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Jung on Alchemy C.G. Jung

Jung on Alchemy By C.G. Jung

Jung on Alchemy by C.G. Jung

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Jung was one of the first modern thinkers to realize the importance of alchemical symbolism to men and women today. This volume presents a selection of Jung's writing on alchemy, a concise introduction to its principles and the importance of alchemy in the context of Jung's psychology.

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Jung on Alchemy by C.G. Jung

Jung realized that the fantastic images of alchemy - fire-breathing dragons, hermaphrodites, lions giving birth to the sun - are not so far from our daily lives. He made sense of such seemingly incomprehensible symbols and showed how, in fact, such images represent a usually unseen level that has immense power over how we feel, think and imagine our existence.
Nathan Schwartz-Salant, a leading Jungian analyst with a special interest in alchemy, has brought together a key selection of Jung's writings on alchemy. His lucid introduction provides a clear account of the basics of alchemy and explains to the reader Jung's ideas on alchemical studies.
Jung on Alchemy provides an excellent introduction to one of Jung's most exciting, yet most challenging, fields of study.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Alchemy in Jung's Life 2. The Prima Materia 3. The Attis Cybelle Myth 4. Alchemy and the Body 5. Jung, Alchemy and Freud 6. Alchemical and Modern Scientific Ways of Thinking 7. Selections

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Jung on Alchemy by C.G. Jung
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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