The symbolic quest : basic concepts of analytical psychology

by Edward C. Whitmont

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Publication

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1978, c1969. --

Original publication date

1969

Physical description

xi, 336 p.; 24 cm

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This book explores the use and development of man's symbolizing capacities-those qualities that make him distinctly human. Dr. Whitmont describes the symbolic approach to a dream, which takes into account a symptom's meaning in reference to an unfolding wholeness of personality. He then presents the view that the instinctual urge for meaning is served by the symbolizing capacities, and that this urge has been repressed in our time.

In the field of psychology, this symbolic approach is most fully exemplified by the theories of C. G. Jung. The author's contribution includes many differentiations and speculations, especially concerning the problems of relatedness.

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