The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, Volume 9, Part 1

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Princeton University Press, 1968 - Psychology - 461 pages
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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.

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Review: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (Jung's Collected Works #9a)

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As a former psych major, I had to read many, many works. Jung was mostly skipped other than a passing mention that he didn't agree with Freud. This material, in a semi science based way, is an ... Read full review

Review: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (Jung's Collected Works #9a)

User Review  - William Crosby - Goodreads

Intriguing ideas Jung has. Makes me wonder, among other things, how much of what we consider to be our own decisions are really decisions which we make voluntarily. If you are interested in a challenge and want to see the world slightly differently, read this book. Read full review


The Concept of the Collective Unconscious
Concerning the Archetypes with Special Reference

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About the author (1968)

Carl Jung was born in Switzerland on July 26, 1875. He originally set out to study archaeology, but switched to medicine and began practicing psychiatry in Basel after receiving his degree from the University of Basel in 1902. He became one of the most famous of modern psychologists and psychiatrists. Jung first met Sigmund Freud in 1907 when he became his foremost associate and disciple. The break came with the publication of Jung's Psychology of the Unconscious (1912), which did not follow Freud's theories of the libido and the unconscious. Jung eventually rejected Freud's system of psychoanalysis for his own "analytic psychology." This emphasizes present conflicts rather than those from childhood; it also takes into account the conflict arising from what Jung called the "collective unconscious"---evolutionary and cultural factors determining individual development. Jung invented the association word test and contributed the word complex to psychology, and first described the "introvert" and "extrovert" types. His interest in the human psyche, past and present, led him to study mythology, alchemy, oriental religions and philosophies, and traditional peoples. Later he became interested in parapsychology and the occult. He thought that unidentified flying objects (UFOs) might be a psychological projection of modern people's anxieties. He wrote several books including Studies in Word Association, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies, and Psychology and Alchemy. He died on June 6, 1961 after a short illness.