The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga
Notes of the Seminar Given in 1932
By C.G. Jung
Edited by Sonu Shamdasani
Routledge – 1996 – 176 pages
Jung's Seminar of Kundalini Yoga, presented to the Psychology Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and the symbolic transformations of inner experience. With sensitivity towards a new generation's interest in alternative religion and psychological exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar. In this volume, he re-creates for today's reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of pre-war Europe regarded Eastern spirituality as they discovered more and more of its resources, from yoga to tantric texts.
Contents: List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. Members of the Seminar. List of Abbreviations. Introduction: Jung's Journey to the East. Lecture 1: 12 October 1932. Lecture 2: 19 October 1932. Lecture 3: 26 October 1932. Lecture 4 : 2 November 1932. Appendix 1: Indian Parallels, 11 October 1930. Appendix 2: Jung's Comments in Hauer's German Lectures, 5-8 October 1932. Appendix 3: Hauer's English Lecture, 8 October 1932. Appendix 4: Sat-cakra-nirupana. Index