Carl Jung’s relationship with Sabina Spielrein: a reassessment

  title={Carl Jung’s relationship with Sabina Spielrein: a reassessment},
  author={J. Launer},
  journal={International Journal of Jungian Studies},
  • J. Launer
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of Jungian Studies
  • The aim of this article is to give an accurate account of the relationship between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Gustav Jung, based on a close reading of the available documentary evidence. I challenge many of the commonly held assumptions about their relationship. These include the belief that Spielrein was Jung’s first analytic patient, that they had a long and mutually passionate affair, and that Spielrein was the inspiration behind Jung’s conception of the ‘anima’. I argue that there is little… CONTINUE READING
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