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This classic introduction to the psychology of Carl Gustav Jung is important because it is the only English original text he sanctioned in his lifetime. In his personal foreword, he wrote: 'Mrs Frieda Fordham has undertaken the by no means easy task of producing a readable resumé of all my various attempts at a better and more comprehensive understanding of the human psyche. She has delivered a fair and simple account of the main aspects of my psychological work. I am indebted to her for this admirable piece of work.'

Originally issued in 1953, this Introduction immediately became the standard first step for those eager to understand the varied work and thought of this remarkable man. Mrs Fordham explains her reason for attempting the work. She wrote: 'Most people have heard of the late C. G. Jung, often linking him vaguely with Sigmund Freud; and although the terms 'complex', 'introvert', and 'extravert' are often used in everyday speech, few realise they were coined by him. Jung’s influence has been far-reaching, touching many of the human sciences, and his ideas have proved of value in such widely differing fields as biology and theology. Many of his writings are technical, and even those of a general nature often appear somewhat obscure, but they contain a core of significance for everyone. This book aims at revealing this core to the reading public in language which is easily comprehensive and yet does not do violence to the subtlety and creative genius of one of the greatest modern psychologists.'

©1953 Frieda Fordham (P)2018 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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A great introduction to Jungs Psychology.

I have started delving deeper into Jungs Psychology, I started with Memories, Dreams, Reflections and explored other academics views on his work before trying his Red Book which I found a little overwhelming so decided to listen to this to give me a better understanding on the concepts of his work, which it very much did. Helen Lloyd does a fantastic job narrating this book with her soothing and clear voice. I am now excited to explore Jung Red Book with more clarity and understanding of his work.

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  • Loren Moss
  • 02-09-2020

A great introduction to Jung's work thought & life

I feel a little sheepish for diving into Jeung relatively tardy in life, but better late than never. Before jumping into one text of his or another, I wanted to get a general idea of the foundations of Jung's psychological theories, and also a little of the man himself. I found this book ideal, as it gave a very clear, well organized account of his philosophy and psychology - I think the man was clearly both, and also importantly the environment and backdrop that was so important to his formation.
This to my knowledge was the only English-language survey of his work approved by the professor in his lifetime.
I am glad I read it, I have a greater level of esteem for the man and admiration for his intellectual product. I look forward to continuing to delve into his books and papers.
This is a great start, highly recommended.

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  • Daniel Parker
  • 12-02-2021

Very Good Inteoduction

This is a must read for anyone trying to understand how Jung’s theories apply to the American mind.

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  • Hugo Pestana
  • 06-10-2020

Amazing overview of a genius Life Work

Great summary of Jung's life achievements and Key contributions to the Birth of modern psychology.
Deep insight into Jung's way of thinking and his main influences, inspirations and tendencies.
A must for every Human being, not only for psychology students!

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  • 01-10-2019

Brilliant book

One of the most enjoyable books I have listened to recently. You have to focus a bit to understand it but it felt like a very rewarding experience

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-2019

Great introduction to a highly interesting gent.

The reading and pace at which the information delivered is only second to the interest of the topic areas. a great overview and toe in the water for anyone looking to understand more about psychology and themselves.

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  • Kevin Mullaney
  • 13-08-2020

A great place to stay with Jung

This was the first book I've read/listened to from/on Jung. It's a brilliant place to stay and I'm eager now to read something he himself has written.

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  • Nicholas
  • 22-09-2018

An easy listen of quite a complex man's work.

I enjoyed it and found it added a new perspective to my understanding of Jung.

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  • hibblytiger
  • 29-12-2020

One of my favourite buys of the year

One of the best introduction books I've read/listened to. Thorough while being totally accessible to a newbie to psychology. Achieves its purpose of taking the fear out of reading Jung and leaves you wanting more. Beautifully read at the perfect pace.

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  • David Adams
  • 26-12-2020

interesting~☆

not my usual type of book, but I found this an interesting listen, the narrator is wonderful~☆

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