The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

Bestseller The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious By C G Jung Gerhard Adler R F C Hull are Books Carl Gustav Jung j German karl staf j often referred to as C G Jung w

Bestseller The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious By C.G. Jung Gerhard Adler R.F.C. Hull are Books Carl Gustav Jung j German karl staf j , often referred to as C G Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion archetypes, and the collective unconscious His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields He was a prolific writer, many of whose works were not published until after his death.The central concept of analytical psychology is individuation the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious, while still maintaining their relative autonomy Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development.Jung created some of the best known psychological concepts, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity The Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI , a popular psychometric instrument, has been developed from Jung s theory of psychological types.Though he was a practising clinician and considered himself to be a scientist, much of his life s work was spent exploring tangential areas such as Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts Jung s interest in philosophy and the occult led many to view him as a mystic, although his ambition was to be seen as a man of science His influence on popular psychology, the psychologization of religion , spirituality and the New Age movement has been immense.. Essays which state the fundamentals of Jung s psychological system On the Psychology of the Unconscious and The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious, with their original versions in an appendix.. Popular Ebook The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious Except his book on flying saucers, read in childhood, this was the first book I ever read by C.G. Jung. The experience led to a programme of study which occupied the next eight years, leading me to change college majors (history to religious studies) and to proceed to seminary upon graduation.The occasion of the reading happened accidentally. Ed, an older friend from high school, had visited Grinnell from the University of Illinois, using my library card to check out books to study while in town. The Jung volume struck my fancy. I'd heard of him, of course, heard of him of an associate of Freud, someone important, someone one ought know about. Besides, the book looked impressive: thick, lots of notes, an understated black cover. I asked to borrow it and began to read.My immediate impression was that the author was extremely erudite, his text making reference not only to psychology, but to cultural anthropology, comparative religions, philosophy, theology, ancient history, the classics etc. I knew, generally, where it was pointing, but not very clearly what it was pointing at. Gnosticism, hermeticism, alchemy--all of which he took seriously--were little more than words referring to archaic and discredited belief systems to me. Besides, he seemed to be comfortable with Latin--which I'd taken, not very successfully, in high school--and with Greek--which was still "Greek to me." Reading Jung made me painfully aware of how vast my ignorance was. Rather than being depressing, though, I took it as a challenge.Additionally, some of what Jung wrote about seemed to indicate that he and the persons and traditions he was concerned about knew something about those "altered states of consciousness" that I was exploring on almost a weekly basis--and that they took it seriously, very seriously. In other words, some of the archaic belief systems which I had previously dismissed were here being represented as stemming from experiences similar to ones very familiar and, sometimes, disturbing to me.I finished this alluring and mystifying book, then, when next home in Illinois, began the long, expensive process of buying and reading every volume of The Collected Works as well as very many books about Jung, about his "analytical psychology" and about the various, often obscure, topics he addressed.
Archetype Examples and Definition of Archetype An archetype is a literary device in which a character is created based on a set of qualities or traits that are specific and identifiable for readers The term archetype is derived from the studies and writings of psychologist Carl Jung who believed that archetypes are part of humanity s collective unconscious or memory of universal experiences. Archetype The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious He goes into primarily the Mother, Father, and Child archetypes with plenty to say on the Anima Animus, Trickster, and Shadow archetypes and how each archetype has a anima animus or yin yang aspect of it s own There is the wise old man mentor and there is the grumpy old man jerk all contained in the Old Man archetype. What Are the Archetypes and Which One Dominates Your Archetypes List The Ultimate List of Over Archetypes Simply put, an archetype is a set pattern of behavior Plato referred to archetypes as Forms, which he saw as pre existing ideal templates or blueprints Archetypes are what Carl Jung called primordial images and the fundamental units of the human mind Every character you see on television and in films represents an archetype. The Common Archetypes

  1. Carl Gustav Jung j German karl staf j , often referred to as C G Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion archetypes, and the collective unconscious His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, philosophy, archeology, anthropology, literature, and related fields He was a prolific writer, many of whose works were not published until after his death.The central concept of analytical psychology is individuation the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious, while still maintaining their relative autonomy Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development.Jung created some of the best known psychological concepts, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity The Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI , a popular psychometric instrument, has been developed from Jung s theory of psychological types.Though he was a practising clinician and considered himself to be a scientist, much of his life s work was spent exploring tangential areas such as Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, and sociology, as well as literature and the arts Jung s interest in philosophy and the occult led many to view him as a mystic, although his ambition was to be seen as a man of science His influence on popular psychology, the psychologization of religion , spirituality and the New Age movement has been immense.

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  1. Except his book on flying saucers, read in childhood, this was the first book I ever read by C.G Jung The experience led to a programme of study which occupied the next eight years, leading me to change college majors history to religious studies and to proceed to seminary upon graduation.The occasion of the reading happened accidentally Ed, an older friend from high school, had visited Grinnell from the University of Illinois, using my library card to check out books to study while in town The [...]


  2. Jung is a mystic who sounds like a scientist This is why his books aren t so dry that they leave you wishing they would just end Rather, your hope you must cling to is that you have the power to process the bulk, and then maybe get to all those notes and references to another thousand books and manuscripts in one lifetime.A difficult book, discussing many symbols that might give clues to all of us about where we re coming from I m just wondering if the twitteresque society of today still births [...]


  3. I first learned about Carl Jung in a psychology class in high school and I was amazed After spending 4 years studying philosophy and religion, I finally sat down and began reading his work and I m glad I waited Jung makes a ton of references to many philosophical, religious mythological, alchemical and literary figures that if you were not familiar with them before hand, you won t get much from his work.Having said that, I do think he is a impressive psychologist whose ideas on anima animus, syn [...]


  4. simbolurile il fac pe om sa simta adierea divinitatii, si in acelasi timp il apara impotriva trairii nemijlocite a acesteia Jahve este un Dumnezeu ale carui opozitii nu au fost inca separate Intotdeauna formele inconstientului au fost exprimate prin imagini protectoare si tamaduitoare si astfel alungate in spatiul cosmic, extrasufletesc Crestinismul s a mentinut pentru ca a corespuns modelului arhetipal existent apa ca simbol al inconstientului coborarea in adancuri precede urcarea Toate efortur [...]


  5. This book took me considerable time to get through, in spite of the fact that I d read parts of it before, elsewhere I read it off and on as I had the attention to give it, and since my reading time is usually at the end of the day, I didn t always have the brain power remaining to give it its proper due, so I read easier things instead The final sections, on mandalas, captured my attention and sped me, relatively speaking, through the last hundred pages or so I m sure I ll be processing the con [...]


  6. For those sufficiently intrigued by Jung s ideas to go deeper, this is an excellent place to start It is the most thorough extant exposition on the collective unconscious and the archetypes that arise therefrom Whereas Freud and some of his predecessors believed in a personal unconscious that consisted primarily of the repressed thoughts and feelings of the individual, Jung carried the concept further, arguing that the personal unconscious is merely a thin film overlaying a much deeper reservoir [...]


  7. Okay, so if you like Jung, you will like this I m not going into great detail about the book itself because if you want detail, Carl s your man What is funny to me is that I d started into this book a couple times and just knew I didn t have the attention span for it at the time Then I picked it up again about a month or two ago and started devouring it It got a little slow towards the end and I finally gave up on the last 100 pages or so about mandalas, but other than that it is great A co work [...]


  8. What can one say about Carl Jung We are only beginning to really understand the complexity of the man and his theories He is certainly making sense to me as the years progress This book delves into the Archetypes, and collective conscious science is now proving exists This book defines the Shadow, which lurks among Jungs self and work.


  9. IntroductionI became curious about Carl Jung after reading Scott Peck s references to him in A Road Less Traveled.This particular work of Jung s may be organized into six essential categories, which address 1 the conscious mind, 2 the personal unconscious, 3 the collective unconscious, 4 archetypes and 5 the process of individualization The Consciousness There can be no consciousness when there is no one to say I am conscious After hundreds of years, someone came to realize that this wonderful w [...]


  10. Skaitydamas knygas m gstu i sira yti arba pasi ym ti domias mintis Vien i ios knygos mano i sira yt Jungo citat galima b t i leisti antr knyg 10 10 tai viena j , atspindinti autoriaus m stymo gyl ir plot mogus u kariauja ne tik gamt , bet ir dvasi nesuvokdamas, k daro Apsi viet s protas manosi i tais s klaid , kai pamato, kad tai, k jis laik dvasiomis, i tikr j yra mogaus ir galiausiai jo paties dvasia Visus ant mogi kus, ir gerus, ir blogus, dalykus, kuriuos ankstesnieji laikai siejo su daimoni [...]


  11. L inconscio collettivo denominazione data da Jung a quello strato dell inconscio i cui contenuti sono ereditati, universali, che sono appannaggio di tutti gli uomini in ogni epoca.I contenuti dell inconscio collettivo sono denominati archetipi la cui etimologia viene riccamente fornita da Jung mentre i contenuti dell inconscio personale sono i cosiddetti complessi a tonalit affettiva.In questo minuscolo libriccino vengono trattati con la solita erudita amplificazione storica, filosofica, alchemi [...]


  12. An extension of and expansion upon Freudian theories The implications of Jung s theory of the collective unconscious reach out and nearly touch the metaphysical Jung strives to integrate western religious thinking, with the philosophies of the east A great prequel to the works of Campbell, Grof, Wilber, or Ram Dass


  13. I found this book stunning It made me look back in our blind immemorial times and understand the power of the Unconscious, that we, modern civilised people, completly ignore it and so become incomplete and poor.


  14. Hands down the best thing I ve read of his so far The theory of Archetypes isn, I can only say that it, coupled with the Mystical World view, is the religion of the future its beautiful and absolutely true.


  15. Jung was the great intellectual pioneer who recognized that our heritage of symbol whether in myth or dream revealed the universal characteristics of the developing psyche.


  16. Although this book is about the contents of consciousness and not a philosophizing of mind or of consciousness itself, it s difficult not to regard the work as a brilliant illustration of the mind that thing arising from single celled organisms to exist in a transcendental Self , or in such supraordinated abstractions as God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.Jung sets the limits through Kantian metaphysical epistemology, and surprisingly or ironically the notion of [...]



  17. I would give this book 1 star except that Jung is so famous, and I feel that he deserves some credit for that.That this would ever be considered science and not a combination of cultural anthropology and theology astounds me Jung presupposes personal knowledge of divine symbols and ideas because of a collective unconscious The collective unconscious is not the same thing as cultural knowledge and memory It is as magical as it sounds He believes that all humans share a certain knowledge that, fro [...]


  18. I d encourage people to read this after Man and His Symbols if that appealed to them at all It expands enormously upon the ideas outlined there, and it s not much difficult to understand Jung s writing style is actually very engaging and often quite inspiring I did skip over a few of his super detailed analyses of individual myths though, which sometimes seemed a little far fetched and like literary analysis run wild than anything resembling science.There are clear explanations of a number of [...]


  19. This is par for the course with Jung He has some really neat ideas, which he describes with lots of obscure references to European history, culture and mythology The usual problem is that it very hard to get into if you re not already familiar with his work, and even then it can be a laborious chore This book, probably than any other, captures some of his novel and interesting ideas, namely the Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, hence the name He does a fairly good job making the case [...]


  20. This is a collection of essays by Jung about his work with archetypes and individuation I highly recommend it if you want to understand the psychological concepts and the context in which those concepts are framed There s some interesting perspectives that Jung shares on these terms that can help readers understand what they mean and how they apply to states of awareness the person experiences I also found the case studies and art useful for further demonstrating what the author was sharing in t [...]


  21. A fundamental book, how else could I name it You find descriptions of the three main, inescapable archetypes underlying Jung s entire philosophy, i.e the Mother, the Child and the Prankster, as seen in their mostly theoretical aspects The Child is, of course, the artist a figure that goes back to the beginning of time and, at the same time, looks ahead at the future of humankind by conjuring up unheard of solutions in times of crisis It goes without saying that artists, writers, painters, web de [...]


  22. As far as I read, I seem to be transmuting the contents of the book into small person aha moments, which I treasure than the book In other words, I love the book, but what counts is reading it You will have to experience Jung for yourself, but it is very personally liberating if you wish for an accounting of the reason for such things as the difference between minds, why people think differently, how the psyche may be functioning without you knowing it, and how time really is acausal and synchr [...]


  23. Totally over my head, while I managed to grasp some of the concepts overall I couldn t understand a word Guess I m just not cut out to grasp heavy for me books like this Looking forward to getting Len Deightons Horse Under Water in the postmight scrape through that one Of course I am aware jung s book is supposed to be top notch which is why I read it but it wasn t for mewhich is not to say other folk will not like it so don t let my review put you off reading it as it really is supposed to be b [...]



  24. This was fairly disappointing With all the hype about Jung I would have thought it be better but his initial argument is deeply flawed and it just gets worse from their He s also s but sexist, not horribly so no worse than others at his time , but the assumptions he makes don t make logical sense any.If you don t mind the flaws and can get through heaps of really bad anthropology then this is for you.


  25. The book is a collection of articles about the Archetypes, which are inside the collective unconsciousness I enjoyed reading most of the chapters, except for the last third, which was at times too strenuous The matter is well explained, though it is not for people completely new with the matter If you are generally interested, I would advice to buy an introduction work rather Lots of detail about the archetypes though


  26. As a former psych major, I had to read many, many works Jung was mostly skipped other than a passing mention that he didn t agree with Freud This material, in a semi science based way, is an excellent bridge to understanding the linkages between science and the metaphysical which is why Jung was probably given such short shrift in my undergrad classes.


  27. Am acordat 4 stele din cinci din simplul motiv c este o carte foarte stufoas pe care am citit o extrem de ncet Probabil c dup a doua lectur , dup ce mi vor fi mai clare ideile cuprinse n ea, nu voi avea nicio re inere n a i acorda nota maxim Am scris mai multe despre carte aici kerstyne 2015 10 27 arheti


  28. Oh, I had to read this because I also read some essays of Bernard A Litaer about the future money, economy crisis and altrenative impressive solutions In a interview Beyond Greed and Scarcity with Sarah van Gelder auf Transaction Net, he also based his theory with thoughts about Archetypes by C.G Jung.


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