The Journal of Analytical Psychology (JAP) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005 with a conference at Oxford where I was invited to give a paper as a member of a plenary panel chaired by Murray Stein, the former President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). My interest in writing the present chapter on the founding of the Journal was sparked by the research entailed in putting together the paper for that event. It seems appropriate to look back after fifty years and reflect on the early beginnings of such a prominent fixture in the worldwide Jungian community. Another contributing factor is that I have been a member of the Journal’s lively Editorial Board for some time.