In September 2011 Pari Publishing will publish my book "Return of the World Soul, Wolfgang Pauli, C.G. Jung and the Challenge of Psychophysical Reality".
You can already order it at www.whsmith.co.uk
You can also buy a signed copy sent to you by the author Remo F. Roth
of us [Pauli and Carl Jung] seem to agree that the future of Jung's ideas is
not with [psycho-] therapy, but with a unitarian, holistic
concept of nature and the position of man in it.
is a specific danger of Jungians to get stuck in
trivial matters with the help of Jung quotes.
designation 'Jungian Psychology' is actually already
unscientific sectarianism. I only acknowledge C.G.
Jung's contribution to the general psychology of the
road from Jung to the Jungians becomes ever farther,
more abysmal, more impassable - I cannot get anymore
from him to them.
Pauli quotes (translated by Lore Zeller, LA, CA) with comments
long as you keep to the physical side of the world,
you can say pretty well anything that is more or less
provable without incurring the prejudice of being
if you touch on the psychological problem the little
man, who also goes in for science, gets mad.
Jung to the physicist Pascal Jordan, Nov 10, 1934)
such discussions [about active imagination] we see what awaits me once I have become posthumous. Then
everything that was once fire and wind will be bottled
in spirit and reduced to dead nostrums. Thus are the
gods interred in gold and marble and ordinary mortals
like me in paper.
Jung, Letters, vol. 2, p. 469, Dec 22, 1958)
Gerardus Dorneus [a student of Paracelsus] the alchemical
opus is the union of the physical body with the so-called
unio mentalis, consisting of soul and spirit
and Archetype, 2001, p. 128)
WITH HALE-BOPP COMET IN 1997
am some sort of a retrovirus. In my life
I have always had to first go back
to the past in
order to find my way into the constellated
future development. However, this procedure
has changed my “psychophysical DNA” in
a definite way.
In my creative work as a psychosomatically
oriented depth psychologist and researcher
in the fields of
psychophysics, I was always forced to go
back to the old alchemists, especially
to Gerardus Dorneus
and to Paracelsus, the Renaissance physician,
who was born near my place at the Lake
of Zurich, in
Einsiedeln (Switzerland), a small town famous
for its theurgic Black Madonna (see picture
on the right).
my early youth I became severely ill. Doctors
did not give me a chance to survive.
I unconsciously developed an introverted
imagination method – and
I still live today, more than five decades
after my physical disease first manifested.
30 years now I have been doing research
in psychophysics. Originally educated in Operations
Research (mathematical logistics’ tools)
and programming, I began to have very extraordinary
dreams in the year 1973. They led me to Carl G.
Jung’s depth psychology. In such a way
I met his famous collaborator
We worked together for almost 20 years up until
Pauli, the famous physicist and Nobel
laureate, was forced by his dreams to deal with
what he called the unified psychophysical reality
behind or beyond the split into the inner and the
outer world, into physics and depth psychology.
He knew that it is an absolute necessity for mankind
of the 21st century to go back to Medieval alchemy,
for the purpose of healing this deep split between
matter and psyche.
a natural scientist he was however conscious
about the fact that this challenge can only be
done by including our more developed scientific
consciousness and therefore he -- as Carl G.
and Marie-Louise von Franz -- always warned of
the danger of falling back into the magic consciousness
of the Medieval ages. Exactly this development
seems more and more to happen in Esoterics of
and in Jungian depth psychology, too, in which
the Logos dominated consciousness suddenly falls
into an unconscious and therefore destructive
Eros with all its implications, for example the
protect ourselves from such dangers, I try to
continue the work of these three extraordinary
researchers -- by living the life of a retrovirus!
Remo F. Roth