A Jasmine Journey: Carl Jung's travel to India and Ceylon 1937-38 and Jung's Vision During Illness "Something New" Emerging from Orissa, 1944

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A Jasmine Journey by Dr. Evangeline Rand, PhD, contains the actual map and specific researched details of Jung’s journey through India and Ceylon at a turning point in world history. Rand elaborates the often understated but enormous influence of Jung’s lifelong relationship with India on the overall body of his work. Additionally, highlighting Jung’s vision during illness, when “something new” emerged, Rand shows us Jung’s enterprise in a surprisingly new context, that is, in the polluted cluster/industrial area of deepest ecological crisis off India’s northeast coast where “root people,” indigenous people, confront state, national, and global corporate forces.

Praise for A Jasmine Journey:

This book’s form constitutes a new genre of psychological commentary, interweaving as it does the author’s personal and family history in India with the tracing of C.G. Jung’s trip to India. Supported by archival and on-site research. Written with rare passion with regard to the relationships among psyche, place, and time. Accompanied by photographs that give flesh to the double narrative.

Don Fredricksen, (PhD) Professor of film and theatre studies, Cornell University, http://pma.cornell.edu/people/Fredericksen.cfm

This empathic investigation of intuitive connections that may have informed the change in Jung and his work after his fateful 1938 trip to India is as close as we are likely to come to understanding how the great psychologist managed to bring the body of the sacred feminine into his work as a consequence of this journey. Mother India, as Evangeline Rand enables us to see, was both the Kali that ritually strangled masculine onesidedness and the long-term yoni to the lingam of Jung’s genius. As Rand shows by weaving Jung’s story with her own, depth psychology, for all of its ability to bringmind in relation tosoul, is never fully transformative until it enters the body as well. One of the greatest stories of a transformation in Jung, who was to have received an honourary doctorate in Calcutta and couldn’t go because of dysentery, is how being laid low by India brought up his capacity to care for the world in ways he had only imagined before.  This is the story of Jung’s anima development after age 60, as only as developed a woman psychologist as Evangeline Rand could tell it.

John Beebe, Jungian Analyst, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Beebe

A Jasmine Journey is a daring and experimental voyage into feminine representation as well as a deep personal appreciation of Jung and psychology. Rand’s work combines personal, historical and mythical research into a powerful psychic quest for our times.

Susan Rowland (PhD) former Professor of English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich and now teaches for Pacifica Graduate Institute, California.


There is a deeply intoxicating quality to this narrative. Each image, woven by the author from both personal history and imaginative fantasy, carries a rich, heady, jasmine-infused scent that seems to permeate the pages. The title is well chosen — one does not perhaps so much read the images assense them likeolfactory experiences. In this sense, the experience of reading becomes quite visceral; each of us, as corporeal beings, becomes intimately connected to the nuances of this highly particular personal story as it unfolds. In effect, one appears to enter into a truly symbolic journey through an India punctuated with sensations embedded in the people, land, and landscape. The images thread their way through each lived experience, weaving past and present in a dance of delight with the sights and sounds recorded in the memoirs and journals of the author and her lifelong study of Jung’s work.

One needs to read a text like this in the manner (I would guess) the author intended — as an imaginative coupling of creative fiction with comprehensive scholarly documentation drawn from Jung’s psychological work. Extensive footnotes display the breadth and depth of this scholarshipand these provide a rich textual background tothe story as it unfolds within psyche. Like any truly original work of fiction — myth, fairytale or poem, — each reading, or more specifically each experience of said reading, will undoubtedly deepen the experience for any reader willing to let the images connect to their own narratives. I would recommend a first reading remains focused on the main text only so that the flow of the narrative is not interrupted — when I began I made the mistake of trying to jump to the footnotes as well but soon discovered that this, at least for me, was a mistake.

It is encouraging to see that Jung’s psychological work is being explored in this way. For me, there is something about the manner in which the images surface within a narrative such as this that resonates with the process of painting as imagination through material sensation. In this sense, the structure employed seems appropriately open and flexible (within the specifics of a text-based structure) encouraging a leaping to and fro between conscious and unconscious in a way not dissimilar to dream narratives or, indeed, the “Waking Dreams” (Watkins, 1976) experienced whilst in the act of painting.

I think the author has made an important contribution to Jungian Studies in this work; articulating her own life experiences as therapeutic reparation whilst also providing a highly imaginative and informed cultural expression of the collective nature of life’s sacred journey.

David Parker, PhD, Reader in Fine Arts and Psychological Studies in the School of Arts, University of Northampton, http://www.northampton.ac.uk/people/david.parker

Having grown up in India during the colonial period, psychologist Evangeline Rand is uniquely qualified to write A Jasmine Journey: Carl Jung’s Travel to India and Ceylon 19371938.  Rand’s unique kaleidoscopic work interweaves together historic facts about Jung’s fifth and final extended international excursion with the author’s own personal visions, impressions, and memories of India.  With access to previously unpublished sources about Jung’s trip, the author provides a detailed travelogue of the historic journey interspersed with interludes of the imagination. Inner image and external fact sometimes coexist in a single sentence. Perhaps Rand’s work could be called a poetic history. As I read, I found myself as interested in Rand’s inner story as I did in Jung’s actual journey.  In this sense, A Jasmine Journey is more of a dream-like soul work than it is a scholarly history.  Yet her historical contribution—not only of Jung’s important journey but of India during that critical period of colonial history—is noteworthy.

Blake Burleson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts and Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Religion at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Author of Jung in Africa (2005) and Pathways to Integrity: Ethics and Psychological Type (2000). Blake_Burleson@baylor.edu

Giving Thanks
Chapter 1Little Boy Carl and His GeniusRunning toward His Genius
Chapter 2A Supper ConversationRadical Creation through GriefGetting out of the Battle Zone: A ‘Coming out’ Conversation in a Changing World

Or … Remaining Silent and Unethically Inactive

Chapter 3An Early Elephant RumbleMy Early Elephant Rumble
Chapter 4    Constructing and Being Constructed? Number FourMy Early Interest in JungNumber Four’s Interest  in Jung: Becoming Child
Chapter 5    My Interest in Jung’s India/Ceylon Journey: 1937–1938
Chapter 6    Differentiations: Greenwich 2006 (International Association of JungianStudies, IAJS, Conference)
Chapter 7    “On His Majesty’s Service”: Jung’s Journey to IndiaThe Plan of Travel
Chapter 8    India Journey Part I: Darjeeling and CalcuttaPre-Congress Excursion: DarjeelingThe Congress: Kali and Lord Rutherford


Lord Rutherford’s Calcutta Presidential Address: A Few Notes

Chapter 9Jung’s India/Ceylon Journey: Part IIPuri, Karnak, and Bhubaneshwar: The Golden Triangle of PilgrimageMysore: Searching Conversations with Subrahmanya Iyer: A Few Notes

Malabar, West Coast of India


Chapter 10    Jung’s India/Ceylon Journey, A Vishnu Hexagram: Part IIIIntimations of Six “India/Ceylon threads” Woven back into in theEuropean/Western Primary Domain of His Own Analysis:

A More Complex Weave

  1. First of the Six India/Ceylon Threads: A More Complex Weave
  2. Second of the Six India/Ceylon Threads: A More Complex Weave
  3. Third of the Six India/Ceylon Threads: A More Complex Weave
  4. Fourth of the Six India/Ceylon Threads: A More Complex Weave
  5. Fifth of the Six India/Ceylon Threads: A More Complex Weave
  6. Sixth of the Six India/Ceylon Threads: A More Complex Weave
Chapter 11

Hexagrams, Cubes, and Golden Proportion: Intimations of  “World Soul”

Tracking the Tiger Tracking

About the Author
Evangeline Rand, PhD is a psychologist and artisan based in Edmonton, Canada, and has studied Jung’s work for the last 35 years. With an international perspective and her personal engagement with the later Colonial times of India, Rand has woven a book that is “poetic history.” Her forthcoming works include studying  Jung’s journeys to Provençe and Ravenna, interfacing Jung with particular WWI Canadian engagements in northern France; exploring the recovery of archetypal geometry and some of its clinical implications; journeying with archetypal Mary Magdalene and Gnostic traditions; and preliminary research into the art of yoga.Contact and Ordering Information
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Other Books by the Author:

Recovering from Incest: Imagination and the Healing Process,

Boston: Sigo Press, 1989.
ISBN   0-938434-43-8

Recovering Feminine Spirituality: the Mysteries and the Mass as Symbols

Of Individuation, London: Coventure, 1997.

ISBN   1-879041-23-5

Recovering Feminine Spirituality: the Mysteries and the Mass as Symbols

Of Individuation, Edmonton: McCallum Printing, 2009.

ISBN   1-879041-23-5