Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2014. Paperback, xxviii+239 pages. New.
Carl Gustav Jung wrote his famous work, the “Seven Sermons to The Dead” in 1916, after a series of intense psychic experiences. The Sermons offer a critique of the prevailing religious orthodoxies and proclaimed a Gnostic alternative, throughout which ran the basic psychological principles that figured throughout Jung’s career – individuation, the polarity of the psyche, and the energy of the psyche. In this book, Stephan A. Hoeller offers his own translation of the Sermons and sets forth a lengthy commentary and exposition on Jung’s work, Gnosticism, and the present state of the Western Individual.
Written in a vivid metaphorical style, and shedding much light on the central features of Jung’s life and thought, The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead will be of immense value to anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of Jung’s work and his contribution to esoteric thought.