- Mass Market Paperback: 415 pages
- Publisher: Laurel Press; Reissue edition (1 Jun. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440351839
- ISBN-13: 978-0440351832
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.1 x 17.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Man and His Symbols Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1997
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Illustrated throughout with revealing images, this is the first and only work in which the world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of symbolism as revealed in dreams.
About the Author
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is a great introduction to the "hidden" meaning of the symbols used in legends, medieval archetecture, classic books, and ancient myths as well as dreams. Patterns of psychic growth and development, individuation and transcendence are explained along with other psychological terms with real life examples at times. It is not about depth psychology or sociopathic problems.
One chapter was written by C.G. Jung, the others were written by his eminent followers, among whom are: M.L. von Frantz, Joseph L. Henderson, Angela Jaffe, and Jolande Jacobi. This book is a "must have" for anyone who is interested in learning more about human behavior from the "inside out". Erika Borsos (bakonyvilla)
This book is excellent if you've just discovered Jung, and you're looking for a summary of his works. It touches on most of his theories, but focuses on the symbols of man, the archetypes, and the collective unconscious, and how these are shown through dreams. After reading this (and rereading many parts again) I've found myself quite able to interpret my own dreams, and have even attempted to interpret others'. Jung notes that it's important to remember that dreams are quite personal to the dreamer, and one symbol may mean something completely different for somebody else. He stresses the importance that the interpretation "clicks" for the dreamer, and "feels right".
The book deals with seemingly constant struggle between mans' rational, modern way of thinking, and the more intuitive and unconscious way of thinking of our ancestors. Modern man has seemingly forgotten himself, amongst the distractions of modern life, and so our one link from our rational minds to our symbolic minds is through dreams.
The way in which aboriginal people strive to create a parallel between their outer world and inner world is interesting, and may be a missing link in the modern way of life, keeping us from seeing our spiritual nature.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed with the physical size of this hardback edition. It appears cheaply produced and the margins on the pages are minimal.
Content excellent, however
Not reviwing the book content, but the way it was printed.
It's substantially a print of scanned pages of a previous edition. Read more
I was very disappointed, not with the contents, I'd had this book years ago. But this tiny version was hard to read and marked - which I don't usually mind. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs D J Matheou
DON'T BUY!! This is a photocopy of the original book and images are missing and some distorted!!Published 7 months ago by Amina Diab
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