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On the Nature of the Psyche

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Jung's discovery of the 'collective unconscious', a psychic inheritance common to all humankind, transformed the understanding of the self and the way we interpret the world. In On the Nature of the Psyche Jung describes this remarkable theory in his own words, and presents a masterly overview of his theories of the unconscious, and its relation to the conscious mind. Also ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2001 by Routledge (first published 1954)
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Nov 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is comprised of two of 18 essays of Volume of the Collected Works.
"On Psychic Energy" and "On the Nature of the Psyche". And now I'm reading them yet again, several years after my first foray and much reading and personal growth since then these essays have become incredible discoveries and challenges to the idea of self, ego, consciousness and our relationship to the unconscious. These are challenging me to yet again revise my understanding almost too the point of beinga shift in para
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
gr8 history, compelling summation of the state of the field. jung's reasoning on the collective unconscious is compelling, but his explanation of archetypes is somewhat lacking. better laid out in chapter 1 of psychological aspects of the mother archetype, which i have as part of a volume called aspects of the feminine
Justin Mignatti
Way too confusing for me. Don't read unless you have a really good foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. Nevertheless it was still extremely interesting and I learned a lot from it.
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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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