Archetypen und Das Kollektive Unbewusste

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Routledge, 2003 - Archetype (Psychology). - 201 pages
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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 theoretical background behind the idea, in Four Archetypes Jung describes the four archetypes that he considers fundamental to the psychological make-up of every individual: mother, rebirth, spirit and trickster. Exploring their role in myth, fairytale and scripture, Jung engages the reader in discoveries that challenge and enlighten the ways we perceive ourselves and others.

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User Review  - Duygu Ece - Goodreads

Even though my psychology background is enough, I find this book badly hard to read. While picking up this slim volume I was hoping to find something useful like introduction to archetypal pedagogy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oliver Ho - Goodreads

I read this mainly for the essay on the trickster, and as a bit of a refresher on Jung because it had been a long time since I'd read a selection of his work. Unfortunately, this collection was far too dated, dense and dry (alliteration!) to enjoy or even to offer more than a passing interest. Read full review

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Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Founded the analytical school of psychology and developed a radical new theory of the unconscious. Carl Gustav Jung (1875

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