Carl Gustav Jung’s letters to Freud revisited

Carl Gustav Jung’s letters to Freud revisited

Precious letters from the early days of the psychoanalytical movement online

Both correspondents are luminaries and their importance for clinical psychology is vast. We are talking about the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, and Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. From 1906 they spent seven years communicating regularly on a personal and academic level – until they parted ways in 1914.  Read more

He who looks shall find: letters to and from Carl Gustav Jung in the ETH Zurich University Archives

He who looks shall find: letters to and from Carl Gustav Jung in the ETH Zurich University Archives

With whom did Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, correspond? Over 32,000 letters, carbons, transcripts and copies from six decades are now described in the ETH Zurich University Archives database and can be searched for online.

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Mittelholzer’s Double

Mittelholzer’s Double

Recently while researching an image of Arnold Heim with an Orang Utan I came across the first journal of Heim’s expedition to Sumatra in 1928. To my surprise in the journal there was a photograph showing a doppelganger of the Swiss pilot Walter Mittelholzer. Mere two years ago in 1926 Arnold Heim had been on a trip to Read more

The construction of the Gotthard railway – the southern access route to the Gotthard tunnel

The construction of the Gotthard railway – the southern access route to the Gotthard tunnel

Those who are allowed to make drawings for the Gotthard line here in the open air in 1875 should themselves lucky! The tunnel workers toiled in the often far too stuffy pits in the north and south. The construction company Favre allows this and numerous other Read more

Freethinker dismissed – Hans Bernoulli on his 140th birthday

Freethinker dismissed – Hans Bernoulli on his 140th birthday

A nasty Christmas surprise lurked in the letter box of Hans Bernoulli, an adjunct professor of urban design at ETH Zurich, on 24 December 1938. The President of the Swiss School Board had written to inform him that his lectureship was to end with the conclusion of the winter Read more

Die Kriminalfalle – Friedrich Glauser und Carl Gustav Jung

Die Kriminalfalle – Friedrich Glauser und Carl Gustav Jung

„Was ist das denn für ein Experiment?“ wollte O’Key wissen. „Es ist“, sagte Madge, ihr Tonfall wurde ganz wissenschaftlich, sie war vollkommen die erste Assistentin einer psychiatrischen Klinik, es ist das Jungsche Assoziationsexperiment…“

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1841 aufs Matterhorn? Die Exkursionen von Arnold Escher in Zermatt

1841 aufs Matterhorn? Die Exkursionen von Arnold Escher in Zermatt

Uns allen ist das Jahr der Erstbesteigung des Matterhorns geläufig, denn ein veranstaltungsreiches Jubiläumsjahr geht zu Ende. Man schrieb das Jahr 1865, als der Berg bezwungen wurde. Gab es bereits 1841 einen Versuch, auf den Berg zu gelangen? Read more