Thomas Arzt, 1955 – 2020
Thomas Arzt passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on Easter Sunday, 12 April 2020. In recent years, he had become widely known among Jungian analysts and scholars as the co-editor with Murray Stein of the 4 volume Series, Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions. His essay was the first in the Series and laid out the basic concept of the project. His vision and energy were instrumental in launching and completing the Series. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and colleagues. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Dagmar Arzt, and two sons, Alexander and Christian.
Thomas was educated in Physics and Mathematics and earned a doctorate at Giessen University, Germany. He was a Research Assistant at Princeton University with the special focus on atomic, nuclear and plasma physics. In 1988 he received Training and Certification in Initiatic Therapy at the “Schule für Initiatische Therapie” of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim and Maria Hippius-Gräfin Dürckheim in Todtmoos-Rütte (Black Forest, Germany). In 2016 he was awarded the Certificate in Analytical Psychology from ISAPZURICH. In 1999 he founded and became President and Managing Director of Strategic Advisors for Transformation GmbH, an international consulting company for simulation technology, complexity management, and “Strategic Foresight under Deep Uncertainty” in Freiburg, Germany. He resided with his wife and sons in Lenzkirch (Black Forest), Germany. Major publications include various publications on Naturphilosophie in the context of Wolfgang Pauli und C.G. Jung: Unus Mundus: Kosmos und Sympathie (ed., 1992), Philosophia Naturalis (ed., 1996), Wolfgang Pauli und der Geist der Materie (ed., 2002). He was Editor of the German series Studienreihe zur Analytischen Psychologie.
Murray Stein, Goldiwil, Switzerland