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James Kirsch was one of the first generation analysts who had his primary analysis with Jung. As a young man in his 20s he began a psychoanalysis which did not satisfy him, so he entered a Jungian analysis in Berlin. In 1928 he wrote to Jung asking if he could begin analysis with him, and in 1929 James Kirsch spent two months in Zürich in analysis with both Jung and Toni Wolff. This began a multiple-level relationship which spanned four decades and great distances. There are approximately 150 back and forth letters in this correspondence with Jung.
The contents of the letters cover important subjects such as the relationship between Jews and Christians, Nazi-ism, anti-Semitism, clinical issues in psychotherapy, synchronicity, organizational issues in building up Jungian organizations, and difficult personalities. James Kirsch was a founding member of Jungian professional groups in Berlin, Tel Aviv, London, and Los Angeles.
Join us for this four-hour Webinar live from the San Francisco Jung Institute. Thomas Kirsch, son of James Kirsch, will present this provocative look at his father's relationship with Jung. Controversies including questions of anti-Semitism as well as boundary violations will be explored in detail.
Don't miss this extraordinary experience. Internet slots are limited. Visitashevillejungcenter.org for more information and to register.