Archetypal dimensions of the psyche

by Marie-Luise Von Franz

Book, 1997

Status

Available

Call number

APJA

Call number

APJA

Publication

Boston : Shambhala, 1997.

Original publication date

1997

Physical description

x, 405 p.; 23 cm

Local notes

The chief disciple of C. G. Jung, analyst Marie-Louise von Franz uses her vast knowledge of the world of myths, fairy tales, visions, and dreams to examine expressions of the universal symbol of the Anthropos, or Cosmic Man—a universal archetype that embodies humanity's personal as well as collective identity. She shows that the meaning of life—the realization of our fullest human potential, which Jung called individuation—can only be found through a greater differentiation of consciousness by virtue of archetypes, and that ultimately our future depends on relationships, whether between the sexes or among nations, races, religions, and political factions.

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