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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Carl Jung and "Physics."






When he was just starting to work on the theory of relativity, Einstein came often to my house and I bombed with questions about the new theory.

I'm not good at math and imagine the problem that the poor guy had to explain relativity.

He didn't know how to explain it.

Faced with the difficulty of it, I felt insignificant, I wanted to sink into the ground.

Until one day he asked me something and psychology was my revenge.

"The expertise '' Jung adds" is a big disadvantage; the intensification is such that you can't explain.

I have since had many opportunities to observe that nowadays the conversation is impossible between the infinitely graduates.

Everyone is so advanced in the field of your enthusiasm and feel so comfortable there that barely, and hardly care, talk about everything else.

Would be exposed as a crab out of the shell. ~Carl Jung on meeting Albert Einstein


"C. G. Jung's work in his later years suggested that the seemingly divergent sciences of psychology and modern physics might, in fact, be approaching a unified world model in which the dualism of matter and psyche would be resolved.

Jung believed that the natural integers are the archetypal patterns that regulate the unitary realm of psyche and matter, and that number serves as a special instrument for man's becoming conscious of this unity." ~Number and Time by Marie Louise Von Franz




This photograph of Jung and Erwin Schrödinger was taken in a garden near the Round Table at the 1946 conference.

The conference theme that year was “Spirit and Nature.” Jung lectured on “The Spirit of Psychology”and Schrödinger spoke on “The Spirit of Natural Science.”

A theoretical physicist, Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize in 1933 for his discovery of the Schrödinger wave equation.


Max Knoll, a professor of physics from Princeton University, lectured at Eranos between 1951 and 1965 on the history of science.

This photograph of Knoll was taken at the 1951 conference. In 1934 Knoll and Ernst Ruska, his student, invented the electron microscope. Knoll died in 1969, seventeen years before his co-inventor, Ruska, would be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their invention of the electron microscope.