Carl Jung, one of the most prominent men to ever add his two cents into the psychology world. He is also one of my personal favorites and his books do not disappoint!
Carl Jung will open your eyes to so many different perspectives. An epiphany awaits in every chapter.
This book covers such a wide array of topics, since it is a bunch of his essays compiled into one book. So it is not quite easy to just sum the whole book up, you’d really have to sum it up by chapters. And of course I don’t want to ruin the book for you.
This is also one of those book you could read 10 times and still learn something new. Its incredible.
Who is this book for?
This books is for someone interested in Psychology, but who also has some background knowledge. If you have never read a Psychology book or taken a class, this book will be a nightmare. It is not a beginners books by any means and it will take you FOREVER to read.
If you have taken a class or read a couple books, you should be fine! Not to mention thoroughly enjoy the book. Expect to reread pages, because he switches back and forth on topics which can make his writing confusing. The complex subjects can also be a lot to process with only reading it once.
Definitely. Like I said, his organization could have been better, but really that is the only negative thing I have to say about it.
Otherwise this book gives a deep look into the human Psyche and what really stuck with me is how far us humans have come from what we were 2,000 years ago, but are still stuck with their instincts and conditioning. That creates a ton of problems in our modern society. Basically we are chimps with rocket-ships.
That is actually even why I chose the book cover I did. It shows how society is pulling us away from our origins. Then how our psyche is trying to pull us back. Alas, the internal war begins.
Here is the chapter list
If those topics interest you I 100% recommend you read this book. It has to be one of my favorites.
My favorite chapters were Dream Analysis, Archaic Man, and The Spiritual Problems of Modern Man.
P.S. You can buy the book here.