Timeline of Jung’s life

Carl Gustav Jung, 1875-1961

BOYHOOD AND STUDENT YEARS (1875-1900)

  • 1875 Born in Kesswil, Switzerland
  • 1881 Schooling in Basel begins
  • 1896 Death of father
  • 1900 Decides to become a psychiatrist

THE SCHOLAR PHYSICIAN: FIRST PERIOD (1900-1907)

  • 1900 Began work at Burgholzli Mental Clinic
  • 1902 Research with Word Association Experiment
  • First publication: “On the Psychology and Pathology of S-Called Occult Phenomena”
  • 1903 Marries Emma
  • “On Manic Mood Disorder”
  • 1906 First meeting with Freud in Vienna

THE SCHOLAR PHYSICIAN: SECOND PERIOD (1908-1912)

  • 1908 Attends First International Congress of Psycho-Analysis
  • 1909 Begins intensive studies in mythology
  • Journey with Freud to U.S.A.
  • Many publications over the next years
  • 1912 Dreams are summoning him to an inward awakening
  • “Symbols of Transformation”

THE SCHOLAR PHYSICIAN: MASTER PERIOD (1913-1946)

  • 1913 Break with Freud and Psychoanalytic School
  • Intense preoccupation with images of the unconscious
  • 1914 Outbreak of WWI
  • 1915-1946 The bulk of Jung’s publications was during this time
  • He studied world mythologies and religions, in research for his
  • Work with the collective unconscious
  • His teaching in Zurich began with seminars in 1925. This was the
  • Early stage of the development of the Jung Institute. He began “training”
  • Others in Analytical Psychology, later known as “Jungian Psychology”
  • 1939 Outbreak of WWII
  • “Concerning Rebirth” “Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation”

RETIREMENT AND OLD AGE (1947-1961)

  • During this period, Jung continued to publish works primarily on religions, alchemy, mandala symbolism and the Self. At 75, he published the work which many consider his opus, “Mysterium Coniunctionis.” During this same time he published, “Answer to Job” and “Aion.”
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