Man and His Symbols

Man and His Symbols

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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1964
ISBN: 9780385052214
0385052219
Branch Call Number: 153 .2 Man
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill., ports
Additional Contributors: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961

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Feb 05, 2020

"Nowadays more and more people, especially those who live in large cities, suffer from a terrible emptiness and boredom, as if they are waiting for something that never arrives. Movies and television, spectator sports and political excitements may divert them for a while, but again and again, exhausted and disenchanted, they have to return to the wasteland of their own lives." (p.227)
That was written almost 60 years ago(!) and it sounds like much of the social criticism of the times now, with the big difference being the fashion-beauty-celebritism industrial complex, mobile devices, and social media added to the mix.

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Aug 14, 2019

" The organizing center from which the regulatory effect stems seems to be a sort of 'nuclear atom' in our psychic system. One could also call it the inventor, the organizer, the source of all dream images. Jung called this center the SELF and described it as the totality of the whole psyche. . . . the Greeks called it the DAIMON; the Egyptians, the BA-SOUL; the Romans worshipped it as the 'genius' native to each individual." "Philemon was a pagan and brought an Egypto-Hellenistic atmosphere with agnostic coloration."

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