This concise introduction explains clearly the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individuation of the Self. Anthony Stevens examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, "synchronicity", and the psychology of gender differences. He devotes separate chapters to the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, the practice of Jungian analysis, and to the unjust allegation that Jung was a Nazi sympathiser.
©1994, 2003 Anthony Stevens; (P)2003 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
"Tim Pigott-Smith's mellow voice achieves perfect pronunciation. By giving welcome expression to the dry definitions, his tempered enthusiasm and varying pace add color to a black-and-white text." (AudioFile)
Really interesting overview of Jung the man and his ideas.
"Great summary, nice narrative..."
I really enjoyed this book on Jung. I had read Selected Works by Anthony Storr and I had a good idea about some of Jung's key theories,
This book kicks off with a fascinating insight into Jung's childhood and student years and explains some of the connections between his later ideas and his early insights. I find this book rewards several listens and having listened to it a number of times I have gone on to read "Memories Dreams & Reflections" Carl Jung's autobiography which I would also recommend highly.
"Very good - content and quality"
I really enjoyed this audiobook - both the content and the quality - and I expect I shall listen to it several times. Certain parts of it, like Jung's perspective on illness as a creative process, I found particularly inspiring. If you would like an introduction to Jung's ideas and like listening to audiobooks then this comes recommended.
As some one who has read Jung already I found this book very helpful as a refresher course and in attempting to articulate the ideas in a concise way. The narration is excellent.
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