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Civilization in Transition

(Jung's Collected Works #10)

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Essays bearing on the contemporary scene & on the relation of the individual to society, including papers written during the 1920s & '30s focusing on the upheaval in Germany, & two major works of Jung's last years, The Undiscovered Self & Flying Saucers.
Hardcover, 2nd edition Bollingen Series Vol. XX. Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol. 10, 609 pages
Published 1970 by Princeton University Press (first published 1964)
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Amal Altwaijri
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I started with Vol 10, I can only imagine how meaningful the rest of the essays are. I can simply say its a book made for a world of masses that lacks a sense of meaningful existence and pure individuality.


“Small and hidden is the door that leads inward, and the entrance is barred by countless prejudices, mistaken assumptions, and fears. Always one wishes to hear of grand political and economic schemes, the very things that have landed every nation in a morass. Therefore it sounds grote
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Gediminas
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dar vienas galingas Jungo raštų tomas. Šįkart apie didesnius, visuomeninius reiškinius. Rašyta tarpukaryje, 3-4 dešimtmečiuose, pačiame verdančių įtampų katile Šveicarijoje, Vokietijoje. Jų refleksija suteikia daug peno apmąstymams apie žmogaus psichologiją. Jung'as vadovaujasi savo tvirtu nepalaužiamu principu: individo psichologija atspindi tautų/masių psichologiją. Įžvalgos įtikinamos.
O čia vyšnaitė iš šio kruopščiai paruošto pyrago:
"But I speak not to nations, only to the individual few, fo
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Erik Graff
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Jung fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: psychology
Growing up with the space program and the Cold War led, almost inevitably, to an interest in UFOs--a subject covered seriously by such mainline magazines as Life and Look. A child of the generation, I became an early and avid reader of everything I could find about rocketry, space exploration and, yes, UFOs, reading, from left to right, every book the Park Ridge Public Library had on its shelves about flying saucers.

One of these books was C.G. Jung's Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen
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Äsruþr Cyneaþsson
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A typically great and illuminating collection of Jung's wisdom. Most interesting are his insights into the influence of the Wotan archetype upon the people of 20th Century Europe (Germany in particular).

Jung here also presents a core and vital piece of work in 'the Undiscovered Self'. We find Jung continuing some of the Nietzschean aspects of his work, urging man towards a realisation of the self and separation from the herd. Jung's employment of terms such as 'herd' and 'plebiscite's' betray t
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Alex Giurgea
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O colectie de mai multe studii de maturitate in care sunt abordate transformarile societatii in cele doua razboaie mondiale din perspectiva psihologica. Este frapanta asemanarea intre ceea ce se credea la nivel social dupa primul razboi mondial si ceea ce se crede acum la o suta de ani dupa. De asemenea este prezentata aproape profetic iminenta celui de al doilea razboi inca din 1924 desi nimeni nu mai credea in aceasta varianta. O adevarata lectie despre dinamicile colective.
Li-ming
Jan 28, 2009 is currently reading it
This is life work - will take me years I think, aim to invest in a set when I hit the northern hemisphere
Colin
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazing look at how Jung applied his theories to society and how the individual can live in a society.
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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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