Shamanism and the Psychology of C.G. Jung: The Great Circle

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Vega, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 272 pages
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Carl Jung's work played an important role in shaping modern psychology. Through a thorough exploration of Jung's psychological ideas and the ancient beliefs of shamanistic cultures, this unique investigation unveils startling parallels between the two. As different as they may seem at first glance, these two branches of human paradigm and belief have amazing similarities in structure and function. Interspersed with the writings of Jung, this fascinating account traces the forces and patterns of symbolism common to shamanism and depth psychology. By studying these parallels, it is possible to get a glimpse into major aspects of the human psyche and understand the universality of psychic events in time and space.

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Review: Shamanism and the Psychology of CG Jung: The Great Circle

User Review  - Brenda Mccarthy - Goodreads

Takes a while to get through and refer to the other authors referenced in the book to understand their perceptions. Having been to a sweat lodge in the past I can understand the process and its benefits to personal growth. Read full review

Review: Shamanism and the Psychology of CG Jung: The Great Circle

User Review  - Birl Martin - Goodreads

I couldn't put it down. Jung represents what's possible for us all when we permit ourselves to accept a new world view. The shaman as the facilitator of the spirits of the depths is the model of individuation. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Robert Ryan was born in Liverpool in 1951. He has written for The Face. Arena, Esquire and The Sunday Times, the latter as Deputy Travel Editor. He left to help launch Conde Nast Traveller. He is currently Writer at Large for GQ magazine and lives in London with his wife and three children.

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