That Laurens van der Post should have chosen to write about Jung will come as no surprise to the millions of people who saw the three television programmes that he devoted to the story of Jung's life and work. Indeed, part of the compulsion for putting the experience of his extraordinarily fruitful friendship with Jung into book form was precisely that the limitations of a single film sequence left him with the insistent feeling of a challenge only partially met. To present Jung as he knew him, not Jung the psychologist but rather Jung the man, the discoverer and explorer of a new dimension in the human spirit, was the task which Laurens van der Post set himself and which has taken his special gifts to accomplish.
"For the first time the whole man is presented to the world. We are made aware not merely of his psychiatric achievement, but of the slow and painful self-development, the humour and warm humanity, the vital relevance to our troubled time, and the essential loneliness of this man of genius. An unforgettable portrait of a great man" -- Alan McGlashan
Series: Vintage classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6th June 2002
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21