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Jung: A Very Short Introduction

Anthony Stevens

22 February 2001

ISBN: 9780192854582

192 pages

In Stock

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99



In this concise introduction, Anthony Stevens explains clearly the basic concepts of Jungian psychology, and examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, `sychronicity', and the psychology of gender differences. He also discusses the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, the practice of Jungian analysis, and the unjust allegation that Jung was a Nazi sympathizer, and argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing in Western society.

  • Jung's ideas are of considerable general interest - in particular his theories of the unconscious, and his views on the interpretation of dreams - which gave rise to a whole branch of psychotherapy, Jungian analysis
  • Anthony Stevens is himself a distinguished Jungian analyst and psychiatrist, as well as a prolific writer on Jungian themes

Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1:The man and his psychology
    2:Archetypes and the collective unconsious
    3:The stages of life
    4:Psychological types
    7:Jung's alleged anti-Semitism
    8:The summing-up
    Further reading


offers a concise introduction to Jungian psychology, covering everything from the collective unconscious and the archetype to the theories of synchronicity and individuation. - Ken McGoogan, Calgary Herald