In 1932, world-renowned physicist Wolfgang Pauli had already done the work that would win him the 1945 Nobel Prize. He was also suffering after a series of troubling personal events. He was drinking heavily, quarrelling frequently, and experiencing powerful, disturbing dreams. Pauli turned to C. G. Jung for help, forging an extraordinary intellectual conjunction not just between a physicist and a psychologist but between physics and psychology. As their acquaintance developed, Jung and Pauli discussed the nature of dreams and their relation to reality, finding surprising common ground between depth psychology and quantum physics and profoundly influencing each other's work.This portrait of an incredible friendship will fascinate readers interested in psychology, science, creativity, and genius.
C. A. Meier practiced psychiatry in Switzerland from 1936 until his death in 1995. A cofounder and first president of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, he held the Chair of Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Swiss Federal Technical Institute and cofounded the Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology. His many books include Personality: The Individuation Process in the Light of C. G. Jung's Typology.
Chronologies of the Lives of C. G. Jung and Wolfgang Pauli viiLexicon of Terms in Psychology and Physics xviiJung and Pauli: A Meeting of Rare Minds, by Beverley Zabriskie xxviiTranslator's Note liEditorial Note, by James Donat liiAbbreviations livForeword, by C. A. Meier lviiThe Correspondence 1APPENDIXES 1731: Pauli, Dream of 23 January 1938 1752: Comments on Appendix 3 1763: Unpublished Essay by Pauli 1794: Two Letters from Pauli to H. R. Schwyzer 1975: Letter from Max Knoll to Pauli Concerning UFOs 2006: Two Lectures by Pauli at the Psychological Club of Zurich 2037: Pauli's Observations on Cosmic Rays 2108: Note by Jung on Synchronicity 2119: Correspondence between Pauli and the C. G. Jung Institute 21210: Articles on Parity Violation from The New York Times, January 16, 1957 21811: Facsimiles of the Handwriting of Pauli and Jung 22612: The Letters Listed in Chronological Order 229BIBLIOGRAPHY 233INDEX RERUM 241INDEX OF TERMS 243