Man and His Symbols is an introduction to the thoughts of Carl Jung. The book addresses the essence of Jung’s philosophy of life: Man becomes whole when (and only when) the process of individuation is complete.

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Man and His Symbols is the last work undertaken by Carl Jung before his death in 1961. The principle aim of “Man and His Symbols” is an introduction to Jung’s work and ideas. It is an examination of man’s relation to his own unconscious, emphasising the importance of dreams in the life of the individual. The book was first published in 1964 and is divided into five parts, four of which were written by Jung’s closest associates in the world of analytical psychology. One of the most important part of the whole book is his idea of individuation, the process by which consciousness and the unconscious have learned to live at peace and to complement one another. This addresses the essence of Jung’s philosophy of life: Man becomes whole when (and only when) the process of individuation is complete.

eternalised

Just a small nitpick: the process of individuation is never complete.

cloudhid

I like the presentation of the video, well constructed, good imagery and clear explanation. Personally speaking about Man and His Symbols, I am not knoweldgeable on psychology, but without further research I would say this is a bit sketchy. This seems overty interperetive, don’t get me wrong I think qualitative results and research are good but this is creating a whole boatload of theory. True it is based on a career of practice and observation but it is just from one man. There is also the problem of being in his time where people are surrounded by common environments, symbols, and systems; there is the problem of people developing a common symbol set. Again I don’t have much knowledge of Jung or his work, this is just what I am seeing here. If there are several careers and case studies from multiple practitioners from different periods of time then this would be more credible to me.

TF2PublicFerret

People often attribute a lot of importance to dreams, but as someone who smokes weed daily, I can’t remember the last dream I had (side effect of weed consumption). Now, maybe I still sometimes dream and don’t remember it, but either way if I don’t ever feel like I’m dreaming it’s hard to think dreams would have any communicative property with the conscious mind.

XoidObioX

Excellent book

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