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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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Apr 03, 2009 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 10, 2013 Dianna rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 26, 2016 Edward rated it it was amazing
Jung is often remembered for his work involving the terms extravert (not extrovert) and introvert, albeit in a highly diluted way. I knew the original intent behind these ideas was different from what is considered common knowledge today, but to understand how different you must read his own words.

What I found far more arresting however, was his research into the collective unconscious, a concept that later had a huge influence on Frank Herbert (Jung's work as a whole had a major impact on the
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May 30, 2008 Leslie Erin Quinn rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 08, 2010 Larry rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 13, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 06, 2009 Guy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 01, 2010 Fiddler rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 30, 2010 Jason Yeager rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Jung? He is a great mind to explore and one who took his own path for certain.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it it was ok
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 liked it
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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Peculiarities abound.
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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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