Psychic Energy: Its Source and Its Transformation

Psychic Energy Its Source and Its Transformation A study of the primitive unconscious aspects of human nature the processes by which their energies may contribute to the integration of personality New edition comprehensively revised enlarged with

  • Title: Psychic Energy: Its Source and Its Transformation
  • Author: Mary Esther Harding C.G. Jung
  • ISBN: 9780691017907
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • A study of the primitive unconscious aspects of human nature the processes by which their energies may contribute to the integration of personality New edition, comprehensively revised enlarged, with many new illustrations.Preface to 2nd EditionPreface to 1st EditionAcknowledgmentsList of IllustrationsForewordThe transformation of the instinctive drivesIA study of the primitive unconscious aspects of human nature the processes by which their energies may contribute to the integration of personality New edition, comprehensively revised enlarged, with many new illustrations.Preface to 2nd EditionPreface to 1st EditionAcknowledgmentsList of IllustrationsForewordThe transformation of the instinctive drivesInertia sloth restlessnessHunger want greedSelf defence enmity friendshipReproduction 1 sexualityReproduction 2 maternityThe ego the power problem self respect the will to dominateThe inner conflict the dragon the heroThe psyche as a whole drawing the circleThe reconciliation of the opposites the mandalaThe transformation of the libido the hermetic vesselBibliographyIndex

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    1. I am a big fan of Harding's "The Way of All Women," and "Women's Mysteries," but fandom waned with this volume. She does a fine job distilling and explaining some of Jung's big and sometimes hard-to-grasp concepts of the Self, Ego, and instinctual drives in this volume, but it seems like too big of a topic for this one book. The two books by Harding that I previously read were on a very discrete topic (the feminine in myth, jungian views of the feminine) and she goes very deep and has much to of [...]

    2. The power of mythological archetypes is the concern in Jungian psychology. I have read Jungian books before (such as those by Robert A. Johnson), and this one had some of the same material already covered in others. It was also very long-winded in places; I felt that it took the author several sentences to explain what could have easily been summed up in much shorter ones. What I would have also liked to see were some actual, concrete examples of the situations the author was alluding to - most [...]

    3. I quite liked this book - alot more than I thought I would - It was written before Jung finished his Opus of material, so the wording is different, but it is a nice formalized approach - very unique, inspirational, and particularly helpful for understanding the psyche of normal people - complexes, slight neuroses, etc. The "Libido" has never been clearer.

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