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Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 13: Alchemical Studies Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00GYGPZ2M
- Publisher : Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (1 March 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 9714 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
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- Print length : 524 pages
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Of the three, "Alchemical Studies," is by far the most approachable, though there may be some occasional difficulties the text provides. The first part is Jung's commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower: Chinese Book of Life (Arkana) which is essential reading for anyone interested in his ideas, and should not create problems for a general reader. It's available separately for those not wanting to purchase this volume. But here there are three more essays.
One on "Paracelsus as a Spirtual Phenomenon" is Jung's longest essay in this volume about the late Mediaeval alchemist and doctor who is considered the founder of modern chemistry and medicine. It is more technical than Jung's other essays on the same subject in RC Series Bundle: The Spirit in Man, Art and Literature (Routledge Classics) - which might be read as an introduction to the one here - but certainly worth reading for the greater depth. Then there are two other fascinating essays on alchemical symbolism.
As with the other alchemical volumes, "Alchemical Studies" is probably mainly of esoteric interest and for specialists, excepting perhaps the commentary on the Secret of the Golden Flower. However, if only reading one of them, this is the one to read as it will immediately repay effort, and provide a good introduction preparing for the other volumes. Or alternatively, look up a number of anthologies of Jung's writings on Alchemy or in Anthony Storr's The Essential Jung: Selected Writings .
Nice book though.
DO NOT BUY THIS EDITION.
Reviewed in the United States on 27 March 2018
DO NOT BUY THIS EDITION.