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The C.G. Jung Foundation in New York City presents excerpts from the collected works of Carl Jung, with the kind permission of Princeton University Press.

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In Aspects of the Feminine, Jung discussed his ideas regarding the Feminine bringing together not only definition of the archetype, but also the mother complexes which showed themselves as a part of this particular archetype.... more

The reading from Jung's Collected Works continues with the Mother Archetype. Jung goes into detail regarding how he conceives of the Mother Archetype and how we have lived with all the characteristics of mother and mothering in... more

Jung in his discussion of the Mother Archetype shares with his readers the religious, symbolic, as well as mythological aspects of this archetype. In this writing, Jung provides us with the language and details of this specific... more

This is the third and final reading in a series of Jung's ideas concerning poetry, creativity and analytical psychology taken from "The Spirit in man, Art, and Literature. In this selection, "On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry",... more

This week's reading from the Collected Works continues with Jung's perspective on analytical psychology and poetry. Jung in the early part of the reading speaks about Freud and compares his own beliefs regarding art and the artist with... more

The practice of Analytical Psychology is both an art and a craft. When Jung wrote about the creative process involved in writing poetry he gave a very detailed study of how we can "see" into our own nature as creators. His discussion in this... more

The Spirit of Man, Art and Literature is vol. 15 of Jung's Collected Works. In a section entitled "The Artist" Jung explores the psychological meaning of living and creating work as an artist. He discusses not only the personal aims of one who... more

Two different readings are given, one from Psychology and Religion: West and East , vol. 11 of the Collected Works. A second reading of Jung is taken from vol. 18 titled The Symbolic Life. Both readings invite the listener into Jung's... more

In the essay, On the Nature of Dreams, Jung goes into great detail explaining his ideas regarding psychic energy and the unconscious. He was able to take a human characteristic such as dreaming and deepen our understanding of its... more

After spending two weeks in New England and New York City, Jung gave an extemporaneous talk at a farewell supper party. Eleanor Bertine, Esther Harding, Jane A. Pratt and E.F.Edinger took notes and it was titled "Is Analytical... more

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