• by Anthony Stevens
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.
This concise introduction explains clearly the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: The collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individuation of the Self. Anthony Stevens examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, "synchronicity", and the psychology of gender differences. He devotes separate chapters to the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, the practice of Jungian analysis, and to the unjust allegation that Jung was a Nazi sympathiser.
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What the Critics Say

"Tim Pigott-Smith's mellow voice achieves perfect pronunciation. By giving welcome expression to the dry definitions, his tempered enthusiasm and varying pace add color to a black-and-white text." ( AudioFile)


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Great Overview

Really interesting overview of Jung the man and his ideas.
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- David

Great summary, nice narrative...

I really enjoyed this book on Jung. I had read Selected Works by Anthony Storr and I had a good idea about some of Jung's key theories,

This book kicks off with a fascinating insight into Jung's childhood and student years and explains some of the connections between his later ideas and his early insights. I find this book rewards several listens and having listened to it a number of times I have gone on to read "Memories Dreams & Reflections" Carl Jung's autobiography which I would also recommend highly.
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- MR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks