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Freud and Jung Continued
the year 1911, the close mentor relationship between Freud and Jung
was showing severe signs of strain. In their frequent
correspondence, the younger Jung was attempting to cautiously, carefully
lay the groundwork as to why he (Jung) was currently knee deep in the
calculating of astrological charts.
Sadly, in the end, the two men could not help but grow further apart... Freud, having his Rising Sign in Scorpio, was prone to believing that the “unconscious” was little more than a vast, dark, taboo, and "Scorpionic" wasteland of repressed childhood memories and traumas based on forbidden childhood sexual fantasies of incest. For Freud, virtually all religious experience was relegated to being nothing more than neurotic "wish fulfillment."
For Jung, having his Rising Sign in Aquarius, was unable to relegate the “unconscious” to being nothing more than a forbidden wasteland. To the contrary, Jung (with his Midheaven and Part of Fortune in Scorpio) was discovering the deeper strata (or parts) of the “unconscious” to be a purposeful source of libido (energy) for the bringing about of health and wholeness in the human psyche.
In 1912, Jung published part 2 of his book, Transformations and Symbols of the Libido that led to greater misunderstandings in the corrrespondence between the two men. These misunderstandings eventually led to the final break in Jung's close father/son emotional ties with Freud in 1913.
It is impossible to overemphasize the emotional effects this break with Freud had on the younger Jung (or that the break had on the older Freud). It would appear that neither man was ever able to fully "recover" from its effects.
Due much in part to his break with Freud, during the next four years (1913 - 1917), Jung hid away in a self-imposed seclusion. While there are always “rumors” and/or “conjectures” floating around, very few select people truly know what may have gone on with Jung during those four years.
- Explorer of the Psyche and the World
It was not until the year 1948 that the doors of the The C.G. Jung Institute of Zürich, Switzerland first opened for the formal training of Jungian analysts. The very private Jung was reportedly aghast that such a school should opened at all. However, he was finally convinced that such a school would eventually be opened, whether he liked it or not. Opening the Institute while he was still alive, he could at least have a hand in the way the school was being organized.
After an incredibly rich and full life, Dr. Carl G. Jung died on June 6, 1961, just short of his 86th birthday.