The Alchemical Mercurius By Mathew Mather

The Alchemical Mercurius

Esoteric symbol of Jung’s life and works

By Mathew Mather

The figure of the alchemical Mercurius features ubiquitously and radically in Jung’s later works, but despite this, there has been little research concerning Mercurius in Jungian studies to date. In this book, Mathew Mather explores the figure of the alchemical Mercurius and contextualises and clarifies its significance in Jung’s life and works.

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Dear All

Just to let you know my book The Alchemical Mercurius: esoteric symbol of Jung’s life and works has now been published and is available direct from Routledge (use code onflyer for a 20% discount – see download). I realize this is too expensive for personal budgets, so if you could please recommend to your librarian.

This is the culmination of many years of interest in Jungian studies. By 19 years old I had sold everything and bought the Collected Works, and immersed myself in these (being ‘fixed in the Mercury’). It took the next 30 or so years to digest’ much of this. The last few years I had the good fortune of working on a PhD thesis at the University of Essex. The wonderful thing about this experience is that the academic bottle, stressful and rigorous as it was, still allowed for an articulation of the ‘big thing’ as my experiences of Jung’s life and legacy. And, hopefully, some of that mercury has also been transmuted into a few flecks of gold 😉

Best wishes, and may you have a festive Paddies Day.

Dr Mathew Mather
Lecturer LSAD-LIT
The Alchemical Mercurius – esoteric symbol of Jung’s life and works

1 thought on “The Alchemical Mercurius By Mathew Mather”

  1. Haven’t read the book, but like the title, “Alchemical Mercurius “ each word reflecting the other back and forth in the fashion of the archetypal Ouroboros.Been a fan of Jung’s and completed a thesis in Children’s Literature in 1991 employing a von Franzian analytical framework.

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