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Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Carl Jung books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1) (1981)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedEssays which state the fundamentals of Jung’s psychological system: “On the Psychology of the Unconscious” and “The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious,” with their original versions in an appendix. #21,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #16 in Medical Psychoanalysis #11 in Behaviorism Psychology #17 in Behavioral Psychology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, R.F.C. Hull

2. The Undiscovered Self: The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society (2006)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & Ranked  In this challenging and provocative work, Dr. Carl Jung—one of history’s greatest  minds—argues that civilization’s future depends on our ability as individuals to resist the collective forces of society. Only by gaining an awareness and understanding of one’s unconscious mind and true, inner nature—“the undiscovered self”—can we as individuals acquire the self-knowledge that is antithetical to ideological fanaticism. But this requires that we face our fear of the duality of the human psyche—the…
Author(s): C. G. Jung

3. Man and His Symbols (1968)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedMan and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung’s own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also…
Author(s): Carl G. Jung

4. Modern Man In Search of a Soul (1955)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & Ranked Considered by many to be one of the most important books in the field of psychology, Modern Man in Search of a Soul is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology, including dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion. Additionally, Jung looks at the differences between his theories and those of Sigmund Freud, providing a valuable basis for anyone interested in the…
Author(s): Carl Jung, W. S. Dell, et al.

5. Psychology of the Unconscious (2003)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedIn this, his most famous and influential work, Carl Jung made a dramatic break from the psychoanalytic tradition established by his mentor, Sigmund Freud. Rather than focusing on psychopathology and its symptoms, the Swiss psychiatrist studied dreams, mythology, and literature to define the universal patterns of the psyche.In Psychology of the Unconscious, Jung seeks a symbolic meaning and purpose behind a given set of symptoms, placing them within the larger context of the psyche. The 1912 text examines the fantasies of a patient whose poetic and vivid mental images helped Jung redefine libido as psychic energy,…
Author(s): C. G. Jung

6. Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1989)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedAn eye-opening biography of one of the most influential psychiatrists of the modern age, drawing from his lectures, conversations, and own writings. In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, Carl Gustav Jung undertook the telling of his life story. Memories, Dreams, Reflections is that book, composed of conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaffé, as well as chapters written in his own hand, and other materials. Jung continued to work on the final stages of the manuscript until shortly before his death on June 6, 1961, making this a uniquely comprehensive reflection on a remarkable life. Fully…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, Aniela Jaffe, et al.

7. Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 2) (1979)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedAion, originally published in German in 1951, is one of the major works of Jung’s later years. The central theme of the volume is the symbolic representation of the psychic totality through the concept of the Self, whose traditional historical equivalent is the figure of Christ. Jung demonstrates his thesis by an investigation of the Allegoria Christi, especially the fish symbol, but also of Gnostic and alchemical symbolism, which he treats as phenomena of cultural assimilation. The first four chapters, on the ego, the shadow, and the anima and animus, provide a valuable summation of these key concepts in Jung’s system of…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, Gerhard Adler, et al.

8. Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung) (Jung Extracts) (2010)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedJung was intrigued from early in his career with coincidences, especially those surprising juxtapositions that scientific rationality could not adequately explain. He discussed these ideas with Albert Einstein before World War I, but first used the term “synchronicity” in a 1930 lecture, in reference to the unusual psychological insights generated from consulting the I Ching. A long correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli stimulated a final, mature statement of Jung’s thinking on synchronicity, originally published in 1952 and…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, R. F.C. Hull, et al.

9. The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams (Jung Extracts) (2010)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedThese two essays, written late in Jung’s life, reflect his responses to the shattering experience of World War II and the dawn of mass society. Among his most influential works, “The Undiscovered Self” is a plea for his generation–and those to come–to continue the individual work of self-discovery and not abandon needed psychological reflection for the easy ephemera of mass culture. Only individual awareness of both the conscious and unconscious aspects of the human psyche, Jung tells us, will allow the great work of human culture to continue and thrive. Jung’s reflections on self-knowledge and the exploration of the unconscious carry…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, R. F.C. Hull, et al.

10. The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga (1999)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & Ranked“Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model of something that was almost completely lacking in Western psychology–an account of the development phases of higher consciousness…. Jung’s insistence on the psychogenic and symbolic significance of such states is even more timely now than then. As R. D. Laing stated… ‘It was Jung who broke the ground here, but few followed him.'”–From the introduction by Sonu Shamdasani Jung’s seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, Sonu Shamdasani

11. Psychological Types (2016)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & Ranked2016 Reprint of 1924 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this classic work, originally published in 1921, Jung categorized people into primary types of psychological function. He proposed four main functions of consciousness: Two perceiving functions: Sensation and Intuition Two judging functions: Thinking and Feeling The functions are modified by two main attitude types: extraversion and introversion. Jung theorized that the dominant function characterizes consciousness, while its opposite is repressed and characterizes…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, H. G. Baynes

12. Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction (1998)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedMore than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung’s analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights. #22,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Medical Psychoanalysis #23 in Medical Psychology Reference #12 in Jungian Psychology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Murray Stein

13. Answer to Job: (From Vol. 11 of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung) (Jung Extracts) (2010)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedConsidered one of Jung’s most controversial works, Answer to Job also stands as Jung’s most extensive commentary on a biblical text. Here, he confronts the story of the man who challenged God, the man who experienced hell on earth and still did not reject his faith. Job’s journey parallels Jung’s own experience–as reported in The Red Book: Liber Novus–of descending into the depths of his own unconscious, confronting and reconciling the rejected aspects of his soul. This paperback edition of Jung’s classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani,…
Author(s): C. G. Jung, R. F.C. Hull, et al.

14. Jung: A Very Short Introduction (2001)

 Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & RankedThis is the most lucid and timely introduction to the thought of Carl Gustav Jung available to date. Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition, and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve to be. Now, in this extremely accessible introduction, Anthony Stevens one of Britain’s foremost Jungian analysts clearly explains the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individualization of the Self. A small masterpiece of insight and…
Author(s): Anthony Stevens

Best Carl Jung Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Revising and Editing for Translators

Author(s): Brian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira
ID: 2474233, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

The way of the psychonaut: encyclopedia for inner journeys Volume two

Author(s): Multidisciplinary Assosication for Psychedelic Studies;Doblin, Rick;Grof, Brigette;Grof, Stanislav;Jung, Carl Gustav;Tarnas, Richard
ID: 2566085, Publisher: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: azw3

History of modern psychology: lectures delivered at the ETH Zurich Volume 1, 1933-1934 / foreword by Ulrich Hoerni ; translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Ernst Falzeder

Author(s): Falzeder, Ernst;Hoerni, Ulrich;Jung, Carl Gustav;Kyburz, Mark;Peck, John
ID: 2674417, Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

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