Carl Jung

(1875-1961 / Kesswil)

Carl Jung
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Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.

Individuation is the central concept of analytical psychology. Jung considered individuation, the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining their relative autonomy, to be the central process of human development.

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  • ''Our blight is ideologies—they are the long-expected Antichrist!''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 11, para. 778, ed. William McGuire (1958). The Tibetan Book of the Great Lib...
  • ''Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. The Transcendent Function (1916).
  • ''Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 10, para. 540, ed. William McGuire (1964). The Undiscovered Self, ch. 4 (195...
  • ''The psychiatrist knows only too well how each of us becomes the helpless but not pitiable victim of his own sentiments. Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 15, ed. William McGuire (1966). Ulysses: A Monologue (1932).
  • ''Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?''
    Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 10, para. 26, ed. William McGuire (1964). Woman in Europe (1927).
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