Volume 9, Issue 1, 2011

Dreams and Fantasies of a Quantum Physicist
Karl von Meyenn, Gietlhausen, Germany

Wolfgang Pauli, well known for his seminal contributions to quantum theory, recorded his dreams from 1932 to 1958 and discussed them with C.G. Jung and a number of analysts belonging to Jung's inner circle. Pauli's dream records, to a major extent belonging to Jung's heritage, will be published in the near future. Moreover, Pauli's thoughts about the relation of his dreams to Jung's archetypal psychology as well as to physics are remarkable. The scope, the genesis, the contents, and the significance of this material will be described in this article.

A New Idea of Reality: Pauli on the Unity of Mind and Matter
William Seager, Division of Humanities, University of Toronto, at Scarborough, Canada

In his extraphysical speculations around the mid 20th century, the physicist Wolfgang Pauli proposed, together with the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, a kind of "dual-aspect monism" as a framework for conceiving of the mind-matter problem. It is discussed how this framework can be related to more recent developments in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind.

Form and Archetype: Anticipations of a Psychophysically Neutral Language
Charles Card, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Canada

The defining characteristics anticipated for any prospective psychophysically neutral language are explored in this essay through the analysis and comparison of two previous approaches. The idea of a psychophysically neutral language was first articulated by Wolfgang Pauli in the context of the dual-aspect theory of mind and matter that he developed with C.G. Jung. The first approach discussed is George Spencer Brown's Laws of Form. An overview is given, followed by a review of the critical responses and extensions of the work, particularly Francisco Varela's attempt to use it to formalize biological autopoiesis and Louis Kauffman's development of Brownian algebra. The mathematical basis of Spencer Brown's calculus and its philosophical assumptions and implications are then investigated. The second approach discussed is Marie-Louise von Franz's Number and Time, an investigation of number archetypes through which she continued the inquiry begun by Jung and Pauli. The central tenets of her work are summarized and critically evaluated, and a comparison with Spencer Brown's work is carried out. Finally, implications are drawn for any future attempt to formulate a psychophysically neutral language.

Anima and Animus as a Pair of Opposites: An Offense to Analytical Psychology
Doris Lier, International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich, Switzerland

Since Wolfgang Giegerich published his animus psychology in 1994, the topic of anima and animus has become an offense to analytical psychology. This offense began to show with Hillman's essay in 1974. However, Giegerich elaborated the problematic issues in these two notions with admirable clarity and demonstrated that the terminology of Jungian psychology has not been thought through carefully enough. In this contribution I present Giegerich's critique on the concepts of anima and animus due to Jung (and his psychology). Then I indicate how Giegerich's position can provide new incentives for Jungian psychology.

Last revision: 19 july 2011