This book presents a historical examination of C.G. Jung's politics and considers the insights he provides for those seeking to understand the causes of War. It looks at how Jung applies his theories to Nazi Germany and the rise of the theories of the collective unconscious and the archetypes.
Introduction -- The Political Jung -- Concerning Freud and Jung on International Politics and War -- Jung and His Politics -- Jung on International Politics and the Causes of War -- Exploring the Theory -- From the Individual to ‘The Collective’: Examining Jung’s Progression from Clinician to Grand Theorist -- The Layered Model of the Collective Unconscious -- Archetypes: ‘Towards the Distant Goal of a Genetic Psychology’ 77 -- The Effect of the Archetypes in the Political Arena -- When Theory Meets History -- The Test Case: Wotan and Nazi Germany -- Jung on Hitler: A Case Study for Archetypal or Typology Theory? -- Post-Jungian Archetypal Theory and International Politics -- The Question of Anti-Semitism in the Zofingia Lectures -- The Freudians and Collective Theory -- Jung’s Perspective on International Politics After 1945 -- Adolf Bastian and Elementargedanken -- Key Dates For Jung During the Nazi Seizure of Power