Tuesday, February 20, 2007
A Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung was the founder of analytical psychology. He was the first to identify the Hero Archetype that can be identified in most myths and legands of all cultures. He relates it to a young males rite of passage, of overcoming an overwhelming obstacle to win the prize. He puts this in puschological terms of overcoming certain complexes to move on in life.
Jung was critized as a Nazi sympathizer during WWII. He endorsed by Hitler himself in Mien Kampf. He said he did this to preserve the practice of pyschology during the war.