"Kundalini yoga provided Jung with a version of whatever that was once virtually thoroughly missing in Western psychology--an account of the advance stages of upper consciousness.... Jung's insistence at the psychogenic and symbolic value of such states is much more well timed now than then. As R. D. Laing stated... 'It used to be Jung who broke the floor right here, yet few him.'"--From the creation via Sonu Shamdasani
Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, offered to the mental membership in Zurich in 1932, has been greatly considered as a milestone within the mental figuring out of japanese idea and of the symbolic modifications of internal adventure. Kundalini yoga provided Jung with a version for the developmental levels of upper attention, and he interpreted its symbols when it comes to the method of individuation. With sensitivity towards a brand new generation's curiosity in substitute religions and mental exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has introduced jointly the lectures and discussions from this seminar. during this quantity, he re-creates for contemporary reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of prewar Europe looked japanese spirituality as they found progressively more of its assets, from yoga to tantric texts. Reconstructing this seminar via new documentation, Shamdasani explains, in his advent, why Jung proposal that the comprehension of jap proposal used to be crucial if Western psychology used to be to enhance. He is going directly to orient modern day viewers towards an appreciation of a few of the questions that stirred the minds of Jung and his seminar workforce: what's the relation among japanese faculties of liberation and Western psychotherapy? What connection is there among esoteric non secular traditions and spontaneous person adventure? What mild do the symbols of Kundalini yoga shed on stipulations clinically determined as psychotic? not just have been those questions vital to analysts within the Thirties yet, as Shamdasani stresses, they proceed to have mental relevance for readers at the threshold of the twenty-first century. This quantity additionally bargains newly translated fabric from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar through the indologist Wilhelm Hauer provided along with that of Jung, illustrations of the cakras, and Sir John Woodroffe's vintage translation of the tantric textual content, the Sat-cakra Nirupana.