Tuesday 1 January 2013

‘The rest is silence.’ The Break between Freud and Jung. Inner Circle Seminar 185 (6 January 2013)

Sigmund Freud, 1906:
the photograph he sent to Jung
‘The rest is silence’

(Jung to Freud, 6 January 1913)

A Centenary Investigation of the
Break Between Freud and Jung

Anthony Stadlen
Inner Circle Seminar No. 185
Sunday 6 January 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On 3 January 1913, Freud wrote to Jung:
‘It is understood among us analysts that no one need feel ashamed of his bit of neurosis. But one who while behaving abnormally unceasingly shouts that he is normal arouses the suspicion that he lacks insight into his illness. I therefore propose to you that we give up our private relations altogether. I shall lose nothing by it…’ 
C. G. Jung, 1912, in New York
On 6 January 1913, a hundred years ago today, Jung replied to Freud: 
‘I shall comply with your wish that we give up the personal relationship, since I never impose my friendship… “The rest is silence.”’

‘He lacks insight into his illness’ was supposed to be a ‘sign’ not of ‘neurosis’ but of ‘schizophrenia’, a term that had recently been coined by Bleuler. And ‘The rest is silence’ were Hamlet’s dying words. This, then, was high drama. What led to it? What did it mean for Freud and Jung, and for the history of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology? Your contribution to the discussion will be welcome.

Venue: ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Cost: Psychotherapy trainees £116, others £145, some bursaries; coffee, tea, biscuits, mineral water included; payable in advance; no refunds or transfers unless seminar cancelled
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail: stadlen@aol.com
For further information on seminars, visit: http://anthonystadlen.blogspot.com/

The Inner Circle Seminars were founded by Anthony Stadlen in 1996 as an ethical, existential, phenomenological search for truth in psychotherapy. They have been kindly described by Thomas Szasz as ‘Institute for Advanced Studies in the Moral Foundations of Human Decency and Helpfulness’. But they are independent of all institutes, schools and colleges.

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