A Book Worth Reading

For the past two years I have been editing/writing/helping my 90 year old friend finish her book on Franz Jung, C.G. Jung’s son. I’m pasting the write up below. It’s an interesting journey whether you are familiar with C.G. Jung’s work or not. The book is published by Shanti Arts Publishing, a small but dedicated press in Maine. If interested, you can buy the book from that site. For those of you who want to publish, Christine Cote, publisher of Shanti Arts, puts out a journal four times a year. She has been publishing my essays for many years and now is readying my full length memoir for publication: From Ocean to Desert, a Memoir. Check Shanti out. A great publisher. And accessible.

About Franz by Mary Dian Molton with Janet Sunderland

New Release—About Franz (son of Carl Jung),  

SHANTI ARTS PUBLISHINGNew Book Release   “As I turned toward the stairs, I was met with a great surprise. I was faced by an enormous, stunning, blue-and-white star. . . This was the only moment when I was completely alone during this trip to Bollingen, and it was also the moment in which I felt closest to the singular spirit of Carl Jung . . . I remained there for a time, imagined Carl Jung standing just there, painting an image of such incredible symmetry and mystery in this silent, narrow space . . . I have never forgotten it. A truly wondrous star, so close. In succeeding years, when I’d again hear Carl Jung’s response to the question of whether he believed in God—“I don’t need to believe; I know”—I think of this star.”                  —Mary Dian Molton About Franz:
Remembering C. G. Jung—
A Son’s Story


by Mary Dian Molton
In 1988 Mary Dian Molton was taking classes at the Jung Institute in Küsnacht, Switzerland, when she inquired about the possibility of visiting the Jung family home. She was directed to contact Franz Jung, Carl Jung’s only son, who was living in the home at the time, to see if a visit might be possible. Indeed, Franz Jung was most gracious, and Molton’s first visit was followed by several more over the years as well as the exchange of many letters.
 Over the next eight years, until Franz died in 1996, Molton had the singular opportunity to peer into the inner and outer worlds of Carl Jung through the lens of his son, Franz. A battered suitcase in Molton’s office came to collect sets of letters, notebooks, and journals within which she stored the artifacts of her treasured relationship with Franz that brought the world of Carl Jung—his prominent work as a psychologist and writer, his art that was on display at the family retreat at Böllingen, and his role as a father—up close for examination. It took some years, but Molton eventually opened the suitcase to tell this great and important story about Franz, talented architect and gifted artist, who in his later years became a generous and gracious ambassador for his father, Carl Jung.

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