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Discusses the life and work of Carl Jung, in a comic book format....

Title : Jung for Beginners
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ISBN : 9780863161841
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 153 Pages
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Jung for Beginners Reviews

  • Misty
    2018-10-14 16:07

    I forgot about this series of books, but I happened to be in an ACTUAL BOOKSTORE. I saw this book and decided to support my local bookseller. Freud for Beginners is one of my all time favorite books (for the hilarious drawings and fascinating, gripping content), and my interest in Jung was peaked by the movie A Dangerous Method. There is no hot Jung sex scenes like in the movie, but there is a funny drawing of Freud and Jung as gay lovers in a leather club. And I did learn a lot about Jung, although it wasn't written as clearly -- unlike the superior Freud book.What I did learn is that I like Jung's ideas. Freud was brilliant but a bit of a nutjob, which is part of the reason why he is so fascinating. People today still talk about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which is based on Jung's ideas. We regularly talk about other ideas Jung authored, like having a "complex," taking on a "persona," and "projecting" on to other people. I learned that his psychology is ultimately optimistic, whereas Freud's is more pessimistic.I like these books a lot, and I want to read more of them. However the Freud book is published by a different publisher, and I don't know if there is another For Beginners book as good. This book and the other ones I've flipped through are more text heavy -- not sure if that's a function of the different publisher or the material. Freud's story is probably more inherently visual.

  • Arun
    2018-10-20 19:34

    The book provides detailed account of the renowned psychologist Jung. It incorporates cartoons and illustrations throughout the book for easier comprehension.Had it focussed much on Jung's theories, it would have been better. I just found it lacking in that aspect, though it does give an overview of Jung's theories; just need a deeper understanding of his theories.

  • Kunjila Mascillamani
    2018-10-04 18:25

    Liked some concepts. The greatest thing Jung did, in my opinion, was to disagree with Freud on the libido theory. From my literature days i liked his concept of collective unconscious. But this book had a new treasure for me. The concept of 'synchronicity'. After so many years i realized what my relationship withheris. It is a good thing that the book gives importance to the women who worked on the same topics at the same time. Most history tend to make it invisible by not mentioning it.Dr. June Singer, in her definitive exposition Androgyny: The Opposites Within, presents a comparative analysis of Freud's and Jung's theories of human sexuality...Each of these men were spokesmen for the times and cultures in which they lived. Both Freudian psychoanalysts and Jungian analytic psychologists have often served to promote the ideas of the culture in power at the momentJune Singer also saysAlthough modern biologists are now aware that we were all female at the beginning, it will probably be a long time before the influence of these discoveries filters down to the level where theologians will be ready to consider an 'Adam-out-of-Eve' version of GenesisBrought a smile to my lips Adler's disagreement with Freud needs mention.One of Jung's first tests as the head of the psychoanalytic movement involved a brilliant young analyst named Alfred Adler. Adler couldn't go along with Freud's notion that the psychosexual libido was the All-Powerful Force that Freud said it was. In Adler's view, man's most basic force was the drive for powerJung's concept of Synchronicity A term coined by Jung to designate the "meaningful coincidence" of events that have no cause-and-effect relationship to each other. Synchronistic phenomena occur, for instance, when a mental event (dream, vision, premonition, etc.) corresponds to external reality (the premonition or dream "comes true") or when similar thoughts or identical dreams occur at the same time in different places or to different people. These "coincidences" cannot be explained by causality; they seem instead to be connected primarily with activated archetypal processes in the unconscious

  • Sylphær
    2018-10-11 21:11

    This book presents itself in two sections: Jung The Life; and Jung the Work.It has all the details but I find the presentation a little too disorganized and was not able to enjoy reading it as much as Introducing Jung series. However it does provide something new that I was not able to find in other publisher series of books on Jung - the part on the dynamic of the archetype (A further development by Gareth Hill, PhD.)Otherwise, if i had not read Introducing Jung first before I read this, this book would gives me the ideas that I need to know about Jung's analytical psychology.

  • Ian
    2018-10-10 21:24

    Jung for Beginners is a fine book discussing the life of Carl Gustav Jung and how he influenced modern psychology. With graphic assistance and fun facts thrown at you page by page you will be able to learn about the man who dared challenge Sigmund Freud's ideas. So if you are looking for an easier way to learn about Jung (with a bibliography at the end of the book if you want to look up sources) or are just interested in the past then be sure to pick up this book and jump in with both feet. :)

  • Kristina
    2018-10-12 15:26

    Great book. Jung is fascinating to say the least. After reading this I'm definitely going to press forward and try some of Jung's own works. This book gave a great overview of Jung's life and beliefs, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is interest in Jung, but overwhelmed by the thought of plunging into something written by him. Read this and then you'll know if that is worth your time.

  • Corrine
    2018-10-15 23:24

    Strangely, a graphic novel about Carl Jung kept my attention until the last page. I'm doing research for a final paper and this book served absolutely nothing in practical research but it did provide a drama filled adventure on Jung and Freud. There is adultery, Judaism, Nazism and a ton of chavonistic men creating theory...entertaining indeed.

  • Carolyne Borel
    2018-10-09 20:18

    A good introduction for the dilettante, although the complexity of certain Jungians theories are extremely simplified, it actually is a breeze of fresh air away from the thick books filled with pompous words.

  • Doug
    2018-09-28 20:08

    This is an interesting series - the "for Beginners." This is my second one after Postmodernism. It definitely cuts through most of the B.S. surrounding intellectual disciplines.

  • Ilze
    2018-10-02 17:13

    Thank goodness for cartoons! They help to make a rather complicated thing so much easier to understand ...

  • GooseberryCompote
    2018-10-06 21:19

    Great intro and overview of the man and his intense, complex, mind-blowing, soul-warming ideas.