Toni Wolff and C. G. Jung: A Collaboration is the first comprehensive account of the personal and professional collaboration between Toni Wolff and C. G. Jung.
Little was known about Toni Wolff, the woman Jung called his “other wife,” until now. Constructed from critically reliable evidence, including archival records, private family documents, Wolff’s and Jung’s own statements, as well as material from Wolff’s personal diaries, the material shows that Toni Wolff’s influence on Jung was far greater than previously recognized. Their profound, yet poignant relationship during the early twentieth century gave rise to a groundbreaking vision of the human psyche.
Wolff was Jung’s primary collaborator during the formative years of his psychological investigations. At the same time, she introduced Jung to the life of eros, that vibrancy of experience he would later describe as the inner daimon of relationship.
Independently, Wolff was a scholar in her own right, creating an original model of the feminine psyche, memorialized in her landmark essay, “Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche.” This book examines her signature essay, along with her other essays—mostly unknown—which offer insight into her sentiments, beliefs, and life choices. Toni Wolff & C. G. Jung: A Collaboration tells the story of the love and genius behind analytical psychology.
“…The first major book about Toni Wolff and her key role in the unfolding of C. G. Jung’s life and thought. Often overlooked or downplayed—sometimes deliberately—her role as his collaborator, not to mention as his anima and soror mystica, can no longer be minimized. Jung would not have been the same without her, and you will not think the same about Jung or Wolff after reading Nan Savage Healy’s Toni Wolff & C. G. Jung: A Collaboration.”
– Robert S. Ellwood, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California
“…A story that truly needs to be told. Healy richly documents the life and legacy of Toni Wolff and her relationship to C. G. Jung, as well as demonstrates that Wolff must be recognized as a co-creator of analytical psychology. I was deeply impressed by Healy’s…writing…the story is greatly enriched by her depth psychological sensibilities…I was eager and delighted to read this book!”
– Patrick J. Mahaffey, Ph.D., Professor of Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Nan Savage Healy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar who has published in the Jungian journal Psychological Perspectives and taught at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. She has lectured on a wide array of cultural, artistic, and depth psychological subjects. Her groundbreaking research into the creative liaison between Toni Wolff and C. G. Jung was funded by grants from the Joseph Campbell Foundation and the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University.