Marie Louise von Franz
- Category : Healing-Fields-Psychologist
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (6,16,22,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 4
Swiss Jungian psychologist, researcher and author, the daughter of a colonel in the Austrian army, born in Munich. After World War I, her family moved to Switzerland, where she met Carl Jung during a school trip. She subsequently did translation work for Jung in order to pay him for her analysis.
Von Franz worked with Carl Jung, whom she met in 1933 and knew until his death in 1961. Jung believed in the unity of the psychic and material worlds, i.e., that they are one and the same, just different manifestations. He also believed that this concept of the unus mundus could be investigated by means of researching archetypes. Due to his advanced age, he turned the problem over to von Franz. Two of her books, Number and Time (Zahl und Zeit) and Psyche and Matter (Psyche und Materie) deal with this research.
Jung encouraged von Franz to live with fellow Jungian analyst Barbara Hannah, who was 23 years older than her. When Hannah asked Jung why he was so keen on putting them together, Jung replied that he wanted von Franz "to see that not all women are such brutes as her mother." Jung also stated that "the real reason you should live together is that your chief interest will be analysis, and analysts should not live alone." The two women became lifelong friends.
She suffered from Parkinson's disease in her last years and died aged 83 on 17 February 1998.