Barbara Hannah

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Barbara Hannah
Known forassociation with Carl Gustav Jung

Barbara Hannah was born in England. She is well known for her association with Carl Gustav Jung whom she joined in 1929 in Zurich[1] and remained so until her death.


Hannah became a close friend of Swiss Jungian psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz, to whom she was introduced by Jung. He encouraged the younger von Franz to live with her, stating that "the real reason you should live together is that your chief interest will be analysis and analysts should not live alone."[2] They became lifelong friends.[3]

Hannah wrote a biography of Jung entitled Jung, His Life and Work: A Biographical Memoir. She also practised as psychotherapist and served as lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute.[4]

Major works[edit]

  • The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women, Volume 1 ISBN 978-1-888602-46-3
  • The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women, Volume 2 ISBN 978-1-888602-47-0
  • The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals ISBN 978-1-888602-33-3
  • Encounters with the Soul ISBN 978-1-888602-14-2
  • Jung, His Life and Work: A Biographical Memoir ISBN 978-1888602074
  • Striving Toward Wholeness ISBN 978-1-888602-13-5


  1. ^ Barbara Hannah The Mystical Experience Registry
  2. ^ Dean L. Franz's portrait of Barbara Hannah in Hannah's The Cat, Dog and Horse Lectures (Chiron, 1992), p.18
  3. ^ Description of the career of Marie-Louise von Franz (Wikipedia article)
  4. ^ Hannah, Barbara (2006), The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals: Lectures Given at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, 1954-1958 (Polarities of the Psyche), Willamette, IL: Chiron Publications, ISBN 978-1888602333, LCCN 2005-032172