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Man and His Symbols by C.G. Jung
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Jul 19, 2011

it was amazing
Read from March 05 to April 10, 2011

This is an excellent overview of Jungian thought, with contributions by several of Jung’s closest colleagues. It was the last of his writings to be published before his death and was written in response to a request for a book for the general reader. It almost never came into existence, as Jung initially didn’t want to do it. After an interview with Jung for the BBC, a man named Wolfgang Foges, managing director of Aldus Books, along with the man who had done the interview, John Freeman, tried to persuade Jung to do the book. At first he refused. But after Jung had a particular dream indicating to him the importance of the work for the public, he changed his mind. The result is a wonderful compilation of essays that really give a great introduction or refresher to anyone interested not only in Jungian thought but also in art, culture, history, myth, and religion.

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