- Series: Collected Works of C.G. Jung (Book 7)
- Paperback: 369 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; 2nd ed. edition (April 1, 1972)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691017824
- ISBN-13: 978-0691017822
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Two Essays on Analytical Psychology (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.7) 2nd ed. Edition
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"This book must be considered a fundamental work among Jung's writings and deserves to be read by Jungians and non-Jungians alike."--American Journal of Psychotherapy
"[This work] is important as evidence of the evolution of Jung's thought (the book contains the original essays which were written in 1912 and 1916 as well as their most recent revisions) and is valuable as an introduction to the 'analytical' or 'complex' psychology of the Jungian school."--Thomas J. J. Altizer, The Journal of Religion
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If you read this, you should also be familiar with Freud & vice-versa. Too many dogmatists who exalt the one and bash/ignore the other. Freud, when all is said & done, was doubtful about the human capacity to express libidinal drives in a non-destructive way without falling afoul of societal restrictions (e.g., 'homosexuality/masturbation is disgusting!!'). He sees the conflict between these drives as irresolvable; and, thus, the possiblility of true human happiness is, for him, problematic.
I have skimmed enough of these essays by Jung (with hope of reading them in more detail later)to apprehend that Jung is 1) generally less inclined than Freud to see sexuality as central to the psyche (although he certainly doesn't ignore it), and 2) optimistic about the possibility of transcending neuroses (I am not convinced, so far, that Jung really offers a way to RESOLVE these issues).
I was moved to read this book by the recent movie "A Dangerous Method", feauring Keira Knightley, which gave a spell-binding--warts and all--view of Jung and Freud in the early 20th century.
Worth reading by those who saw and were impressed by the movie, and by intellectually curious folks in general.