To know the human psyche…

Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar’s gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart throughout the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul. — Carl Jung

Posts about Carl Jung’s teachings or life:

I’ve posted about his Red Book several times. If you’ve missed them here are three of those posts.

●  Carl Jung, another drug-free recovery from psychosis

●  In the news with a highlight on Carl Jung and his Red Book

●  Carl Jung had what would today be called an extended psychotic episode

A lovely story of recovery written by a friend:

●  A heroines journey: Managing and recovering from psychosis with the help of Jung and Campbell

A taste of Jung’s works:

●  Memories, Dreams, Reflections

●  The Red Book

●  The Portable Jung (Portable Library)

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters