Kindle Marie-Louise von Franz î î Der ewige Jüngling Der Puer Aeternus und der kreative

The Latin term puer aeternus means eternal youth In Jungian psychology it is used to describe a certain type of man charming affectionate creative and ever in pursuit of his dreams These are the men who remain adolescent well into their adult years generally full of life yet strangely draining to those around them We have worked with them loved them and watched them wave good bye It is impossible to overstate the influence on both men and women of this classic study originally a series of lectures at the Zurich Jung Institute It is Jungian psychology in its most down to earth voice telling it like it is so accurately and with such a depth of understanding that it is still much in demand even though it has been out of print for many years This new edition features a Bibliography and an extensive Index


10 thoughts on “Der ewige Jüngling Der Puer Aeternus und der kreative Genius im Erwachsenen

  1. says:

    Not what I hoped but still interesting in its own right I'm dumbfounded why she felt she had to spend 45 of this book paraphrasing and summarizing two other books How bout just inform the reader that they would be well served to read The Little Prince and The Kingdom Without Borders I was hoping for a study of the condition of the Puer Aeturnus and again it went into a literary discussion That is the one drawback of Jungian Psychology They have a very hard time actually saying much about the psyche Instead they say stuff about art books myth and dreams and let the patient or reader draw conclusions about how such works relate to the psyche SAY SOMETHING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY in your psychology book It was fine


  2. says:

    Another riveting archetypal commentary by Marie Louise Von Franz Von Franz illustrates the theme of the puer aeternus by examining the story of The Little Prince from the book by Antoine de Saint Exupery I'm eternally grateful to her for the simple style and for the depth of understanding of the beloved Peter Pans


  3. says:

    What the hell did I just read? My first contact with Von Franz was through documentaries and I must say she intimidated me deeply I avoided her books for a while thinking she could over complicate things but damn I was so wrong She is amazing explaining things in a concise direct and very clear manner The subject puer aeternus or peter pan complex is something that caught my attention a couple of years ago and was revived by a recent encounter with the las movie forgot from when It wasn't an easy read my book is completely marked and highlighted which is something rather uncommon for me to do Difficult not for the words but the subject reuires digestion and undersanting because of the passion and curiosity that sparkle from it To understand it better I had to read some material that's mentioned special mention to Werther from Goethe that helped understanding the immature nature of the Puer Im the end I would recommend this book to anyone that spends too much time inside their heads and struggle to deal with life like myself The Jungian terminology is ever present but Von Franz helps understsnding it in a very organic way and as most books from the Jungian current it's not self help you won't be healed from the neurosis by reading but you'll definitely get some very deep and passionate insights about the Puer condition


  4. says:

    I enjoyed the first half of this book which looked at Antoine de Saint Exupery's book the Little Prince from a Jungian perspective of the eternal youth Since I was very familiar with the book this part was easy to follow The second half of the book however was about some obscure German book called the Kingdom Without Space which seemed less like a novel than a series of unrelated hallucinations I don't even really see how anyone could read that book let alone analyze it and it was a chore to get through the second half of the book one that I'm not sure was worth it If you're interested in Jungian psychology and the eternal youth I would recommend you read this but only the first half and you should first read the Little Prince


  5. says:

    never realized before but after reading this book there are a lot people with Puer around me or maybe us


  6. says:

    This book is a gem of literary and psychology analysis I have only two reservations about giving it 5 stars 1 clinical material would have been helpful in order to practically ground the work; and 2 some of the exposition is a little unfocused at times Both reservations are explained by the origin of the material it was given as twelve lectures in Zurich We're lucky to have this book so I give it a 5 anyway


  7. says:

    Interesting and valuable when it deals with the devouring mother complex Some things can be explained according to Le Senne's characterology and some others I completely disagree with Last part about that book by Bruno Goetz who? is extremely boring and draining; much of its symbolical attribution seems arbitrary


  8. says:

    I had to read this twice I added a star on the second reading Highly recommended if you enjoyed the book The Little Prince For those who have yet to grow up and are wondering why


  9. says:

    First half is amazing Second half may be amazing but I had never read nor heard of the work von Franz was analyzing so it made it interesting but did not fill me with amazement


  10. says:

    Oh Shit