20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 19 June 2001
This is one of the final works of Jung, and is absolutely monstrous in its size and depth. Unless your familiar with most of his later writings, particularly the ones relating to Alchemy, then I wouldnt even begin to consider reading this book. Those who have read a few of his works, and know his general theory... will still find this hard going, but extremely rewarding. This should be one of the last books you read by Jung, and by the end of that journey you will be grateful that you began it. Jung is not only for those specifying in psychology. The legacy of this man, to psychology/philosophy/spiritualism & life is awesome & almost unrivaled.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2006
Jung invented the Age of Aquarius (or coined the phrase) and is the spiritual father of the yards of bookshelves devoted to wicca, fairies, tarot, astrology etc (just as Freud is the spiritual father of yards of books on orgasms).
This book is not for the fainthearted and needs to be read on the basis that most of it is not likely to make sense to your conscious self. Read it and you may set off a timebomb in your psyche. Read the first chapter and then sleep on it. Did you dream? What did you feel after your dream? Then decide whether to continue.
This book is dynamite, the road to answer to the ultimate question. It is not for everyone by any means, but if the idea of living your life as though you are burning in your own fire appeals to you, then beg, borrow or steal a copy.