Category Archives: Collected Works Volume 16 – Practice of Psychotherapy

Carl Jung and the Rosarium Philosophorum

    The Rosarium Philosophorum is a sixteenth century alchemical treatise, with a series of twenty woodcuts.       Jung’s comments on the first image, the image with the fountain, include the following:   This fluid substance, with all its paradoxical qualities, really signifies the unconscious which as been projected on to it. The “sea” is its… Click to continue

Carl Jung: “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”

Cuevo de Los Manos, Argentina   Carl Jung, on the Importance of Drawing and Painting   “It does not suffice in all cases to elucidate only the conceptual context of a dream content. Often it is necessary to clarify a vague content by giving it a visible form. This can be done by drawing, painting,… Click to continue