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The Grail Legend by Emma Jung
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Dec 20, 2013

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bookshelves: psychology
Recommended to Erik by: Richard A. Hyde
Recommended for: Jung & Grail fans
Read in May, 1973 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Becoming interested in C.G. Jung entailed getting into such diverse topics as alchemy, astrology, gnosticism, classical mythology, eastern religions, cultural anthropology and even psychiatry. One topic I'd previously been exposed to was the grail legend, but then only from a reworked edition of Malory and various popular culture references in literature and cinema. So, in order to redress this gap in my knowledge I read this book written by Jung's wife and another colleague and some of the major sources through Malory. If I had to do it over again I would first read Chrétien (it's very short), then Wolfram von Eschenbach (not short at all), then Malory (so long as to almost justify a Reader's Digest Condensed version), then Jessie Weston's charming From Ritual to Romance, and finally Jung and von Franz before proceeding to the more modern--and quite voluminous--scholarship on the subject.

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