Alchemy is central to Jung's hypothesis of the collective unconscious. In this volume he begins with an outline of the process and aims of psychotherapy, and then moves on to work out the analogies between alchemy, Christian dogma and symbolism and his own understanding of the analytic process. Introducing the basic concepts of alchemy, Jung ...Read MoreAlchemy is central to Jung's hypothesis of the collective unconscious. In this volume he begins with an outline of the process and aims of psychotherapy, and then moves on to work out the analogies between alchemy, Christian dogma and symbolism and his own understanding of the analytic process. Introducing the basic concepts of alchemy, Jung reminds us of the dual nature of alchemy, comprising both the chemical process and a parallel mystical component. He also discusses the seemingly deliberate mystification of the alchemists. Finally, in using the alchemical process as providing insights into individuation, Jung emphasises the importance of alchemy in relating to us the transcendent nature of the psyche.Read Less
Good/Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 2nd edition. Jacket has staining, edgewear and rubbing, chips and tears, price-clipped. Boards have edgewear and rubbing, pages beginning to yellow, pages "wavy" from excess humidity, otherwise interior is clean. 281 pages. O-4.
Good. Hardcover; Bollingen Series 20, Volume 12; translated by R.F.C. Hull; fadin g and shelf wear to exterior; surplus library copy with the usual stampings; reference number taped to spine; synopsis of book taped to front endpaper; otherwise contents in good condition with clean text, firm binding.
Good. No dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Covers have wear with bending on corners & spine; previous owners name on 1st pg in ink & old price in pencil, some pgs have foxing & underlining. 592 p. Audience: Professional and scholarly.
Hardcover. Large octavo. xxxiv + 572pp. + adverts at rear. Green cloth lettered in gilt on spine & front board. B/w illustrations. Bibliography & index. An important work in which Jung works out in great detail the analogies between alchemy, Christian dogma, and symbolism & the dreams & visions of the contemporary scientist. Spine creased, bumps to bottom-corners of boards, foxing to top-edge, tiny mark on front board, previous owner's name on front pastedown, otherwise a solid, clean VG copy (no dust jacket).
Illustrated. Very Good/No DJ. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Unmarked Clean and Solid No indication of later printings. 'The Collected Works of C.G. Jung'. Used book, normal shelfwear. Unmarked except for name on front endpaper.
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