The Psyche and the Transformation of the Reality Planes, A Metapsychological Attempt
1954, signed by Jungian analyist Irene Claremont de Castillejo
Early printing (a note states "This paper was read at the Eranos Conference in Ascona in 1952, and published in Eranos-Jahrbuch XXI, Zurich, Rhein-Verlag, 1953. It is published here with the kind permission of the Bollingen Foundation."). Paperback with stapled binding. One hand-drawn illustration at page 13. 25.5 × 20.5cm, 34pp (printed recto only).
This copy was owned by and signed by Irene Claremont de Castillejo. Castillejo (1885–1967) was a writer and Jungian analyst. She fled Spain for Switzerland after the Civil War broke out and spent the war years in London. Returning to Switzerland, she began her studies in Jungian psychology in Zurich working with C G Jung, Emma Jung and Toni Wolff. On her return to London, she established a psychotherapy practice specialising in the role of women in the world of today.
Erich Neumann was a German psychologist, philosopher, writer, and student of Carl Jung. In this essay Neumann describes the paradigm of the ego-self axis centering in the psyche as it cuts through three planes of reality or fields of knowledge: the plane of reality, the archetypal plane and the plane of the self.
Fair to good condition. The covers are a bit tanned, and dog-eared to the corners. However, the binding is holding well and the book remains in strong readable condition.