Psychology and the East
By C.G. Jung
Published February 1st 2008 by Routledge – 240 pages
Series: Routledge Classics
'These writings of his are strongly alive; in most instances Jung does not present us with final solutions and last words about any of the great East-West problems, but rather with suggestions for a deeper kind of approach, thus opening up new planes of investigation.' - Journal of Analytical Psychology
“My own world of European consciousness had become peculiarly thin… it is quite possible that India is the real world and that the white man lives in a madhouse of abstractions.” C.G. Jung was inspired to write these words after his very first visit to India. Long concerned with the hold that myth and archetype had on the human psyche, it was inevitable that the legendary psychoanalyst would turn his attention to Eastern modes of thought. Psychology and the East collects together many of Jung’s most memorable writings on the subject, including his Psychological commentaries on the I Ching and The Tibetan Book of the Dead, his thoughts on Buddhism and Islam and a full travelogue of that fateful first encounter with India in 1936.
Editorial Note. Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower. Psychological Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Yoga and the West. The Dreamlike World of India. What India Can Teach Us. Psychological Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation. Foreword to Suzuki's Introduction to Zen Buddhism. The Psychology of Eastern Meditation. The Holy Men of India Foreword to Abegg, Ostasien denkt anders. Foreword to the I Ching. On the Discourses of the Buddha.
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Founded the analytical school of psychology and developed a radical new theory of the unconscious that has made him one of the most familiar names in 20th Century thought.