Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

Growing Up Jung: Coming of Age as the Son of Two Shrinks

by Micah Toub


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Wild personal history meets irreverent survey of Jungian psychology in this memoir about growing up as the son of two shrinks.

As the son of two Jungian therapists, the young Micah Toub got a double dose of insight, ranging from the flaky to the profound. Dreamwork, archetypes, conflict resolution, the mind-body connection—Toub’s childhood was a virtual laboratory of psychology. Enriched with excerpts from Carl Jung’s own memoir, and informed by readings and conversations with Jungian gurus and unbelievers alike, Growing Up Jung examines the pros and cons of Jungian philosophy while tackling the question: is it possible for the spawn of two shrinks to reach adulthood mentally unscathed? 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393340266
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Micah Toub grew up in Denver, Colorado, and now resides in Toronto, Canada, where he writes a biweekly column on relationships from a male point of view for The Globe & Mail and blogs for Psychology Today.

Table of Contents

1. The Marginalized A Terrorist in the Family
2. Dreambody The Volcano on My Father’s Nose
3. The Oedipus Complex My Mother’s Small Lover
4. Anima Getting Laid the Jungian Way
5. Relationship Synchronicity and the Meaning of Love
6. The Shadow My Archetypal Lust for Violence
7. The Ally A Spirit Guide in the Suburbs
8. Individuation The Elusive Conclusion

From the Hardcover edition.

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