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Theory of Psychoanalysis

Theory of  Psychoanalysis, by Carl Jung

This book represents the early Jung. It is a 1915 edition of the lectures Jung presented at Fordham University. The theories he outlines are now thoroughly outdated, but this book is still a fascinating glimpse of Jung's mind at a crucial time in his life.

Just three years previously, he had struck out on his own, publishing his Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido, known in English as Psychology of the Unconscious. That book represented his break from the Vienna school led by Freud, and also represented the end of the deeply emotional relationship between Jung and Freud.

Jung's thought is now moving in his own path; he is no longer a Freudian, but he isn't yet a Jungian; the development of his own theory of psychology has a long way to go. So, in this book, we see him in transition, his thought a work in progress, his theory a project still under construction.

The ideas which we remember him for are taking root; watching them do so is a fascinating experience for students of psychology and its history.

Psychology of the Unconscious, by Carl Jung

Originally published in German as Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido, this is the book that set Carl Jung on his independent path as a psychoanalytic theorist and explorer of the mysterious world of the unconscious mind of the individual and the mythological mind of humanity.

He bases his work on an exploration of Miss Frank Miller's Quelques Faits d'Imagination Creatrice, demonstrating complex connections between Miller's self-portrait of her own dreams and fantasies and the world of myth, symbol, and religion. From there, he explores a wide range of myth and religion, always relatiing the mythological and religious products of human culture to the functions and fantasies of the unconscious mind, with particular attention to the workings of that fundamental life-energy he calls the libido.

The book is a challenge to the reader. Jung does not limit himself to the boundaries of any one language, culture or discipline. He draws from sources in German, French, Italian, English, Greek and Latin, from Milton to Goethe to Longfellow to Augustine. He explores literature, etymology, and anthropology freely to support his views.

Where Jung quotes from the original language, this edition provides an English translation immediately following, and gives each of the quoted authors their own voice, thereby providing an audio equivalent of the quotation typography of the original book. The challenge, and the length of the book, is worthwhile. Jung is a fundamental thinker in the history of 20th century Western culture, and this book is the foundation of all his later work.

This audiobook is an unabridged recording of the 1916 translation of the first edition of Jung's book.

A listener from Racine, Wisconsin appreciates the Freshwater Seas production of Psychology of the Unconscious, by Carl Jung: "The challenge is making the theories sound fresh and vibrant. It is a well-done narration."

Collected  Papers in Analytical Psychology, by Carl Jung

Carl Jung's Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology gathers in one volume some of his most important and influential shorter writings, and also some pieces that, from our perspective almost a century later, seem quaint or even idiosyncractic.

The volume includes his famous study of a trance medium, a study on number-symbolism, his lectures on the word-association test, applications to child psychology, the role of the father-figure in psychic life, the letters between Jung and Loy on the practice of psychoanalysis, his presentation of extraversion and introversion, his opinions on the psychology of dreams, a long essay on analysis of psychotic conditions, and a very intriguing exploration of what the future of psychoanalysis looked like a century ago - an analysis with startling relationships to modern neuroscience.

The volume provides wonderful insight into his mind and thought as he reached a position of prominence in the world of psychoanalysis. Enjoy!

This audiobook is an unabridged recording of the 1916 translation of the first edition of Jung's book.

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