LITTLE RED COOK BOOK / BIG RED KOOK BOOK
Russell Brand coming out of the Jungian center with lackey carrying his big red kook book.
Jung was a Nazi sympathizer, Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and philosopher stated that Jungs sympathies for Hitler and his racial theories were a an expression of his affinity with death-loving people, and that such sympathies arose from their respective necrophiliuos characters…
Here is an interesting yet relevant piece of an article which is worth a read, posted in 1996 referencing a book titled `The Jung Cult: Origins of a charismatic movement’ written by Dr Richard Noll.
It is worth taking the time to read the whole article.
“Noll is sticking to his guns, however, and calls Jungian analysis a form of psychic pyramid selling – after six years’ training and $100,000 you are ready to initiate others. And he has attracted some influential supporters. Someone who is even more suspicious of Jung and psychoanalysis as a whole is Frederick Crews, professor of English at University of California, Berkeley. Having penned several devastating attacks on Freud for the part he played in muddying the water over recovered memories, he makes an impressive case in a recent issue of the New York Review of Books for regarding Jung as an occultist on a par with Madam Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society.
At first sight they couldn’t be more different. Blavatsky was a Russian emigre, uneducated but with enormous chutzpah who, between 1873, when she arrived in New York, and her death in 1891, dominated the fin de siecle New Age scene. Her Theosophical Society, still flourishing today, had a dash of almost every ingredient in the mystical cupboard – magic, alchemy, Neo-Platonism, the Kabbalah, the Tarot and communication with incarnate deities living in Tibet. Despite well-founded allegations of fraud and cheating, she attracted all sorts of prominent figures from Kandinsky and Mondrian to Nehru and Huxley.
Jung, on the other hand, was and is very much part of the medical psychiatric establishment. Yet as Crews shows, they fished in the same water and he concludes: “Jung was a far more committed occultist than Blavatsky herself. She slapped together her claims from published sources and faked her mediumistic feats. But Jung cultivated private visionary experiences and was inclined to believe that he had temporarily occupied the being of Jesus Christ himself.”