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The Basic Writings of C.G. Jung

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In exploring the manifestations of human spiritual experience both in the imaginative activities of the individual and in the formation of mythologies and of religious symbolism in various cultures, C. G. Jung laid the groundwork for a psychology of the spirit. The excerpts here illuminate the concept of the unconscious, the central pillar of his work, and display ample ev ...more
Hardcover, 736 pages
Published October 26th 1993 by Modern Library (first published May 6th 1991)
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Leslie Erin Quinn
Really, really good if you are into this type of thing. I had not read much of Jung since my basic psych courses in college but wanted something that covered his whole theory and not just shorter books that delved into portions of it. Was pleasantly surprised by the scope of it and would recommend it for anybody who wants to know more about his theories other than the dream stuff.
It has been said that has Freud was to the 20th Century, Jung will be to the 21st. He work is very enlightening. His purpose is to help us understand ourselves and come to wholeness, which he calls the process of individuation. I feel his work correlates nicely with the Gospel. I recommend reading other books my him, these writings can be a bit complex.
This book was life changing for me. I discovered and learned as if from a live mentor to embrace and respect the unconscious part of myself without judgement. I was able to understand the process of Jung's amazing life journey from his own words. Truly inspirational.
Seeing "A Dangerous Method" and then reading "Anatomy of Addiction" brought me to this, just because I'm curious and have a desire to revisit Jung. Last time I read anything by him was 25 years ago. Enjoyed this re-introduction.
An excellent overview of Jung's ideas. Sophisticated but not too much so for readers looking at a good introduction to Jung, but with enough meat for the more knowledgeable Jung reader.
This book is a wonderful way to get to know the man and become acquainted with the ideas and theories that made him famous and well loved.
A wonderfully written and edited introduction to the works of Carl Jung. It is one the best out there, in my estimation.
Ameena Higgins
amazing, life-changing concepts for me. really saved me after reading studies in hysteria...jung is a genius
Jason Yeager
What can I say about Jung? He is a great mind to explore and one who took his own path for certain.
Catherine Woodman
I really prefer Freud, tho' this is a kinder gentler view of mankind
Aug 06, 2010 John marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This will go back and forth from to read to reading for a long time.
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Apr 04, 2010 Charles Bell rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who want to leave comfort zone
Not for everyone and sometimes strange but insightful.
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I read it when I was 16, so I can't say very much about it.
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Carl Gustav Jung (/jʊŋ/; German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf jʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), 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, ...more
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