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Jung: A Journey of Transformation: Exploring His Life and Experiencing Jung: A Journey of Transformation: Exploring His Life and Experiencing by Vivianne Crowley

Jung: A Journey Of Transformation introduces Jung's major concepts in an -easy-to-understand format visually enhanced with four color art and photography. The simple exercises and quizzes enable readers to not only learn about Jung's believes but also to embark on a journey of their own transformation.

The pioneering work of Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875- 1961) has evolved into as much a spiritual system as a psychotherapeutic one. His deep exploration of the psyche has profoundly influenced our concept of ourselves, the resurgence of interest in worldwide mythology, and the inception of the twelve-step program-one of the most widespread spiritual practices in the world today.

Jung's work on himself and his patients convinced him that life has a spiritual purpose beyond material goals. Our main task, he believed, is to discover and fulfill our deep-innate potential, much as the acorn contains the potential to become the oak, or the caterpillar to become the butterfly. Based on his study of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, Taoism, and other traditions, Jung perceived that this journey of transformation is at the mystical heart of all religions. It is a journey to meet the self and at the same time to meet the Divine. Unlike Sigmund Freud, Jung thought spiritual experience was essential to our well-being. When asked during a 1959 BBC interview if he believed in the existence of God, Jung replied, "I don't believe-I know"

Come along on an engaging inner journey to explore the psychological insights and spiritual wisdom of Carl Gustav Jung, perhaps the most influential psychologist of the twentieth century. As you will discover, although rooted in the wisdom of the past, Jung was a very modern visionary. Jung's ideas shape the way we think about ourselves and the ways we relate to each other. He gives us concepts we use everyday to describe personality, such as extrovert and introvert, anima and animus, the shadow and the higher self. He teaches us to think of our psychological development as a journey of individuation. His writings unlock the secrets of the collective unconscious, the archetypes, and the meaning of synchronicity or coincidence. This beautifully illustrated book introduces Jung's life and ideas in a vivid and entertaining fashion. Each chapter features exercises that help us apply Jung's ideas to our own lives and guide us on our own transformational journey toward psychological and spiritual wholeness.

About the Author
Dr. Vivianne Crowley is a therapist, a licensed psychologist, and an acclaimed workshop leader. She lectures on the psychology of religion at King's College, University of London. Her workshops on Jungian personal development, and spiritual insight have been presented in Europe, Canada, and the United States. She is the author of Thorsons Principles Of Jungian Spirituality; Celtic Wisdom - Seasonal Festivals and Rituals, and the forthcoming books The Lure Of The Dark and A Modern Woman's Kabbala.

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The Jung Page

The Jung Page was founded in 1995 to encourage new psychological ideas and conversations about what it means to be human in our time and place. Any worthwhile psychological theory will change with the changing conditions of life. As we prepare for and move into the 21st century, we need new stories and practices for new times--not grandiose visions, just new, respectful, workable perspectives on ourselves and the world. We need, as Jung said, "a language that alters with the spirit of the times." In this endeavor we invite the participation of Jungian analysts, friends of Jung, students, scholars, and psychotherapists and psychoanalysts of all persuasions...

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Personality Theories:  Carl Jung

By Dr. C. George Boeree

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Freud said that the goal of therapy was to make the unconscious conscious. He certainly made that the goal of his work as a theorist. And yet he makes the unconscious sound very unpleasant, to say the least: It is a cauldron of seething desires, a bottomless pit of perverse and incestuous cravings, a burial ground for frightening experiences which nevertheless come back to haunt us. Frankly, it doesn't sound like anything I'd like to make conscious!

A younger colleague of his, Carl Jung, was to make the exploration of this "inner space" his life's work. He went equipped with a background in Freudian theory, of course, and with an apparently inexhaustible knowledge of mythology, religion, and philosophy. Jung was especially knowledgeable in the symbolism of complex mystical traditions such as Gnosticism, Alchemy, Kabala, and similar traditions in Hinduism and Buddhism. If anyone could make sense of the unconscious and its habit of revealing itself only in symbolic form, it would be Carl Jung...

 

The Essential Jung

This is an extensive resource explores the major theories of this psychoanalyst. Read excerpts from his published works.

 

Jung Institute
The C.G. Jung Institute - Boston is chartered by the New England Society of Jungian Analysts (NESJA) and is dedicated to the healing discipline of Analytical Psychology. Our vision is to nourish the human endeavor for psychological transformation and wholeness. Our mission and task is to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by Carl Gustav Jung.

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TCG's Carl Jung Website

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