On the Nature of the Psyche

On the Nature of the Psyche

Jung's discovery of the 'collective unconscious', a psychic inheritance common to all humankind, transformed the understanding of the self and the way we interpret the world. In On the Nature of the Psyche Jung describes this remarkable theory in his own words, and presents a masterly overview of his theories of the unconscious, and its relation to the conscious mind. Also contained in this collection is On Psychic Energy, where Jung defends his interpretation of the libido, a key factor in the breakdown of his relations with Freud. For anyone seeking to understand Jung's insights into the human mind, this volume is essential reading.

The Nature of the Psyche (A Seth Book)

Its Human Expression

The Nature of the Psyche (A Seth Book)

Seth, speaking through Jane Roberts, reveals a startling new concept of self, answering questions about the secret language of love, human sexuality, the real origins and incredible powers of dreams, and how we choose our physical death — sometimes years in advance. He also covers human sexuality as it relates to the private and mass psyche, and explains how distorted beliefs about sexuality can hold back spiritual progress. “The psyche is a gestalt of aware energy in which your own identity resides, inviolate, yet ever-changing as you fulfill your potentials. You are your psyche’s living expression, its human manifestation. Yet you allow yourselves often to become blind to brilliant aspects of your own existence.” — Jane Roberts, Speaking for Seth “The Seth books were of great benefit to me on my spiritual journey and helped me to see another way of looking at the world.” — Gerald G. Jampolsky, author of Love is Letting Go of Fear

The Nature of the Psyche

Its Human Expression

The Nature of the Psyche

From the Best-selling Author of SETH SPEAKS and THE NATURE OF PERSONAL REALITY Seth, speaking exclusively through Jane Roberts, reveals a startling new concept of self, answering questions about the secret language of love, human sexuality, the real origins and incredible powers of dreams, and how we choose our physical death - sometimes years in advance. For the first time Seth explains: Why love is the basic language from which all others spring The bisexual nature of humanity and its biological and spiritual importance The true basis of homosexuality and lesbianism - along with their private and social affects The benefits of recalling our dreams and consciously participating in them How dreams can prevent chronic illnesses by providing important therapeutic information Simple exercises you can do to expand your awareness of the deeper portions of your psyche and stretch your abilities to their fullest potential The psyche is a gestalt of aware energy in which your own identity resides, inviolate, yet ever-changing as you fulfil your potentials. You are your psyche's living expression, its human manifestation. Yet you allow yourselves often to become blind to brilliant aspects of your own existence. 'The Seth books present and alternate map of reality with a new diagram of the psyche . . . useful to all explorers of consciousness.' - Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success 'Seth was one of my first metaphysical teachers. He remains a constant source of knowledge and inspiration in my life.' - Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche first appeared in the Collected Works in 1960. In this new edition bibliographical citations and entries have been revised in the light of subsequent publications in the Collected Works, and essential corrections have been made. The book traces an important line of development in Jung's thought from 1912 onwards. The earliest of the papers elaborates Freud's concept of sexual libido into that of psychic energy. In those that follow we see how, Jung, discarding one by one the traditional 'philosophical' hypotheses, gradually arrived at a concept which is even more controversial than psychic energy was in its day ^DDL namely, psychic reality. The book contains the first mention of the archetype in Jung's writings as well as his later views on its nature. There is also a valuable account of the therapeutic uses of 'active imagination' first described in an essay written in 1916.

The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche

The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) and Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (1900 - 1958) were two of the greatest thinkers of modern times. Jung is the founder of Analytical Psychology and is one of the best known researchers in the field of Dream Interpretation and Symbolization. Pauli was one of the pioneers of Quantum Physics. In 1945, Pauli received the Nobel Prize in Physics after being nominated by Albert Einstein for his "decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle" involving spin theory underpinning the structure of matter and the whole of chemistry. Together they collaborated on this book that was First published in 1952 in German as Naturerkl rung und Psyche. C. G. Jung: Synchronizit t als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenh nge. W. Pauli: Der Einfluss archetypischer Vorstellungen auf die Bildung naturwissenschaftlicher Theorien bei Kepler. However, our reviewer, himself an eminent professor of mathematics, concludes, "After thoroughly studying their writings for many months now, I have come to see clearly that they are both utterly mad."

Understanding Human Nature

The psychology of personality

Understanding Human Nature

Understanding Human Nature was an attempt to acquaint the general public with the fundamentals of Individual Psychology. Adler explores human personality from all angles – how character develops, the nature of the psyche, how we see the world and how we become who we are. He believed that the work of understanding should not be the preserve of psychologists alone, but a vital undertaking for everyone to pursue, given the bad consequences of ignorance. This approach to psychology was unusually democratic for psychoanalytic circles. It is a work that anyone can read and understand.

Psychology of the Unconscious

Psychology of the Unconscious

In this, his most famous and influential work, Carl Jung made a dramatic break from the psychoanalytic tradition established by his mentor, Sigmund Freud. Rather than focusing on psychopathology and its symptoms, the Swiss psychiatrist studied dreams, mythology, and literature to define the universal patterns of the psyche.

Love and the Soul

Psychological Interpretations of the Eros and Psyche Myth

Love and the Soul

The Eros and Psyche myth has, over the course of the twentieth century, received nearly as much attention from depth psychologists as has the Oedipus story. In their attempt to better understand this popular story, scholars have proposed various interpretations, which have generally followed eithether Freudian or Jungian theories about the nature of the psyche and its development. This elaborate work provides serious students of psychology, religion and mythology with a detailed account and analysis of what has been accomplished in the spychological interpretation of the Eros and Psyche myth to date. It emphasizes how psychological theory determines the direction of interpretation much more than does the literary context of the myth itself. It also examines the strengths and weaknesses of these psychological interpretations (five Freudian and six Jungian) of the Eros and Psyche myth in order to lay the groundwork for an interpretation which (1) avoids the rigidity of both Freudian and Jungian dogma and (2) restores the myth to its rightful literary and religious context — something which has been ignored by most psychological interpretations.

Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul

A Historical Entanglement

Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul

Neither a book about the psychology of spirituality nor America’s ongoing turf wars between religion and science, Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul takes to task many of the presumed relationships between the two—from sharing common concerns to diametrically hostile opposites—to analyze the myriad functions religion and psychology play in our understanding of the human life and mind. Graham Richards takes the historical and philosophical long view in these rigorous and readable essays, which trace three long-running and potentially outmoded threads: that psychology and religion are irrelevant to each other, that they are complementary and should collaborate, and that one will eventually replace the other. He references a stunning variety of texts (from Freud and Allport to Karen Armstrong and Paul Tillich) reflecting the evolution of these ideas over the decades, to emphasize both the complexity of the issues and the enduring lack of easy answers. The eloquence of the writing and passionate objectivity of the argument will interest readers on all sides of the debate as the author examines: the religious origins of psychology, the original dichotomy: mythos versus logos, the authenticity of religious experience, Religion and personality, the problematic role of prayer and Religion in the history of psychotherapy. For those making a serious study of the history of psychology, Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul will inspire a fresh wave of critical discussion and inquiry.

The Earth Has a Soul

The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung

The Earth Has a Soul

While never losing sight of the rational, cultured mind, Jung speaks for the natural mind, source of the evolutionary experience and accumulated wisdom of our species. Through his own example, Jung shows how healing our own living connection with Nature contributes to the whole.