The Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volumes 4,12,16: Dreams

by C. G. Jung

Book, 1974



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Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1974.

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xxi, 337 p.; 22 cm

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Dream analysis is a distinctive and foundational part of analytical psychology, the school of psychology founded by C. G. Jung and his successors. This volume collects Jung's most insightful contributions to the study of dreams and their meaning. The essays in this volume, written by Jung between 1909 and 1945, reveal Jung's most essential views about dreaming--especially regarding the relationship between language and dream. Through these studies, Jung grew to understand that dreams are themselves a language, a language through which the soul communicates with the body. The essays included are "The Analysis of Dreams," "On the Significance of Number Dreams," "General Aspects of Dream Psychology," "On the Nature of Dreams," "The Practical Use of Dream Analysis," and "Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy" (complete with illustrations).


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LibraryThing member citranella
Classic work by Jung. A fairly complex read, incorporating psychology, science, mythology and folklore into the interpretation of dreams.
LibraryThing member iayork
Not only in dreams: About God, Jung said, I don't believe, I know. As soon as you read 'Dreams', you will have a complete sense of his amazing insights, not only on the subject matter, but on the complete human pysche. And this includes, as I tried to hint at from the very beginning, the very
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meaning of our existence.
Perhaps there would not be a Jung today, if there had not been a Freud preceding him. But a completely ignorant educated man here says, having read them both, that Jung's proposal is far more clever, ellaborate, comprehensive and convincing.
Jung was a unique scholar, he had a very distinctive ability to blend a lot of knowledge from seemingly unrelated areas of science into pyschology. His biography is an essential starting point to understand how he managed to develop this quality, which I think was key to his original thinking.
'Dreams' is a book of rare brilliance. Thanks to Jung, for providing a 'basis' for all things.
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LibraryThing member isabelx
A selection of Jung's writings about dreams. As it includes articles from various parts of his career, some are more critical of Freudian ideas about dream analysis than others and there is rather a lot of overlap between the articles. It gets quite technical, and the comparisons to alchemy did get
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quite wearisome in the latter part of the book.
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