Thursday, May 30, 2019

Who knew?

… How Carl Jung Inspired the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous | Open Culture. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

… for the recovery group's genesis, Wilson cites a more secular authority, Carl Jung. The famous Swiss psychiatrist took a keen interest in alcoholism in the 1920s. Wilson wrote to Jung in 1961 to express his “great appreciation” for his efforts. “A certain conversation you once had with one of your patients, a Mr. Rowland H. back in the early 1930’s,” Wilson explains, “did play a critical role in the founding of our Fellowship.”

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