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Ego and Archetype : Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche - Edward F. Edinger

Ego and Archetype

Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche

Paperback Published: 25th August 1992
ISBN: 9780877735762
Number Of Pages: 328

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Examines an individual's journey toward psychological wholeness, known in analytical psychology as the process of individuation. Regarded as a task of the second half of life, individuation brings the ego into a conscious and balanced relationship with the self, the organizing principle of the total psyche. Edward Edinger traces the stages of this process and relates them to the search for meaning through encounters with symbolism in religion, myths, dreams and art. In particular he explores the relationship between Jung's concept of individuation and Christianity, revealing the relevance of Christian symbolism for the modern psyche. For contemporary men and women, Edinger believes, the encounter with the self is equivalent to the discovery of God. The resulting dialogue between the ego and the archetypal image of God is an experience that changes the individual's worldview and makes possible a new and more meaningful way of life.

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A very clear and profound work on Jungian symbolism and metaphysics as part of the journey ot individuation. A book that brings vast writings of Jung to a place where any interested person can engage with it.

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ISBN: 9780877735762
ISBN-10: 087773576X
Series: C. G. Jung Foundation Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 25th August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.29  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.45