Happy Birthday Carl Jung!
One of my favorite Leo’s is Carl Jung whose birthday is today. He was born on July 26, 1875, died June 6, 1961.
When I first attempted to understand the I Ching I had come across several versions and couldn’t really get into it until I read Jung’s forward in the now classic I Ching interpretation published in 1950 by Princeton University Press.
I can’t image anyone reading this page who does not know who Carl Jung is and his contribution to furthering the I Ching in the Western world. You can read more about Jung on the Wikipedia site.
It was Richard Wilhem whose translation of the I Ching from the chinese which many people feel is still the best interpretation. He was born on May 10, 1873, Tübingen, Germany and died on March 2, 1930. I didn’t realize that Wilhelm was so close in age to Jung and that must have been a most rewarding relationship – two pioneers of the mind and soul who could understand each other.
Jung coined the word Synchronicity as an “acausal connecting principle“, which is what one is engaged in by consulting the I Ching.
There are many videos on YouTube of Jung. I include a short one here on “Death is Not The End.”