The concept of 'Archteypes' and the hypothesis of 'A Collective Unconscious' are two of Jung's better known and most exciting ideas. In this volume - taken from the Collected Works and appearing in paperback for the first time - Jung describes and elaborates the two concepts.
Three essays establish the theoretical basis which are then followed by essays on specific archetypes. The relation of these to the process of individuation is examined in the last section. The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious is one of Jung's central works. There are many illustrations in full colour.
Table of Contents
Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. The Concept of the Collective Unconscious. Concerning the Archetypes, with Special Reference to the Anima Concept. Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype. Concerning Rebirth. The Psychology of the Child Archetype. The Psychological Aspects of the Kore. The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairytales. On the Psychology of the Trickster-figure. Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation. A Study in the Process of Individuation. Concerning Mandala Symbolism.
An eloquent witness to Jung's greatness of mind and heart. His idea of th archetype involves profound attitudes towards man's existence and intimates values through which very many people have found a new significance in their lives. - Journal of Analytical Psychology