David Rosen shows in this book how this ancient philosophy was embodied in the life and work of the famous Swiss psychologist. The author, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, uses six crises in Jung's personal development to illustrate the Taoist virtues of letting go of the ego, confronting shadow, and being guided by soul and spirit. Rosen sees in his subject's life a struggle to unify opposites and to forge a path of integrity. Visits to Jung's home enable the author to meditate on his interest in nature, creativity, ancestors, and stones. In his autobiography Jung admitted, "The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things." This book presents a fascinating look at the connections between Taoism and the psychology of self.