- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Dell; Reissue edition (Aug. 15 1968)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440351839
- ISBN-13: 978-0440351832
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.8 x 17.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Man and His Symbols Mass Market Paperback – Aug 15 1968
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“This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian
“Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
“This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune
“A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents
“Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times
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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.See all Product description
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This is deep stuff. Life-changing stuff. Meaning to say that by simply reading it and taking the ideas on board, it is changing the way I view myself and my relationships. I feel like the ideas in the book are helping me to mature (and I'm in my 30's). But when I say "taking the ideas on board" I do not mean to say that I could explain them to anybody else in a satisfactory way; and this is possibly because my comprehension of the ideas are being enacted within me on the symbolic level, not on the level of language.
It's as if my understanding of the ideas presented in the book are emerging gradually into my consciousness, as if the authors are planting them in my unconscious mind; then, through my own contemplation after having read their words, my comprehension grows (like a tree - read it and you'll learn the symbolic meaning of a tree) into my consciousness.
Of the three authors I've been reading so far though, Jung's words are the most hypnotic. As I mentioned at the start of this review, the author of chapter 3 has the clearest way of writing for the conscious mind. The ideas I've read in it so far have been easy to grasp. And I'm hopeful that the full meanings of words of chapter 2's author might arrive in my conscious mind later. It seems then, that of these three authors, Jung was the most masterful at writing directly to the unconscious mind. This shouldn't come as any surprise though. He was, after all, the originator of the ideas. Also, this isn't to say that what the other two authors wrote is not insightful. I've learnt a lot from all three; and in fact, I had a dream in which I started speaking to the shadow, that I think was prompted by words written by chapter two's author (the most inaccessible of the three as far as I'm concerned). So what does this say...?
This book is unquestionably a challenging read (even though it is written for the layman). But persevere! Proceed with it patiently! It is well worthwhile for anybody open to personal development.
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