C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time

This insightful biography of Jung by his close associate is not only the most authoritative account of his seminal ideas, it is also a history of the growth and development of this unique person’s creative powers.

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Author: Marie-Louise von Franz
No. Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780919123786

There are few individuals in this century whose work has had such wide-ranging, long-lasting effects as that of C.G. Jung.  His ideas have profoundly influenced such varied disciplines as art, anthropology, atomic physics, philosophy, theology and parapsychology, as well as the fields of psychology and psychotherapy.

Jung was the first modern scientist to take seriously the reality of the unconscious and to dialogue with it throughout his life.  He paid scrupulous attention to his dreams and to what they had to say concerning his personal development and the collective events of his day.

Von Franz traces the evolution of Jung’s basic concepts – complexes, archetypes and the collective unconscious, psychological types, the creative instinct, active imagination, individuation and much more – from their origins to their empirical documentation in his numerous books, papers and recorded lectures.

C.G. Jung: His Myth in Out Time is not only a unique biographical portrait of Jung the individual and Jung the intellectual pioneer, nor is it simply the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Jung’s seminal ideas.  It is also a history of the growth and development of one person’s creative powers, from which emerges the fascinating “myth” of a great man in our time.