C. G. Jung, a man who accomplished a revolution in analytical psychology and made an impact both directly and indirectly on a great number of people, also took women seriously. The release of The Red Book has greatly added to our knowledge of Jung’s relationship with the feminine: from his mother, his wife and his extramarital affairs to the effect these had on the formulation of his psychology and on the women who had the courage to explore the need for a spiritual link to Jung and who became known as the Valkyries.

In this revised and expanded study of the many women in Jung’s close circle, Anthony explores the women who followed Jung during his lifetime, his need for their company, and their contributions to his work. The book includes studies of Emma Jung, Sabina Spielrein and Toni Wolff, as well as Jung’s mother Emilie, and many other collaborators and followers. It also includes chapters on The Red Book, the Zurich Psychological Club and Dadaism. Including never-before published primary material, including interviews with the women themselves, Salome’s Embrace assesses their work and its value for the generations of Jungian analysts that have followed, including women who practice depth psychology today.

The book will be of great interest to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and in training, academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, gender, and women’s history.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|6 pages

The beginning

Opening to the world

chapter 2|3 pages


Emilie Preiswerk Jung

chapter 3|7 pages

The beginnings of the entourage

Emma Jung

chapter 4|8 pages

Siegfried’s mate

Sabina Spielrein

chapter 5|8 pages

The fragrance

Toni Wolff

chapter 6|3 pages

Zurich Psychological Club

Edith Rockefeller McCormick

chapter 7|6 pages

Art attack

Dancing with the Dadaists

chapter 8|5 pages


Linda Fierz-David 1

chapter 9|5 pages

The mysteries of woman

M. Esther Harding

chapter 10|3 pages

The Americans

Eleanor Bertine and Kristine Mann 1

chapter 11|4 pages


Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn

chapter 12|5 pages

The alchemist’s daughter

Marie-Louise von Franz

chapter 13|5 pages


Jolande Jacobi

chapter 14|4 pages


Dion Fortune

chapter 15|3 pages

The veiled lady of visions

Christiana Morgan

chapter 16|10 pages

The rest of the entourage

chapter 17|7 pages


The animus mundi

chapter 18|3 pages

The Jungian women

An assessment

chapter 19|12 pages

She Who Remembers

chapter 20|7 pages

Into the future

chapter 21|3 pages

The hieros gamos