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Publisher's Summary

Modern Man in Search of a Soul is the classic introduction to the thought of Carl Jung. Along with Freud and Adler, Jung was one of the chief founders of modern psychiatry. In this book, Jung examines some of the most contested and crucial areas in the field of analytical psychology: dream analysis, the primitive unconscious, and the relationship between psychology and religion.

Public Domain (P)2011 Christopher Prince

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"No one who is interested in modern thought can afford to miss this brilliant, literally soul-searching volume." ( New York Times)

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Gripping

Insight after insight. Throws light on some of the darker corners of the world. There's likely a chapter for everyone here.

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All killer no filler. Jung is on fire for 9hrs straight. Unbelievable that this content exists. Every paragraph could have its own book dedicated to exploring what was said further.
Narrator gets a bit monotonous, sounds like he should be narrating a most shocking videos tv show.

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Narrator was ok, found work a little yawn. Was hoping for some more profound insights from the age of psychoanalysis.

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  • MR
  • 13-04-2013

Great, insightful work..

For those with little knowledge of Jung, I would recommend downloading the "A Very Short Introduction to Jung" by Anthony Stevens prior to downloading this book as this should provide a sufficient background before listening to this book.

This book is based upon a collection of Jung's Lectures and I found it utterly fascinating. My only gripe would be the narrators voice which was very American (sorry!!) and I found it distracted me when I can came to re-listen to the book. However I would still recommend this book.

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  • HJ Atum
  • 10-11-2017

Deep, timeless and inspiring

This book will have you turning over it's ideas in your free time. A real eye opener and great introduction to the works of Jung. The American accent was very strong for me as a Brit, but I soon came to love it.

Jung's analysis is so clear and considerate I couldn't help but psycho-analyse myself whilst listening to his theories.

Every sentence of Jung's is a treat, laden with such insight and meaning. You will find yourself rewinding and rewinding this audio book to gain a deeper understanding of Jung's mind.

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  • Karen Higgens
  • 12-03-2018

An interesting listen

I struggled with some of the detail but found the overall meaning interesting and thought provoking. Despite my ignorance in part, I felt an understanding and felt uplifted by the wisdom of his words. I intrinsically recognised the truth in his words through my own experiences and felt reassured in this.

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  • Umar
  • 31-01-2018

Incredible

beautifully read, beautifully written. I listened to Jung's autobiography first, and while it was excellent, this was probably a better and more relevant introduction into Jung's world. He is the only doctor to have diagnosed the spiritual malaise of the 20th century man correctly. Full credit to him.

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  • Nze kkuc akabusi
  • 25-10-2017

Brilliantly Insightful and Thought provoking

C G Jung is a warrior whose intellect and bravery reverberates on through today and onward for all time if not eternity. Each Chapter presented here has a genius of its own, psychology which was so much in its infancy at this time challenges and illuminates, Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Natural Science, Sociology and we could go on. I love the gentle but respectful polemic against Adler and Freud, and for those with a background in Christian religion his ubiquitous understanding of biblical prose and allegory seeps through much of his contentious liberal theology. Finally his comfort with diversity in all its guises, culture, religion was surely a social philosophy ahead of its time and a precursor to late twentieth early twenty first century sensibility. I definitely will come back to this work time and time again

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