Man and His Symbols

“This book was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961.  It provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time.  What emerges with great clarity from this book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.” – Guardian

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Author: C.G. Jung; Marie-Louise von Franz; Joseph. L Henderson; Jolande Jacobi; Aniela Jaffé
No. Pages: 415
ISBN: 9780440351832

In Man and His Symbols, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams.  Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life.  Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung’s own dreams.  The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book.  Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history.  Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader.