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Carl Gustav Jung is an enlightening and insightful guide to the life and work of one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy and most influential thinkers in modern times. Combining insights from his early life and his wide-ranging intellectual interests in philosophy, mysticism and parapsychology, Ann Casement traces the development of Jung's ideas on the functioning of the human mind, including the origins of core Jungian concepts such as archetypes, teleology, alchemy and the collective unconscious. Examining the relationship between Freud and Jung through their prolific correspondence, the author charts the growing divergence of opinion.

The Overall Influence of Carl Gustav Jung
The overall influence of Carl Gustav Jung

The prospective note at the end of the last chapter points us forward to researching the ways that Jung has had an impact on the world of psychotherapy and beyond. The take-up of his ideas has been widespread and every major figure in twentieth-century intellectual history refers to him. For instance, the founder of the behavioural movement, J.B. Watson, wrote a major criticism of Psychological Types. This book, along with Symbols of Transformation, was a bestseller in the USA.

The broadcasting of Jung's ideas through his books has been one way that analytical psychology has played a key role in the evolution of twentieth-century psychotherapy. There are others and the professionalization of analytical ...

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