Baker & Taylor
Jung on Alchemy
Alchemical symbolism eventually suggested to Jung that there was a process in the unconscious, one that had a goal beyond discharging tension and hiding pain. In this book, Nathan Schwartz-Salant, a leading Jungian analyst with an interest in alchemy, brings together a key selection of Jung's writings on the subject. These writings expose us to Jung's fascinating reflections on the symbols of alchemy - such as the three-headed Mercurial dragon, hermaphrodites, and lions devouring the sun - and brings us closer to the spirit of his approach to the unconscious, closer than his purely scientific concepts would allow.