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Lectures on Jung's Typology (Seminar) [Paperback]

Marie-Louise Von Franz , James Hillman
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  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Spring Publications,U.S. (1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088214104X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882141046
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marie-Louise von Franz' essay The Inferior Function is unique for clearly and practically outlining the analytical uses of Jung's typology. Here she emphasizes and demonstrates how it is the inferior function, the awkward, least adapted part in an individual, which paradoxically, standing closest to the unconscious, is the most creatively charged, and holds the key to the whole individuation process. As usual, von Franz' mixture of Jungian expertise and down-to-earth profundity is a strong antidote to the temptation to use Jung's typology as a pseudo-intellectual framework.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading! 24 April 2014
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One of the most informative and easy to read books on Jung and his amazing theory of personality. A real eye opener!
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4.0 out of 5 stars von franz: 5 stars / hillman: 3 stars 2 Aug 2012
By sanyata
this book is two equal parts: von franz and hillman

von franz is really awesome in her essay on the inferior function, at some points surpassing even jung in her explication and analysis of the functions, while almost all of her narrative is much clearer than jung's. only a surprisingly few of her ideas do not hold up, which is amazing when you consider that these notes are 40+ years old. interestingly, she also identifies as an N-dominant whereas jung identified himself as a T-dominant.

hillman, on the other hand, is mostly full of platitutes, muddled thinking, generalities and much of what he says about feeling has actually turned out to be wrong (e.g. he says that it is no psychological law that more women are F-types, when all evidence has confirmed this)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 14 Aug 2014
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Expanded my knowledge.
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4.0 out of 5 stars von Franz masterful; Hillman ... 28 Nov 2002
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If one has "read a little" of Jung's typology but has not ventured yet, or has ventured only partially, into Jung's seminal work Psychological Types, this book by von Franz and Hillman is a very good tutorial to get some of the concepts organized in ones head a little better. The book is divided into two sections. Both sections are transcripts of lectures given at the Jungian institute in Zurich. The first section is by von Franz and covers the Inferior Function. Hillman's half covers the Feeling Function. Although von Franz's section is focused on the development of the psychological type that is one's weaker type (ie: "inferior"), her exposition does cover all of the types. Each of von Franz's lectures is followed by a question and answer section as recorded during the seminars (Hillman's are not). One can say only that von Franz is masterful in her explanations. If one has read any of Jung's own seminars from the 1920's and 30's, von Franz's echo these here. Without overstating it, von Franz truly was closest to Jung in depth of understanding and ability at expression, perhaps better in the latter regard. She was primarilty a "thinking" type and it shows in her thoroughly thought out and well presented arguments. Hillman is another matter. Perhaps it is his disadvantage that his text follows von Franz's, but he does not rise to the same level, at least not for me. He must be a feeling-type as his arguments undulate choppily, taking a sideroad here, a back alley there, a forward lob somewhere else. He uses almost no examples, preferring to "define" as he goes along and seems to expect the reader to nod in agreement. Too much patience is expected of one, I'm afraid, and I didn't finish reading his part. Sorry. Von Franz' section is certainly worth the price alone, however. But feeling-types may prefer Hillman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jung's typology without having to read Jung's Colleted Works 8 Jun 2005
By Arty - Published on Amazon.com
Marie-Louise von Franz describes very clearly and with her usual sense of humour the different psyhcological types according to C. G. Jung. Short of reading Jung himself, it is the best book I have come across on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, consciousness raising 7 Oct 2010
By Fred L. Stephens - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read much over the years of Jung's typology and the Myers-Briggs typology. Yet, this set of lectures kept me spellbound in almost every paragraph, particularly Hillman's lectures on the feeling function. When I consider that these lectures were given relatively early in his career and before 1971 I am all the more impressed. I have not read anything that describes the feeling function in such depth and clarity. My perseptive is quite adjusted. This is a consciousness raising book and not a self help book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The cat ignored becomes a Tiger 15 July 2011
By Paul M. Sheldon - Published on Amazon.com
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P.111 statement was why this book was recommended for my gaining more empathy with my 100 year old mother.

Finishing,celebrated watching ILM movie "Pirates of Caribean: into darker waters" had the symbology of devouring mermaids whose identity was ignored. Maybe providence was telling me I was on right path with ILM imprimatur.

I felt there was much beyond what Hillman understood of the ignored anima having taken excruciating notes on Jung's writing on the anima while Jung was still scared of it. Something Hillman wrote about anima complex had really disturbed me within about ten pages before finishing and I dug up that the Jung community found him
difficient in fearing the anima. Anima, as I understand is woman in shadow of a man and spirit guide into darker waters and the integration healing of fulfilled romance.

Maybe I understand what I have yet to understand with this introduction.
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