Contributions to Analytical Psychology

Contributions to Analytical Psychology

Contributions to Analytical Psychology

Contributions to Analytical Psychology

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Only a few brief lines of explanation and editorial acknowledgment are necessary in launching this second English collection of Dr Jung's essays. The first paper in the book, "On Psychical Energy," was framed soon after the author had finished the Psychology of the Unconscious. It was, however, pressed aside by the greater importance of the type-problem. The author's brilliant study on psychological types intervened, and this paper, originally entitled "The Theory of the Libido", was taken up again only last summer. It is a work of the first importance, and readers who have suffered fatigue in the restricted purlieus of psycho- analytical literature will feel again in this paper the exhilaration of a wide scientific horizon.

The papers immediately following this essay, namely "Spirit and Life, Mind and the Earth", "Analytical Psychology and 'Weltanschauung'", and "Woman in Europe", represent Jung's latest work, and they all reveal how far his psychological outlook has extended beyond the characteristic confines of psycho-analytic theory. Besides these latest contributions, there are included several other papers delivered by Jung to various bodies both in this country and on the Continent, dealing with a variety of problems and aspects of modern life. Since many of these papers were in the nature of an explanatory outline of his ideas to a lay audience, a certain amount of overlapping and repetition was unavoidable. However, what repetition there is will prove to be an asset to all those students who wish to get a thorough grasp of Jung's psychological conceptions.

With regard to the "Love Problem of the Student", it should be borne in mind that this paper was written and . . .

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