Jung At Heart

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Mentions of Carl Jung keep cropping up in my life at the moment. I intend to take the hint. What have you found to be the best entry point into his work and ideas? Many thanks in advance.
 
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The only thing I've read of his is Flying Saucers - a Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies which has the advantage of being very short and obviously written for the general reader. It's arguably the first example of the psychosocial interpretation of UFOs - it was a good decade or so before Jacques Vallee picked up from where Jung had left off.

It's probably not in print anymore, but your library may be able to dredge a copy up from archives - that's how I got to read it.
 

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Mentions of Carl Jung keep cropping up in my life at the moment. I intend to take the hint. What have you found to be the best entry point into his work and ideas? Many thanks in advance.
I'd recommend _Man and His Symbols_, containing one (?) chapter by Jung plus others from multiple of his colleagues / followers. This was the last book Jung worked on, and his stated intention was for it to be a compendium / overview for a general non-specialist audience.
 

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Thanks, all, for the suggestions so far. The Noll book in particular sounds very intriguing, but I'm thinking I should go straight to the source first, and then consult Noll afterwards.

Any more for any more?
 

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try some of the post - jungians

Thomas Moore (the other one!) 'care of the soul'
Joan Chodorow 'Jung on Active Imagination'

and yes, read Man and his symbols,it's a good place to start
 

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...It's probably not in print anymore, but your library may be able to dredge a copy up from archives - that's how I got to read it...

Also got my copy via our library.

But it's a relatively new. First published by Routledge Classics in 2002

The sticker inside shows 2015 as the first time it was lent out.
 
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