Synopses & Reviews
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.
Man and His Symbols
owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader.
Praise for Man and His Symbols
"This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings."--Guardian
"Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion."--John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
"This book will be a resounding success for those who read it."--Galveston News-Tribune
"A magnificent achievement."--Main Currents
"Factual and revealing."--Atlanta Times
Table of Contents
Approaching the unconscious / Carl G. Jung -- Ancient myths and modern man / Joseph L. Henderson -- The process of individuation / M.-L. von Franz --Symbolism in the visual arts / Aniela Jaffâe --Symbols in an individual analysis / Jolande Jacobi --Science and the unconscious / M.L. Franz.