A collection of death dreams and ghost stories were gathered and presented to C.G. Jung and the author, who approaches this fascinating material from the depths of her analytic experience.
"... among the Swiss, who are commonly regarded as stolid, unimaginative, rationalistic and materialistic, there are just as many ghost stories and suchlike as, say, in England or Ireland. Indeed, as I know from my own experience ... magic as practiced in the Middle Ages ... has by no means died out, but still flourishes today ... I can recommend it to all those who know how to value things that break through the monotony of daily life with salutary effects, (sometimes!) shaking our certitudes and lending wings to the imagination." ? from the Foreword by C.G. Jung
We are left in the overpowering presence of a great mystery.
About the author
One of the most distinguished interpreters of C.G. Jung's ideas, Aniela Jaffé was born in Berlin and studied psychology at the University of Hamburg. With the outbreak of World War II, she emigrated to Switzerland and soon began to train with the psychiatrist C.G. Jung.
Frau Jaffé's reputation as a lucid and authoritative writer was established through her collaboration with Jung on his autobiographical Memories, Dreams, Reflections, her editing of his collected Letters, and numerous independent works, including The Myth of Meaning. She practiced as an analyst in Zurich until her death in 1991.