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by Carl G. Jung,R. F. C. Hull

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Carl G. Jung,R. F. C. Hull
Signet (May 1, 1959)
Behavioral Sciences
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The Undiscovered Self book. In his classic, provocative work, Dr. Carl Jung-one of psychiatry's greatest minds-argues that the future depends on our ability to resist society's mass movements.

The Undiscovered Self book. Only by understanding our unconscious inner nature-"the undiscovered self"-can we gain the self-knowledge that is antithetical to ideological fanaticism.

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Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) was born in Switzerland. The Undiscovered Self takes the reader through a journey in which it is impossible not to think about one’s psyche. It is a beautiful work of art in which it is clear to see the damage that mass movements do to the human species. Every day people set out to find the similarities between humans around the world, and try to pin them together. It has become a fashion, but it is important not to forget that each person is an individual. There is no such thing as two equal humans.

The Undiscovered Self Mass Market Paperback – 7 Feb 2006. by C. G. Jung (Author), R. F. C. Hull (Translator). Carl Gustav Jung was, together with Freud and Adler, one of the three great pioneers in modern psychiatry

The Undiscovered Self Mass Market Paperback – 7 Feb 2006. Carl Gustav Jung was, together with Freud and Adler, one of the three great pioneers in modern psychiatry. He was born in 1865 in Switzerland, where he studied medicine and psychiatry and later became one of Sigmund Freud’s early supporters and collaborators. Eventually, serious theoretical disagreements (among them Jung’s view of the religious instinct in man) led to a doctrinal and personal break between the two famed psychiatrists.

The book of . Jung The Undiscovered Self was written during the cold war concerning communism. He saw during this time the trend toward collectivism as the utmost threat to the individual self. He expresses grief over the adoption of mass mindedness, and encourages its psychic depreciation. Witnessing the physical and psychological destruction of war, Jung provides the reader his analytic interpretation of the incomparable loss of self in the intrusion of secular religion and social collectivism

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Carl Jung publications. The Undiscovered Self (Present and Future). Jung, C. & Hull, R. (1991). Psychological Types (a revised e. Many of Jung's most important works have been collected, translated, and published in a 20-volume set by Princeton University Press, entitled The Collected Works of C. Jung. This is a list of writings published by Carl Jung. Works arranged by original publication date if known: Jung, C. (1902–1905). 1959 ed. New York: American Library.

The Undiscovered Self. The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society

The Undiscovered Self. The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society. Category: Psychology. In this seminal book, Jung compellingly argues that only then can we begin to cope with the dangers posed by mass society- the sum total of individuals -and resist the potential threats posed by those in power. A passionate plea for individual integrity. About The Undiscovered Self. One of the world’s greatest psychiatrists reveals how to embrace our own humanity and resist the pressures of an ever-changing world.

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Emphasizes the necessity of self-knowledge to counteract the unconscious forces responsible for contemporary social and political crises
  • Although written more than half century ago, this conscise book (only about 100 pages) probably offered me the greatest insight that I came across recently. I have read many "self-help", "new age", "spiritual" books over the last decade or so and I realize that almost none of them essentially touched the root cause of the modern man's problems. Indeed, as Jung points out, the modern man's psychological emptiness does not come about as the result of technological development but can be traced back to the beginning of mankind. Technological development only enhances men's destructive capacities and inner emptiness.

    Growing up in a authoritarian regime and educated in the West, I recently came to the realization that the spirit of collectivist conformity has reborn and reshaped itself in the form of blind consumerism in the "free world". the so-called "free" men in democratic consumerist countries are gradually losing the essence and understanding of being a human being. The pursuit of deep self-reflections and unique individual inner experiences has been replaced by the ever unsatisfied urge of acquiring new consumer products or shallow sensory stimulations that is popularly called "entertainment".

    Modern advertisement and sophisticated psychological manipulation techniques deployed by corporations in the pursuit of profit has reduced individual humans beings into mere "consumers", i.e. an individual being has become just another number in the mass, (with certain differentiation so different corporations can market different products to suit the "various need") such concept has surely horrified Jung more than half century ago and it's time for us to reflect his words.

  • This is a great, to the point critique of modernity. Jung starts of criticizing the very basis for how this system is run, through statistics and big data. The superimposed structures and the culture that flows from it, is based off of a statistical caricature of what a "modern" being looks like. The "individual" is replaced by the "mass."

    In Jung's words: "The moral responsibility of the individual is then inevitably replaced by the policy of the State. The goal and meaning of individual life no longer lie in individual development but in the policy of the State, which is thrust upon the individual from outside and consists in the execution of an abstract idea which ultimately tends to attract all life to itself."

    John Lennon's Working Class Hero rings loud here, for these structures are socially conditioned upon us since birth. Heck, I am still recovering from what is known as public education here in the states and I have been out of that deplorable prison for six years. The modern being is objectified into socially constructed roles, all in the means of achieving greater efficiency of production and clarity into the behavior of the mass consumer. What's more, none of this exists beyond the surface level. These are imagined roles, re-created for the purpose of serving the State.

    In Jung's words: "The State in particular is turned into a quasi-animate personality from whom everything is expected. In reality it is only a camouflage for those individuals who know how to manipulate it."

    The State and the Market have replaced the historical units of support, the family and the community, for the modern being. With this, individual material well-being has skyrocketed, by most estimates the purchasing power parity has increased seven fold in the last few centuries. To put that into perspective, the modern day commoner is living a materially richer life than an aristocrat from the Belle Époque. But the real question posed should be: Is he happier? For a human being is more than just a number. Happiness cannot be measured by GDP per capita and the CPI. Depression, anxiety, suicide these are the diseases of the modern world and if they are, then something most be fundamentally wrong with how we are living our life.

    The fundamental question that should be posed is: By giving up a big portion of our individuality, we are able to help preserve the larger of the entire species. In doing so, we give up our own individual freedom, but we have a much more comfortable and clairvoyant life. Is this all worth it?

    This is a personal question. It must be answered by each and everybody individually. I ascribe to the theory that, if you don't know to even ask this question, it has already been answered for you. In other words, Matrix got it wrong, there are no pills to swallow. Or rather you do not choose which pill you are going to swallow, the pill has already been chosen for you, and you operate within the parameters of your own conscious existence, akin to Jungian archetypes. Hence, why I will never call myself an existentialist despite believing in individual human freedom. I think freedom exists, but in a limited dosage, whatever that may mean, and this particular dosage cannot be objectified into a particular human pattern, for it would then cease to be authentic freedom.

    Lastly, there is some great analysis offered into the root of today's ill wills. Jung describes the inherent flaws of why any sort of drastic, radical change does not happen and why any revolution is destined to fail from the start. He says, in reference to revolutionaries, "Since the former is always anarchic and turbulent, the freedom of the 'liberated' underdog must suffer Draconian curtailment. All this is unavoidable, because the root of evil is untouched and merely the counterposition has come to light." What is the counterposition? A few pages later Jung further states, "I am a man, who has his share of human nature; therefore I am guilty with the rest and bear unaltered and indelibly within me the capacity and the inclination to do them again at any time. Even if, juristically speaking, we were not accessories to the crime, we are always, thanks to our human nature, potential criminals. In reality we merely lacked a suitable opportunity to be drawn into the infernal melee."

    We are living in turbulent political times. The source of our ill will is blamed, daily on the Trump Administration. I imagine Jung's reply to this would be as such, "We therefore prefer to localize evil with individual criminals or groups of criminals, while washing our hands in innocence and ignoring the general proclivity of evil." Trump is a self-serving, egomaniac but by scapegoating him for our problems we are treating the structural mechanisms that are causing these very problems as an aberration from reality. The true problem, is as Jung has defined himself, with the nature of man and the superimposed structure of modernity that he uses to guide himself through life. If the sole purpose of life is the pursuit of a relative, external conception of pleasure, then we are doomed from the start because then our happiness is outside of our own control. With the structure of the international economy undergoing vast changes since the 1970s due to technological forces outside of any one particular beings control, there now exists an entire demographic of people that are losers to the system that they have so bravely believed in, that on the 4th day of every July, they took the time of their day to participate in "America the home of the free and the land of the brave" chants. The real tragedy is that they still actually believe in this truth, so much so, that they elected a man, a man who Jung would probably justifiably state knows how to manipulate the system, because he embodied, in their minds, this simple oath on which they built the meaning of their life.

    As is stated in the book, a bunch of zeros do not make a one. However, ridiculing these people is no solution. We are all responsible for a Trump election, even if we did not vote for him, for we all willfully participate in the cultural life of this country. What's more, the Trump opposition, or the one's who saw through his chauvinistic display of a hope for a better future, are in all real honesty the main benefactors from the losses that his loyal devotees have suffered from. We all want cheaper goods, for it inherently provides us with what modernity claims to be a better life experience. Hence, the latest political circus is nothing more than the complete embodiment of the wage of war between the "have's" and the "have not's."

    That is it, rant over :) I do apologize for it, I realize that this is meant to be a book review and not necessarily the place for my personal interpretation of the book, however, this book provided me with a lot of "food for thought" as they say, and I needed a place to write it all down. There is plenty more greatness in this book. I definatly recommend reading it. Cheers!

  • Great intro to Jung. Seriously, if you want to start reading Jung, start here. This is the best work of his to help ease readers into his style of writing and vernacular. Jung can be quite difficult, not as rough as Nietzsch but quite difficult still. This book is also a great intro because he gives some great insights into this theories especially as they pertain to politics and patriotism.

  • Short and sweet! This book was essentially an apocalyptic warning from Jung to the reader on the dangers of collectivism. He grapples this issue in the only way possible, by addressing the importance and primacy of the individual and his/her experience and understanding of self.

    This book is pretty short, I read it in a single sitting so the person of short attention span will gain a lot from purchasing this book. Overall it will suit the longtime psychologist, the philosopher, or the person seeking to know more about himself.

    Would highly recommend!

  • The new Kindle app for iPad is a terrific tool for delivering books to me! Makes it easy to read what I want on the road. Carl Jung has always interested me and I've read many quotes of his that have really hit home with me and made me curious about his life and works. Now that I've begun to discover him and I'm finding a strong connection with his ideas and feelings about the incredible uniqueness of individual life - and our untested potential.

    I recommend this book for my friends who love psychology, type theory, coaching and spirituality.

    Jung claims no easy pattern or theory for interpreting dreams and the symbols they use. Instead, he advises the first task for the professional psychologist is to understand "the dreamer," and that involves a lot of listening, NOT a lot of one-way interpretation. It reminds me a lot of what we are taught as professional coaches.

    Jung cautions that our psyche, our unconscious, and our dream symbols are the last frontier, so to speak, yet one that our "scientific, reasonable society" ignores at its own peril.

    He has started me feeling something new, and I've already purchased my next Jung eBook!