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Out of the Shadows: Story of CG Jung, Toni Wolff & Emma Jung

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On the heels of the discussion and controversy around the recent film A DANGEROUS METHOD, “Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung” is a rich dialogue about shadow and the complexities of relationships and theory at the dawn of the field of psychology. The book is the featured selection for the Depth Psychology Alliance free online book club in September 2012.

The year is 1910. Sigmund Freud and his heir-apparent, Carl Jung, are changing the way we think about human nature and the mind. 22-year-old TONI WOLFF enters the heart of this world as Jung's patient. His wife, EMMA JUNG, is 26, a mother of four, aspiring to help her husband create the new science of psychology. Toni Wolff's fiercely curious mind, and her devotion to Jung, threaten this aspiration. Despite their passionate rivalry for Jung's mind and heart, the two women often find themselves allied.

Their relationship spans 40 years, from pre-World War I to the dawn of the Atomic Age. Their story follows the development of the field of psychology, and the moral and professional choices of some of its major players.

Join host Bonnie Bright with Elizabeth Clark-Stern, a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle,Washington, as they discuss this unique book. Before embracing this beloved work, Elizabeth worked as a professional screenwriter and has produced multiple plays and teleplays. This play, "Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung", published by Fisher King Press, has been performed in Seattle, at the International Jungian Congress in South Africa, and for the Archetypal Theater Company in New Orleans.

MORE DETAILS on the September Depth Psych Book Club: http://www.depthinsights.com/pages/book_club/book_club_sept2012_depthpsych.html