Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche

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Shambhala Publications, Feb 16, 1999 - Psychology - 416 pages
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The chief disciple of C. G. Jung, analyst Marie-Louise von Franz uses her vast knowledge of the world of myths, fairy tales, visions, and dreams to examine expressions of the universal symbol of the Anthropos, or Cosmic Man—a universal archetype that embodies humanity's personal as well as collective identity. She shows that the meaning of life—the realization of our fullest human potential, which Jung called individuation—can only be found through a greater differentiation of consciousness by virtue of archetypes, and that ultimately our future depends on relationships, whether between the sexes or among nations, races, religions, and political factions.

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Von Franz worked closely with Carl Jung from 1930 to his death in 1961, assisting and supporting in his life work, particularly in the exploration of alchemy, dreams, and fairy tales. In dozens of ... Read full review


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The Union of Psychic Opposites
The Unknown Visitor in Fairy Tales and Dreams
The Problem of Evil in Fairy Tales
The Bremen Town Musicians from the Point of View of Depth
The Cosmic Man as Image of the Goal of the Individuation
A General
The Discovery of Meaning in the Individuation Process
Individuation and Social Relationship in Jungian Psychology
Nike and the Waters of the Styx
The Individuation Process
Jungs Discovery of the Self

Interpretation of a Fairy Tale

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Marie-Louise von Franz (1915–1998) was the foremost student of C. G. Jung, with whom she worked closely from 1934 until his death in 1961. A founder of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, she published widely on subjects including alchemy, dreams, fairy tales, personality types, and psychotherapy.

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