- Category : Healing-Fields-Psychiatrist
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 4
Russian physician and one of the first female psychoanalysts. She was in succession an analysand, then student, then colleague of Carl Gustav Jung, a man with whom she also had a romantic relationship. She also met, corresponded, and had a collegial relationship with Sigmund Freud. One of her more famous analysands was the Swiss developmental psychologist, Jean Piaget. She worked as a psychoanalyst and teacher in Switzerland and Russia.
Spielrein's husband Pavel perished during Stalin's Great Terror, as did her brother Isaac. She and her two children were killed by a German SS Death Squad, Einsatzgruppe D in 1942 in Zmievskaya Balka, together with another 27,000 victims.
The relationship between Spielrein and Jung is the subject of the film 'A dangerous method' (2010), based on the play 'The Talking Cure' (2003) by Christopher Hampton.
An excellent report about her work is found in the Jewish Women Encyclopedia.