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by Jane Cabot Reid

The psychoanalytic writings of Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) are well-known and biographies of every hue have been published. But what was Jung like in his workaday analytic sessions, and how did he interact with his clients, colleagues and friends on a daily basis? Catharine (Katy) Cabot, an American in Europe, was a patient of Jung's and also a part of his Zürich circle from the 1930's through the 1940's and she recorded the details of her sessions with him along with other inner and outer events. Onkel (Uncle), as Jung became to her, and his family and his friends, all were a part of her life in those years.
Download Jung, My Mother and I: The Analytical Diaries of Catharine Rush Cabot epub
ISBN: 3856306013
ISBN13: 978-3856306014
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Author: Jane Cabot Reid
Language: English
Publisher: Daimon Verlag (January 1, 2001)
Pages: 623 pages
ePUB size: 1325 kb
FB2 size: 1518 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 393
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Golden Lama
I highly recommend this. It is about a woman [Katy Cabot] who knew Dr. Jung and most of the early pioneers of Depth Psychology.

What makes this book so unique was that she was not an Analyst but rather a patient who saw Dr. Jung but mostly was a patient of Toni Wolff's so her diary entries of her analysis is both from her perspective as a woman and as a woman who was treated by another woman [Toni Wolff].

The woman [Katy Cabot] was wealthy which proved to be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing was that she could afford to travel and attend the early Seminars held by Dr. Jung and to entertain Carl and Emma Jung as well as others socially.

I personally found her personal comments regarding her own Animus [who she gave a name to] very enlightening as it transcends a purely intellectual definition of the word.

Katy Cabot is also an excellent writer so even a person not well versed in Depth Psychology can find her diary entries both informative and entertaining.

The book itself is written by Katy Cabot's daughter Jane who knew Dr. Jung as a child and as an adult became an analyst herself. Her perspectives of her mother, Carl Jung and others is also very enlightening. I found the book to be compelling reading and found it hard to put down.

The book also gives a great deal of human insight into Toni Wolff as a person and one can only hope that the day will come when all of the works by Toni Wolff and the other great pioneers of Depth Psychology will be available in English.
This book is a breakthrough in the category of books about Jung. Based on the careful notes of her analysis, handed to her daughter during the last of her life, Katy Cabot depicts a human, warm, gossipy side to the great psychologist. The result is an example of how he adapted himself to a young extraverted American ex-patriate socialite who sincerely wanted to grow. The plight of her young and only child [the author] is told with remarkable restraint, given the lack of concern of the mother, as she traveled from hotel to hotel and country to country. We get glimpses of that child's perception of Jung, as well and she grew up to become a Jungian analyst herself. Fascinating glimpses into Jung's opinions of his wife, Toni Wolf, and the many members of the Analytical Psychology Club in Zurich in the 30's and 40's! A super book.