By C.G. Jung
Introduction by Kathleen Raine
Routledge – 2001 – 368 pages
Series: Routledge Classics
Author, psychiatrist and scholar, painter, world traveler, and above all visionary dreamer, Carl Jung was one of the great figures of the twentieth century. A comprehensive compilation of his work on dreams, this popular book is without parallel. Skilfully weaving a narrative that encompasses all of his major themes - mysticism, religion, culture and symbolism - Jung brings a wealth of allusion to the collection. He identifies such issues as the filmic quality of some dreams, and the differences between 'personal dreams' - dreams that exist on the individual level - and 'big dreams' - dreams that we all experience, that come from the collective unconscious. Dreams provides the perfect introduction to his concepts to those unfamiliar with Jung's work. Perfectly illuminating his user-friendly approach to life, Dreams is the ideal addition to any Jung collection.
'Not the least of Jung's services to his time was his demonstration of how the dreaming process in man, far from being archaic and redundant, was more relevant than ever.' - Laurens van der Post
'He was on a giant scale … he was a master physician of the soul in his insights, a profound sage in his conclusions. He is also one of western man's great liberators.' - J.B. Priestley
'Next to Freud, no psychiatrist of today has advanced our insight into the nature of the psyche more than he has. He does not stop at its mechanism or treat it as natural science but as philosophy. But he is rescued from the tendency to academicism by his experience as a doctor; again and again, he derives from his psychiatric practice a distrust of pure theory and an original, fresh point of view.' - Hermann Hesse
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Founded the analytical school of psychology and is responsible for bringing psychology into the twentieth century by developing a new theory of the unconscious.