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The Symbolic Quest : Basic Concepts of Analytical Psychology - Edward C. Whitmont

The Symbolic Quest

Basic Concepts of Analytical Psychology

Paperback Published: 1st January 1979
ISBN: 9780691024547
Number Of Pages: 352

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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.

"[Whitmont] has succeeded in what can only be called an act of creative translation... The general reader will get what has not been available before, a clear and lucid statement of the Jungian position, that life has a pattern of wholeness which can only be comprehended symbolically at this moment in time."--The Los Angeles Times

ISBN: 9780691024547
ISBN-10: 0691024545
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 1979
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.89  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: Revised