Love and Sacrifice: The Life of Emma Jung
Little attention has been paid to Emma Jung’s role in the history of analytical psychology and in the life of C.G. Jung. This extended biographical essay by Imelda Gaudissart, originally published in French, provides us with a carefully detailed view of this remarkable woman. Gaudissart’s sensitive depiction of Emma Jung reveals a very real woman confronted with an unexpected life and challenged to develop in ways that, for a wife and mother of that period, were almost unimaginable. She worked closely with her husband, C.G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud, becoming herself an analyst, and she was instrumental in establishing the earliest institutions for analytical psychology. The issues Emma Jung faced on her path to individuation will resonate with those of many women today.