Alchemical Studies by C.G. Jung

$150.00

Alchemical Studies by C.G. Jung, published in 1976. This collection of five long essays traces Jung’s developing interest in alchemy from 1929 onwards. Each essay is an extended commentary on a theme with alchemical associations: an ancient Chinese Taoist text The Secret of the Golden Flower; the visions of Zosimos, a Greek alchemist and Gnostic of the 3rd century A.D.; the Spirit Mercurious in Grimm’s fairy tale The Spirit of the Bottle, the symbol of the Philosophical Tree in teh drawings of modern patients..the arcane speculations of Paracelsus…illustrated with eight plates of alchemical pictures and forty two of drawings or paintings by patients. Hardcover¬†with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends.