German Literary Images



The Asheville Jung Center has been given the rare privilege to record some of the best lectures from Jungian Odyssey 2009. The Jungian Odyssey is an intensive week long lecture hosted by the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAPZURICH). Join us in this 5 hour presentation as Professor Paul Bishop dives eeply into the world of German Literature and explores the rich German roots that guided Carl Jung’s thinking and theories.

The two main lectures are titled:
What do Destruction and Creation Mean in Zarathustra’s World?
Destruction and Creation in the Lyric Tradition of Goethe, Rilke, and George

This one hour seminar was part of Jungian Odyssey 2009, an intensive Jungian retreat organized by the International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich (ISAPZURICH) and held at Sils Maria, Switzerland. It also includes a 45 minute bonus interview with Jungian Odyssey organizers Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier, John Hill & Murray Stein, all Jungian Analysts. The interview explores how the Jungian Odyssey program came about and details of where it is going.

Paul Bishop, Ph.D. is a professor of German at the University of Glasgow. He has tried to situate Jung within a tradition of German thought that links the Weimar classicism of Goethe and Schiller with the philosophy of Nietzsche and, Ultimately, depth psychology. His most recent titles: Analytical Psychology and German Classical Aesthetics, Vol1; The Development of the personality (2007), Vol.2; and The Constellation of the Self (2008). His other research interests include Stefan George, Ludwig Klages, Thomas Mann, Reiner Maria Rilke, and Arthur Schopenhauer.


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