Bringing Vico and Jung together first came to mind in reading James Joyce, and then, later, James Hillman. Soon I found that there were other scholars who had noted affinities between them but it had never been explored in great depth. How Vico’s philosophical and technical ideas can fruitfully be brought to bear on Jung’s writings and on his psychological insights reveals the impulses of communication in specific ways. Seeing each in a broader humanistic and trans-European philosophical tradition can be accomplished usefully and I propose to pursue this investigation here. And there was also a personal mission: I wanted to join other writers in the Jungian field in exploring the international popularity of his hybrid writings . . . and to analyse his prose to see why it was so engaging.