Jung: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, Classical
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offers a concise introduction to Jungian psychology, covering everything from the collective unconscious and the archetype to the theories of synchronicity and individuation. (Ken McGoogan, Calgary Herald) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Paperback.
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About the Author Anthony Stevens is also the author of Archetype: A Natural History of the Self (1982), On Jung (1990), and, most recently, The Two Million-Year-Old Self (1993). --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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Now this Very Short Introduction is divided into eight sizeable chapters, which include a beefy biography, a run-down of Jung's most prominent theories, their relation to therapeutic involvement, and then some tailings on how Jung's legacy stands today. The biographical detail in the first chapter is pretty full, which given the complexity of Jung's upbringing and adult life is pretty handy, though presumably the following quote, "In my life No.2 has been of prime importance, and I've always tried to make room for anything that wanted to come from within", has been included for its comedy value alone.
In comparison to the VSI to Freud, Jung has less of a tangible narrative, and although his own work is known for its obscurity, perhaps breaking down the chapters further to make them lighter and easier to reflect upon would have helped. But, chewing through the chapters on Archetypes, the Stages of Life, and Psychological Types does give you a basic sense of the major texts, which Stevens sums up as Jung's "attempt to compensate for his sense of personal oddity and isolation."
I'm a big fan of Jung, certainly of his requirement for Individuation through meditative reflection and self-exploration, and the best thing to be said for this volume is how well it contrasts him as an individual against the prevalent cultural and academic trends of his time; as part Western academic, part Eastern mystic. It's a reasonable summary, but I'd say if you want a real sense of the man and his perspective before delving into the deeper stuff, give `The Undiscovered Self' a read first.
It's really good and i'm not going to spoil it for you - this should be a film, i'd be transfixed,
Come to think of it,why isn't it a film?
Tim Piggot-Smith narrates the audio book (sold separately )which is read so well it acts like a Hypnotherapy session for me.
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This is an excellent work, which I have enjoyed rereading and re-reading. The whole transaction proceeded very smoothly.Published 1 month ago by Suze
I wonderful introduction to Jung's work, without leaving you feeling engulfed by the often obscure/high brow nature of some of his writings. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nick
Excellent read. Learnt a lot about personalities - he was hardly "normal" !!!Published 5 months ago by Laudis
It would not be an exaggeration to describe the encounter with Jung's ideas as utterly transmogrifying. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cneil
An excellent introduction to Jung in easy-to-understand English. I would recommend to people who need to teach Jung and need something that is straight-forward yet detailed enough... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Miss Eff