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Jung on Active Imagination

By C.G. Jung

Edited by Joan Chodorow

© 1997 – Routledge

208 pages

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Paperback: 9780415138437
pub: 1997-01-23
Hardback: 9780415152549
pub: 1997-01-23

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Jung's discovery of active imagination is one of the most important milestones in his personal and professional life. Prompted by the trauma of his break up with Freud, he developed a method of self healing which later formed the basis of his analytic practice and is now regarded as the origin of non-directive psychotherapy and creative arts therapies.

Jungian analyst, Joan Chodorow brings together a key selection of Jung's writings. In her introduction to this selection of his writings Joan Chodorow explains clearly Jung's method of focusing the conscious mind on unconscious processes as a means of achieving self-knowledge and individuation.


'At last we have a collection of Jung's writings together in one clearly designed book. A valuable aid to research and writing on this important and creative Jungian subject. An outstanding contribution.' - Shelia Powell, Training Analyst in Private Practice

About the Author/Editor

Joan Chodorow is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, an analyst in private practice and a registered dance therapist.

About the Series

Jung On

In the Jung On series, leading scholars and analysts bring together a key selection of Jung’s writings on a broad range of topics. Books in the series establish a clear framework and include the most significant passages from across Jung’s oeuvre, enabling the reader to get the most out of the contents.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Jungian