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The concept of the archetype is crucial to Jung's radical interpretation of the human mind. Jung believed that every person partakes of a universal or collective unconscious that persists through generations. The origins of the concept can be traced to his very first publication in 1902 and it remained central to his thought throughout his life. As well as explaining the t ...more
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Published 2004 by Routledge (first published 1970)
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Glenn Russell
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Other reviewers have made general statements about the four archetypes -- Mother, Rebirth, Spirit, Trickster - covered in this volume of C.G. Jung's work. For the purpose of this review and as a way of conveying the richness of Jung's archetypes, I will focus on one specific aspect of the Rebirth archetype: Enlargement of Personality.

Jung begins this section with the sentence, "The personality is seldom, in the beginning, what it will be later on." Thus, a kind of metamorphosis is at the very co
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Maica
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychology, cg-jung
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Jung, among the many psychologists of his time, is the only one who made extensive efforts to bridge Eastern practices and beliefs which are characterized by the power of the collective in shaping the workings of the mind. This book made me understand more the Analytical theory of Jung at a conceptual level and I can say that Jung has been very influential to me.

He explored spirituality, mysticism and religious belief not to criticize them, but to recognize their importanc
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William2
Especially liked the discussion of the Trickster archetype and its development through the ages. Fascinating.
Gülsen Sırma
Kitaptaki kavramlar ve mitolojik örnekler bana okuma açısından ağır ve karmaşık geldi. Jung'un Keşfedilmemiş Benlik kitabı okuma ve anlama açısından daha kolay bir kitaptı benim için. Bu kitapta da elbet altını çizdiğim, düşündürücü satırlar oldu tabi. Genel olarak okunması zor bir kitap gibi geldi bana. Psikolojideki terimleri de bilmeden anlamayı daha da zorlaştırıyor. Biraz daha konunun uzmanına hitap ediyor sanırım.
Aaron
Four selections from across Jung's collected works. These are the standard Hull translation lifted wholesale from other editions. The archetypes covered at: the mother; rebirth; the spirit; the trickster.

There is not important or even necessary connection between the selections in this book. If I remember they were all taken from different publications and the only thing they have in common is that they are all chapters (or partial chapters) on archetypes. Jung certainly wrote in depth about mo
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Sohaib
Here's a gateway to understand women, personal development, spirit symbolism (psychic integration), and the trickster archetype. Personally, I've found it especially helpful in understanding the mother-complex: the way a woman's relationship with her mother either diminishes her feminine qualities or intensifies them.

The Mother

Jung presents a survey of psychological types associated with the mother-complex in daughters. The symptoms range from total immersion—identification with the daughter rol
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Müslim
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Psikoloji alanında ün yapmış diğer çoğu yazarın kendi doğup büyüdüğü kültür içerisindeki öğelerle yazdığı yazıların aksine Jung yöneldiği doğu kültürünü efsaneler ve kutsal kitaplardaki hikayeler (ona göre bunlar da efsane aslında) ile öyle güzel anlatıyor ki zaten bildiğimiz bazı şeylerin farkında olmadığımız yönlerini görmek mutlu ediyor.

Ve kitapta yer alan bu parça da kitabın genelinin neyden bahsettiğini anlamak için okunabilecek güzel bir yazı:

"Bir zamanlar tuhaf bir yaşlı adam vardı. Köyle
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Betül YILMAZ
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jung ve Borges bir akşam yemeği yeseydi de ben de onlara bir tepsi baklava ikram etseydim yan masadan diye düşündüm kitabı okurken. Kitabın içeriği bir yana, bir insanı tanıyor olmak, jung'un zihninde dolaşmak hayli mitolojik bir yolculuk. Zihninizde medeniyet tarihini canlandırırken, diğer yandan psikoloji odağını kaybetmeyen Jung, onca kavram ve anlatının sonuna vurucu bir ben, bilinçdışı, üstben, persona, gölge çıkarımı koyuyor. Bu kavramları netleştirmeden okunabilir ancak, analitik psikoloj ...more
Karen Floyd
Jan 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Was hoping to find "On the Interpretation of Dreams" since I am thoroughly tired of my repetitive ones and thought that might be helpful. But this was all the Jung in the St. Andrew's library, which is where I was last night. Read the Mother Archetype last night, and was rather disappointed since I'd hoped for more explanation and interpretation than results of bad mothering. And, of course, I could instantly see myself in some of the Bad Mother examples he gave!
Not an easy read as the book was
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Claire Bogan
Jul 14, 2008 is currently reading it
I read half of this book one day in the library, digressing from a research paper that I was supposed to be writing. The Four Archetypes, having nothing to do with my research topic, endeared me to Jung immensely and inspired me to incorporate some of his more relevant philosophies as sources in my final paper. I am rereading it in full with particular interest in the section on rebirth.
Sema
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
modern dünya insanı nasıl bir "hilebaz figürüne" dönüştürür? bu son makaleyi okuduğumda kafamda tolstoy'un vatanseverlik için yaptığı açıklama çınladı birden: "vatanseverlik katillerin eğilimlerini tatmin edecek bir prensip sağlar."
modern dünya bizi ışte tam da bu yüzden bir "hilebaz figürüne" dönüştürür.
Bridgett
May 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
This book was a collection of essays for four archetypes: the Mother, Rebirth, the Spirit in Fairy Tales, and the Trickster. The reading could be a bit dry, but I love Carl Jung and found the essays insightful.
Monur72
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mükemmel bir kitap. Birikiminiz yoksa okumayın. Ya da benim gibi okuyun ve arkasından birikim ve bilgi edinmek için yüzlerce kitap (psikoloji, mitoloji, edebiyat, din, felsefe) okuyun. Yıllar sonra geriye dönüp bakınca da böyle bir inceleme yazın.
Ahmed Hamad
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book, like the other writings of Carl G. Jung, is a great gift to mankind. It can provide insight to any reader who wishes to explore the realm of the commonly unseen, yet still exists, and can be felt at a time or another somewhere deep inside your soul. I think I have read this book three or four times now, but every time I open it, the impact it has on me is again immense. There is an infinite number of reflective "ideas" that can arise based on the contents of the book, perhaps because ...more
Kazim Bayramov
Çeviri çok başarılı değildi ve anlatım algoritmik sıralamadan yoksundu. Jung'un kendisine geldikteyse, mitolojik bilgi düzeyi ve dogmaların sebebini sorgulayışı benim için çok iyi bir deneyim oldu.
Serin
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It requires so much pre-readings about mythos, world folk tales, religion history, Jung's early works, and ultimately psychology...otherwise you can only understand, at best, 30 per cent of the book. It can also take long time to read and fully digest it. A sad story :) Also, Jung's narration seems little complicated and, of course, abstract..However, in the final scene, it worths. Good luck.
Araminta Matthews
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: career-reading
I really wish that Jung had been more aware of his sexism. I would have loved to have been swept up by the idea of the archetype, but I cannot get past his limited view of what women are. What a fool. What an archetypal child.
Ernie Dawson
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
This is a terribly difficult read. Too much Greek and Latin. The last half of the book was nearly useless. The first half wasn't too bad and teaches things which relate to man which LDS authors often neglect.
Deepa
Jul 11, 2011 added it
Still reading..Jung's deep analysis of the mother archetype is simply amazing..rebirth is even more wonderful..hmmm these books are specially written for gnostics...simply simply amazing..they hold out life's meaning for you..only if you are willing to look deep.
Ashlula
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
will review later
David
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: depth-psychology
A fascinating, insightful glimpse into the human psyche.
William Baker
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mostly very accessible and enjoyable, this is another contribution to the idea that psychology is not merely about man but about the entire world in which man lives.
Brian
Oct 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
I detest Jung's arragant manner of writing. It's infuriating the way he referes to himself so highly, as an "Empiricist"! (But of course, he's an empiricist in that his conclusions are based on his personal experiences, and not of a reliable interpretor of the imformation).

I mostly focus on the Mother Archetype because it's the one I found most lamentable, as the rest are rather banal comparetively.

The Mother Complex in Jung works as a aperatus for a daughter to reach identification with the m
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Hataipat
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
just read it a month ago. almost forget what have i just read to be honest since i fliped each page quickly and only skimed to the points of each chapter. personally, i find jung imaginary about collective unconscious quite interesting and daring. due to its vague ness and the comparision of myths to persona mentality which later forming archetypes. especially, the shadow man. im the next step i think i rather read freud along the way to compare their ideas. even though i know how controversial ...more
Steve James
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I guess some people are cynical about a collective consciousness. Jung’s ideas about archetype are not about a magic iCloud of shared knowledge, more about a collection of ideas about the various essences of human psyche. Rats have a cat archetype, for example. They only have to smell a cat without ever having encountered one before, and instinctively, unconsciously, they know how to react. Very interesting indeed.
Cadi-maki
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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Brad Needham
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jung digs into four major archetypes, each from the point of view of clinical psychology, normal psychology, and fairy tales. It's a look at archetypes by the person who coined the word's use in psychology.
Kevin Jimenez
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely fascinated by Jung’s elucidations on the trickster archetype.
Francis Wiseman
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Four Archetypes was almost enlightening with a few interesting moments, I just had to sift through a lot of outdated nonsense to find them. The extended discussion of magical three and four legged horses was laborious.
Woodonmoon
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Akıl bağımsızlaştıkça gerçekliğin yerine doktrinleri koyan ve insanı, olduğu gibi değil, olmasını istediği gibi gören salt zihin haline gelir..."
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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