“Man And His Symbols”
January 5, 2010
It is not everyday that I get a chance to read a book that speaks volumes to my intuitive understanding of the world. To say the least, this work of Carl Gustav Jung’s fits like a sung, tailor-made velvet glove over the synaptic clefts of my hardwired, neural network of reasoning…
Man and His Symbols is the last psychological work undertaken by Carl Jung before his death in 1961. First published in 1964, it is divided into five parts, four of which are written by associates of Jung: Joseph L. Henderson, Marie-Louise von Franz, Aniela Jaffé, and Jolande Jacobi.
Anyone seeking to understand why mankind thinks and acts the way he does needs to read this book. No need to fret that you may not understand these writings. The book was put together as an introduction to Jung’s theories, which was intended for a general audience rather than psychology students.
Truly this is truly a book that all mankind should read at somepoint in their lives…
“The individual is the only reality. The further we move away from the individual toward abstract ideas about homo sapiens, the more likely we are to fall into error. In these times of social upheaval and rapid change, it is desirable to know much more than we do about the individual human being, for so much depends upon his mental and moral qualities. But if we are to see things in their right perspective, we need to understand the past of man as well as his present. That is why and understanding of myths and symbols is of essential importance.”
Carl. G. Jung
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