The Book of Symbols

This Carl Jung-inspired guide to the potent archetypal images that throng our consciousness is the perfect side dish to the main course of Jung's own excursion into numinous mythological realms, The Red Book (until its appearance in 2009, the most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology). Illustrating and explicating the etymology, psychic dynamics, and interplay of over 300 motifs, The Book of Symbols rewards both browsing and intense study.

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