|C. G. Jung (1875-1961)|
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, was born to Paul Achilles Jung (1842-1896) and Emilie Preiswerk (1848-1923) in Kesswil, Switzerland. Jung's father, a Protestant minister, taught Jung about the Bible and the importance of a formal education. Jung's mother, a housewife who suffered from mental illness, instilled in Jung a passion for self discovery and the determination to overcome intellectual challenges throughout life.
As an awkward young boy, Jung struggled to fit in with other students and performed mediocre academically. Jung spent most of his youth in isolation reading from his father's library and pondering aspects of his own dreams. With the help of a creative mind and the determination to silence his critics, Jung embarked on an intellectual journey which would span over 8 decades and produce 19 volumes of collected psychological works. Jung was a psychiatrist, professor, editor, philosopher, poet, artist and most importantly a husband and father of 5 children who loved and adored him. Few despised him, but millions admired him as the man who gave them the key to unlock their unconscious.
*Bair, D. (2003) Jung: A biography. New York, NY. Back Bay Books