chapter  14
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Vision and reality

Jung’s ventures into the border zones of exact science have often served his critics as the fi nal piece of evidence that his views are soft-headed, “mystical” in the derogatory sense, and therefore deserving of neglect. We have shown, however, that any fair assessment of the positions he took reveals that in most cases he was out in front of “exact science,” formulating sound ideas that have gained more and more support from experts working with experimental methods that were unavailable to Jung a century ago. His vision has become reality a century later. The following positions taken by Jung are well supported and explained by the work of recent scientists working on the assumption that brain and psyche are identical.