Carl Gustav Jung was the pioneering founder of analytical psychology, a form of analysis that has revolutionised the approach to mental illness and the study of the mind. In this anthology, David Tacey brings together a selection of Jung's essays from his famous Collected Works. 

Divided into four parts, each with a brand new introduction, this book considers 17 of Jung’s most important papers covering:

  • the nature of the psyche
  • archetypes
  • religion and culture
  • therapy and healing.

This accessible collection is essential reading for undergraduates on analytical psychology courses, those on psychotherapy training courses, and students studying symbolism and dreams, or archetypal approaches to literature, cinema, religious studies, sociology or philosophy. The text is an informative introduction for general readers as well as analysts and academics who want to learn more about C. G. Jung's contribution to psychoanalysis, and how his ideas are still extremely relevant in the world today.

chapter |4 pages

Chronology of Jung’s life and work

part |1 pages

PART 1 The nature of the psyche

chapter |16 pages


chapter 1|14 pages

Basic postulates of analytical psychology

chapter 2|19 pages

The role of the unconscious

chapter 3|13 pages

The stages of life

part |1 pages

PART 2 Archetypes

part |1 pages

PART 3 Religion and culture

chapter |13 pages


chapter 8|15 pages

The spiritual problem of modern man

chapter 11|16 pages

Psychology and literature

part |1 pages

PART 4 Therapy and healing

chapter |13 pages


chapter 13|12 pages

The aims of psychotherapy

chapter 14|9 pages

On synchronicity

chapter 15|13 pages

A psychological theory of types

chapter 16|19 pages

The transcendent function

chapter 17|9 pages

Healing the split