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Jung, C.G. (1907). Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, October 1, 1907. The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence Between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung, 90-91.
Jung, C.G. (1907). Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, October 1, 1907. The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence Between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung, 90-91
Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, October 1, 1907
C. G. Jung
Burghölzli-Zürich, 1 October 19071
Dear Professor Freud,
I don't think you can have got my last letter, which I sent to Rome nearly a week ago. The first meeting of our Society was very interesting.
Medallion, commissioned by Freud's friends in honour of his 50th birthday, 1906. By Karl Maria Schwerdtner. See 45 F, 48 J
There were 12 people present. One of our assistants2 discussed the sexual symbolism of a catatonic and Riklin gave an analysis of “The Confessions of a Beautiful Soul.”3 Both lectures were followed by a lively and fruitful discussion. Next time Director Bertschinger4 (a pupil of Forel's, and now an active advocate of your ideas) will talk on “psychosynthesis,”5 of which he has had only negative experiences.
With best regards,
Most sincerely yours, JUNG
Notes to "Letter from C. G. Jung to Sigmund Freud, October 1, 1907"
2 Hans Wolfgang Maier (1882-1945), pupil of Forel and Aschaffenburg; at the Burghölzli from 1905; from 1927, Bleuler's successor as director.
3 = “Die Bekentnisse einer schönen Seele,” in Book VI of Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (1796). Riklin's lecture was not published.
4 Heinrich Johannes Bertschinger (1870-1935), Swiss psychiatrist, at the Burghölzli under Forel, later director of the Breitenau Sanatorium, Schaffhausen, until his death. Member of the Zürich Psychoanalytic Society.
5 A theory advanced by Bezzola; cf.
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