Date of Publication: January 31, 1980
Author : Marie-Louise von Franz
It was the genius of Carl Jung to discover in the “holy technique” of alchemy a parallel to the psychological individuation process. Alchemy: An Introduction To The Symbolism And The Psychology completely demystifies the subject. Designed as an introduction to Jung’s more detailed studies, and profusely illustrated, Alchemy is a lucid and practical account of what the alchemists were really looking for — emotional balance and wholeness. Marie-Louise von Franz has a gift for translating esoteric symbolic material into everyday experience. For the images and motifs that so occupied the alchemists were of an archetypal nature, and as such they constantly turn up in modern dreams and drawings. Alchemy is an important book, invaluable for an understanding of dreams and indispensable for anyone for anyone interested in relationships and communication between the sexes. Alchemy is an essential addition to the metaphysical reference shelf.