Offers reader not only a general orientation to the author's point of view but studies of the symbolic process and its integrating function in human psychology as it is reflected in the characteristic spiritual productions of Europe and Asia.
It seems Jung is usually seen as an idol or is condemned for his failings. Ronald Hayman neither ignores Jung's faults nor exaggerates them. Using a substantial amount of unpublished material Hayman offers an insight into how Jung's ideas grew out of his own experiences.
Explores the fantasy system of Frank Miller, the young American woman whose account of her poetic and vivid mental images helped lead him to his redefinition of libido while encouraging his explorations in mythology.
Freud is not so well considered today. Critiques started early with Melanie Klein declaring an earlier date for infant trauma than Freud's Oedipal theory did. Of... Læs mere
Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey.
Makes the Freud/Jung correspondence accessible to a general readership at a time of renewed critical and historical reevaluation of the documentary roots of modern psychoanalysis.