”Memories, Dreams Reflection” is a collective bibliography book of C. G. Jung’s work, theories, letters, interviews and personal stories. Jung himself helped to write the chapters or finalise the stages of the manuscripts for this book. This was the last book C. G. Jung has written before he passed away. I have enjoyed reading this book as I was able to learn more about the experiences which lead Jung to create certain theories. It was not only a book with theory and unknown therms – it was a personal and informal book in which C. G. Jung taught us about his finds and the story behind them.
Carl Gustav Jung believed that if a person can learn about his psyche, subconscious and inner self he would be able to achieve new powers in complete ownership over yourself and what you do.
Dr. Carl Jung has proceeded upon this same theory, and
has added to it other scientific processes. His classrooms
are crowded with students, who are eager to understand
what seems to many to be an almost miraculous treatment.
His clinics are crowded with medical cases which have baf-
fled other doctors, and he is here in America to lecture upon
his subject. There is antagonism here, too, but Dr. Jung
finds a growing interest in psychoanalysis.)
Jung has spoken about two of the most important unconscious states – Anima and Animus. He believed that a woman or a man can have both even though Anima is related to feminine side and Animus to the male. In different situations and human life type it depends which one takes over the persons behaviour the most and adapts to the certain life conditions.
Similarly, the professional woman takes on the animus,
the prototype of the father, and develops a god-almightiness,
.[an imitation of] the hero, instead of developing the mas-
mky_of_the_ female. This animus is primitive man, and
men want to react to it with their fists. But, as this is a
woman, that way is barred to them; so they shun her — just
as a man who lives his anima is shunned by all really wom-
Even though C. G. Jung was a student of S. Freud he has evolved his own opinion in different theories. As Jung was mostly interested in dreams, he was analysing and learning about the human state, the unconscious and subconscious.
It is my opinion that sex does not play the all-powerful
role in psychic life that Freud and his followers attribute to
it. Sex is after all only a glandular product, and it would be
wrong to describe the brain as a mere appendage of the sex
glands. In my conception of dreams and their significance
for the sick psyche I am not at one with Freud, either. As
you know, the great Viennese investigator calls the dream a
wish-fulfilment. Wishes that in the waking state were for
some reason or other repressed into the pit of the subcon-
scious are supposed, in his view, to find their way back into
consciousness in the dream and to determine the content of
the dream-images. In my view the dream is a compensation,
a. completion of the waking state. Suppose I am in a dis-
agreeable situation and ought to worry about it. In the
waking state for some reason or other I don’t, and then I
will worry about it in the sleeping state. My dream will be
this worrying I didn’t do.
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