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The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious: Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1) / Edition 2

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious: Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1) / Edition 2

by C. G. Jung


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Essays which state the fundamentals of Jung's psychological system: "On the Psychology of the Unconscious" and "The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious," with their original versions in an appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691018331
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 08/21/1981
Series: Collected Works of C.G. Jung , #277
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 55,037
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Editorial Note, pg. v
  • Translator’s Note, pg. vi
  • Table of Contents, pg. vii
  • List of Illustrations, pg. xi
  • Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, pg. 3
  • The Concept of the Collective Unconscious, pg. 42
  • Concerning the Archetypes, with Special Reference to the Anima Concept, pg. 54
  • Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype, pg. 75
  • Concerning Rebirth, pg. 113
  • The Psychology of the Child Archetype, pg. 151
  • The Psychological Aspects of the Kore, pg. 182
  • The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairytales, pg. 207
  • On the Psychology of the Trickster-Figure, pg. 255
  • Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation, pg. 275
  • A Study in the Process of Individuation, pg. 290
  • Concerning Mandala Symbolism, pg. 355
  • Appendix: Mandalas, pg. 385
  • Bibliography, pg. 391
  • Index, pg. 419

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P_S_Patrick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Had James George Frazer changed career and become a psychologist, after writing his masterpiece, this is something I imagine he could have written as a sequel. Like the Golden Bough, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious has a distinctly scientific feel, something often found lacking in the soft (social) sciences and humanities, this sets the work out as something to be taken serious notice of.Jung sets out to explain the workings of the human mind, why it shows certain patterns, and why these patterns recur; comparable and parallel to Frazer's exposition on how religion and magic evolved across time and the world, what patterns occur, and why. Jung believes, and seeks to show, that the unconscious human mind has evolved to contain deeply embedded psychological structures called archetypes, which if understood could not only explain normal and abnormal human psychological behaviour, but the behaviour of mankind across the ages, why we have created myths, rituals and gods, and why they consistently share certain features.This is one of those books that has to be read to be appreciated, and perhaps has to be read with a knowledge of certain other works to be appreciated to its full extent. From a biological viewpoint the archetypes are not particularly supported in the book, but it is clear to see that they would have evolved in the ancestors of man while the brain on the whole was lacking a capacity for advanced consciousness in order to provide creatures with relatively complicated instincts that would increase their survival value; one illustration I can think of would be the fear of snakes, observable in humans and primates which have never encountered a snake before. This recurrently turns up not only in mythology as the dragon, in religion sometimes representing the devil, but also in many of the contemporary psychological studies present in this book. Also, taking up quite a lot of this book, are the case studies of patients who Jung has either dealt with or has notes on, in which he finds evidence for his archetypes, using the archetypes to satisfactorily diagnose what is wrong with them. This book I would recommend to anyone with an interest in the human condition.
jayrogers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jung opened up the unseen world for me. Before Joe Campbell came along, Jung taught that ghosts, demons, planets in trine, the Knave of Swords, alchemy, religions, and myth all pointed back to the interior of the human spirit.