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Hist Psychiatry. 2015 Sep;26(3):288-302. doi: 10.1177/0957154X14562745.

'S.W.' and C.G. Jung: mediumship, psychiatry and serial exemplarity.

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University College London s.shamdasani@ucl.ac.uk.

Abstract

On the basis of unpublished materials, this essay reconstructs Jung's seances with his cousin, Helene Preiswerk, which formed the basis of his 1902 medical dissertation, The Psychology and Pathology of so-called Occult Phenomena. It separates out Jung's contemporaneous approach to the mediumistic phenomena she exhibited from his subsequent sceptical psychological reworking of the case. It traces the reception of the work and its significance for his own self-experimentation from 1913 onwards. Finally, it reconstructs the manner in which Jung continually returned to his first model and reframed it as an exemplar of his developing theories.

KEYWORDS:

Analytical psychology; C.G. Jung; Eugen Bleuler; Justinus Kerner; Théodore Flournoy; dissociation; mediumship; psychical research; spiritualism

PMID:
26254128
DOI:
10.1177/0957154X14562745
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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