chapter  5
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Jung’s metaphysics

C.G. Jung is one of the most controversial fi gures in the history of psychoanalysis. He was a brilliant scholar tenaciously engaged in the human sciences, comparative religion, philosophy, cultural anthropology, mythology, theosophy, and the mystical traditions of East and West. He was also purported to suffer from mental illness, engaged in sexual transgressions with patients, and lived an unorthodox lifestyle for his era. Despite having achieved notable world fame in his lifetime for his novel theories and clinical method, including receiving eight honorary doctorates, his most radical metaphysical theses on the nature of the transpersonal psyche still remain murky and unsystematized.