The Mythological Uncon...
Michael Vannoy Adams
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The Mythological Unconscious

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Michael Vannoy Adams reaffirms the decisive importance of the mythological unconscious. What distinguishes this book from previous books on mythology and psychology is that Adams provides so many impressively persuasive examples of how myths appear in contemporary dreams and fantasies.
Paperback, 488 pages
Published September 17th 2001 by Other Press (first published 2001)
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Dec 28, 2011 Ollie rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: psychology students and dream interpreters
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A collection of essays by a Freudian therapist who converted to Jungianism, exploring the use of mythology (mostly Greco-Roman) in therapy. I found these essays easy to read, despite their academic provenance, and synchronicitous with our current pop culture.

I know Jung gets a lot of flack - especially because of his interest in the esoteric - but Adams' essays made me rethink my views on him and of how there is a lot to be taken from his theories on the collective unconscious. The one thing tha...more
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