Vol. 8 No. 2 (2015): Warburghiana and Benjaminiana
Articles

Under a Starry Vault. Warburg, Jung and the Renaissance of Ancient Paganisms at the Beginning of the 20<sup>th</sup> Century

Published November 23, 2015
Keywords
  • Aby Warburg,
  • Carl Jung,
  • collective memory
How to Cite
Pallotto Strickland, M. (2015). Under a Starry Vault. Warburg, Jung and the Renaissance of Ancient Paganisms at the Beginning of the 20<sup>th</sup&gt; Century. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 8(2), 41-57. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-17564

Abstract

The paper tackles the controversial question of the affinities between the work of Aby Warburg and Carl Gustav Jung. Instead of focussing her interest exclusively on the concepts of collective memory and primordial images, though, the author critically compares the different ways Warburg and Jung looked at the renaissance of ancient practices of Paganism at the beginning of the Twentieth century, and questions the extent to which the cultural crisis heralded by Modernity, and the challenges brought about by secularisation influenced their reading of the revivals.

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