Heyer, Gustav

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Heyer, Gustav Gender: M
Gustav Richard Heyer
born on 29 April 1890 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )
Place Kreuznach, Germany, 49n52, 7e51
Timezone LMT m7e51 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°53 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°25'


German Jungian psychologist, known as the author of The Organism of the Mind (1933).

Heyer was a Munich medical doctor. In 1918 he married Lucie Grote, a masseuse, dancer and student of Mary Wigmann. Heyer and his wife pioneered together a combined physical and psychological therapy. They both underwent training with Carl Jung in the mid-1920s, and Heyer became a close friend of Jung. He was Jung's deputy for a year when Jung controversially assumed the presidency of the General Medical Society for Psychotherapy, and Jung wrote an introduction for Heyer's In 1936, however, he and Jung argued at the annual meeting of the society.

Lucie Grote divorced Heyer in the mid-1930s, partly because of his political leanings: he joined the Nazi party in 1937, and in 1939 went to Berlin to teach and see patients at the Goering Institute. Though apparently not personally anti-Semitic - in September 1938, for example, he wrote a warm letter of recommendation for the Jew Max Zeller, who had been in analysis with him that year before being interned in a camp - Heyer remained a member of the Nazi party until 1944. In 1944, reviewing the German edition of Jung's writings, Heyer criticised Jung 's "western-democratic audience" and his attack upon totalitarianism. After the war Jung denounced Heyer for his Nazi past, and refused ever to meet with him again. Heyer moved to practise and write in rural Bavaria until his death. Heyer's daughter burned all of her father's papers.

He died on 19 November 1967, aged 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Jung, Carl (born 26 July 1875)

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Taeger.


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist (Jungian)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party (1937-1944)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Psychology)