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Analytical Psychology-Its Theory and Practice: The Tavistock Lectures, 1935 [Paperback]

C. G. Jung

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Jun 1968
"... these lectures provide an extremely clear, readable, and at times amusing exposition of Jung's theories. In them Jung not only describes his views on the structure of the mind, giving lucid accounts of his psychological types, of the personal and collective unconscious and of archetypes, but also explains vividly his techniques of dream analysis and active imagination and the role played by transference in analytic therapy."

-- Charles Rycroft, The New York Review of Books

"...Jung was a charismatic personality: and this volume bears witness not only to his erudition and his originality but also to his charm and his persuasiveness."

-- The Times Literary Supplement (London)

"This, surely, is the most lucid, simple and orderly introduction to the basic principles and methods of the Jungian science of the psyche that has yet been offered to the public."

-- Joseph Campbell, Book World

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Steven H. Propp - Published on Amazon.com
This book contains five lectures (recorded nearly verbatim) that Jung gave in 1935 to the Institute of Medical Psychology in London. Each lecture concludes with questions and answers ("Discussions") from the 200 doctors who were present.

Here are some representative quotations from the book:

"These collective patterns I have called archetypes, using an expression of St. Augustine's... From these layers derive the contents of an impersonal, mythological character, in other words, the archetypes, and I call them therefore the impersonal or collective unconscious." (Lect. 2)
"There is nothing mystical about the collective unconscious. It is just a new branch of science, and it is really commonsense to admit the existence of unconscious collective processes. For, though a child is not born conscious, his mind is not a tabula rasa." (Lect. 2)
"I must repeat again that my methods do not discover theories, they discover facts, and I tell you what facts I discover with these methods. I cannot discover a castration complex or a repressed incest or something like that---I find only psychological facts, not theories." (Disc. 2)
"Tao can be anything. I use another word to designate it, but it is poor enough. I call it synchronicity." (Disc. 2)
"Mystics are people who have a particularly vivid experience of the processes of the collective unconscious. Mystical experience is experience of archetypes." (Disc. 3)
"It is my personal psychology, my prejudice that I see psychological facts as I do. I admit that I see things in such and such a way. But I expect Freud and Adler to do the same and confess that their ideas are their subjective point of view." (Disc. 4)
"I have had some patients who, after having had analysis with me, even joined the Catholic Church, just as I have had some patients who now go to the so-called Oxford Group Movement---with my blessing!" (Lect. 5)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best insight into Jung 21 Jan 2010
By Lowdly DoBad - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was the most concise, easily understood insight into Jung's personality and theories. It doesn't read like a boring text, but is rather a series of speeches that contains face to face challenges to Jung's work by his colleagues. Within his answers it becomes easier to glean and simplify his vast body of work within the topics he discussed in the lectures. If you wanna understand Jung but have trouble understanding his concepts, this book lays it out nicely.
5.0 out of 5 stars For Followers of CG A Must 13 Jan 2014
By jean Bowser Capps - Published on Amazon.com
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The London (Travstock) Lectures gives the reader a peek into very early psychology and how it evolved. The humility, independence and thoroughness of C.G. Jung comes thru in these lectures from 1935.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Jung 28 Feb 2007
By Raymond Mathiesen - Published on Amazon.com
This book is ideal for those new to Jung's work. The lectures are Jung at his simplest and clearest. Other writings by Jung are written in a style that is long and winding, circling the topic again and again. The new reader can easily get lost. There is no such problem here.

What is more the wide breadth of the core of Jung's work is covered. We read:

an introduction to Jungian character types,

a brief summary of archetypes,

a brief summary of the multi-layered psyche,

a long discussion of the word association test,

an introduction to Jungian interpretation of dreams,

a detailed discussion of a specific example of the archetypal,

a discussion of a dream sequence, and,

a summary of the active imagination.

In these new days of cognitive psychology I thought I had years ago 'moved passed' Jungian psychology, but I found I read this book avidly and had my interest rekindled. There is something intriguing about man's depths. All out problems may not be caused by our unconscious, as was once thought, but our unconscious is a part of us and seems to give relevant comments on our lives.
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