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  • ISBN 0679449450
  • ISBN13 978-0679449454
  • Language English
  • Author Richard Noll
  • Publisher Random House; 1st edition (August 26, 1997)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats lrf docx lrf doc
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Professionals and Academics
  • Size ePub 1898 kb
  • Size Fb2 1459 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 768

The international sensation that was published in Russian, Japanese, French, Czech and Spanish translations.Carl Gustav Jung, along with Sigmund Freud, stands as one of the two most famous and influential figures of the modern age. His ideas have shaped our perception of the world; his theories of myths and archetypes and his notion of the collective unconscious have become part of popular culture. Now, in this controversial and impeccably researched biography, Richard Noll reveals Jung as the all-too-human man he really was, a genius who, believing he was a spiritual prophet, founded a neopagan religious movement that offered mysteries for a new age.The Aryan Christ is the previously untold story of the first sixty years of Jung's life--a story that follows him from his 1875 birth into a family troubled with madness and religious obsessions, through his career as a world-famous psychiatrist and his relationship and break with his mentor Freud, and on to his years as an early supporter of the Third Reich in the 1930s. It contains never-before-published revelations about his life and the lives of his most intimate followers--details that either were deliberately suppressed by Jung's family and disciples or have been newly excavated from archives in Europe and America. Richard Noll traces the influence on Jung's ideas of the occultism, mysticism, and racism of nineteenth-century German culture, demonstrating how Jung's idealization of "primitive man has at its roots the Volkish movement of his own day, which championed a vision of an idyllic pre-Christian, Aryan past. Noll marshals a wealth of evidence to create the first full account of Jung's private and public lives: his advocacy of polygamy as a spiritual path and his affairs with female disciples; his neopaganism and polytheism; his anti-Semitism; and his use of self-induced trance states and the pivotal visionary experience in which he saw himself reborn as a lion-headed god from an ancient cult. The Aryan Christ perfectly captures the charged atmosphere of Jung's era and presents a cast of characters no novelist could dream up, among them Edith Rockefeller McCormick--whose story is fully told here for the first time--the lonely, agoraphobic daughter of John D. Rockefeller, who moved to Zurich to be near Jung and spent millions of dollars to help him launch his religious movement. As Richard Noll writes, "Jung is more interesting . . . because of his humanity, not his semidivinity."  In giving a complete portrait of this twentieth-century icon, The Aryan Christ is a book with implications for all of our lives.

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The Aryan Christ is the previously untold story of the first sixty years of Jung's life-a story that follows him from his .

The Aryan Christ is the previously untold story of the first sixty years of Jung's life-a story that follows him from his 1875 birth into a family troubled with madness and religious obsessions, through his career as a world-famous psychiatrist and his relationship and break with his mentor Freud, and on to his years as an early supporter of the Third Reich in the 1930s.

The Aryan Christ book. As with most movements that believe they have the secret to saving the world, many Jungians idealize their prophet and make him into a kind of god. In contrast, the picture that emerges from "Aryan Christ" is of a brilliant man - but a man not a god and therefore with all the attendant human frailties.

Richard Noll's 'Aryan Christ' presented to readers the Jung which which the recent publication of the Red Book confirms. Those interested in contextualising Jung and his journal or even to just 'de-code' the Red Book will benefit from reading Richard Noll's 'Aryan Christ'. 9 people found this helpful.

We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads. But we still need to pay for servers and staff. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. To some of us who have read widely and been around a long time, the "revelations" in this book consist less in its main theses than in the detailed evidence provided by the author

Ark gave me the book "The Aryan Christ" the other day and I thought I needed a break from genetics, evolutionary biology and origins of life, so I started reading it. At first, I was pretty annoyed with the author, Richard Noll, for being so snarky and derogatory every time he mentioned.

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Richard Noll (born 1959) is a clinical psychologist and historian of medicine

Richard Noll (born 1959) is a clinical psychologist and historian of medicine. He is best known for his publications in the history of psychiatry, including two critical volumes on the life and work of Carl Gustav Jung and his books and articles on the history of dementia praecox and schizophrenia. He is also known for his publications in anthropology on shamanism.

Richard Noll, a clinical psychologist, is Lecturer in the History of Science at Harvard University

Richard Noll, a clinical psychologist, is Lecturer in the History of Science at Harvard University. He is a former resident fellow of the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT. His previous book, The Jung Cult, won the 1994 Best Book in Psychology Award from the Association of American Publishers. Introduction Sifting through the private literature of the past, the letters and diaries intended only for those now dead, is like listening to a conversation at the next table as we pretend to be lost in thought.

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Raelin
Pretty much explains Jung to me. Seven years of talking to Jungian analysts, now I get it. Anyone interested in C. G. Jung should read this. Not surprising that there are a lot of condemnations from Jungians of this book and the author. Their careers are at stake. They've been feasting at a banquet of baroque pseudoscience for decades. And, after all couldn't Jung explain everything? Real researchers know the limits of their knowledge Jungians don't. Read about Noll then look up his critics. I'll let you decide.
Weernis
As you can see from the diversity of viewpoints expressed both here and in reviews of Noll's "The Jung Cult", this is a highly controversial history of Jung's work with an emphasis on aspects that Noll claims have been suppressed. When I was debating whether or not to buy this book, I found one seemingly scholarly review that called it "bad history" and, just now wondering whether I should say what I am about to write, I did further searches and found several other, seemingly reasonable reviews which take Noll to task for bad scholarship. So, as one should always, I will try to remain open to the possibility that I have been misled. But the diary extracts, letters, and other source material from which Noll's conclusions are drawn are carefully footnoted and mostly gleaned from libraries where anyone could easily show deception if that were the case. So, for the moment, Noll has convinced me that there is a dark side (both in the Jungian and conventional sense) to Jung.

I came to this book with a very high regard for Jung and seeing him as a guardian of truth in standing up to Freud's dogmatic insistence on the sexual basis of all neuroses. I still regard Jung as brilliant and having made extremely important contributions to humanity, but I now see a more balanced picture. Freud may have been too focused on sexuality, but apparently so was Jung, although in a much more personal way. Noll provides a convincing picture of Jung as being secretly dogmatic that a form of free love is essential to psychological health. Jung's sexual relationships with patients and coworkers, and his advice to patients to have extramarital affairs seem incontrovertible based on the evidence presented here.

I suspect that much of the criticism of Noll is based on his evidence that Jung was heavily into an Aryan world viewpoint, which immediately conjures up Nazi stereotypes in our minds. Noll repeatedly tries to counteract that understandable tendency, saying for example (last paragraph of the Introduction) "But the most troublesome part of this story comes from asking you, the reader, to do the morally impossible: to imagine a world - fin-de-siecle German Kultur - in which the words "Hitler" and "Nazi" and "Holocaust" do not exist."

Along these lines, it helps to remember that many intelligent, respectable, well-meaning Americans (e.g., Lindberg, Joseph Kennedy Sr.) were early Nazi supporters, just as many were early Communist supporters. The horrendous evils perpetrated in the names of Aryanism and Communism were not present in their early philosophies. It also helps to remember that anti-Semitism and racism in general were the cultural norm througout the world until well into the 1960's or 1970's. It was almost impossible NOT to be prejudiced in Jung's time. (A related book that touches on psychoanalysis and anti-Semitism and that I highly recommend is Bakan's "Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition.")

Another problem concerns Noll's evidence that Jung disparaged Christianity and secretly reverted to (as well as secretly proselytized for) an ancient, pagan, Aryan religion. Such a move will be seen through a highly distorting filter if viewed in the context of today's Christianity. Again, it is hard, but important, to view Jung's choices in terms of the dogmatic Swiss-German Christianity of the late nineteenth century.

As with most movements that believe they have the secret to saving the world, many Jungians idealize their prophet and make him into a kind of god. In contrast, the picture that emerges from "Aryan Christ" is of a brilliant man -- but a man not a god and therefore with all the attendant human frailties. The danger is in forgetting Jung's humanity.
SupperDom
Reading this book is like going on a drug trip of sorts. The picture of Jung that is presented is a mentally ill or very strange man. Many of the family stories, and interactions are hard to believe as Truth? I is an enjoyable read however.
JOGETIME
The book is well written, but the subject, Jung, is hard to like. At least it gives you a different perspective on the whole psychoanalyst scam. Both Freud and Jung come across as delusional psychopaths. Maybe this is a judgement based on the last 100 years of perspective from watching the many hucksters like Hubbard, Shoko Asahara, Marshall Applewhite, who should make us more wary of joining totalitarian cults.
Very Old Chap
This is an okay book but is an anti-Jung analysis book.
Tejora
Richard Noll's 'Aryan Christ' presented to readers the Jung which which the recent publication of the Red Book confirms. Those interested in contextualising Jung and his journal or even to just 'de-code' the Red Book will benefit from reading Richard Noll's 'Aryan Christ'.
Blackstalker
After reading the negative reviews I was expecting a complete hatchet job. Aryan Christ is actually very readable and Richard Noll seems to have done a ton of research. Noll is a good writer so I have to admit that this was an enjoyable read.

However, you can tell Noll can't stand C.G Jung. Every opportunity to kick the guy is gladly taken.

This book reminds me of the biography of Timothy Leary by Robert Greenfield. Greenfield hates Leary at much as Noll hates Jung. But Greenfield's book is a classic and the man knows his subject.

As to why a man who can't stand a bloke will spend years researching the man when he can just throw a shoe at him is any ones guess!

Me, ill make a voodoo doll of my enemy and eat it rather than sit there and write a book about the bastards!