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10 Lessons Learned from Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung (Book Review)
The key features that one requires in orientating themselves to this particular book is the unique ways that it came to be written. It is a book that stands apart in many respects from the rest of the published works of Carl Gustav Jung. He clearly desired for the wider world to understand his unique vision of the human psyche after decades of labor to uncover what he saw as the greatest mystery left to our understanding of ourselves: the depths of the unconscious. Being richly illustrated with examples of human symbolism across time and cultures, this text is a unique treasure for readers as it instructs with both word and image. We are introduced to this text by Jonathan Freeman who had interviewed Jung for the British Broadcasting Corporation in Freeman was clearly deeply affected by his time with Jung in Zurich. He was so impacted in fact that he worked very hard to convince Jung to write a book for a general audience.
Look Inside. Aug 15, ISBN Feb 01, ISBN 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.
This book helped me claw myself back from a pit of despair. And this evolution is far from complete, for large areas of the human mind are still shrouded in darkness. Why do we think we have the answers to the universe?
Man and His Symbols is the last work undertaken by Carl Jung before his death in First published in , it is divided into five parts, four of which were written by associates of Jung: Marie-Louise von Franz , Joseph L. The book, which contains numerous illustrations, seeks to provide a clear explanation of Jung's complex theories for a wide non-specialist readership. The last year of his life was devoted almost entirely to this book, and when he died in June , his own section was complete he finished it, in fact, only some 10 days before his final illness and his colleagues' chapters had all been approved by him in draft. The chapter that bears his name is his work and apart from some fairly extensive editing to improve its intelligibility to the general reader nobody else's. It was written, incidentally, in English.