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Sabina Spielrein

Sabina Spielrein
Born Sabina Naftulovna Spielrein
(1885-10-25)25 October 1885
Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died 11 August 1942(1942-08-11) (aged 56)
Zmievskaya Balka, Rostov-on-Don, Soviet Union
Citizenship Russian
Nationality Russian
Fields Psychotherapy
Institutions Rousseau Institute
Alma mater University of Zurich (M.D., 1911)
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Notable students Alexander Luria
Lev Vygotsky
Known for death instinct
child psychotherapy
Influences Carl Jung
Sigmund Freud
Influenced Carl Jung
Sigmund Freud
Jean Piaget
Spouse Pavel Nahumovich Sheftel
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Memorial plaque at former residence of Sabina Spielrein in Berlin, Germany
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Memorial plaque on the house where Sabina Spielrein lived at 83 Pushkin St, Rostov-on-Don. The sign says: "In this house lived the famous student of C. G. Jung and S. Freud, psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein (1885-1942)"

Sabina Naftulovna Spielrein (Russian: Сабина Нафтуловна Шпильрейн, also transliterated "Shpilrein" or "Shpilreyn"; 7 November 1885 – 11 August 1942) was a Russian physician and one of the first female psychoanalysts. She was in succession the patient, then student, then colleague of Carl Gustav Jung, with whom she had an erotic relationship during 1908-1910, closely documented in their correspondence from the time and her diaries.[1][2] 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.[3] She worked as a psychoanalyst and teacher in Switzerland and Russia.[4] In a thirty-year professional career, she published over 35 papers in three languages (German, French and Russian), covering psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, psycholinguistics and educational psychology.[5][6] Her best known and perhaps most influential published work in the field of psychoanalysis is the essay titled "Destruction as the Cause of Coming Into Being", written in German in 1912.[7][8] Although Spielrein has been mainly remembered on account of her relationship with Jung, she is now increasingly recognized as an important and innovative thinker who was marginalized in history because of her unusual eclecticism, refusal to join factions, feminist approach to psychology, and death in the Holocaust.[5][9]

Family and early life 1885-1904

She was born 1885 into a wealthy Jewish family in Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire. Her mother Eva (born Khave) Lublinskaya was the daughter and granddaughter of rabbis from Yekaterinoslav.[6] Eva trained as a dentist, but did not practice. Sabina's father Nikolai (born Naftul) Spielrein was an agronomist. After moving from Warsaw to Rostov, he became a successful merchant. On her birth certificate, Sabina appeared as Sheyve Naftulovna,[10] but throughout her life and on official documents she used the name Sabina Nikolayevna.[4] She was the eldest of five children. All three of her brothers later became eminent scientists. One of them, Isaac Spielrein, was a Soviet psychologist, a pioneer of work psychology.[10] From her early childhood, Sabina was highly imaginative and believed that she had a 'higher calling' to achieve greatness, and she communicated about this privately with a 'guardian spirit'.[2]:60 However, her parents' marriage was turbulent and she experienced physical violence from both of them. She suffered from multiple somatic symptoms and obsessions.[11][12] Some commentators believe she may have been a victim of sexual abuse in the family.[13] She attended a Froebel school followed by the Yekaterinskaya Gymnasium in Rostov, where she excelled in science, music and languages.[6] She learned to speak three languages fluently. During her teens, she continued to be troubled emotionally and became infatuated first with her history teacher, then with a paternal uncle [2]:65 While at school, she resolved to go abroad to train as a doctor, with the approval of her rabbinic grandfather. At the end of her schooling she was awarded a gold medal.

Hospital admission 1904-5

Following the sudden death of her only sister Emilia from typhoid, Spielrein's mental health started to deteriorate, and at the age of 18 she suffered a breakdown with severe hysteria including tics, grimaces, and uncontrollable laughing and crying.[11][12] After an unsuccessful stay in a Swiss sanatorium, where she developed another infatuation with one of the doctors, she was admitted to the Burghölzli mental hospital near Zurich in August 1904. Its director was Eugen Bleuler who ran it as a therapeutic community with social activities for the patients including gardening, drama and scientific lectures.[13] One of Bleuler's assistants was Carl Jung, afterwards appointed as deputy director. In the days following her admission, Spielrein disclosed to Jung that her father had often beaten her, and that she was troubled by fantasies of being beaten and masochism. Bleuler ensured that she was separated from her family, later requiring her father and brothers to have no contact with her.[12] She made a rapid recovery, and by October was able to apply for medical school and to start assisting Jung with word association tests in his laboratory. Between October and January, Jung carried out word association tests on her, and also used some rudimentary psychoanalytic techniques.[14] Later, he referred to her twice in letters to Freud as his first analytic case, although in his publications he referred to two later patients in these terms.[5]:47,187 During her admission, Spielrein fell in love with Jung. By her own choice, she continued as a resident in the hospital from January to June 1905, although she was no longer receiving treatment. She worked as an intern alongside other Russian students there including Max Eitingon, as well as expatriate psychiatrists who were studying with Bleuler, including Karl Abraham.

Medical student 1905-11

She attended at medical school at the University of Zurich from June 1905 to January 1911, excelling there academically.[6] Her diaries show a very broad range of interests and reading including philosophy, religion, Russian literature and evolutionary biology. She lived in a number of different apartments, mixing in a social circle that included mainly fellow Russian Jewish women medical students. Many of these, together with Spielrein, became fascinated with the emerging movement of psychoanalysis in western Europe, and studied with Bleuler and Jung. A number of them, like Spielrein, subsequently became psychiatrists, spent time with Freud in Vienna, and published in psychoanalytic journals. These included Esther Aptekman, Fanya Chalevsky, Shaina Grebelskaya and Tatiana Rosenthal.[6][15] Politically, Spielrein identified with socialism,although some of her Russian student contemporaries were followers of the Socialist Revolutionary Party or of Zionism [16]

Spielrein completed her medical school dissertation, supervised first by Bleuler then by Jung, on a close study of the language of a patient with schizophrenia. It was published "Jahrbuch für psychoanalytische und psychopathologische Forschungen", which Jung edited. Freud referenced it in the same volume in his postscript to the Schreber Case;[17] It was the first doctorate ever to appear in a psychoanalytic journal, and one of the first psychoanalytic case studies of schizophrenia. [18] It was also the first dissertation written by a woman that was psychoanalytically oriented.[19] She left Zurich the day after her graduation, having resolved to establish an independent career as a psychoanalyst elsewhere.[6]

Relationship with Carl Jung

While at medical school, Spielrein continued to assist Jung in the laboratory as she had done as an in-patient. She also attended his ward rounds and met him socially.[5]:53–7 The strong feelings she had developed towards him as his hospital patient continued during her first three years at medical school, and she developed a fantasy of having a child between them to be called Siegfried. She did not have any further therapy from him, although from around late 1907 he informally tried to analyze her wish for his child.[20] In the summer of 1908, as she entered her fourth year at medical school, she and Jung began to have erotic encounters, which she described in her diaries as "poetry". There are differing views as to whether or not they had sexual intercourse.[6]:178[20] John Launer has reviewed the evidence from her diaries and their letters in his biography of Spielrein,"Sex versus Survival",[5][1]. There is no indication that their relationship involved sadism or masochism. The intense period of the relationship ended after only five months when Jung confessed to Spielrein that he had had previous similar relationships and needed "tempestuous, ever-changing love in my life".[2]:195–6 Shortly after this, Jung's wife Emma Jung informed Spielrein's mother in an anonymous letter about what was happening. Jung then insisted on meeting with Spielrein only in formal medical consultations. At the fourth of these she assaulted him with a letter knife, and he refused to continue seeing her.[2] :94

During the ensuing months, Jung wrote to Freud about the relationship, at first accusing her of having tried unsuccessfully to seduce him, and then admitting that he had become erotically involved with her.[21] :207–35 He sent a series of letters to Spielrein's mother, writing "no one can prevent two friends from doing as they wish...the likelihood is that something more may enter the relationship".[2] :92 Spielrein also wrote to Freud, making it clear that, for a few months, their relationship had been physical: "In the end the unavoidable reached the point where he could no longer stand it and wanted 'poetry'. I could not and did not want to resist, for many reasons' [2] :95 Eva Spielrein threatened to report him to Eugen Bleuler and came to Zurich to do so, but in the end decided not to.[2] :96–7 Meanwhile, Jung had resigned his medical post at the Burghölzli, although he continued his laboratory work and university teaching. A document-based account of these events, including the three-way correspondence between Spielrein, Jung and Freud, appears in Launer's biography.[5] Spielrein forgave both Jung and also Freud (who had sided with Jung and declined to see her for a consultation). Spielrein and Jung resumed their friendship in the summer of 1909. The following year they had further erotic encounters. These continued intermittently until she graduated, although she recorded in her diary that Jung was also having other relationships with some of her fellow medical students including Esther Aptekmann.[2]:56

Some commentators have seen Jung's conduct as a professional boundary violation, while others have seen it as an unintended and forgivable consequence of early experimentation with psychoanalytic techniques. The historian and psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim commented of her treatment that “However questionable Jung's behaviour was from a moral point of view...somehow it met the prime obligation of the therapist towards his patient: to cure her”.[22] By contrast, Peter Loewenberg (among others) has argued that it was in breach of professional ethics, and that it "jeopardized his position at the Burghölzli and led to his rupture with Bleuler and his departure from the University of Zurich".[23] At the time, Freud was tolerant of what happened, and regarded it as an example of countertransference. Later, he confessed to Spielrein that it had played a part in the schism between him and Jung: "His behavior was too bad. My opinion changed a great deal from the time I received that first letter from you".[2]:122 Spielrein herself seems to have regarded her experiences with Jung as overall more beneficial than otherwise. She continued to yearn for him for several years afterwards, and wrote to Freud that she found it harder to forgive him for leaving the psychoanalytic movement than for "that business with me".[2] :112 Spielrein is sometimes regarded as having been the inspiration for Jung's conception of the anima, based on a reference he made fifty years later in his autobiography to "the voice of a patient, a talented psychopath who had a strong transference to me",[24] although he never referred to Spielrein in these terms elsewhere, nor mentioned her in connection with other discussions of the anima.[5]:184–7

Career 1912-20 including "Destruction" paper

After graduation, she moved to Munich to study art history, while also working on a paper on the connection beween sex and death. In October she moved to Vienna, where she was elected a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. She delivered her paper to the Society on 27 November as "Destruction as the Cause of Coming into Being", publishing an amended version the following year in the "Jahrbuch".[7][8] In it, she argued that human beings are torn between a static desire to remain as they are, and a dynamic one to reproduce, but that the reproductive instinct contains an aspect that is destructive of oneself as well as creative. The paper shows evidence of both Jungian and Freudian thought, but appears to mark the point at which she moved from identifying herself with Jung to seeing herself as more of a Freudian.[25] Freud explicitly mentioned her paper in a famous footnote to "Beyond the Pleasure Principle", acknowledging that it started the train of thought which led him to conceptualize the death instinct: "A considerable part of this speculation has been anticipated in [her] work".[26] Spielrein's concept, however, was different to Freud's, in that she saw destructiveness as serving the reproductive instinct rather than one in its own right. Spielrein met with Freud on a number of occasions in 1912, and continued to correspond with him until 1923. She attempted in her correspondence with both Freud and Jung to reconcile the two men. In the "Destruction" paper, and throughout her subsequent career, she drew on ideas from many different disciplines and schools of thought.

In 1912 Spielrein married the Russian Jewish physician Pavel Nahumovitch Sheftel. They moved to Berlin, where Spielrein worked alongside Karl Abraham. Spielrein had her first daughter Irma-Renata (known as Renata), in 1913. While in Berlin, Spielrein published nine further papers. One of these was an account of children’s beliefs about sex and reproduction, in which she included recollections of her own early fantasies about this.[27] Entitled 'Contribution to the Understanding of a Child's Soul', it shows her in more Freudian mode than her previous papers.[28] In another paper, entitled, ‘The Mother-in’Law’,[29][30] she gave a sympathetic account of the role of mothers-in-law and the relationship between them, their daughters-in-law. The Dutch psychoanalyst van Waning has commented on this paper: ”Women’s studies – in the year 1913!”.[31] Another paper from the time recounts her treatment of a child with a phobia of animals, and is one of the first known reports of child psychotherapy [32][33] At the outbreak of World War I, she returned to Switzerland, living briefly in Zurich again before relocating to Lausanne, where she and Renate remained for the rest of the war. Her husband joined his regiment in Kiev, and they were not reunited for more than a decade. The war years were times of privation for Spielrein: she did some work as a surgeon and in an eye clinic, but also received contributions from her parents when they could get these to her.[6] She did however manage to publish two more short papers during the war years. She composed music, and considered becoming a composer. She also began to write a novel in French. She recorded observations of her daughter's development in terms of language and play. She continued her correspondence with Freud and Jung, and to evolve her own theoretical ideas, particularly in relation to attachment in children.

Career in Geneva 1920-23 and work with Jean Piaget

In 1920 she attended the sixth congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association in The Hague, where she gave a talk on the origins of language in childhood. The audience included Sigmund Freud, his daughter Anna Freud, Melanie Klein and Sandor Ferenczi. She also announced her intention to join the staff of the Rousseau Insitute in Geneva, a pioneering clinical, training and research centre for child development in Geneva. She remained there for three years, working alongside its founder Édouard Claparède, as well as other distinguished psychologists of the time including Pierre Bovet. While she was there, Jean Piaget also joined the staff: they collaborated closely, and in 1921 he went into an eight-month analysis with her. In 1922, She and Piaget both delivered papers at the seventh congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association in Berlin. This was one of the most productive periods of her life, and she published twenty papers between 1920 and 1923. The most important of these was a new version of the paper she had given at the Hague on the origins of language, drawing on her collaboration with the linguist Charles Bally.[29] Entitled "The origins of the words 'Papa' and 'Mama'", she described how language develops on a substrate of genetic readiness, first through interactions between the child and the mother's breast, and then through family and social interactions. Her other papers from the time are mainly devoted to bring psychoanalytic thought together with observational studies of child development,. Her papers in the Zeitschrift and Imago from this time mainly focus on the importance of speech acquisition in early childhood and the sense of time.[34] However,Otto Fenichel singled out for special mention her 1923 article on voyeurism, where “Sabina Spielrein described a peeping perversion in which the patient tried to overcome an early repression of genital and manual erotogeneity, provoked by an intense castration fear”.[35] Overall, her work during this period is thought to have had considerable influence on Piaget's thought, and possibly on Klein's.[36]

In 1923, discouraged by her lack of success in building up a private practice in Geneva, and with Freud's support, she decided to travel to Moscow to support the development of psychoanalysis there.[6] She planned to return to Geneva, and left her personal papers, including all her diaries and correspondence, in the basement of the Rousseau Institute. In the event, she never returned to western Europe, and the papers remained undiscovered until they were identified nearly sixty years later by the Jungian analyst Aldo Carotenuto, who published a selection of them. The archive remains in the possession of the heirs of Édouard Claparède, and although further selections have been published in a number of books and journals, it has never been fully examined or catalogued.[5] :7–9

Russian career 1923-1942

Psychoanalysis in Russia already had a turbulent history but its influence was strongest between 1921 and 1923. On her arrival in Moscow, she found herself the most experienced psychoanalyst there, as well as one of the most closely connected with analysts and psychologists in the west.[4] She was appointed to a chair in child psychology at First Moscow University, and took up work in pedology (children study), an approach to pediatrics that integrated it with developmental and educational psychology. She also joined the Moscow Psychoanalytic Institute, which had been founded in 1922 under the direction of Moise (Moishe) Wulff. She then became involved with an ambitious new project in children's learning known as the "Detski Dom" Psychoanalytic Orphanage–Laboratory (also known as the "White House." [4] Founded in 1921 by Vera Schmidt (who had also been one of Freud's students), the "Dyetski Dom" was intended to teach children based on Freud's theories. Along with Schmidt's own son, the school had children from prominent Bolsheviks (including Joseph Stalin, whose son Vasily Stalin was enrolled as well).[37] Use of discipline was avoided and children were allowed maximum freedom of movement. Sexual exploration and curiosity was also permitted. The school had to close in 1924 in the wake of accusations of experiments to stimulate the children's sexuality prematurely.[4] :214Spielrein's involvement included supervision of the teachers, and she may have supported them in a protest about their poor conditions of work, which led to their dismissal.[5] :222 During her time in Moscow, both Alexander Luria and Lev Vygotsky came to work at the Psychoanalytic Institute and "Dyetski Dom" and studied with her. Spielrein's characteristic way of combining subjective psychological ideas from psychoanalysis with objective observational research of children is likely to have been an important influence in their early formation as researchers, leading them to become the foremost Russian psychologists of their time.[4]

In late 1924 or 1925, Spielrein left Moscow. She and her daughter rejoined her husband Pavel in Rostov-on-Don. As well as probably being disillusioned by her experience in Moscow, Spielrein may have been impelled to return because her husband by now was in a relationship with a Ukrainian woman, Olga Snetkova (born Aksyuk), and they now had a daughter, Nina.[6] Pavel returned to his wife, and their second daughter Eva was born in 1926. For at least the next decade, Spielrein continued to work actively as a pediatrician, carrying out further research, lecturing on psychoanalysis, and publishing in the west until 1931. In 1929 she presented a vigorous defense of Freud and psychoanalysis at a congress of psychiatry and neuropathology in Rostov, possibly the last person to mount such a defense at a time when psychoanalysis was on the point of being proscribed in Russia.[38] The paper also made it clear that she was up-to-date with developments in the west, and included sympathetic comments on the approach of Sandor Ferenczi, who was advocating a more emotional engaged role on the part of the therapist. She also talked of the importance of clinical supervision for psychological work with children, and described an approach to short term therapy that could be used when resources did not allow for extensive treatment. Her niece Menikha described her from the 1930s as "a very well mannered, friendly and gentle person. At the same time, she was tough as far as her convictions were concerned." [39] Her husband died in 1936. In 1937 her brothers Isaac, Jan and Emil Spielrein were arrested, and executed in 1937 and 1938 during the Great Purge.[6] Spielrein came to an agreement with Pavel's former partner, Olga Snetkova, that if either of them died, the surviving woman would care for their three daughters.


Spielrein and her daughters survived the first German invasion of Rostov-on-Don in November 1941, which was repelled by the Red Army. However, in July 1942, the German army reoccupied the city. Spielrein and her two daughters, aged 29 and 16, were murdered by shooting, carried out by a Nazi German SS Death Squad, Einsatzgruppe D, in Zmievskaya Balka, or "Snake Ravine" near Rostov-on-Don, together with 27,000 mostly Jewish victims.[6] :294–302 [40] Although most of the members of the Spielrein family were either killed during Stalin's purges or in the Holocaust, the wives and children of her brothers all survived, and there are currently around fourteen of their descendants living in Russia, Canada and the United States.[5]:246–7


Despite her closeness to the central figures of both psychoanalysis and developmental psychology in the first part of the twentieth century, Spielrein was more or less forgotten in western Europe after her departure for Moscow in 1923. Her tragic death in the Holocaust compounded this erasure. The publication in 1974, of the correspondence between Freud and Jung,[21] followed by the discovery of her personal papers and publication of some of them in the 1980s onwards,[1][2] made her name quite widely known. However, it led to her identification in popular culture as an erotic sideshow in the lives of the two men. Within the world of psychoanalysis, Spielrein is still often given no more than a footnote in the history of the development of psychoanalysis for her conception of the sexual drive as containing both an instinct of destruction and an instinct of transformation, its importance seen mainly in terms of anticipating both Freud's "death instinct" and Jung's views on "transformation";[41]

In recent years, this trend has started to be reversed, with Spielrein increasingly recognized as a significant thinker in her own right. The publication in 2003 of a selection of essays about her under the title 'Sabina Spielrein, Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis' [9] started to stimulate interest in Spielrein as an original thinker. The first scholarly biography of her in German, by Sabine Richebächer [6] placed the well-known episode with Jung in its proper context of a lifelong career of involvement with psychoanalysis and psychology. John Launer's more recent biography of her in English is based on close readings of her hospital notes, diaries and correspondence, and has called into question many of the received accounts of Spielrein. He challenges the presumption that Jung psychoanalyzed her in any systematic way, that she inspired him with the concept of the 'anima', or that he regarded her as a more significant figure in his life than his other erotic partners of the time.[5] Instead, Launer sees her historical importance as someone who made an early attempt to harmonize psychoanalysis and developmental psychology within an overarching biological framework, and anticipating modern ideas from attachment theory and evolutionary psychology. Followers of feminist and relational psychoanalysis are also beginning to claim her as an important progenitor.[42] A milestone in reclaiming Spielrein as an original thinker was reached during the 2015 congress of the American Psychoanalytic Association, when the opening plenary lecture was given by Dr Adrienne Harris, on "The clinical and theoretical contributions of Sabina Spielrein"

Popular culture


  • A complete bibliography of all Spielrein's published writings (including details of English translations) is available at Website of John Launer, Biographer of Sabina Spielrein.
  • Spielrein's papers in German from "major journals". Imago, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Jahrbuch für psychoanalytische und psychopathologische Forschungen , Zeitschrift für Psychoanalytische Pädagogik and Zentralblatt.  are available online at Collection of the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin. (COTIPUB)
  • Spielrein, Sabina (1912). "Die Destruktion als Ursache des Werdens". Jahrbuch für psychoanalytische und psychopathologische Forschungen (in Deutsch) IV: 465–503. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
    English translations:
1) Spielrein, Sabina (April 1994). "Destruction as the Cause of Coming Into Being". Journal of Analytical Psychology 39 (2): 155–186. doi:10.1111/j.1465-5922.1994.00155.x. Retrieved October 14, 2012.  Free pdf of the full essay by the Arizona Psychoanalytic Society. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
2) Spielrein, Sabina (1995). "Destruction as Cause of Becoming". Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought 18: 85–118. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  • Invalid language code. Spielrein, Sabina. Sämtliche Schriften. Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag, 2008. (All of Spielrein's writings. In German. No English language edition.)

See also

Victor Ovcharenko - the Russian scientist who first introduced Sabina Spielrein's biography to the public in post-Soviet times.


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Further reading

  • Berch, Bettina. (2015) Sex versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein. New York: Jewish Book Council. (Book review)
  • Brinkmann, E. and Bose, G. (eds) (1986), Sabina Spielrein: Ausgabe in 2 Bänden, Bd. 2 Ausgewählte Schriften Frankfurt am Main, Brinkmann und Bose. (Contains six of Spielrein's papers in German, including doctoral dissertation, "Destruction" paper, "Papa and Mama" paper and 1929 lecture in Rostov, together with minutes from Spielrein's attendances at Vienna Psychoanalytic Association, short extracts from letters and diaries, and historical commentary)
  • Carotenuto, Aldo.(1982) A Secret Symmetry: Sabina Spielrein Between Jung and Freud. New York: Pantheon (Includes extracts from Spielrein's diaries 1909-12, her correspondence with Freud, and her letters to Jung)
  • Carotenuto, Aldo. (1980) Diario di una segreta simmetria. Sabina Spielrein tra Jung e Freud. Rome, Astrolabio. (Italian edition of above, published earler. A more recent Italian edition was published in 1999).
  • Carotenuto, Aldo. (1986) Tagebuch einer heimlichen Symmetrie : Sabina Spielrein zwischen Jung und Freud. Freiburg im Breisgau: Kore. (German edition, also includes Jung's letters to Spielrein)
  • Covington, C. (2001) Comments on the Burghölzli hospital records of Sabina Spielrein J. Analytical Psychology, 46, 105-116
  • Covington, C. and Wharton, B. (eds.) (2003) Sabina Spielrein. Forgotten pioneer of psychoanalysis. Brunner-Routledge, Hove and New York, 227-249 (Contains hospital notes from Spielrein's admission to Burghölzli, extracts from Spielrein's diaries 1907-8, Jung's letters to Spielrein, and a letter from Jung to Freud from 1905, referring Spielrein, which was never delivered. Also Spielrein's "Papa and Mama" paper, three other short papers by her, and related history and commentary.)
  • Etkind, Alexander (1997). Eros of the Impossible: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. p. 172. 
  • Goldberg, A. (1984) A Secret Symmetry. Sabina Spielrein Between Jung and Freud. Psychoanal Q., 53:135-137 (Review of Carotenuto 1982)
  • Hensch, T. (ed.)(2006) Sabina Spielrein. Nimm meine Seele: Tagebücher und Schriften Freiburg, Freitag. (Includes extracts from Spielrein's diaries 1897-1912, hospital notes, selected letters to Eva Spielrein, Freud and Jung, letter from Nikolai Spielrein).
  • Graf-Nold, A. (2001). "The Zurich School of Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice: Sabina Spielrein’s Treatment at the Burghölzli Clinic in Zurich.". Journal of Analytical Psychology 46: 73–104. 
  • Hoffner, A. (2001) Jung's Analysis of Sabina Spielrein and his use of Freud's free association method J. Analytical Psychology, 46, 117-128
  • Kerr, J. (1993) A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein.. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Launer, John (2015). Sex versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein. London and New York: Duckworth/Overlook. ISBN 9781468310580. Biography in English (Includes full bibliography of all Spielrein's papers in German, French and Russian, and in English translation.)
  • McGuire, W, ed. (1974). The Freud/Jung letters: The Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and CG Jung. Princeton University Press. 
  • Lothane Z (1999). "Tender love and transference: Unpublished letters of CG Jung and Sabina Spielrein". International Journal of Psychoanalysis 16: 12–27, 81–94. 
  • Minder, B. (2001). "Sabina Spielrein, Jung’s patient at the Burghölzli". Journal of Analytical Psychology 46: 43–66. 
  • Moore, Charlotte. Sabina Spielrein and the great Jung/Freud cover-up. Spectator 27 November 2014 (Book review)
  • Raphael-Leff, J. (1983) A Secret Symmetry. Sabina Spielrein Between Jung and Freud. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 10:241-242 ((Book review))
  • Richebächer, Sabine (2003) "In league with the devil, and yet you fear fire?" Sabina Spielrein and C. G. Jung: A suppressed scandal from the early days of psychoanalysis. Covington, C. and Wharton, B. Sabina Spielrein. Forgotten pioneer of psychoanalysis. Brunner-Routledge, Hove and New York, 227-249
  • Richebächer, Sabine (2008) Sabina Spielrein. "Eine fast grausame Liebe zur Wissenschaft". Biographie 400 p. Munich, BTB. (Biography in German. Includes full bibliography of all Spielrein's papers in German, French and Russian.)
  • Silverman, M. (1985) A Secret Symmetry. Sabina Spielrein Between Jung And Freud. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 33(S):205-209 (Book review)
  • Thompson, N. (1996) Freud, Jung And Sabina Spielrein: A Most Dangerous Method.. Psychoanal Q., 65:644-649 (Review of Kerr 1993)
  • Van Waning, A. (1992) The Works of Pioneering Psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein—'Destruction as a Cause of Coming Into Being'. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 19:399-414
  • Vidal, F. (2001). "Sabina Spielrein, Jean Piaget – Going their own ways". Journal of Analytical Psychology 46: 139–53. 

External links

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