Alfred Adler

Alfred Adler was an Austrian medical doctor and psychotherapist.

Karl Germer drove Hanni Jaeger and Aleister Crowley “about Germany, including a visit to his therapist, Austrian psychoanalist Alfred Adler … whom Crowley claimed to have helped with his parents.”—Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley

“There are only three authors on the subject worth reading, the original Freud, Adler and Jung. Freud is completely obsessed with the nonsense about infantile sexual theories. There may possibly be children in Germany or Austria sufficiently morbid, but nothing of the sort ever crossed my own mind when I was a child-nor have I ever met a child so morbid. Jung appears to me to have gone off the rails by his innate incurable romanticism. To my mind, the best of the three is Adler, whom, of course, I know personally; with him I did actually work when I was in Berlin. He could only come up from Vienna for a fortnight every year, and I handled some of his patients in his absence.”—Diary, 6 Feb 1927 quoted in Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley; see also Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung

“Crowley took a manuscript from Adler for Mandrake to publish, thinking it would be a boon for the troubled press whose greatest asset, D. H. Lawrence, had just died; alas, Mandrake never managed to publish it.”—Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley; see also Mandrake Press

“In that case what about poor Tiny Aleister? Do please allow me the happy young Eagles of the Old Testament; what clearer prophecy of psychoanalysis, it's only the English for Freud and Jung and Adler!”—Chapter XXIV: Necromancy and Spiritism




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