Berlin: Privately Printed, 1937. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. (1) 55 leaves. Original black quarter-cloth library tape over stiff gray wraps with black lettering and frame on white paper label of cover. Scarce unpublished typescript copy, prepared by Marianne Starke, of the first lecture of Jung's Berlin lectures in September of 1937. Illustrated with forty-seven mounted, five printed illustrations and one additional printed map of a river, all produced lithographically.
First lecture with extensive introduction on the "collective unconsciousness" with references to what could be deemed the philosophical forebodings of the term. Jung's historical survey traces back to Leibniz, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, C. G. Carus, Schopenhauer and Eduard von Hartmann with his "Philosophy of the Unconscious." Jung points to the French School of Nancy, Liébeault, Charcot, and Paul Janet's "Automatisme psychologique" for the unconscious processes of the soul. He introduces the work of Freud and Breuer in relation to the topic and gives an example of one of his patients, an experience exemplifying what Albert Dietrich published in the so-called "Zauber-Papyrus (Magic-Papyrus)" six years later, giving directions to see the "origin of the wind." Jung's close friend, Prof. Flournoy in Geneva, published a series of "unconscious fantasies" in the "Archives de Psychologie" in 1912, and the amount of mythological parallels prompted Jung to consider the possibility of "psychological heredity." Additional work at the Government Hospital for the Insane in Washington in 1913 lead Jung to coin the term of "collective unconsciousness," an idiosyncratic way to produce phenomenon related and maybe identical to mythological motifs. The lecture includes an extensive excurse on the history and symbolism of Mandalas.
The principal purpose of the second lecture is to introduce part of the evidence that speaks to and demonstrates the existence of the "collective unconsciousness" with visual aids, based on drawings by his patients, produced over a period of years, which depict experiences that are difficult to express in words. The drawings introduced during the lecture are from educated as well as uneducated patients, produced spontaneously during therapy sessions. They are presented here with explanatory text.
Short inscription on front free endpaper: "Leni Brand (in pencil) übereignet an meinen Enkel Ingo-Eric 25. II. 74" Laid in a page of the newspaper "Neue Westfälische" from January 8, 1972 featuring an article on organ building in the northeast part of Westphalia. Text in German. Some wear along edges of wraps, light creasing at bottom foredge corners, a few light spots on front cover with paper label showing some light foxing. Light water staining and light burn spot on back cover, diminishing through page 48, with black tape partially missing at head and tail of spine. Block age-toned with light creasing of first few pages at lower foredge corner. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Good to very good condition. Item #48062