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Psyche and Symbol

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A collection of excerpts from the Collected Works of C.G. Jung:
1) "The Ego" (CW 9ii)
2) "The Shadow" (CW 9ii)
3) "The Syzygy: Anima & Animus" (CW 9ii)
4) "The Self" (CW 9ii)
5) "Christ, a Symbol of the Self" (CW 9ii)
6) "The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairy Tales" (CW 9i)
7) "The Psychology of the Child Archetype" (CW 9i)
8) "Transformation Symbolism in the Mass"
Paperback, A136, 363 pages
Published February 6th 1958 by Doubleday/Anchor (Garden City, NY) (first published 1958)
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Apr 19, 2011 Gregory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this very carefully, did not get a chance to finish the second reread. Wow what a book. If you ever read the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Follow Jung's instructions.
Erik Graff
Jun 16, 2011 Erik Graff rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jung fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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Having been intrigued by the copy of Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious that Ed Erickson had borrowed from the Grinnell College library, I began to search out everything I could find about Analytical Psychology and C.G. Jung. One of the first books, if not the first, purchased was Psyche and Symbol, a collection of essays from The Collected Works, which I found at the old Guild Bookstore on Halsted in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. What particularly impressed me at the time was his a ...more
Ted Mallory
Dec 16, 2009 Ted Mallory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a little thick at first, but then I started to really enjoy it. I came to it assuming that I'd appreciate Jung since I disagree with so much Freud, but I'm Jung is far from perfect himself. Actually, I find this to be more of about culture, literature and myth than it is so much about how the mind functions- although I can see much of where he's coming from and agree with some of it. For one thing, we are such a post-literate society that I just can't imagine that our collective unconsc ...more
Christine Christman
A very deep dive into symbols representing aspects of human consciousness, especially religious themes. "man's wholeness consists in the union of the conscious and unconscious personality." and " The urge and compulsion to self-realization is a law of nature and thus an invincible power."
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Nov 19, 2007 Draco3seven Crawdady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Western thinkers
No review... the archtypical must be examined in your own mind... then know that you are not alone... when then we go from there...
Sep 15, 2009 Karl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am thumbing through this book not reading it cover to cover. The chapters I have read so far are very interesting. I love Jung!
Psyche & Symbol: A Selection from the Writings of C. G. Jung by C. G. Jung (1958)
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Carl Gustav Jung (/jʊŋ/; German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf jʊŋ]), often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, l ...more
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