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Jung, Carl Gustav (26 July 1875, Kesswil - 6 June 1961 Zurich)
Institution / Country:Switzerland - C. G. Jung Institute Zurich

Not a Spiritualist per se, but a pillar of modern psychology's better understanding of the soul.

From Wikipedia:

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology known as Jungian psychology. Jung's approach to psychology has been influential in the field of depth psychology and in countercultural movements across the globe. Jung is considered as the first modern psychologist to state that the human psyche is "by nature religious" and to explore it in depth. He emphasized understanding the psyche through exploring the worlds of dreams, art, mythology, religion and philosophy. Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician, much of his life's work was spent exploring other areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts. His most notable ideas include the concept of psychological archetypes, the collective unconscious and synchronicity.

Jung emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern people rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of unconscious realms. He considered the process of individuation necessary for a person to become whole. This is a psychological process of integrating the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining conscious autonomy. Individuation was the central concept of analytical psychology.

Art therapy:
Jung proposed that Art can be used to alleviate or contain feelings of trauma, fear, or anxiety and also to repair, restore and heal. In his work with patients and in his own personal explorations, Jung wrote that art expression and images found in dreams could be helpful in recovering from trauma and emotional distress. Jung often drew, painted, or made objects and constructions at times of emotional distress, which he recognized as recreational.

Dr Jung founded the C.G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht (a suburb of Zürich, Switzerland) in 1948.

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See series of 12 beautiful inspired paintings done
by Sophie Shapiro while attuned to Dr. Jung.

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Interesting contemporary materials and thoughts about Jung by New York Jungian analyst Michael Vannoy Adams,
including photos of 2 post cards sent by Jung from Kusnatch to Ernest Jones in 1913.

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youtube video "C.G. Jung - Death is not the end"

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youtube video "Face to face with Carl Jung - Part 1 of 4"

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youtube video "Face to face with Carl Jung - Part 2 of 4"

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youtube video "Face to face with Carl Jung - Part 3 of 4"

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youtube video "Face to face with Carl Jung - Part 4 of 4"

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