ALFRED J. ZIEGLER (1925–1992)
Psychiatrist and analyst by training, Alfred J. Ziegler was a lecturer at the Carl Gustav Jung Institute in Zurich and the editor and publisher of the Gorgo, a magazine of archetypical psychology and imaginary thought published in Stuttgart, Germany. He is the author Bilder einer Schattenmedizin and Wirklichkeitswahn: Die Menschheit auf der Flucht vor sich selbst, and in 1991 he published Der Kastrat: Geisterstunden einer Krankheitsmystik, a collection of short stories.
Translated by GARY V. HARTMANN
Foreword by ROBERT SARDELLO
Third revised edition
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This work … constitutes a rare and valuable contribution to a radically different way of approaching physical illness and suffering … Only archetypal medicine, it seems, recognizes that … there can be health only when there is also illness … To oversimplify Ziegler's case: illness represents one of the primary ways in which the forgotten,sleeping soul awakens itself by falling into body.