The Eranos endeavor started in Switzerland with the aim of creating a cultural bridge between East and West in the European political scene of the 1930s. Its founder, Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn was an artist, an intellectual, a scholar with a political agenda and a personal vision of the study of religions as a path of consciousness, a psychological healing, and a political instrument of harmony among religions. Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn also actively built a network of relevant relationships in the cultural and political landscape of central Europe, which facilitated the success of Eranos and its survival beyond the disturbances of the Second World War. This article explores the relational capital Fröbe-Kapteyn with the help of the theologian Rudolf Otto; it also examines how her interest in the Eastern religions and analytical psychology entangled with biases and gender stereotypes differently pursued by the academic trio of C.G. Jung, Heinrich Zimmer, and Jakob Wilhelm Hauer.

Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn’s Ashram: The Great Mother and the Personal History of Eastern Religions

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2022

Abstract

The Eranos endeavor started in Switzerland with the aim of creating a cultural bridge between East and West in the European political scene of the 1930s. Its founder, Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn was an artist, an intellectual, a scholar with a political agenda and a personal vision of the study of religions as a path of consciousness, a psychological healing, and a political instrument of harmony among religions. Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn also actively built a network of relevant relationships in the cultural and political landscape of central Europe, which facilitated the success of Eranos and its survival beyond the disturbances of the Second World War. This article explores the relational capital Fröbe-Kapteyn with the help of the theologian Rudolf Otto; it also examines how her interest in the Eastern religions and analytical psychology entangled with biases and gender stereotypes differently pursued by the academic trio of C.G. Jung, Heinrich Zimmer, and Jakob Wilhelm Hauer.
Le projet Eranos fut lancé en Suisse dans le but de créer un pont culturel entre l’Orient et l’Occident dans le contexte politique européen des années 30. Sa fondatrice, Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn, était une artiste, une intellectuelle et une érudite avec un agenda politique et une vision très personnelle de l’étude des religions en tant que chemin de conscience, thérapie psychologique et instrument politique capable d’établir l’harmonie entre les religions. Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn a activement travaillé à la construction d’un important réseau de relations dans le paysage culturel et politique d’Europe centrale, favorisant le succès des rencontres Eranos et la survie du projet après les troubles de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Le présent article explore le capital relationnel de Fröbe-Kapteyn, lequel pouvait s’appuyer sur le théologien Rudolf Otto. Nous examinons également la manière dont son intérêt pour les religions orientales et la psychologie analytique se croisent avec les préjugés et stéréotypes de genre diversement affirmés par le trio académique composé par C. G. Jung, Heinrich Zimmer et Jakob Wilhelm Hauer.
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