Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction




      Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction
More than a mere overview, the book offers readers a strong grounding in the basic principles of Jung s analytical psychology in addition to illuminating insights.Probably the best one volume English language summary of Jung s thought Stein develops the cartographical metaphor of the title by beginning with the surface ego of the psyche and exploring successively complex areas, including complexes, libido thoery, shadow, anima us, the self, individuation, and synchronicity The map soon resembles the multidisciplinary chart of a solar system than it does a flat map In each subject area, Stein draws heavily on papers that Jung wrote late in his life, but he sets these in the context of Jung s earlier developing thought This method allows the author to demonstrate the interconnectedness and coherence of Jung s mature work Choice, 10 15 98Stein could just as aptly have named his introductory guide Jung s Art of the Soul, for the course the founder of analytical psychology charted also has the intuitive sweep of an artist on an inner journey integrated within a systematic framework of techniques Though acknowledging Jung s creative, intuitive approach to fathoming the mysteries of the individual and collective human psyche, the author presents a solid case for the basic coherency and empirical underpinnings of the great psychoanalyst s theory counter to those who viewed him as of a mystic or philosopher who espoused As within, so without Territory consciously omitted from this psychic map concern his analytic practice and interpretation of culture, history, and religion Organized like a graduate thesis, all the major concepts that evolved over Jung s lengthy career are lucidly summarized with some contextual details ego consciousness, complexes, libido theory, archetypes, persona shadow, anima animus, the self, individuation, and synchronicity While this presentation is eminently accessible than most Jungian texts and Stein does preface it with personal remarks about his long time attraction to Jung those who seek a sense of Jung s own voice and personal development in his quest for answers to many of life s enigmas will have their appetites whet to explore further From Independent Publisher Best Read [ Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction ] author [ Murray Stein ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Jungian psychoanalyst, author, lecturerMurray Stein, Ph.D.is a training analyst at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland His most recent publications include The Principle of Individuation, Jung s Map of the Soul, and The Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis Editor of the Jungian sections, with Ross Skelton as General Editor He lectures internationally on topics related to Analytical Psychology and its applications in the contemporary world.Dr Stein is a graduate of Yale University B.A and M.Div , the University of Chicago Ph.D., in Religion and Psychological Studies , and the C.G Jung Institut Zurich He is a founding member of the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts He has been the president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology 2001 4 , and is presently a member of the Swiss Society for Analytical Psychology and President of the International School of Analytical Psychology, Zurich.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction
  • Murray Stein
  • English
  • 12 November 2017
  • 0812693760

10 thoughts on “ Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction

  1. Riku Sayuj says:

    Ultimately, wrote Jung, every individual life is at the same time the eternal life of the species This is a readable almost introduction to the whole of Jung s cosmology Partly defensive in its arguments, the book proves useful when it sticks to just presenting Jung s thoughts and not trying to show how it is still in sync with latest research esp when it tries to link psychology to modern physics Jung and Freud are best read as imaginative writers and it would probably be evenfUltimately, wrote Jung, every individual life is at the same time the eternal life of the species This is a readable almost introduction to the whole of Jung s cosmology Partly defensive in its arguments, the book proves useful when it sticks to just presenting Jung s thoughts and not trying to show how it is still in sync with latest research esp when it tries to link psychology to modern physics Jung and Freud are best read as imaginative writers and it would probably be evenfun to read them while viewing them as collaborators or co myth makers Stein tries his best to hold back from attacking Freud and explaining Jung, but the proverbial slips are a few too many The good part is that Stein is a good cartographer Stein constructs the cosmology slowly with a lot of care and precision He starts with the Ego and slowly introduces us to its Shadow Then the Persona and the Animus are introduced Fina...

  2. Mariana Ferreira says:

    Read to better understand the new BTS album, which is named after this book Surprisingly thorough for such a concise book, it s a good entrance point if you re interested in learning about Jung I didn t bother with th...

  3. Martha Love says:

    Jung s Map of the Soul is an excellent book summarizing the theories of Carl Jung It was suggested as reading in the first year of the graduate Masters program I completed in Depth Psychology, but it was not the most introductory book on the syllabus and most of us read it after first reading a few othersimplified works by other authors on Jung It is now, my favorite book of its type and I think truly prepares one to have the theoretical background to read and understand Jung s Collect Jung s Map of the Soul is an excellent book summarizing the theories of Carl Jung It was suggested as reading in the first year of the graduate Masters program I completed in Depth Psychology, but it was not the most introductory book on the syllabus and most of us read it after first reading a few othersimplified works by other authors on Jung It is now, my favorite book of its type...

  4. Jigar Brahmbhatt says:

    I have now come to terms with the fact that I will never understand Jung completely His writing is like a sprawl, going in many directions, and Murry Stein in a way affirms the fact that Jung, equally interested in spirituality and mysticism, has left myriad small lamps in the dark alley of the human soul, ever attracting young and curious minds to investigate further To make sense of his writing is a job in itself This is a good primer to start with Basic theories are explained well, and if I have now come to terms with the fact that I will never understand Jung completely His writing is like a sprawl, going in many directions, and Murry Stein in a way affirms the fact that Jung, equally interested in spirituality and mysticism, has left myriad small lamps in the dark alley of the human soul, ever attracting young and curious minds to investigate further To make sense of his writing is a job in itself This is a good primer to start with Basic theories are explained well, and if there is something I want to take from this book, something which reinforces the central idea in all the Eastern religions, be it Hinduism, Taoism, or Buddhism, it is this passage The infant is at first literally not able to distinguish where it leaves off and where mother begins...

  5. Varshika Singh says:

    Thank you BTS for introducing me to this book It was an amazing read and brought me closer to understanding myself.

  6. Shikshya Shakya says:

    Came here after hearing that bts is releasing their new album The map of soul Persona

  7. Morgan Blackledge says:

    This book seems like a very good summary of Jung s work But I don t know enough about the source texts to comment with authority beyond that The author Murray Stein is clearly a brilliant and a very competent intellectual, scholar and writer That being said Speaking cautiously and purely from my own admittedly limited knowledge of Jung s ideas I didn t care much for this book or the subject matter.Much of Jung s ideas leave me cold as a corps.The aspects of Jung s work that I do find useful This book seems like a very good summary of Jung s work But I don t know enough about the source texts to comment with authority beyond that The author Murray Stein is clearly a brilliant and a very competent intellectual, scholar and writer That being said Speaking cautiously and purely from my own admittedly limited knowledge of Jung s ideas I didn t care much for this book or the subject matter.Much of Jung s ideas leave me cold as a corps.The aspects of Jung s work that I do find useful and interesting beyond a historical sense are isolated and taken with such liberal modifications on my part, that they do...

  8. Lisa says:

    Stein does an excellent job of summarizing Jung s views and research on the human soul and related topics The book will give you much insight into Jung s contributions to psychology, and insight into how Jung s theories and writings have impacted the world as we know it.

  9. Ahmed Hamad says:

    Carl Jung has been my favorite author for many many years now No matter how many times you d read any of his books, there s always something tremendous and new that comes to mind with every page However, I ve always had this feeling of being unsure if I understood what he is meaning to say and thought that I was maybe following my own speculative line of thought based on the premises presented in his work For this reason, I decided to pick this book up and give it a read, and I am quite impre Carl Jung has been my favorite author for many many years now No matter how many times you d read any of his books, there s always something tremendous and new that comes to mind with every page However, I ve always had this feeling of being unsure if I understood what he is meaning to say and thought that I was maybe following my own speculative line of thought based on the premises presented in his work For this reason, I decided to pick this book up and gi...

  10. Ricche Khosasi says:

    a brief introduction

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