Burghoelzli Mental Hospital in Zurich.
1902Jung gets his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich with a doctoral dissertation 'On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena'.
1903Jung marries Emma Rauschenberg. The get five children in the course of time.
1905-1913Jung lectures in psychiatry at the University of Zurich.
1906Jung initiates letter correspondance with Sigmund Freud and visits him next year in Vienna.
1907Jung's first meeting with Freud. He writes the work The Psychology of Dementia Praecox.
1909Jung resigns from Burgholzli. He visits USA with Freud.
1909Jung also opens his private practice of psychoanalysis in Kuessnacht - he runs it enthusiastically till he dies.
1910Jung is elected President of International Psychoanalytic Association. He writes Symbols of Transformation.
1912Jung declares he is scientifically independent of Freud and publishes Neue Bahnen der Psychologie. Lectures at Fordham University.
1913Jung resigns as President. His final break with Freud.
1916Jung publishes La structure de l'inconscient.
1917Jung publishes Die Psychologie der unbewussten Prozesse.
1919Jung's first use of the term archetype (in Instinct und Unbewusstes).
1921Jung publishes Psychologische Typen (Psychological Types).
1923Jung starts the building of his "tower" in Bollingen.
1923Jung visits Pueblo Indians in North America.
1925Jung's study trip to the Elgonyi of Mount Elgon in East Africa.
1929Jung's Commentary on the Taoist text The Secret of the Golden Flower.
1931Jung publishes Seelenprobleme der Gegenwart.
1932-1940Jung works as a professor of psychology at the Federal Polytechnical University in Zurich.
1934Jung publishes Wirklichkeit der Seele. He also begins series of seminars on Nietzsche's Zarathustra. President (until 1939) of International Society for Medical Psychotherapy.
1935Jung's Tavistock Lectures, London, on "Analytical Psychology".
1937Jung's Terry Lectures, Yale University, on "Psychology and Religion".
1937Jung's study trip to India.
1941Jung publishes Essays on a Science of Mythology with Karl Kerényi.
1944-1945  Jung becomes professor of medical psychology at the University of Basel, and his Psychology and Alchemy is published.
1945Jung publishes Nach der Katastrofe.
1948 Founding of C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich.
1950Jung publishes Aion - Fänomenologie des Selbsts.
1951Jung's lecture "On Synchronicity".
1952Jung publishes Antwort für Job (Answers to Job).
1955?His Mysterium Coniunctionis.
1957Jung publishes Gegenwart und Zukunft.
1961Jung dies at his home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, at the age of 85, after a short illness.

Carl G. Jung on Astrology

We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. - C.G.Jung

There is really a curious coincidence between astrological and psychological facts, so that one can isolate time from the characteristics of an individual, and also, one can deduce characteristics from a certain time. Therefore we have to conclude that what we call psychological motives are in a way identical with star positions . . . We must form a peculiar hypothesis. This hypothesis says that the dynamics of our psyche is not just identical with the position of the stars . . . better to assume that it is a phenomenon of time - Carl G. Jung in 1929

Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder sister is less evident. So far as I judge, it would seem to me advantageous for astrology to take the existence of psychology into account, above all the psychology of the personality and of the unconscious. - Carl G. Jung

While studying astrology I have applied it to concrete cases many times. ... The experiment is most suggestive to a versatile mind, unreliable in the hands of the unimaginative, and dangerous in the hands of a fool, as those intuitive methods always are. . . . It is an apt tool only when used intelligently. - C. G. Jung: Letters, volume 2, 1951-1961, pages 463-464, letter to Robert L. Kroon, 15 November 1958.

A Birth Horoscope of Carl G. Jung

Carl Gustav Jung was born on 26 July 1875, at 7:32? pm in Kesswil, Switzerland. The exact minutes for his birth time vary among the sources. As a result, some give late Capricorn rising (= a Capricorn Ascendant) and others give early Aquarius. If late is Capricorn rising, then the Midheaven is in Scorpio, not Sagittarius.

A Jung birth chart
"While studying astrology I have applied it to concrete cases many times." - C. G. Jung. Here is a birth chart of Jung.

Of someone with this chart configurations it is said:

As an inventor he has no rival.

It is not going to be easy to maintain happiness in his relationship.

Memory is strong and of a pictorial nature.

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Books on Jung

Brooke, Roger: Jung and Phenomenology. London: Routledge, 1991

Clarke, J. J.: Jung and Eastern Thought: A Dialogue with the Orient. London: Routledge, 1994

Clarke, J. J.: In search of Jung: Historical and philosophical enquiries. London: Routledge, 1992

Cohen, Edmund D.: C.G. Jung and the Scientific Attitude. Orient. New York: Philosophical Library, 1975

Evans-Wentz, W. Y. ed: The Tibetan Book of the Dead: After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, according to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering. London: Oxford UP, 1927. [It contains a psychological commentary by Dr. Jung.]

Fordham, Frieda: An Introduction to Jung's Pyschology. 3rd ed. Harmondsworth: Pelican/Penguin, 1966

Hull, R. F. C. tr.: Psychology and Education: C. G. Jung. Paperback ed. Princeton: Bollingen series XX: Vol 17, 1969
      Jacobi, Jolande: Jungs psykologi. Oslo: Gyldendal, 1968

Jung, Carl Gustav: Dreams. Translated by by R. F. C. Hull. Princeton: NJ: Bollingen / Princeton UP, 1974

Jung, Carl Gustav: The Essential Jung - Selected and introduced by Anthony Storr. Princeton: New Jersey: Princeton UP, 1983
      Jung, Carl Gustav: Psykisk energi. Oslo: Cappelen, 1992

Jung, Carl: Erindringer, drømme, tanker. Copenhagen: Lindhardt & Ringhof, 1984

Jung, Carl: Gesammelte Werke. Olten: Walter-Verlag, 1958

Jung, Carl: Mandala Symbolism. Princeton: Bollingen / Princeton UP, 1973

Jung, Carl: Mitt liv. Oslo: Gyldendal, 1964

Jung, Carl: Psychology and the Occult. London: ARK: 1987

Jung, Carl: Psykologisk typologi. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1975

Jung, Carl: The Gnostic Jung, edited by Robert Segal. Princeton: Princeton UP: 1992

Jung, Carl: Traumanalyse. Olten: Walther-Verlag, 1991

Stein, Murray: Jung's Treatment of Christianity: The Psychotherapy of a Religious Tradition. Wilmette: Chiron, 1985
      Stevens, Anthony: Jung. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994.

Building on Jung

Bertelsen, Jes: Ouroboros: En undersøgelse af selvets strukturer. Århus: Universitetet i Århus: Ph.D.-dissertation, 1974

Hark, Helmut: Religiöse Traumsymbolik. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 1980

Skogemann, Pia: Kvinnelighet i vekst. Oslo: Gyldendal, 1986.

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