In 1935 Jung gave a now famous and controversial course of five lectures at the Tavistock Clinic in London. In them he presents, in lucid and compelling fashion, his theory of the mind and the methods he had used to arrive at his conclusions: dream analysis, word association and ‘active imagination.’ Immediately accessible to the general reader, the Tavistock lectures are a superb introduction to anyone coming to Jung’s psychology for the first time and crucial for understanding analytical psychology.
A fascinating feature of the book is the inclusion of some of the questions posed to Jung at the end of each lecture. These questions, including those from leading psychoanalysts such as Wilfrid Bion, and the discussions that follow offer an outstanding example of a great thinker at the peak of their powers. Also amongst the audience was Samuel Beckett, who was deeply affected by what Jung had to say.
With a new foreword by Kevin Lu
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations. Editorial Note. Prefatory Note to the Original Edition. Foreword, by E.A. Bennet. Lecture One Discussion. Lecture Two Discussion. Lecture Three Discussion. Lecture Four Discussion. Lecture Five Discussion. Appendix: Participants in the Discussions. List of Works Cited. Index
Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist who founded the school of psychology known as analytical psychology. Jung established the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious.
` … these lectures and discussions will appeal to those who are interested in getting a vivid picture of Jung's personality. The liveliness of his language, with little use of technical terms, makes the book rewarding and interesting reading.' Journal of Analytical Psychology
` … As a summary of Jung's work and views, and as a foundation for understanding Jung, they could hardly be surpassed, and anyone seeking an entrance to his work should perhaps start here.' - The British Journal of Psychiatry
`…an excellent introduction to the principles on which Jung's work rested…His directness and sharpness of wit made him readily accessible to his audience.' - Nursing Times
'Featuring a new and informative introduction by Kevin Lu... Essential reading of all students of Jung and his work, Analytical Psychology is very highly recommended for academic library Psychology Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists." - James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review