The Symbolic Quest: Basic Concepts of Analytical Psychology. (Expanded edition) / Edition 1

The Symbolic Quest: Basic Concepts of Analytical Psychology. (Expanded edition) / Edition 1

by Edward C. Whitmont
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691024545

ISBN-13: 9780691024547

Pub. Date: 01/01/1979

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book explores the use and development of man's symbolizing capacities-those qualities that make him distinctly human. Dr. Whitmont describes the symbolic approach to a dream, which takes into account a symptom's meaning in reference to an unfolding wholeness of personality. He then presents the view that the instinctual urge for meaning is served by the

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This book explores the use and development of man's symbolizing capacities-those qualities that make him distinctly human. Dr. Whitmont describes the symbolic approach to a dream, which takes into account a symptom's meaning in reference to an unfolding wholeness of personality. He then presents the view that the instinctual urge for meaning is served by the symbolizing capacities, and that this urge has been repressed in our time.

In the field of psychology, this symbolic approach is most fully exemplified by the theories of C. G. Jung. The author's contribution includes many differentiations and speculations, especially concerning the problems of relatedness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691024547
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1979
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
791,157
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.94(d)

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