Aion is one of a number of major works that Jung wrote during his seventies that were concerned with the relations between psychology, alchemy and religion.
He is particularly concerned in this volume with the rise of Christianity and with the figure of Christ. He explores how Christianity came about when it did, the importance of the figure of Christ and the identification of the figure of Christ with the archetype of the Self. A matter of special importance to Jung in his seventies - the problem of opposites, particularly good and evil - is further discussed and the importance of the symbolism of the fish, which recurs as a symbol of both Christ and the devil, is examined.
As a study of the archetype of the self, Aion complements The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, which is also published in paperback.
The Collected Works of C. G. Jung is a multi-volume work containing the writings of psychiatrist Carl Jung.
Volume 1: Psychiatric Studies
Volume 2: Experimental Researches
Volume 3: Psychogenesis of Mental Disease
Volume 4: Freud and Psychoanalysis
Volume 5: Symbols of Transformation
Volume 6: Psychological Types
Volume 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology
Volume 8: Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
Volume 9/1: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
Volume 9/2: Aion
Volume 10: Civilisation in Transition
Volume 11: Psychology and Religion
Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy
Volume 13: Alchemical
Volume 14: Mysterium Coniunctionis
Volume 15: The Spirit of Man in Art and Literature
Volume 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy
Volume 17: The Development of Personality
Volume 18: The Symbolic Life
Volume 19: Bibliography
Volume 20: Index