From the back cover—
“In this seminal work Jung describes the psychology of the transference in terms of the symbolism of alchemy and the illustration to the ‘Rosarium philosophorum.’”
We will discuss Jung’s interpretation of the Rosarium philosophorum, a set of twenty wood block prints from the 16th century, as well as interpretations from an alchemist’s perspective as well as others. While there are twenty prints, Jung limited his discussion to the first ten. By analyzing all twenty perhaps it is possible to discover why, to gain additional insight into alchemical processes, and perhaps have a broader understanding of the individuation process and the purpose of alchemy.