More than any other psychiatrist Carl Jung recognized our fundamental need for a living relationship with our true self, the soul, and God. His childhood was steeped in solitude and he showed an uncommon appreciation for the spiritual world. His adulthood was devoted to the study of dreams and the ways in which God’s presence is expressed in daily life. A scholar of world history and cultures, religion, mythology, and philosophy, it is estimated that Dr. Jung analyzed over 67,000 dreams in his lifetime. Jung’s writings explore the basic patterns of spiritual and psychological development common to people around the world. His ideas regarding dreams and the religious foundation of life are as relevant today as when first written. They are used by psychologists and lay-persons alike to promote healing, self-knowledge, and personal growth. In a world that has become increasingly materialistic in its viewpoint, the psychological insights of Carl Jung reconnect individuals to their roots and the healing wisdom of their inner self.
Carl Jung was born in Kesswil, Switzerland, on July 26th, 1875, the son of a rural pastor. He died June 6th, 1961, in Zurich, Switzerland. His autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, is an excellent book and a good place to learn more about Jung and the defining experiences of his life.