Man and His Symbols

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This is one of the three books which influenced my literary and mythical outlook The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales being the other

This is one of the three books which influenced my literary and mythical outlook (The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales being the other two). All my life, I have been fascinated by symbols and their near-universality: the weird way they recur in dreams and the way they keep on popping up in mythologies. I have also been fascinated by journeys in literature, myth and movies.Jung tied it all together for me, in this collection of essays which is very much accessible to the layman. Especially interesting are the third chapter on the process of individuation and the final one, the case history of one man's dream analysis.Well worth reading.The best Man and His Symbols Creat C.G. Jung Joseph L. Henderson Aniela Jaffé Jolande Jacobi JohnFreeman Marie-Louise von Franz Viral Books 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.. 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.. A viral Ebook Man and His Symbols I have a strange love / hate relationship with Jung. There are so many things about him that I find utterly fascinating and then others that I think are just crazy. I would rather think one thing or the other, but since he was obsessed with dualities, perhaps he would be happy with my conflicting and opposite feelings towards him.There are things about his ideas that I find incredibly appealing. A personal story might help make that clear. I started reading this book a while ago now – before I started Uni this year – and one of the things that made me continue with it was the idea of what I would call ‘metaphorical illnesses’. I’ve forgotten what Jung called them, but since my name is better than his could possibly be (no matter what it was) we will go with that. The idea is that sometimes in life you have an ‘illness’ which has symptoms which mirror the psychological conditions you are suffering from. You may not be able to walk, for example, but this has little to do with your legs, but much to do with how you feel trapped in a particular relationship in which you feel you can’t escape from, even though on a deep level you know escaping would be the right thing to do. So, it is as if your mind has said, ‘if you can’t walk away from this then don’t walk at all’. Now, I’m the first to tell you that I would find such metaphorical illnesses a bit over the top and hard to believe being possible in any but the most troubled and deeply psychotic – I mean, can you really ‘make yourself’ blind because your ‘unconscious mind’ is ‘trying to tell you something’? Does this really sound likely? Well, possibly not. But then again, last year I left an intolerable job, but while I was there I found I had developed terrible headaches, or at least, not headaches as such, but more a scorching pain across the top of my head. This, I found out, was caused by the clenching of my teeth in my sleep. This year has been incredibly busy and often quite stressful, in many ways as stressful as anything I put up with last year. I’ve had more reading than I can keep up with and more work to do than can be done – both of which I guess are good predictors of stress – and yet the thing that has surprised me is that I haven’t been grinding my teeth at all this year (trust me, I would know if I had been).This had been one of those little facts about life that had fallen into the ‘isn’t that odd’ category until I read this book and learned of Jung’s metaphorical illnesses. The whole time I was working at the union – at least for the last four or so years – I felt unable to say anything about the direction in which the union was heading. I think Jung would have had no trouble in diagnosing my night time teeth grinding. As someone ‘unable’ to talk during the day, the fact I kept my jaw clenched tight shut at night was clearly a sign from my sub-consciousness of my own self-imposed voicelessness.Of course, the things that are nice about that story are also the things that make we feel uncomfortable about Jung in general. It is all too neat. There are lots of stories in this book and these stories are joined with lots of explanations of what certain symbols mean – but one of the things that I’ve learnt in life is that people love to hear good explanations of what something vague and obscure MEANS. If someone tells you their dream and in it there is a naked black man walking about the streets of Paris (as there is, for example, in one of the dreams described in the book) it might well be that the people in the country of the man having this dream do associate Paris with a certain kind of sexual liberation and relaxed mores and perhaps associate nudity with the ‘naked truth’ and even intend the black man in the dream to represent the inverse of the white man who is dreaming the dream – or it could all just be an example of homo-erotica – or it could be an example of lawlessness – or it could be that dreams in themselves aren’t actually all that meaningful.How could we ever really know? I think we find it quite appealing to believe that people are more or less like books, in that they have plots and themes and characters and that we can somehow become the perfect book reviewer with people’s dreams and lives and thereby judge and explain people in much the same way we might judge and explain The Da Vinci Code. The problem is that really no one is summed up by the face they present to the world – no, not even the dumb people – and no one is so shallow as to have dreams that have only one meaning and that the meaning a therapist helps you find. Repeatedly during this book we are told that symbols mean different things depending on the meaning they acquire within the context of the dream and the life in which they appear. And this is to the good, but also time and again we see the therapist tell the patient how to interpret a particular symbol (like the number four) in a single way from the therapist's ‘deep’ knowledge and understnding of how symbols ‘mean’. For Jung the number four is the number of completeness – I believe in Chinese it is the number for death, although this is not the kind of completeness Jung is talking of, I feel. I worry when people are reduced to texts that can be studied and interpreted and understood on the basis of a subtext that is not apparent to the character, but is clear and unambiguous to the reader.I guess it is inevitable that Jungian psychology might come about given the rise of literary criticism over the last couple of hundred years – for isn’t that as good a definition of Jungian psychology as any other? The search for the sub-textual meaning in the lives of people when read as texts. My problem is that it is very difficult to know if the ‘reading’ by the psychologist is a valid or accurate reading, if this reading does in fact really illuminate something essential in the life of the person being read and finally just how efficacious such a reading is in ‘treating’ someone’s neurosis. All of these are problems that are not helped by the fact that it is highly questionable if there is any such thing as a ‘sub-conscious’ in the first place.To me, the idea of there being a hidden driver of our actions, one who can’t speak to us directly but who knows the truth of our situations and leaves before us Sybil like clues and riddles as answers to our deepest troubles seems remarkably unlikely. That this veiled women who lurks in the depths of our psyches can only speak to us in dreams and is invariably right about how we should live out lives seems a hypothesis that would be impossible to prove. Even if our sub-conscious did exist, how could we ever be certain that it only ever meant to offer us clues to help us live our lives? Why couldn't our sub-conscious be occasionally as destructive as our consciousness clearly often is. Like that wonderful story of Apollo who after being repeatedly asked by someone if they should invade a city finally says yes because it will mean they will be killed and hence finally shut up and not ask him stupid questions any more.The problem that needs answered first is whether or not the images thrown up in dreams are any more meaningful than those elicited from ink blots. And if not, how can we know if our interpretation of these symbols is any more than ‘an’ interpretation. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoyed some of the interpretations described in this book, I was left feeling very uncomfortable by the idea that people were being reduced to characters in books. And while I understand (possibly all too well) the power our narratives have in framing our lives, I also understand that like all truly great books there simply are more than one reading that is both satisfying and meaningful to any cluster of symbols. I would recommend hesitating when coming to conclusions based on the images thrown up at us from the sub-conscious – much more hesitation than we might expend in coming to conclusions on the sub-textual elements in a novel.
Man and His Symbols Carl G Jung, Carl G Jung Man and His Symbols is a collaborative work between legendary psychologist Carl Jung and four of his associates Within this book his associates seek to step down many of his complex topics so as to be accessible to the reader who is not specialized in psychology, the unconscious mind, and archetypes. One Man and His Shoes Aug , Storyline One Man and His Shoes tells the story of the phenomenon of Air Jordan sneakers showing their social, cultural and racial significance and how ground breaking marketing strategies created a multi billion dollar business Plot Summary Add Synopsis. A Man His Watch Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men JFK s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren s watch purchased from Andy Warhol s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary s Rolex worn during the first ever summit of Mt Everest these and many compose the stories of the world s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch Matthew Hranek, a watch Man and His Symbols 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 Henderson, Aniela Jaff, and Jolande Jacobi The book, which contains numerous illustrations, seeks to provide a clear explanation of Jung s complex A Man and His Music A Man and His Music is a double album by Frank Sinatra It provides a brief retrospective of Sinatra s musical career The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year Instead of using the original recordings, which were made for RCA, Columbia and Capitol Records, and therefore not licensed for use by his then current label, Reprise, Sinatra used re recorded A man of his word Idioms by The Free Dictionary Definition of a man of his word in the Idioms Dictionary a man of his word phrase What does a man of his word expression mean Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. One man and his cellphone in Canada rescued a group of Aug , The minute I sent him a message, I instantly knew that he was a man of his word and he was a one man show and if anybody was going Black man dies after police cover his head with hood and Sep , A Black man died in March after police in Rochester, New York, put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the ground for than three minutes while he was naked and handcuffed

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    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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  • I have a strange love hate relationship with Jung There are so many things about him that I find utterly fascinating and then others that I think are just crazy I would rather think one thing or the other, but since he was obsessed with dualities, perhaps he would be happy with my conflicting and opposite feelings towards him.There are things about his ideas that I find incredibly appealing A personal story might help make that clear I started reading this book a while ago now before I started U [...]


  • My university professors never introduced me to Carl Jung I understand why, I guess, but it s a shame that I didn t read Jung s work until now Jungian psychology is amazing It addresses the unconscious and the self psyche in a unique and enlightening way And, unlike most other psychologists, Jung did not shy away from unexplained phenomena and the so called paranormal His theory provides insights into unexplained phenomena and is the only major psychological theory that includes the paranormal i [...]


  • This is one of the three books which influenced my literary and mythical outlook The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Uses of Enchantment The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales being the other two All my life, I have been fascinated by symbols and their near universality the weird way they recur in dreams and the way they keep on popping up in mythologies I have also been fascinated by journeys in literature, myth and movies.Jung tied it all together for me, in this collection of essays whi [...]



  • Ultimately, never forget what Jung himself admitted There is no Archimedean point from which to judge, since the psyche is indistinguishable from its manifestations The psyche is the object of psychology, and fatally enough also its subject There is no getting away from this fact Psychology and Religion 1938 In CW 11 Psychology and Religion West and East P.8 Condensed 60 years of Jungian insight on Man and his so called collective unconscious as a part of everyday life and symbols through Jung s [...]


  • I love this book, although the used Dell edition I bought is falling apart I ll have to buy another copy The book has much to say about dreams and art I m adding some quotes from the book to the review I posted a few days ago If you think about the following quote while viewing paintings, you might find insights about artists who often, unconsciously, express their conscious attitude to the right of the canvas and their unconscious attitude on the left Among other things right often means, psych [...]


  • This was my first book on Jung and it had me hooked The introduction states that this book was written with the simple, typical reader in mind which makes this particular volume easy to read I m definitely keen on wanting to read of Jung s work now, however I ve heard that his writing can be very difficult to process due to advanced language and or abstract concepts I can only hope that it won t be anything too strenuous once I get there Given that I ve been interested in the study of dreams fo [...]


  • If you want to get an idea of Jungian philosophy and method of analysis especially when it comes to dream interpretation then I highly recommend this book To Jung, dreams carry significant meaning for each individual person Every symbol in Jungian dream analysis can mean something different for each individual Jung believes that our dreams are rich with great clues that lead to revelations about what is needed to balance our psyche For instance, if one has been an introvert, but one s new method [...]


  • This is a collection of essays on Jungian thought The initial essay was written by Jung, who also approved the other essays as true to his thinking shortly before his death in 1961.The Jungian approach integrates the unconscious and the conscious so that individuals can be whole, which generally involves tapping into our psychic center that is distinct from our conscious ego Civilization s focus on the ego and denial or ignorance of the unconscious results in all sorts of psychological health an [...]


  • Se voc , s vezes, n o sabe porque agiu desta ou daquela forma, aqui voc encontra uma oportunidade, uma tentativa apaixonada, e s ria, de explica o t o potente o livro que voc come ar a notar ou anotar seus sonhos para aprender a lhes aplicar alguma raz o, ou entender o que eles tanto gritam Portanto, se modificar como ser A alma se juntar mente e ao corpo e quem sabe se torne inteiro Ou menos estilha ado Ou mesmo estilha ado mas sereno Melhor Pior N o se sabe e talvez jamais saibamos.



  • I am still reading this one I m a slow reader when it comes to non fiction but this book is absolutely RIVETING I had no idea that psychology could feel so supernatural My copy is a very old, tiny and densely printed copy I got for free from a psychology library in San Francisco that was moving to a new location and clearing out the stacks I taped together the spine where it was started to fall apart I m still only about 100 pages in but it is UNBELIEVABLY fascinating and I can t understand why [...]


  • Man and His Symbols O Homem e Seus S mbolos C.G Jung Dell, 1968, 432 pages Lido de 07.06.16 a 08.06.16SINOPSEInspirado em um sonho do autor e conclu do apenas dez dias antes de sua morte, O homem e seus s mbolos constitui uma tentativa de expor os princ pios fundamentais da psicologia anal tica jungiana para o leitor, sem qualquer obrigatoriedade de conhecimento especializado.Jung reuniu nesta obra artigos que tratam dos mais diferentes assuntos dos sonhos e das artes pl sticas at o relacionamen [...]


  • A symbol, Jung explains, is a word, picture, photograph, statue, etc that always signifies something much larger than what we immediately know, and therefore points to the unconscious.In this book, Jung first introduces us the lay public to the unconscious and it s machinations that can be found in personal ticks, social characteristics, dreams and fantasies The unconscious can manifest personally in the complex, those group of personal characteristics we acquire through private experience, and [...]


  • Sigmund or Gustav Gustav of course If I had to do analysis, I choose jung psychanalysis Sigmund brought back all to sexuality, Gustav spoke to him about the desire in all his forms At the end of his life, he widened his work by studying mythologies and the religions He highlights the relations between religions and culture Why do the Europeans converted with the boudhism have a Christic vision of Bouddha I find that his work of end of life approaches those of Mirc a Eliade.It is a book rich in a [...]


  • Jung s theories of psychology have always fascinated me The idea of archetypes and the collective unconscious make perfect sense to me, though I imagine that anyone who has been devouring stories longer than she s been devouring solid food will find it natural to have them applied to the human mind Living stories is part of what makes the urge to write and read and tell stories so powerful It doesn t hurt that there was a psychoanalytical section in my literary criticism class and that Jung was [...]


  • Jung wrote it near the end of his life to describe his work to laypeople One of Jung s major contributions to our understanding of our consciousness is the importance of dreams In Man and His Symbols, he writes about what he learned about his own dreams and what he learned about dreams in other cultures As part of his research, he studied societies that were still untouched by Western civilization, and he discovered that certain dreams and stories are common to all of the societies.



  • En este libro, el ltimo que escribiera Carl Gustav Jung, ayudado de su m s cercano c rculo de colaboradores, su psicolog a est presentada de una manera perfectamente comprensible para cualquier lector El papel de los s mbolos en el inconsciente humano est explicado mediante varios ejemplos de sue os que acuden con harta frecuencia a visiones arquet picas, de tal forma que constituyen sus emociones y su panorama tico y mental es decir, lo mismo pueden fomentar la capacidad creadora que la destruc [...]


  • No review can give this book its due Reading it is indispensable Basically, it presents an outline of Jung s work for the general reader.The emphasis is on dream symbols that emerge from the depths of the unconscious, providing guidance for the individual depending on his psychological condition and stage of development This guidance can take on a benevolent form, and sometimes an ominous nightmarish one The key lies in acquiring sufficient knowledge in mythology and symbolism in order to be abl [...]


  • The thing I enjoyed the most about this book was the fact that it had so many interesting images with equally interesting blurbs explaining how they fit in with the various articles and theories that were being written about The images were beautiful and they enhanced my enjoyment of the book a great deal As far as the articles go, some were better than others but all were worth reading except for maybe the last section which was an analysis of a certain individual that I really did not care all [...]


  • MAN AND HIS SYMBOLSThis ranks as one of the most interesting nonfiction books I ve read Jung s theories and capabilities to generalize across cultures and through time are nothing short of astounding Much of this information is so dense that it gave me the feeling of learning something and being influenced without being able to list out general principles The illustrations throughout help to strengthen the variety of arguements which are developed and the through line of counterpoint with Freudi [...]


  • The first chapter, written by C.G Jung himself is wonderful The other chapters quickly become repetitive and redundant, with too many examples and too little clarification, completely confusing you by the end of the first half of the book The ending is however quite interesting.I give this 3 5 stars, cause it s really just an introductory book into the world of Jung s psychoanalysis, so I guess it accomplishes this pretty well, but I had my hopes higher when I decided to read it.I should also ad [...]


  • Thinly disguised Christian rubbish Shockingly irrational at times of course, Jung can get away with any unfounded cognitive leaps because in the text he emphasizes spontaneity over reason Does such a sentiment unconsciously hide his own difficulties in creating a well structured, coherent argument Or am I being too Freudian




  • The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re establishes in a subtle way the total psychic equilibrium O how I dreamt of things impossible by William Blake Carl Gustav Jung,26 July 1875 6 June 1961Happy birthday, Mr Jung.


  • i t m phi n b n s ch ti ng Anh c a cu n Th m d ti m th c C.G Jung xu t b n Vi t Nam m i m kh ng th y Cu i c ng m i ph t hi n ra, cu n Th m d ti m th c l m t ph n trong cu n n y Man and His Symbols , gi ng nh cu n ti ng Ph p Essai d exploration de l inconscient.



  • While I can appreciate some of the discussion on the importance of the unconscious and its evolutionary ramifications, this book was of little redeeming value My biggest problem was its heavy use of anecdotal evidence Throughout the book, the authors were able to draw convenient examples to illustrate their points from a variety of sources, but never considered the myriad of other interpretations that are possible At the end of the book, I was no convinced of the majority of their points than I [...]


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