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Posted October 24, 2001
Jung through Campbell's lens
I've read this book cover to cover twice. The first time it was because I was in college and I was trying to give myself a crash course in depth psychology. The second time was because I was helping to edit a book by Joseph Campbell that contained an extended discussion of Jung's concept of the structure of the self. The first time I was blown away by the depth and breadth of the ideas that Jung was exploring. The second time, having immersed myself in Campbell's theories, I was astonished by how much Jung's theories underlay most of Campbell's work, but also, how much Campbell's vision shaped this edition. In a way, this book bears the thumbprints of two of the more fascinating thinkers of the twentieth century. Having said that, this IS a somewhat academic work, and by no means a breezy read. But it is brilliant.
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