Finding Jung: Frank N. McMillan Jr., a Life in Quest of the by Frank N. McMillan,Sir Laurens van der Post,David H. Rosen

By Frank N. McMillan,Sir Laurens van der Post,David H. Rosen

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Frank N. McMillan Jr., a rustic boy steeped within the conventional tradition of rural Texas, used to be summoned to a life-long quest for which means by means of a dream lion he met within the evening. On his trip, he the lead of the founding father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, and at last verified the world’s first professorship to boost the examine of that field.

McMillan, born and raised on a ranch close to Calvert, used to be an Aggie via and during, with levels in geology and petroleum engineering. As an grownup operating close to Bay urban, Texas, he was once lunching in a rustic café whilst by accident he met summary expressionist painter Forrest Bess, who was once ecstatically waving a letter he had obtained from Jung himself. The artist’s enthusiastic description of Jung as a grasp psychologist, soul healthcare professional, and healer led McMillan to the Jung heart in Houston, the place he begun studying Jung’s Collected Works. McMillan usually acknowledged, “Jung stored my life.”

Finding Jung: Frank N. McMillan Jr., a existence looking for the Lion captures McMillan’s trip throughout the phrases of his personal journals and during reflections via his son, Frank III. David Rosen, the holder of the 1st endowed McMillan professorship at Texas A&M college, provides insights to the ebook, and the past due Sir Laurens van der publish, whom the elder McMillan met on the Houston Jung middle in 1979, authored a foreword to the e-book sooner than his death.

This is a narrative that sheds mild at the internal workings of the self in addition to the Jungian figuring out of the Self. In frequently lyrical language, it supplies the human historical past to an immense project within the dissemination of Jungian scholarship and gives a private account of a existence lived in near-mythic dimensions.

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