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Symbols of Transformation (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.5) 2nd ed. Edition
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Jung begins with a short chapter on two modes of thinking which explain the means through which unconscious archetypes can intrude upon conscious. The first mode of thinking he mentions is directed thinking, which is defined by taking thoughts and ideas meaningful to the individual and translating them into objectively relay-able symbols, or in our case, words. This type of thought he claims is discursive and tends to be quite exhausting. The applications and merits of this type of thought are self-evident. The next form of thinking he addresses is dreaming or fantasy-thinking. In this type of thought, images come and go as they please. The verbal constraints found in directed thinking vanish and instead, images and feelings. This form of thinking is effortless, spontaneous and seemingly guided by unconscious motives (18). Jung writes that the advantages modern man has over his ancestors is that he has learned to focus his energies onto directed thinking, while the earlier humans who had the same intellectual capacities (although less material knowledge) emphasized this fantasy-thinking.Read more ›
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There are many blank pages in place the introduction and the first chapter. I really want a replacement... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Darlene Dowdy
In Symbols of Transformation Carl G. Jung explains his concept of the collective unconscious. This concept is fascinating and complex. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Engelman
Symbols of Transformation is easily accessible to me on Kindle. I travel a lot.Published 4 months ago by James Brandenburg
If you're interested in learning the keys to understanding how the mind communicates to us through symbols, this is where to start.Published 4 months ago by Brian R. Wingrove
One of Jung's hardest books to understand and I don't think I still fully get it. It is dense with symbolic references. Read morePublished 7 months ago by magister scientiae
This book is pretty unapproachable from my layperson perspective.Published 9 months ago by Luke Krueger
I have read many books by Jung and someone recommended this book to me. All of Jung's books are deep and insightful.Published on December 17, 2012 by Mary
Great book of a great thinker. It would be better if the year of the reprint was displayed at the moment of the purchase.Published on November 11, 2011 by Marina