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Analytical psychology is the creation of the Swiss psychiatrist and analytical psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961). He was born at Kesswil by Lake Constance in Switzerland, the fourth-born but first surviving child of his parents, he remained an only child up to the age of 9 years, with the arrival of a sister, Trudi. He was a solitary child, finding solace in dreams and daydreams, which set the stage for his interest in an inner life. His father, Paul Jung, was a country parson of the Basel Reformed Church, and his mother, Emilie Preiswerk, had recurring bouts of mental illness that required hospital treatment.

Each important event in Jung’s life was presaged by a significant dream, starting with one at the age of 4 years that ...

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