„The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any interaction, both are transformed.”
Carl Gustav Jung
We have a great pleasure to celebrate with our readers a unique occasion – a publication of the Correspondence of Carl Gustav Jung and Erich Neumann. As Erel Shalit said in his opening speech: „The letters were written in times where writing exceeded short message service – sms – and when writing was individual and expressed the creative dialogue of the great minds”. As such they are some exceptional letters – letters with heart and letters with intelect. And, as Murray Stein emphasized in his opening words, Erich Neumann works hasn’t gain the attention they deserve in the field of analytical psychology, thus this conference aims at the same time to initiate the Reinessance of interest in Neumann’s works.
Jung-Neumann Correspondence portrays an unique and special father-son relationship, a true friendship, a one that was so much different that Freud-Jung relationship. This frendship and corrrespondence had a special meaning for Erich Neumann, as after moving to Palestine for many years he was in the situation of having no friends, only pupils, outside of wider analytical community. So, in a way it way for many years he experienced his works being in exile, which changed in the course of time together with his participation in Eranos conferences, but still demanded long distance-travelling and effort.
Follow our updates form the weekend and experience with us the atmosphere of this special event that speaks to the mind, heart, soul and imagination.
„We gathered here to make a soul blossom” (E. Shalit, Opening Speech)
The Jung-Neumann Letters – A Book Launch and International Conference, Israel 2015
The Long awaited publication of the Correspondence between C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann, the Jung-Neumann Letters edited by Martin Liebscher, were published March 2015 by Princeton University Press. To mark this important event an international conference is being held jointly sponsored by The Foundation for the Works of C. G. Jung, the Neumann family, The Philemon Foundation, the International Association of Analytical Psychology, and The Israel Institute of Jungian Psychology. The invited speakers will present recent discoveries and new perspectives pertaining to the correspondence, the relationship between Jung and Neumann, and the broad range issues they discussed. The conference takes place in Kibbutz Shefayim, 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv, the home of Erich Neumann.