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On Passing Judgment on Richard Noll

By Ryan Smith Richard Noll is a historian of psychiatry who wrote two controversial volumes on C.G. Jung in the 1990s:┬áThe Jung Cult (1994) and The Aryan Christ (1997). A third volume, Mysteria, was also set for publication by Princeton University Press (1994/1995), but suppressed at the behest of the Jung family. Broadly speaking, Noll’s views are that Jung was quite Volkish (i.e. pan-Germanic nationalist) prior to the Second World War, but then mended his views to become the wise old sage or guru in the years following the war. Likewise, Noll argues that both the pre-war and post-war Jung…

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